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ISA Surf Instructor Courses Pembrokeshire, Wales

ISA Surf Instructor Training Courses in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Learn to teach surfing & travel the world with the ISA Surf Instructor Course, the only International Accredited Surf Coaching Award. Our Surf Instructor Courses are aimed at individuals who have been surfing for at least ONE years ISA Level 1 Surf Coach Award is a great way to start your career.

ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Training Courses

This surf instructor training course is designed for surf instructors that will be teaching learn-to-surf lessons for beginners and early intermediate level surfers. The ISA Surf Level 1 Certification is the industry standard for surf Instructors at quality surf schools around the world. This is also the most popular ISA Course with the broadest international appeal.

On top of all that you get the rewards of seeing the faces of super stoked pupils who you have helped get to their feet. It’s the perfect job for students at college or university or during their gap year.

 The objectives of the ISA Coaching & Instructing Program:

  • To establish an international system of Coaching and Instructing Courses, improving the safety and efficacy of surf instruction around the world.
  • To further develop, through educational programs, a body of knowledge on which Coaches and Instructors may draw.
  • To provide Coaches and Instructors with employment opportunities, encouragement and support.
  • To advance surf Coaching and Instructing as a globally standardised  and highly professional activity with stringent requirements.
  • Over time this program has expanded to other areas of professional development education for our great sport of surfing.

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Pembrokeshire Instructor Training

ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Courses

The ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Qualification is the basic Instructor accreditation and minimum requirement for professional instructors to hold. It covers the teaching of entry level and basic beginner surfers through to an early intermediate level. All level 1 Instructors must be a minimum age of 16 years old. Instructors under the age of 18 must work with a supervising instructor until they reach 18 years of age, at which time they are able to instruct on their own. The requirements for accreditation and gaining the ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor qualification are ▪ Attend the 2 Day ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course. Combine your love of surfing with a career: it’s the best job in the world! Follow the seasons, work around the world, and be part of the ISA worldwide community of amazing people in amazing locations.

Course content

Duration: 2 days

Cost: £300

You will learn:

  • The role of the Surf Coach and Duty of Care regulations
  • Risk management & safety including identifying surfing lesson hazards 
  • How to plan and run an engaging successful lesson 
  • Different board skills and techniques
  • Assessing students performance and evaluating outcomes of your lessons
  • Minimising environmental impacts

Prerequisites

  • Minimum 16 years old (Please note that Instructors under the age of 18 must work with a supervising instructor until they reach 18 years of age)
  • A good level of fitness is required 
  • Show and understand rules of priority
  • Able to negotiate the line up 
  • Show confidence in going left and right
  • Confident swimmer

What's Included?

  • Top of the range equipment
  • FREE wetsuit hire
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and water refills

PLEASE NOTE - You will need to complete your SLSGB/ISA/ILS Instructor Water Safety (or similar) certification and a minimum of 20 hours of practical work experience. If you are interested in completing any of these with us, please let us know when you book.

ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Courses Pembrokeshire Wales
ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Courses Pembrokeshire Wales

Surf Instructor Location’s & Dates

Our Surf Instructor courses running in Pembrokeshire, Wales as well as in France, Spain, Morocco. 

Dates for Gupton Farm, Pembrokeshire: Marine Centre Of Excellence Saundersfoot

15 - 16th October 2022

19th - 20th November 2022

11th - 12th March 2023

1st - 2rd April 2023

22- 23 April 2023

13th - 14th May 2023

 3- 4th June 2023

8 - 9th July 2023

2 - 3  September 2023

7th - 8th October 2023

I'm Interested, what do I do next?

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us directly on 01646 680070 or via email contact@outerreefsurfschool.com

Surf Instructor Courses ISA Level 2

Theses courses are both suited for your first step in becoming a surfing instructor, instruct beginner level surfing lessons and activities. The level 2 course is for surf coaches that are working with intermediate to early advanced surfers and coaching surf skills progression and development. The course also touches on athlete development, sport psychology, and surf contest preparation. All ISA Surf Level 2 Coaches MUST have completed and passed an ISA Surf Level 1 Course prior to approval as a Surf Level 2 Coach.

Course content

Duration: 3 days

Cost: £350

You will learn:

  • Performance analysis through video
  • Learn the benefits and execution of performance analysis
  • Principles of fitness, diet and nutrition
  • Skill drills for surfers & group workshops
  • Surf programme planning & practical coaching sessions
  • Fault recognition and correction
  • Practical surf sessions and evaluations
  • Healthy, safety and the law
  • Method and risk assessments
  • Safe and effective coaching
  • Presentations

Prerequisites

  • A current level 1 award that has been held for at least 12 months
  • A current beach lifeguard award
  • At least 5 years of real life surfing experience

What's Included?

