Level 1 Surfing Instructor

Training Venue

Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii, USA



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

23-February-2019 - 24-February-2019

Closing: 09-February-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 $75 administration fee provided on minimum notice of 14 days prior to workshop.


Course Fee

Usual Rate: US Dollars.US$ 460

Training Room.  Blackpot Beach Park.   Hanalei Bay   (next to Hanalei Pier)
Parking: free parking available at training venue.


This 2 day workshop is an intensive format that allows you to complete most of the written and practical course requirements.

Beach and surf time is maximised to ensure you gain practice with delivery and technical skills.

Your only post workshop training is to complete practical on-the-job experience, provide 1 surfing video/surfing assessment.

(click link for course information and requirements)
Level 1 Surfing Instructor                             
Sat-Sun. 23-24 February 2019.   9am to 5pm   (2 days)

First Aid
Complete your First Aid  training at the same time as your instructor training. 
You need a first aid certificate to obtain your ASI Level 1 surfing instructor certificate, but it can be provided up to 12 months after the instructor training.   

Tue. 26 February 2019.  9am to 5pm

  • Red Cross AED/CPR First Aid course is delivered by ASI Trainer, Ethan Sage  
  • Payment and enrolment is separate to ASI. 
    To enrol please contact Ethan on email. esage78@gmail.com  Ph: +1 808 212-5962


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

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

You can obtain a surf rescue certificate from organisations such as surf lifesaving. 
Your surfing instructor certificate will not be issued until these are received.

After the workshop you will complete practical hours experience.

Once qualified, ASI Instructors can access the Instructor insurance, via the special ASI USA insurance scheme.  Online application with Philadelphia Insurance.   $232 p.a. for $1 or 2M liability and more.   Covers 30 days at a time outside the USA.
ASI has secured excellent premiums for ASI USA instructors based on the ASI worldwide operations.
More info...


Ethan Sage  Biography
Ph:  +1 808 212 5962 
Email: info@academyofsurfing.com


  • Hanlei Colonial Resort (5 minute drive to training venue)  website
  • Hanalei Inn  (5 min walk to training venue) website
  • Honu`ea International Hostel Kaua`I   website   Approx $20 per night dormitory.   $60 per night private room.   Situated on eastern coast, about a 25 minute bus ride from training venue.  There is a bus stop in front of hostel to Hanalei Bay. 
  • Craigs List – offers  good accommodation deals.  website


Closest Airport:   
Lihue airport, Kauai.  Approx. 30-45 minute drive to venue (Hanalei Bay)
Taxi:  From airport.  approx. $50 to $100

Closest Bus Station:
Bus picks up at airport and drops off at Hanalei Town.  Walk to venue – 15 minutes.

Closest Train Station:   
No trains

Local Transport:  
Ethan can pick you up from your local accommodation to training venue.  Call in advance to organise.

Please bring the following equipment:

  • A fibreglass surfboard to demonstrate surfing skills
  • Suitable clothing for surfing  
  • Lunch each day

If you are travelling and don't have your surfboard or surf gear, you can rent it from:
ASI Trainer, Ethan Sage
Ph: +1 808 212 5962
Email: esage78@gmail.com
Please contact the trainer in advance to ensure availability.  

Relaxing and pristine Kauai (the Garden Island) is the least commercially developed of the Hawaiian islands. Waterfalls, scenic drives and more than 60 beaches dot the landscape.

Some beaches have great snorkeling, others offer child-friendly tidal pools and some are perfect for all kinds of water sports. Dry-land activities include hiking the Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali coastline, taking a day trip to Waimea Canyon and experiencing life on a sugar plantation at Grove Farm Homestead Museum.
(Ref Trip Advisor)

Kauai has a large range of surf breaks.   Hanalei Bay has small gently rolling surf ideal for beginners.  Out past the reef, the surf can break up to 20 feet.  There's loads of great surf spots all in easy driving distance around Kauai.

Unwind and let the oxygen-rich air of Kauai’s Wailua River invigorate your spirit as you kayak to a cascading waterfall. Or breathe deeply at the edge of the time-swept Waimea Canyon as it speaks to you without words.

On Kauai, native fishponds amaze with 1,000-year old forward thinking, while legends of the Napali Coast transport you back in time. From the small towns of Hanapepe and Old Koloa Town to sunny Poipu Beach, this is truly “Hawaii’s Island of Discovery.”

(Ref Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau)
Photo Reference.  Beach.  https://kauai-vacations-ahh.com/hanalei-colony-resort/