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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

2018 Course Dates

April 28th – 29th
May 19th – 20th
June 16th – 17th
July 14th – 15th
September 22nd – 23rd
October 13th – 14th
November 3rd – 4th

Combined Courses

ISA Level 1 & SLSGB Surf Coach Safety & Rescue (SCS&R) Combo

April 28th – 2nd May
May 16th – 20th
June 13th – 17th
July 11th – 15th
September 22nd – 26th
October 13th – 17th
November 3rd – 7th​

ISA Level 1 & National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ) Combo

May 14th – 20th
June 11th – 17th
July 9th – 15th
September 22nd – 28th

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 £550pp. 


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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