  • Top of the range equipment
  • FREE wetsuit hire
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and water refills

PLEASE NOTE - You will need to complete your SLSGB/ISA/ILS Instructor Water Safety (or similar) certification and a minimum of 10 hours of practical work experience. If you are interested in completing any of these with us, please let us know when you book.

ISA Level 2 Surf Instructor Courses
ISA Level 2 Surf Instructor Courses

Location & Dates

 

We have courses running in Pembrokeshire, Wales as well as in France, Spain, Morocco. 

Dates for Gupton Farm, Pembrokeshire:

17th - 19  Novembers 2022

24 - 26th March 2023

7 - 9 April 2023

5 - 7  May 2023

23- 25th June 2023

I'm Interested, what do I do next?

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us directly on 01646 680070 or via email contact@outerreefsurfschool.com

FAQs

Here at Outer Reef, we have been running surf lessons and professional development courses for over 25 years both in our home county of Pembrokeshire and worldwide. 

We still love teaching the next generation of surfers, paddle boarders and beach lifeguards, whether it’s on a windswept beach in Wales, or on the beaches of France or Bali. 

Our fearless leader, Dean, is a true waterman and has represented the GB in competitive surfing. He is a surf ambassador for UK/Europe, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, helping national governing bodies create a clear pathway for the sports development. With 25 years of experience in Surf, Sup and Lifesaving development to all ages and abilities, Dean is also very proud to work together with Disability Sport Wales, local community organisations, junior and secondary schools, National Trust and Pembrokeshire County Council, as well as global governing bodies.

We often employ people, especially locals, who have completed courses with us, so be sure to ask if you are looking for employment and we can let you know if we have any availability.

Yes we are. We have £10 million public liability insurance and all instructors & surf crew are fully qualified & members of the NGB.

There are no hidden costs you will have to keep up-to-date with your membership to the ISA, which is the international governing body.

Our Pembrokeshire courses will be held at our Activity Centre on Gupton Farm, Castlemartin, SA71 5HW.

Accommodation is not included in the cost of the course but we can recommend great value for money accommodation in the nearby area. 

Food is not included, but there are local cafes nearby and a small supermarket about a 15minute drive away. If you do need to heat up your food, we do have a microwave available onsite and don’t worry there is a kettle available for unlimited tea and coffee.

  • Wetsuit and surfboard (if you have them, if not both can be provided free of charge),
  • Towel/dryrobe (there are no changing facilities available at our beaches),
  • Paper and a pen, sunscreen (if required), refillable water bottle, lunch,

Yes! You must be able to show and understand the rules of priority, be able to negotiate the line up and show confidence in turning left and right

This is specific to each of the different courses we offer, and more details can be found on each of our individual course pages. We do require you to be swim fit and a confident and competent swimmer.

This is specific to each of the different courses we offer, and more details can be found on each of our individual course pages.

ISA Level 1 - 20 Hours

ISA Level 2 - 10 Hours

ISA Level 1 FW SUP - 10 Hours

Once you have completed your assisting hours all information will be sent to the relevant governing body who will then process your certification

Yes, all ISA courses require an up to date lifesaving qualification too which can be completed before or after your course. If you are interested in doing your lifesaving course with us please let us know upon booking.

UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE BALI, SRI LANKA & MOROCCO

ISA SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSES PEMBROKESHIRE, WALES 2023

 

  • The role of the surfing Coach.
  • Identifying the duty of care regulations that apply to conducting surfing lessons.
  • Risk management & safety.
  • Identifying surfing lesson  hazards.
  • Emergency Action Processes.
  • Lesson plans for surfing courses.
  • surf boards courses, equipment
  • Communication skills for the surf course environment.
  • Instruction Surf course coaching methods.
  • Surf lesson plans.
  • Assessing students performance.
  • Evaluating surf course outcomes.
  • Minimising environmental impacts
  • Abide by student lesson & Surf instructor courses ratios: Surf Course Accredited Instructor.

Not only do you get to spend every day on the beach, but you can also manage it so you work during summers and escape the winters traveling. You can also get jobs abroad, or in surf camps right across the globe. On top all that you get the rewards of seeing the faces of super stoked pupils who you have helped get to their feet. It’s the perfect job for students at college or university or during their gap year.

 

 

Surf Instructor Course Cost

COURSE FEES £300

ABOUT PEMBROKESHIRE SURF LODGE

 

A short walk from golden, sandy beaches, this basic yet comfortable lodge is a dream location for those who want to spend time exploring the Pembrokeshire coast and enjoy the pathway to becoming an outdoor activity instructor. Come & experience Pembrokeshire’s amazing blue flag beaches, which we boast are some of the best the county has to offer.

