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Surf Instructor Courses Wales, The United kingdom

ISA Surf Instructor Courses

We run ISA Surf Instructor Courses In Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe  Bali, Sri Lanka & Morocco. 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 workshop. Brief description about The International Surfing Association.

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 Coach 

This module touches briefly on the qualities an effective coach requires, i.e. communication, organisation , knowledge and importantly the role a coach can play in the community. Teaching basic surfing rules and environmental concerns are 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 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


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.

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).


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


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