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Australia Surf Instructor Course – ISA Level 1

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2 Days
Availability : Year Round
Various Locations Around Australia
Min Age : 18
Max People : 8
Australia Surf Instructor Course Details
Complete your ISA Level 1 Certification

Want to turn the beach into your office and complete your Australia surf instructor course?

Well this 2 day ISA Level 1 surf instructor course is the perfect option for experienced surfers to turn their passion into a career!

Run by experienced and accredited ISA instructor trainer David Lammin, this 2 day course is available in various locations around Australia – including Byron Bay, the Sunshine Coast, Tasmania, Torquay and Crescent Head – and is strictly limited to 8 students per course.

Unlike our “zero to hero” courses, this 2 day option is aimed at experienced surfers who already have the in water skills to pass the surf assessment and want to become a qualified surf coach.

This world recognised certification will give you all the skills needed to be a confident and competent surf instructor and to pass on the stoke!

Who’s It For?

  • Anyone 18 years or over

  • Surfers who can already paddle confidently and safely out the back, consistently surf both left and right, be able to perform a basic top and bottom turn in both directions

Course modules

So what will you be learning as part of this Australia surf instructor course?

  • Role of the Instructor

  • Safety of the surfer in your care

  • Equipment for the beginner surfer

  • Coaching methods

  • Stages of skill development

  • Program planning

  • Instructor skill development


The ISA Level 1 certification combines both practical and theory lessons and assessments that will give you all the skills you need to coach beginner surfers and is the entry level qualification needed for any surf instructor job around the world.

So if you’re keen to go and live the dream the only real question is which course date will you be picking?!


PLEASE NOTE: To obtain your full surf instructor certification you also need to complete a ISA/ILS Instructor Water Safety (or equivalent) certification and 20 hours practical work experience. These are can be completed independently or are available at certain locations. Chat to our surf team for more info.

Departure & Return Location

Various Locations Around Australia

Price Includes

  • Professional tuition by qualified and experienced ISA Course Presenters
  • All training course materials

Price Excludes

  • Water Safety Course (available in some locations)
  • Practical House (available in some locations)
Locations & Dates

Unfortunately due to lockdowns and border restrictions, this course has been put on hold for 2021 and 2022.

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