Just a short walk from Freshwater West, one of Wales's best beaches, Gupton Farm Surf Lodge is the perfect coastal escape for adventurous guests who want to enjoy the outdoors and meet up with friends and family.  You’ll find lots of things to do right on your doorstep. Hike along the Pembrokeshire coast path, go wildlife watching at the nearby bird hide, or head straight to the beach. This wild, sandy stretch is adored by adventurers and nature lovers alike. With consistent swell and strong waves, the beach is regarded as one of Wales’ best surfing spots. Our Surf & Paddle Boarding Centre is right next door, so all the equipment you need is right on hand.   

The surf lodge is a comfortable space for ten people & being on a campsite your venturesome friends and family may like to join you under canvas or in their camper van and stay close by.

 

With its award-winning beaches, tranquil wooded valleys and outdoor activity centre, Stackpole estate is a short drive away. From kayaking to coasteering, you can try a variety of outdoor activities on the estate.

Location

We are based on Pembrokeshire's coastline in Wales on the westerly tip of the UK. Come & join us on your new career path as an outdoor adventure instructor. Experience Pembrokeshire’s amazing blue flag beaches. Outer Reef Surf Centre was established in 1999 & has been running instructor training courses ever since. Our team of instructors are all fully qualified, who specialise in coaching development worldwide & will run you through all stages of learning how to develop as a multi activity coach. All surf equipment is provided by us. We are The Official Activity Provider for the National Trust & our Centre is licensed by the AALA Adventure Activities Licensing.

FAQ'S

Where is it?

We are based on the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline in Wales, on the westerly tip of the UK.

Are you insured?

Yes we are. We have £10 million public liability insurance and all instructors & surf crew are fully qualified & members of the NGB.

What is not included?

Personal membership costs to National Governing Bodies such as British Canoeing for example. The total cost of these is about £75.

DBS update service membership (£13 annually)

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  • The role of the surfing Coach.
  • Identifying the duty of care regulations that apply to conducting surfing lessons.
  • Risk management & safety.
  • Identifying surfing lesson  hazards.
  • Emergency Action Processes.
  • Lesson plans for surfing courses.
  • surf boards courses, equipment
  • Communication skills for the surf course environment.
  • Instruction Surf course coaching methods.
  • Surf lesson plans.
  • Assessing students performance.
  • Evaluating surf course outcomes.
  • Minimising environmental impacts
  • Abide by student lesson & Surf instructor courses ratios: Surf Course Accredited Instructor.

founded in 1964, is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. The ISA governs and defines Surfing as Short board, Long board & Body boarding, Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Racing and Surfing, Body surfing, Wake surfing, and all other wave riding activities on any type of waves, and on flat water using wave riding equipment. The ISA crowned its first Men’s and Women’s World Champions in 1964. It crowned the first Big Wave World Champion in 1965; World Junior Champion in 1980; World Kneeboard Champions in 1982; World Longboard Surfing and World Bodyboard Champions in 1988; World Tandem Surfing Champions in 2006; World Masters Champions in 2007; and World StandUp Paddle (SUP, both surfing and racing) and Paddleboard Champions in 2012.

ISA membership includes the surfing National Federations of 104 countries on five continents. The ISA is presided over by Fernando Aguerre (ARG). The Executive Committee includes four Vice-Presidents Karín Sierralta (PER), Kirsty Coventry (ZIM), Casper Steinfath (DEN) and Barbara Kendall (NZL), Athletes’ Commission Chair Justine Dupont (FRA), Regular Members Atsushi Sakai (JPN) and Jean Luc Arassus (FRA) and ISA Executive Director Robert Fasulo as Ex-officio Member.

Its headquarters are located in La Jolla, California (USA).

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The ISA’s mission is to make a better world through Surfing.

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Surf Instructor Courses Wales, The United kingdom

ISA Surf Instructor Courses 2023

Join our Surf Instructor Courses & travel the world with the ISA Surf Instructor Course, the only International Accredited Surf Course Award. The ISA (International Surfing Association) is the Authority for Surfing, Body boarding & Stand Up Paddle boarding worldwide.

Surf Instructor Course overview

9.00 am  Introduce self, Set the tone for the course. Collaborative and enjoyable.

Brief descriptive overview, Describe the delivery methods, I .e.Theory modules delivered as per course contents over two days. Practical sessions (tutorials) delivered by on beach practical sessions (both days) and classroom workshops. Brief description of The International Surfing Association.

ISA SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSES IN PEMBROKESHIRE, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE BALI, SRI LANKA & MOROCCO.

SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSE ASSESSMENTS

The Surf Coaches will be assessed as competent :     

  • Venue analysis 
  • Lesson planning (group assessment)
  • Delivering the planned lesson (deliver lesson segment)
  • Demonstrate practical surfing skills
  • Assess lesson delivery (self-assessment)

E.g. ‘Safety of Surfers in Your Care’ Module 2 the focus of the module is developing a venue analysis guide which requires the candidate to have an understanding of how to identify a ‘safe surfing venue’ and ‘duty of care obligations’. Surf and weather conditions although part of the safety aspects of selecting a venue can be briefly explained rather than a comprehensive approach.

