Course Information


Master Surfing Coaches are the most experienced instructors in the world.  They have elite-advanced surfing skill, coaching competition skills and have been an accredited surfing instructor for a minimum of 10 years.


Coach individuals and groups to improve advanced to elite-advanced level surfing ability. 
Coach competition surfing skills and strategy.


Elite-advanced level surf locations in surf over 6ft (2 metres)

Career Outcomes:

    Surfing instructor in the surfing or outdoor recreation industry.
    Industry job roles that require surfing knowledge (e.g. marketing, sales, retail)
    Competition surfing coach

Topics Covered:

    • Identify and manage surfing risks/hazards
    • Emergency processes and response
    • Coaching practices, styles and legal and ethical responsibilities
    • Prepare and conduct individualised long-term surfing competition training programs
    • Evaluate and modify competition coaching programs

Entry Requirements:

Before starting this course, you must:

  • Have at elite-advanced surfing skill and knowledge level.  Able to perform and link advanced level manoeuvres including roundhouse cut-back, floater, snap, vertical re-entry, tube ride, in surf over 6ft  (2 metres) at different surf breaks
  • Hold current ASI Level 3 Surfing Coach certificate.
  • Minimum of 10 years recent surfing instruction experience.  

Delivery Options:

The ASI Level 4 Master Surfing Coach course can be completed by:

  • Attending a workshop 

Course Requirements:

Delivery Option - Workshop 

In order to gain your Level 4 Master Surfing Coach qualification, you will need to prepare 

At the workshop:

  • Complete written assessments. 

After the workshop:

  • Provide 2 x coaching progams for students you have coached.

Before or after the workshop, provide copies of:

  • Personal identification (e.g drivers licence or passport)
  • Surf Rescue certificate  and  Senior First Aid certificate, OR Lifesaving (Combined Rescue & First Aid certificate).

Surf Rescue:   Date of certificate is no more than 2 years old from date of completion (or 1 year old for Australia)  Find Approved Surf Rescue Training Providers

Senior First Aid:  The certificate date must be no more than 3 years old from date of completion.  Find Description and Approved Senior First Aid Training Providers

You have 12 months from date of workshop to complete all course requirements.

Workshop: 1 day
Plus: post workshop projects


What we provide:

Level 4 Master Surfing Coach Training Manual
Level 4 Assessment & Competency Record Book
ASI Learn to Surf Advanced Level manual
Use of the ASI Level 4 Master Surfing Coach Logo
12 months membership


Equipment required to complete the training: 

  • Suitable surf clothing
  • Fibreglass surfboard to demonstrate elite-advanced surfing skills.

Certificate issued:

ASI Level 4 Master Surfing Coach
(valid for 12 months from date of workshop)

Additional certificate issued:



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