What are these courses and who are they suitable for?
If you wish to work as a Surf Instructor you will require two qualifications to do so. The ISA Surf Instructor award along with a valid lifeguard award. The SLSGB Surf Lifeguard award is the most respected and recognised qualifications on the market. This is your one stop shop to gaining both.
Candidates must be over 16 years of age, physically fit and able to swim 400 metres in under 7:30 minutes (first 200 meters under 3:30) along with a 200 meter beach run in under 40 seconds.
The SLSGB Surf Lifeguard award allows you to work as a surf instructor as well as a beach lifeguard. If you only wish to work as a surf instructor then you can take the shorter combined course including the ‘Surf Coach Safety and Rescue Award’, which also has no timed swim.
Candidates that choose to do the combined course receive are able to fulfil the required 20 surf coach shaddowing hours at Harlyn Surf School
Your ISA course is valid for a year, after which you must pay your annual membership to ISA to stay a valid member. You must take a short refresher course every two years to hold a valid lifeguard award.
2019 SLSGB Surf Lifeguard + ISA Level 1 Courses dates (7 days £550)
April 22nd – 28th
May 18th – 24th
June 10th – 16th
June 29th – July 5th
Sept 09th – 15th
2019 SLSGB Surf Coach Safety and Rescue + ISA Level 1 Course Dates (5 days £500)
April 24th – 28th
May 18th – 22nd
June 12th – 16th
June 29th – July 03rd
Sept 11 – 15th
To make a booking please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred dates.
If you have an established Surf or SUP school overseas and would like to host a training course at your venue please contact us to discuss your requirements. We have been providing training in Europe for the past 10yrs working with some of Europes largest and most successful surf schools. Courses are available in Spain, Portugal, Holland, Ireland, France and many others. We can also provide training in New Zealand. If you have a training requirement and are from a country not listed above please contact us to discuss your requirements.
2019 Surf Coach Safety and Rescue Dates
April 05 – 07th ElementFish Watersport Camp, Porto, Portugal
April 09 – 11th The Surf Experience, Lagos, Portugal