(Workshop) Level 1 Surfing Instructor

Training Venue

Bude, Cornwall, England, UK



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

01-July-2023 - 02-July-2023

Closing: 20-June-2023


Training manuals
ASI T-shirt
12 months ASI membership 

Bring to Workshop

Fibreglass surfboard
Surf clothing



Refund Policy

Workshops.  Full refund less £50 administration fee provided on minimum notice of 14 days prior to workshop date. Online courses, no refund paid once application has been processed.  More info.  

Course Fee

Usual Rate: GBPGBP £ 280

Bude Surf Lifesaving Club, Crooklets Rd,  
Crooklets Beach, Bude Cornwall EX23 8NE

Free parking at the venue.  May pay a small fee depending on time of year. 


Level 1 Surfing Instructor
Saturday-Sunday. 1-2 July 2023.   9am to 5pm  (2 days)

Freewave Surf Academy are providing local support for the ASI training, providing a wealth of local area knowledge.  

Freewave Surf Academy can provide practical hours instructing experience.

Read the course information and requirements before enrolling.  
Course information


ASI Surfing Instructors also need to have asurf rescue and first aid qualification.  Complete this at the same time at your Level 1 Surfing Instructor workshop.

SLSGB Beach Lifeguard course - combined first aid and rescue.
Course information
Payment and enrolment is separate to ASI. 
To enrol, contact Robin
E.  Robin@freewavetraining.co.uk
Ph: +44 7870 472 448

Robin Ross  Biography

​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    
Tommy Jacks. 0.2 miles/ 3 min walk to training venue  website
The Beach at Bude. 0.5 miles / 5 min walk to training venue. website
Surf Haven B&B. 0.5 miles / 5 min 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).    


Beginner softboards are provided. 
Bring to the workshop:
  • 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 Freewave Surf Academy. 
Please contact Robin in advance to ensure availability.  
Email:   robin@freewavesurfacademy.co.uk
Ph mobile: +44 7870 472 448


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