AIR - ASI Instructor Retreat – Hayle Cornwall England UK, 13 Nov 2021

Posted date: 24-September-2021

Networking and professional development for ASI Instructors on Saturday 13 November 2021 at Hayle, Cornwall England UK. 

It’s FREE for ASI Instructors.    Includes guest speakers, dinner and drinks on the Saturday night, paddle /surf activities and ASI Instructor t-shirt. 

It’s an opportunity to network with ASI instructors from across the world, gain some career information and have fun as well ! 

RSVP:  Email us to confirm your attendance. 

On the Saturday morning we meet up at the Passmore Edwards Institute Hall, right in town.  
13-15 Hayle Terrace,  Hayle TR27 4BU 

Saturday night drinks and dinner is held at the White Heart Hotel. website 
at Foundry Square, Hayle TR27 4HQ. 
An historic hotel, with loads of character and famous for its original artwork paintings that cover the walls.   


Friday 12 November 2021 
For people arriving early.   6.00pm meet up at the Salt Bar Kitchen, Foundry Square, Hayle  TR27 4HH. 

Saturday 13 November 2021

9am to 11am:      Guest speakers
11 am to 6pm:     Free time in day to surf, SUP tours, SUP Yoga, Sup fitness, surfaris and network
6.00pm:               Meet for drinks.
7.00pm:               Guest speakers and dinner.


Phil Sadler. Phil will be talking about recognizing potential in students and ways in which the right coaching and motivation can help young surfers reach their potential as future champions. 

Dave Knight. Dave will be talking about the challenges he faced during his sup3six5 journey, and also the importance of raising awareness for mental health struggles and ways to help.

Leanne Bird. Leanne will be talking about how COVID proved to be a catalyst for an uptake in paddleboarding, and how this new found desire to be outdoors can be utilised by instructors to further improve wellbeing and mental health for students.

Further guest speakers to be announced very soon. Stay tuned.


We have organised some SUP/ surf activities on the Saturday.  

Or enjoy the free time to network with others, or check out the local area. 


Hayle is a small port town located on the Hayle River.  St Ives, with its Tate Gallery, restaurants and art scene is 6 miles to the south.   Gwithian, is 4 miles north of Hayle and has great surf breaks and nearby Godrevy with national parklands and wildlife.  Carbis Bay is between Hayle and St Ives is a popular with stand up paddlers offering sheltered waters and downwinding for the more experienced. 

Hayle has a long history of settlement dating back to the Bronze Age.  It is also remembered for its Foundry built in 1779 by John Harvey, employing more than 50, people and producing beam engines that were exported worldwide.  

Hayle is well serviced by shops with ASDA, Marks and Spencer and Lidl in close proximity. 


Closest Airport: 
Taxi's and car rentals available at airports.

Newquay:  Approx. 38 miles, 50 minute drive to training venue

Exeter Airport:   109 miles.  Approx.  1.5 hrs drive 

Bristol Airport:  180 miles.  Approx 2 hrs drive

London Heathrow Airport:   260 miles.  Approx. 4.5 hours drive

Closest train station: 
Hayle Railway Station.  Right in town.  5 minute walk to White Heart Hotel. 
Direct Train from London to Hayle.  Approx 5.5 hrs. 

Closest bus station:  
Foundry Square, Hayle. Right in town. 



White Heart Hotel  website 
Where retreat dinner is held. 
at Foundry Square, Hayle TR27 4HQ. 

Special room rates for ASI instructors and partners (mention you are with ASI).
Rates include full buffet breakfast.
Double or Twin - £85 per night 
Single - £75 per night 

Travelodge, Hayle R27 5DG  website
Premier Inn, Hayle TR27 5DG  website


Gwithian Holiday Apartments, Gwithian TR27 5BW  website
Red River Inn, Gwithian  TR27 5BW   website


Carbis Bay / St Ives

Coast B&B, Carbis Bay - TR26 2RT  website
The Atlantic Hotel, Carbis Bay - TR26 2SB  website
Cohert Hostel, St Ives - TR26 1FF  website
The Badger Inn, St Ives - TR26 3JT website
Green Apple B&B, St Ives - TR26 2SX  website

Carbis Bay Hotel - TR26 2NP   website
Headland House B&B - TR26 2NS  website


Camping & Cabins
(10-20 mins from Hayle)

Hellesveor Holidays Caravan & Camping - TR26 3AD Camping & Cabins website
Polmanter Caravan & Camping - TR26 3LX website
Ayr Holiday Park - TR26 1EJ  Camping & Cabins website

RSVP:  Email us to confirm your attendance. 

About ASI 

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We set the standards for education, accreditation, professional development and ongoing support for our members, offering pathways from entry level to elite level.
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