Level 1 Surfing Instructor

Training Venue

Bude Cornwall England UK



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

08-July-2019 - 09-July-2019

Closing: 24-June-2019


Level 1 Surfing Instructor Training Manual
Practical hours logbook 
ASI Learn to Surf for Beginners DVD
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 £ 280

Pay by :10-June-2019

Usual Rate: GBPGBP £ 310

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. 

The course is delivered over 2 days.  It’s the ideal way to get qualified.

At the same time, you can also complete the SLSGB Surf Coach Safety Rescue course (3 days) and you will have completed all the courses to become an ASI Surfing Instructor. 

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. 8-9 July 2019.   9am to 5pm  (2 days)


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

Within 12 months for attending the workshop, you must submit a:
-Surf Rescue Certificate  
-Senior First Aid certificate

Or a combined beach lifeguard or surf coach rescue qualification.

Your surfing instructor certificate will not be issued until these are received.

After the workshop you will complete practical hours experience.


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

Saltwater Safari can also provide on-the-job practical hours experience.


Complete your surf rescue and first aid qualifications at the same time. 

SLSGB Surf Coach Safety Rescue course (3 days)- combined first aid and rescue
Course information
On:  Wednesday-Thursday  10-12 July 2019. (3 days) 9am to 5pm  

Delivered by ASI Trainer:  Pete Smith.  Email:  info@saltwatersafari.co.uk
Ph mobile: +44 7966214243

Enrol in the combined Level 1 Surfing Instructor and SLSGB Surf Coach workshop course, to receive combined course discount  Find courses


Pete Smith  Biography

Email:  info@academyofsurfing.com
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  http://www.rome2rio.com/s/Bude/Bristol-Airport-BRS

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).    


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.  
Email:  info@saltwatersafari.co.uk
Ph mobile: +44 7966214243


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.

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bude