Combined Level 1 Surfing Instructor & SLSGB Rescue

Training Venue

Bude Cornwall England UK



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

04-November-2019 - 08-November-2019

Closing: 21-October-2019


Level 1 Surfing Instructor Training Manual
Practical hours logbook 
ASI Learn to Surf for Beginners DVD
SLSGB Manuals
Beginner softboard for use in workshop
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.

Course Fee

Early Bird Rate: GBPGBP £ 500

Pay by :07-October-2019

Usual Rate: GBPGBP £ 530

Bude Surf Lifesaving Club, Crooklets Rd, Bude, 
Crooklets Beach  EX23 8NE

Free parking at the venue.  May pay a small fee depending on time of year. 

Enrol into these two courses: (1) ASI Level 1 Surfing Instructor courses and the (2) SLSGB Surf Coach Safety Rescue course at the same time and take advantage of the combined workshop discount fee.

The SLSGB Surf Coach Safety Rescue course covers both rescue and first aid.  Certificates are issued through SLSGB.  

Delivered over 5 days, it’s the ideal way to get qualified and complete all the courses required to obtain your ASI surfing instructor certificate. 

Early bird rate is available if you enrol and pay in advance.

COURSE SCHEDULE             
(click link for course information and requirements)

Level 1 Surfing Instructor                          
Monday-Tuesday. 4-5 November 2019.   9am to 5pm  (2 days)

SLSGB Surf Coach Safety Rescue                       
Wednesday-Friday. 6-8 November 2019.   9am to 5pm   (3 days)


Read the course information and requirements before enrolling.  
See links under Course Schedule.

After the workshop you will complete practical hours experience for your surfing instructor qualification.

Saltwater Safari are providing local support for the SLSGB Rescue and ASI Surfing Instructor workshops, providing a wealth of local area knowledge.  

Saltwater Safari can also provide on-the-job practical hours experience for surfing instructor training.

The Surf Life Saving Great Britain (SLSGB) qualification and enables you to demonstrate the minimum level of life saving and first aid competence required to meet the needs of surf coaching qualifications in the UK and abroad.

The SLSGB Surf Coach Safety course provides you with an introduction to all elements of lifeguard theory, basic life support, aquatic and intermediate first aid, open water and appropriate surf skills, beach environment, beach patrolling and working practices, communications, and board rescues.

Note: This qualification can be upgraded to SLSGB Beach Lifeguard if you meet the more demanding fitness requirements.

Pre-requisites: Minimum 16 years old at date of assessment. Be a current member of SLSGB, Perform a continuous 200m swim in a pool or ocean and run 200m.

Valid: 24 months from assessment date.

Pete Smith  Biography

Ph mobile: +44 7966214243

ASI Instructor Training Centre:  ASI 

​Edgcombe B&B.  0.5 miles / 5 min walk to training venue.  website 

Premier Inn.  0.8 miles / 10 min walk to training venue.  website

North Shore Bude Backpackers.  1.2 miles / 10 mins drive / 25 minute walk to training venue.   website    



Newquay Airport 
43 miles to Bude.  1 hr drive. (car or taxi)

Exeter Airport   
62 miles to Bude.   1 hr 15 min drive (car or taxi).

Bristol Airport
122 miles to Bude. 
By car or taxi.  2 hrs 40 mins drive.  
By bus, approx 3.5 hours.  
Various options

London Heathrow Airport
210 miles.  4 hours drive to Bude. 


Exeter St Davids
1 hr 30 mins drive. 
Bus service from rail station: to Bude in town. X9 bus.  
Approx. 1 hr 45 mins.   Search time tables: Exeter Devon to Bude

2 hours drive.  Bus service. 

50 mins drive.   No bus service. 


Bude, The Strand (in town).    

Surfing Instructor Course

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 Saltwater Safari.
Please contact Phil in advance to ensure availability.  
Ph mobile: +44 7966214243

SLSGB Surf Coach Safety Rescue Course

Please bring; 

  • Surf clothing 
  • Lunch

Bude is a small sea-side resort town in North Cornwall, about 4 hours drive south west from London.   

It has a buzzing surf culture and was also the site of the first lifesaving club in the UK.

Bude has some of the best surfing beaches in the UK, with good surfing conditions year round.  It is recommended by Marine Conservation Society 2010 for good water quality.

Beaches include: 

Summerleaze, Crooklets and 'middle' beach, are all within the town

Widemouth Bay is a few miles south of the town and offers a long, wide sandy beach

Sandymouth Beach is owned by the National Trust, and has spectacular cliffs and rock formations with shingle below the cliffs and a large expanse of sand at low tide. 

There are also a number of other coves and beaches to be found and explored in the local area.