At this level you can perform some advanced level surfing manoeuvres - roundhouse cutback, re-entry, fade, stall and tail-slide. How to predict surf conditions, choose suitable waves, negotiating larger waves. Gain experience surfing at beach breaks and points breaks in surf up to 6ft.
The below knowledge and skills is the minimum requirement to be an ASI Level 2 Surfing Instructor.
Demonstrate ability to control the surfboard and link advanced level surfing manoeuvres – fade, stall, re-entry, and roundhouse cutback at beach and point breaks. Riding fibreglass shortboard in surf up to 6ft.
Locations and Conditions
Beach break, point break
Wave height above 3ft (1 metre) –up to 6ft (3 metres)
Open face peeling waves
peaking left or right
Wind speed less than 35 kilometres per hour (approx. 20 miles per hour)
Free from hazards such as marine creatures, pollution, etc.
Fibreglass surfboard and leg-rope (leash)
Knowledge & Skills
Able to swim 200 metres
Able to tread water for 5 minutes
Predict surf conditions at different surf breaks taking - weather, tide, and land formations into consideration
Identify hazards at surfing at the advanced level
Select a surfing location for the advanced level surfer
Negotiate advanced level waves
Perform different types of take-offs
Use techniques to control the surfboard and set up for maneouvres
Perform Advanced Level Surfing Manoeuvres
Re-entry (forehand & backhand)
Roundhouse cut-back (forehand & backhand)
Snap (forehand & backhand)
Perform Intermediate Level Surfing Manoeuvres
Trim (forehand & backhand)
Bottom turn (forehand & backhand)
Top turn (forehand & backhand)
Cut-back (forehand & backhand)
Linking above manoeuvres with some speed and power