(Apprenticeship) Level 1 Surfing Instructor

Training Venue

Bigbury-on-sea, South Devon, England UK



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

25-June-2022 - 25-June-2022

Closing: 11-June-2022


Level 1 Surfing Instructor Training Online manual
Practical hours logbook 
ASI T-shirt
12 months ASI membership 

Bring to Workshop

Fibreglass surfboard
Surf clothing
Your lunch



Refund Policy

Full refund less £50 administration fee provided on minimum notice of 14 days prior to workshop.  No refund provided once online course has been accessed. 

Course Fee

Usual Rate: GBPGBP £ 280

Discovery Surf Shop, Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon, TQ7 4HU

Onsite parking available right outside of the Surf Shop.  Cost approximately £5 per day.

Complete practical on-the-job instruction experience, and course requirements, under the guidance of an ASI Trainer at an ASI Instructor Training Centre.  
This course combines online learning, practical skills training workshop and on the job experience hours.
1)  complete the online learning with reading, videos and exercises 
2)  attend a 5 hour practical training workshop at Bigbury-on-sea
      Sat 25 June 2022 
      9am to 2:30pm
3) complete 25 hours on the job experience (that fits in with your own time schedule)
This is a really flexible and intuitive way of gaining your surf instructor qualification, which suits everyone who is keen to become a coach. It gives you the opportunity to develop your skills and learn all the important information at your own pace, with the advantage of the workshop, which will bring all those skills together
ASI instructors also need to hold SLSGB lifeguard course or SLSGB coach safety course
Complete this with Coast to Coast.  
Enrolment is separate to ASI.  Information and enrolment...

Discovery Surf School is the ASI Instructor Training Centre, delivering the training, and organising your practical on the job experience.  
Read the course information and requirements and requirements before enrolling.  

Martin Connolly  Biography
Ph: +44 7813 639 622 or +44 1548 810535
Email: martin@discoverysurf.com
ASI Email: records@academyofsufing.com

Instructor Training Centre:  Discovery Surf School

Challaborough Bay Holiday Park, TQ7 4HU .
Caravan, camping, cabins. (5 min walk to training venue)  website

Closest airport: 
Newquay Airport (69 miles. 1 hr 35 mins drive)
London Heathrow (198 miles.  3 hrs 45 mins drive) 
Gatwick Airport ( 219 miles.   4hrs 15 mins drive) 

Closest train station: 
Plymouth. (approximately 17 miles from training venue).
Main lines - Bristol-Penzance via Plymouth.
For all train enquiries contact National Rail Enquiries on +44 845 748 4950.

Closest bus station:   

By Car: 
Follow the M4/M5 to Exeter and then the A38 signed Torquay/Plymouth. Follow the A38 until signs for A3121 for Ermington and Modbury.
At Ermington take the A379 towards Modbury and Kingsbridge. Take right signed B3392 towards St. Anns Chapel and Challaborough.
At St. Anns Chapel turn sharp right at the Old Chapel Inn towards Challaborough Bay. Follow the signs all the way to the sea front.


Please bring the following equipment: 

  • Fibreglass surfboard to demonstrate surfing skills
  • Surf clothing

If you are travelling and don’t have your surfboard or surf gear, you can hire it from Discovery Surf School.

Please contact the centre in advance to ensure availability.  
Ph: +44 7813 639 622 or +44 1548 810535
Email: martin@discoverysurf.com


Bigbury-on-sea is a village and popular surfing beach on the south coast of Devon, England. 

It is on the coast above the largest sandy beach in South Devon.

The beach is popular with surfers was it has excellent surf.

A range of camping and B&B accommodation is available right on the surf break.