Combined Level 1 Surfing Instructor & SLSGB Rescue

Training Venue

Gwithian, Cornwall, England, UK



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

15-May-2019 - 20-May-2019

Closing: 03-May-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

Usual Rate: GBPGBP £ 530

Gwithian Academy of Surfing, 1 Godrevy Towans, Gwithian, Hayle, Cornwall. TR27 5ED.

There is a huge Pay and Display car park next to the venue and free parking on the road in.


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)

SLSGB Surf Coach Safety Rescue              
Wed-Fri. 15-17 May 2019.   9am to 5pm  (3 days)                

Level 1 Surfing Instructor                    
Sat-Sun. 18-19 May 2019.   9am to 5pm   (2 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.

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

Gwithian Academy of Surfing 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.

Surfing Instructor Course

Ian Warwick  Biography

Ph office:  + 44 1736 757579  or  +44 1736 755493 
Ph mobile:  +44 7905 630345  

SLSGB Surf Coach Safety Rescue Course

Pete Smith  Biography
Ph mobile: +44 7966214243

Instructor Training Centre:  Gwithian Academy of Surfing

  • Nanterrowfarm B&B, Hayle.  TR27 5BP. (15 mins walk)  From ₤25 per night  website  

  • Open Lodge B&B, Hayle  TR14 0JJ.  (1.5 miles. 10 mins walk.)  From ₤25 per night  Ph:  01209610651

  • Lowenac Hotel, Camborne.  TR14 8SL   (5.8miles / 13 mins drive)  From ₤40 per night  

  • Gwithian Holiday Apartments, Gwithian.  TR27 5BW  (5-10 mins drive)  From ₤50 per night.   website

  • White Heart Hotel, Hayle.  TR27 4HQ  (4 miles / 10 mins drive) From ₤50 per night   website

  • Travelodge Premier Inn, Hayle. TR27 5DG  (4 miles / 10 min drive)  ₤50 - ₤70 per night   website

Closest airport: 
Newquay (34 miles from training venue,  approx 40 min drive)
Taxi's & Car Rentals available at airport.

Closest train station: 
Hayle  (4 miles / 10 min drive to training venue) 
Camborne  (5.8 miles / 13 min drive to training venue)

Closest bus station:   
Hayle  (4 miles / 10 min drive to training venue)


Surfing Instructor Course

Please bring the following equipment: 

  • Fibreglass surfboard to demonstrate surfing skills
  • Surf clothing

Your board and gear can be left overnight at the training room venue.       

If you are travelling and dont have your surfboard or surf gear, you can hire it from Gwithian Academy of Surfing. See:  Hire details

SLSGB Surf Coach Safety Rescue Course

Please bring; 

  • Surf clothing 
  • Lunch

Gwithian and St Ives Bay is one of the best places to surf in Britain. The north end of the bay picks up almost every bit of swell that the Atlantic can throw at it so in the summer you can get a wave on the smallest of days.

The choice of surf spots when the swell is bigger is mind-boggling however. The beaches that Cornwall is famous for come alive with everything from wedges, reefs and pointbreaks, all just a short walk or drive away from the our training venue.

When you are tired from surfing all day head into St Ives with its many cafes and bars for a well earned drink or take a wander around the world famous Tate Gallery.

The Gwithian area of Cornwall really does have something to offer everyone.