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2 Days
Availability : March to December
Newquay, UK
Max People : 6
UK Surf Instructor Course Details
Get your qualification before heading off to live the dream!

Already surf? Always dreamed of becoming a surf instructor and travelling the world with the beach as your office?

Well why not complete your ISA Level 1 surf instructor course and turn that dream into a reality?

You’ll join the crew of Era Adventures down in Newquay, Cornwall for the 2 day ISA Level 1 course, where you’ll gain the skills needed to be a confident and confident coach.

This ISA (International Surf Association) certification is the most widely accepted surf instructor award and when combined with a valid lifeguarding certificate and after completing your 20 hours work experience* it allows you to work as a surf coach and at surf schools all over the world!

The ISA Level 1 is the minimum requirement and industry standard to work as a surf instructor in a surf school, surf camp, club or college.

It’s the first stage to living the dream!

Need to also complete your lifeguarding award too?

Check our ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course and Surf Coach Safety & Rescue Combo Course for everything you need to get out and work as a surf coach!


PLEASE NOTE: In order to jump straight into the Surf Instructor course, you need the essential surf skills and fitness levels to gain the qualification. You must be able to paddle out back and duck dive when needed, pop-up consistently on green waves and perform basic manoeuvres, turning both left and right

*your 20 hours coaching experience is not included in this course but it’s possible for us to arrange for you  after your qualify

Departure & Return Location

Newquay, UK

Price Includes

  • ISA Level 1 training and certification

Price Excludes

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Transport
About Your ISA Level 1

After taking this course, you will need to gain 20 hours surf coach shaddowing experience (equal to about 10 surf lessons).

Depending on lesson bookings, we are able to offer this at our partner surf school in Newquay or Perranporth

The membership to ISA will be valid for a year, after this you will need to pay your annual membership directly to ISA.

You will also need an SLSGB Surf Coach Safety and rescue or Beach Lifeguard certification to coach as well.