At Tynemouth Surf Co we have fully qualified trainer assessors that can help you complete your surf instruction course. Simply click the link below to enrol on to the online course via Surfing England and select Tynemouth Surf Co as your surf school. Once you have completed the online course you can start your practical hours with us to become fully qualified surf instructor. Please click the link below:
This is the first step on your surf coaching journey, you will learn fundamental ‘how to coach’ and technical skills enabling you to safely deliver beginner surf lessons.
The course is a mix of theory delivered online or in workshops, followed with practical learning and mentoring on the beach. The course completes with a fully assessed lesson to sign off instructor competency.
You will leave as a qualified surf instructor, ready to start your coaching journey teaching beginner groups in waist depth water.
The course was launched in Spring 2023, working with Surfing England accredited surf schools and Trainer Assessors (TA’s) around the country to deliver the award and give new surf instructors the best possible start to their surf coaching careers. The following information may evolve slightly as Surfing England continue to develop the course.
Requirements: (Can be fulfilled at any time, before attaining full Instructor certification)
You can start the course straight away, but to complete and become certified as a Surfing England Surf Instructor you will need to meet and complete the following:
Demonstrate a minimum level of surfing ability:
Complete the following:
Requirement coming soon for all instructors:
For Disabled Trainees
A trainee surf instructor who is a disabled person and cannot fulfil all the safety / surf lifesaving and demonstration pre-requisite elements can attain this award as ‘Supported Surf Instructor’. They must be able to lead the lesson through verbal instruction. They are then supported by a colleague with a relevant surf lifesaving award and surfing experience; the group ratio changes from e.g. 1:8 to 2:8.
Course content, length & assessment