Course delivery (day one continued)

9.30 am  One of the key attributes a Surf coaching candidate needs to develop is the ability to communicate confidently to individuals or groups. A strategy to encourage the development of oral skills is to have each surf coach give a brief 2-3 minute talk relating to the listed headings.

10.30 am

Role of the Surf Coach 

This module touches briefly on the qualities an effective coach requires, i.e. communication, organization, knowledge and importantly the role a coach can play in the community. Teaching basic surfing rules and environmental concerns is vital with overcrowding of some surfing breaks and the need to protect the eco-system of the beach and ocean environments.

Refer to the ‘Coach’s Code of Ethics’ Explain that the coach will need to understand and sign off as part of the accreditation process.

12.00 am Safety of the Surfer in your Care – Module 2

Surf coaches need to understand ‘Duty of Care’ obligations and surf lesson safety guidelines and how to identify a safe surfing venue. The course presenter can touch on weather conditions and marine creatures and focus on preparing candidates for the practical exercise in developing a quality venue analysis guide.  Refer ‘Selecting a Safe Venue’ Give a brief preview of what the candidate can expect from the course presenter delivered ‘Learn to Surf’ lesson.

2.00 PM On beach practical surf lessons Presenter delivered learn to surf lesson Course delivery 

Coaching methods. Explain key headings of explanation, demonstration, participation, feedback.

Refer model Inclusive coaching segment is important to encourage the coaching candidate to adapt and modify their coaching methods and lesson plans. Refer and explain effective coaching during the lesson

4.30 pm Skill development Refer to the differences and characteristics of the beginner, intermediate, advanced surfer. Refer to core skills.

Talk through one particular core skill referring to the utilization of cues and how to correct common errors.

5.00 pm           Finish

OUR SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSES

Recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the world governing authority for the sport of surfing, the ISA Surf Coaching & Instructing Educational Program is the international standard for accreditation of Coaches and Instructors in the surf school industry.

The ISA Coaching & Instructing Program is designed to develop the skills, knowledge, and abilities of those individuals who wish to obtain a scientific approach to the Coaching and Instructing of surfing.

The objectives of the ISA Coaching & Instructing Program:

  • To establish an international system of Coaching and Instructing Courses, improving the safety and efficacy of surf instruction around the world.
  • To further develop, through educational programs, a body of knowledge on which Coaches and Instructors may draw.
  • To provide Coaches and Instructors with employment opportunities, encouragement, and support.
  • To advance surf Coaching and Instructing as a globally standardized and highly professional activity with stringent requirements.

Over time this program will expand to many other areas of professional development education for our great sport of surfing.  All ISA Coaches and Instructors must abide by the local laws and regulations of the area in which they work. All ISA Instructors must be a minimum of 16 years of age to become an accredited ISA Instructor but must work under the supervision of an ISA Instructor over 18 years of age.  An ISA Instructor must be a minimum of 18 years of age to instruct without supervision.

ISA Surf Instructor Courses

COURSE OPTIONS

This level one course is the cutting industry standard for surf Instructors at quality surf schools around the world. This course has the broadest international appeal.
This level two course is for elite contest preparation. All level two Coaches MUST have completed and passed an ISA level one Surf Instructor course prior to approval as a level two Surf Coach.
The ISA’s newest course, this certification is designed for Flat Water SUP Stand Alone in lakes, bays, lagoons and all flat water settings.
This level 1 course combines a dual credential for both Surf and SUP with a broad range of technique applications as well as safety procedures

SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSES. THIS IS POSSIBLY THE BEST JOB YOU CAN HAVE!

SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSES WALES - UK

Not only do you get to spend every day on the beach, but you can also manage it so you work during summers and escape the winters traveling. You can also get jobs abroad, or in surf camps right across the globe. On top all that you get the rewards of seeing the faces of super stoked pupils who you have helped get to their feet. It’s the perfect job for students at college or university or during their gap year.

  • The role of the surfing Coach.
  • Identifying the duty of care regulations that apply to conducting surfing lessons.
  • Risk management & safety.
  • Identifying surfing lesson  hazards.
  • Emergency Action Processes.
  • Lesson plans for surfing courses.
  • surf boards courses, equipment
  • Communication skills for the surf course environment.
  • Instruction Surf course coaching methods.
  • Surf lesson plans.
  • Assessing students performance.
  • Evaluating surf course outcomes.
  • Minimising environmental impacts
  • Abide by student lesson & Surf instructor courses ratios: Surf Course Accredited Instructor.