ISA/SE LEVEL 1 Surf Instructor Courses

If you are looking to take the next step in your surfing and become a coach this is the course for you!

The International Surfing Association(ISA) recognised 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.

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.

Surfing England (SE), recognised National Governing Body (NGB) for Surfing in England and the ISA have teamed up to bring you the most comprehensive and up to date Surf Coach Qualification available. Together we aim to ensure safe and successful surf coaching, whilst encouraging progression for all levels of ability.

Surfing England’s recognised qualification for Surf coaching in England is the ISA/Surfing England Surf Coach Level 1 award which allows you to seek employment at hundreds of surf schools in England and in countries all over the world. The course covers all aspects of surf education including surf safety, surfing & coaching techniques along with group management. Successful trainees go on to work as professional surf coaches, introducing beginners and helping improvers enjoy wave riding or take their surfing to the next level.

Course cost is £350 which includes 1 year Surfing England Surf Coach Membership worth £45 and 1 year ISA membership.

Course Duration: 2 Days, folllowed by 20 training hours to be signed off by a ISA Level 1 Coach.

ISA surf coach program

Course Dates

22/23 Februray 2020 at Saltburn By The Sea

4/5 April 2020 at Saltburn By the Sea

16/17th May 2020 at Saltburn By The Sea

4/5 July 2020 at Saltburn By The Sea

5/6th Aug 2019 at Saltburn By The Sea

To secure a place please contact Zoee on 07961714993 or email

We will also be running the SLSGB Surf Coach Safety and Rescue award along side these course. They are 3 day courses and cost £250. Your place can be secured on these at the same time should you not already hold a relevant water safety award.

Surf Coaches

o All coaches operating independently or in registered surf schools must have Surfing England recognised surf coaching awards and current water safety qualifications.

o Any surf coaches wishing to purchase additional coaches insurance with their membership will need to provide a CRB/DBS (within the last three years)

o All coaches must register with Surfing England. Surfing England Surf Coach award costs £45 a year (See below for a link to further details)

o Click here to Join Surfing England

o We recommend that any coaches accredited with the ISA maintain their ISA yearly accreditation – this is done so directly via