(Workshop) Level 1 Surfing Instructor

Training Venue

Gwithian, Cornwall, UK



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

11-September-2021 - 12-September-2021

Closing: 28-August-2021


Online training manuals
ASI T-shirt
12 months ASI membership 

Bring to Workshop

Fibreglass surfboard
Surf clothing



Refund Policy

Full refund less £50 administration fee provided on minimum notice of 14 days prior to workshop.  No refund paid once e-learning manuals have been accessed.

Course Fee

Usual Rate: GBPGBP £ 280

ASI office. 14-15 Dowren House, 3-5 Foundry Lane
Hayle Cornwall TR27 4HD  England UK

Limited parking in car park and also off street parking in streets close by (free).  On weekends, it is easy to get parking.
A large park and display car park is a few minutes walk away.  3 to 4 hours - £4.50 /  24 hours - £5.40  Map

Surfing practical
(about 8 mins drive from training room)
is held at Gwithian Academy of Surfing
1 Godrevy Towans, Gwithian, Hayle, Cornwall. TR27 5ED.

Pay and Display car park next to the venue and free parking on the road


Level 1 Surfing Instructor
Sat-Sun. 11-12 September 2021.   9am to 5pm  (2 days)

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

Gwithian Academy of Surfing can provide practical hours instructing experience.   

Read the course information and requirements before enrolling.  

Ian Gabbitas  Biography
Ph:  +44 7864815011
Email:  ian@surfacademy.co.uk

ASI Office Email: records@academyofsurfing.com

Instructor Training Centre:  Gwithian Academy of Surfing


  • White Heart Hotel, Hayle.  TR27 4HQ  (5 min walk to training room) 
  • Travelodge Premier Inn, Hayle. TR27 5DG  (1 mile / 5 min drive)  website


  • Red River Inn,  Hotel and self catering.  Gwithian  (5-10 mins drive)  website
  • Gwithian Holiday Apartments, Gwithian.  TR27 5BW  (5-10 mins drive)  website
  • Nanterrowfarm B&B, Hayle.  TR27 5BP. (15 mins walk to Gwithian)  website
  • Open Lodge B&B, Hayle  TR14 0JJ.  (1.5 miles. 15 min walk to Gwithian )    Ph:  01209610651

Lowenac Hotel, Camborne.  TR14 8SL   (6 miles / 15 mins drive) 

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

Exeter (104 miles, about 1 hr 45 mins drive) 

Bristol (182 miles, about 3 hrs drive) 

London Heathrow  (264 miles. about 4.5 hours drive) 
Direct train to Hayle (about 5.5 hrs) 

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

Closest bus station:   
Hayle  (5 minute walk to training venue)

The following equipment and clothing is required to complete the training:
  • Access to computer 

Bring to the workshop:

  • Fibreglass surfboard to demonstrate surfing skills
  • Surf clothing

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

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

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.