(Workshop) Level 1 Surfing Instructor

Training Venue

Whitesands/Newgale, Haverford West, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

19-April-2021 - 20-April-2021

Closing: 05-April-2021


Level 1 Surfing Instructor Training Manual
Practical hours logbook 
ASI Learn to Surf for Beginners DVD
ASI Learn to Surf Intermediate Level manual
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 :22-March-2021

Usual Rate: GBPGBP £ 310

To be advised
Will be Whitesands or Newgale
Pembrokeshire, Wales


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.

SLSGB Surf Coach Safety Rescue course (3 days)- combined first aid and rescue will also be conducted on 21-23 April 2021.  9am to 5pm.  

Course Requirments and Schedule            

Level 1 Surfing Instructor                   
Mon-Tue. 19-20 April 2021.   9am to 5pm  (2 days)

Pembrokeshire Surf School are providing local support for the ASI Surfing Instructor workshops, providing a wealth of local area knowledge.  

Practical Hours
Pembrokeshire Surf School can also provide on-the-job practical hours experience.

Important Information

Read the course information and requirements before enrolling. 

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

Or provide a combined beach lifeguard or surf coach rescue qualification.

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.

Surf Rescue and First Aid Courses 

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
21-23 April 2021.  9am to 5pm  

Delivered by ASI Trainer, Phil Sadler.   Pembrokeshire Surf School.  See course information.

Payment is separate to ASI. 
Complete the ASI online enrolment form and the trainer will be in contact with you regarding payment.
Or you can contact the Phil Sadler direct to enrol and pay. 
Email: phil@pembrokeshiresurfschool.co.uk
Ph: UK: +44 7881937605


Phil Sadler  Biography
Ph: UK: +44 7881937605
Email: phil@pembrokeshiresurfschool.co.uk
ASI Email: training@academyofsurfing.com

Instructor Training Centre: Pembrokeshire Surf School


  • Duke of Edinburgh Inn (B&B).  From ₤55 per night
    Ph:  +44 1437 720586  website

  • Southwood Farm B&B.  From ₤55 per night  website

  • Newgale Lodge.  From ₤22 per night  website

  • Broadhaven YHA Youth Hostel.  From ₤16 per night  website

  • Newgale Camping Site  website

  • Holiday Cottages  website

  • A selection of other accommodation options at Big Blue Experience website

Closest airport:  
Cardiff Airport (2 hr drive)


Bristol Airport (2.5 hr drive to training venue)
Train goes from airports to Pembrokeshire.
Car rentals available at airport.

Closest train station:  
Haverford West, Pembrokeshire. 
Pick up from train station available.  
No charge.  Contact ASI Trainer: Phil Sadler

Closest bus station:  
Newgale bustop


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 don't have your surfboard or surf gear, you can hire it from Pembrokeshire Surf School
Please contact Phil in advance to ensure availability.  
Email: phil@pembrokeshiresurfschool.co.uk
Ph: UK: +44 7881937605


Pembrokeshire, tucked away in South West Wales, is a remote but beautiful corner of the UK, with spectacular coastlines on three sides and gorgeous countryside alongside highly picturesque towns such as Tenby, Fishguard and Haverfordwest.

The county is home to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only coastal national park of its kind in the United Kingdom. Over the years Pembrokeshire's beaches have won numerous awards, 39 beaches recommended by the Marine Conservation Society (2011).The area is a surfer’s paradise.  
There is a large range of surfing locations, great surf breaks and there is always surf.

Practical sessions are held at either Whitesands or Newgale Beach depending conditions both are located right in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

There is a large variety of conditions for surfing from Atlantic swells to sheltered wooded estuaries and reservoirs.  This area of the UK is renowned for its scenic coastline, natural beauty and variety of bays, beaches and rivers.   

Wales has an incredible history and cultural heritage. In Pembrokeshire. there is evidence of stone age settlements, medieval castles and naval shipping history.   Check out the local attractions with numerous castles scattered across the countries, cathedrals, picturesque towns or walks along the coast in the national parkland.

It is a place of immense beauty, great surf, history and fun adventures.