ASI Surf School Accreditation Scheme
ASI created the Surf School Accreditation Scheme and Regulations to provide assurances to the general public about the safety of the surf school.
The ASI Surf School Regulations provide a clear set of guidelines to operate to the highest international industry standards.
Students can be assured activities will be safe and appropriate to their level of ability and skill.
An "ASI School" is defined as any instructor offering their services to the public.
instructors who accept payments for services or provide voluntary services or provide services for free
operating from a shop
sole operators / single instructors
employ many instructors and staff
Any instructor offering services to the public is not only providing instruction and guiding, but has operational responsibilities that include ensuring safe locations are used, emergency response, risk management and procedure documentation is in place, correct equipment is used, insurance and correct permits are held (as applicable to the country and locations).
Abide by ASI operational and safety standards
Abide by the ASI Code of Ethics and Conduct for surf school operations and instructors
Have comprehensive standard operating procedures, risk management plans, workplace health and safety and emergency response procedures
Have environmental risk management impact plans
Implement child friendly practices
Have a refunds, complaints and feedback process
Implement ethical marketing standards
Have appropriate insurance as applicable to the country
School owner holds a minimum ASI Level 2 Surfing instructor (or with equivalence experience and surfing ability).
Employ qualified and experienced ASI accredited surfing instructors
Instructors hold current first aid and surf rescue qualifications and relevant child protection clearances (working with children checks as applicable to the country)
Training / Lessons
Abide by ASI student to instructor ratios
Comply with government laws and regulations
Provide safe and quality equipment and clothing, that is suitable to the students ability.
Activities are only undertaken at safe and suitable locations with suitable weather and water conditions
Prohibit discrimination towards any group or individuals
ASI Schools abide by:
the ASI international standards for safe surfing and for surfing Instructors conducting surfing lessons and coaching. Read more..
the ASI Schools Code of Conduct & Ethics Read more..
Become an ASI Accredited Surf School
Find out more about becoming an ASI Accredited Surf School and becoming part of the ASI worldwide network