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Outdoor Instructor Training

ISA Level 1 Surf Coaching Award


Become a qualified surfing instructor
Duration: 2 days
Industry standard for surf coaching around the world
Location: Newquay Activity Centre HQ, Towan Beach

The ISA Level 1 Surf Coach Award is the industry standard for teaching surfing in the UK and around the world. Join our experienced team of surf industry professionals and learn the surf specific skills required for a career in surf instructing!

ISA Surf Coaching Award

2020 Course Dates

March 30th – 31st
April 27th – 28th
May 18th – 19th
June 15th – 16th
June 29th – 30th
September 14th – 15th
October 12th – 13th
November 9th – 10th
November 21st – 22nd

Course focus

The International Surfing Association (ISA) level one qualification focuses on the coaching of beginner to intermediate level surfers.


This course requires you to have a recognised surf lifesaving qualification:

  • Surf Life Saving Great Britain (SLSGB) Surf Coach Safety and Rescue Award
  • Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS) or SLSGB National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ)
  • SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Award

Further pre-requisites:

  • 16+
  • Personal surfing experience
  • Intermediate surfing ability
  • Recognised Surf Lifesaving Award 

Check out our course combination week and complete your ISA Level 1 and Lifeguard courses together for £700pp. 


Once successfully completed, surf instructors must do 20 hours of supervised surf instruction or provide documented Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) signed off by a guided supervisor. Newquay Activity Centre gives course graduates the opportunity to complete their 20 hours practical supervised instruction with our team and interview for a paid position as a newly qualified surfing instructor!

Newquay Activity Centre in Cornwall is a certified ISA and Surfing England Centre of Excellence and NVBLQ Training Centre. This means you’re guaranteed the highest level of tuition in the industry.

So drop us a line or give our team a call and we’ll sort you out, proper job! Call 01637 877722, lines open from 8am-10pm.

What’s Included

Roles of the coach
Surfer safety
Instructing methods and communication
Skills development
Program planning during the course.
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)

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