Already an intermediate/experienced surfer and want to complete your ISA Level 1 surf instructor course somewhere tropical?
Well this 1 week Sri Lanka Surf Instructor Course is perfect!
Based in the surfing town of Ahangama on the South East Coast of Sri Lanka you’ll complete your training amongst the palm trees and tropical vibes of one of Asias top travel destinations.
Your training will be done by Tim Jones – who has over 50 years surf experience and 26 years of surf instructing experience under his belt, including a stint as the National Coach for Wales!
He’ll teach you all the skills you’ll need to successful pass the ISA Level 1 exam and also the ILS water safety course – both of which are globally recognised and will allow you to work as a surf instructor all over the world.
And if you fancy a bit more adventure in Sri Lanka alongside your surf instructor course check out our 5 Week option – which combines this 1 week course with 4 extra weeks of surfing and adventure across this beautiful country.
Colombo Airport, Sri Lanka
In order to jump straight into the Surf Instructor course, you need the essential surf skills and fitness levels to gain the qualification.
Prior to attending a course, participants must have completed a timed swim of 200m completed in less than 5 minutes in a pool no shorter than 25m in order to prove your water fitness is strong enough.
For your surfing, you must be able to paddle out back and duck dive when needed, pop-up consistently on green waves and perform basic maneuvers, turning both left and right.
Upon arrival you will be greeted at the airport by your Trip Leader and driven to the Surf Camp in Ahangama. Here you will be introduced to the team and given time to settle in before we tuck in to dinner and drinks ‘Sri Lanka style’.
Wake up and meet the group for breakfast, before hitting the classroom (beach!) with Tim Jones and his team to undertake your 2.5-day ISA training course. Tim wil take you through all the learning modules and assessments, breaking for lunch back at the surf camp. The training day will round up in the late afternoon, then you can chill at the camp (we always have an amazing feast for dinner), check out the local scene, or head to Mirissa for an evening out!
Straight after your ISA training, your Water Safety training will kick off for 2.5-days. This will be a mixture of theory and practical, learning the essential life saving skills required to work as a surf instructor.
The course is over and you can catch your breath! This is a good chance to ask any final questions to the training team, and get all your work signed off. With the day to spare, this is the perfect time to unwind and get some waves. We will be sure to have a final feast for the whole crew!
After an epic week in Ahangama, it’s time to get out there and start coaching! For those heading back to the airport, we will arrange your transfers, and for those travelling on around Sri Lanka we will give you all our advise and recommendations for where to surf next.