ASI Surf Wise: Intermediate Surfer

ASI Intermediate Level Surfers are able to perform intermediate level surfing manouevres, read the waves and choose the boards to suit personal ability. 
 

Intermediate Surfer - Knowledge and Skills

Overview

The ASI Intermediate Surfer is split into 3 levels  (Level 4, Level 5, Level 6) to assist in skills learning and progression.

Aim

Demonstrate ability to control the surfboard and link intermediate level surfing
manoeuvres (top and bottom turns, cut-backs and re-entries on forehand and backhand) in surf up to 3 feet (1 metre).

Career
Outcomes

Assistant surfing instructor or outdoor activities assistant within the surfing industry or outdoor recreation industry.
Industry job roles that require surfing knowledge (e.g. sales rep, retail).

Conditions

Peeling (unbroken) waves of 3 feet (1 metre). Short or long board.
 
   

Outcomes:
Level 4 Intermediate
Surfer

 

 Pre-requisite:  ASI Level 3 Beginner Surfer  

  • Assess surfing conditions-weather, swell, tides, wind direction, speed
  • Identify how to read waves by understanding different water conditions, wave types,  and their suitability for surfing, left and right waves, wave frequency
  • Identify 5 different types of surf breaks
  • Select a surfing location for the intermediate surfer
  • Choose a suitable place for entering and exiting the water at different surf breaks
  • Identify and use the different types of rips an
  •  Negotiate broken and unbroken waves using the duck dive
  • Identify correct paddling out protocol
  • Choose the correct waves to ride,
  • Identify the correct take off position.
  • Correctly ride the wave by understanding how body weight and speed affect surfing
  • Identify how to turn your board
  • Identify methods to get off the wave
  • How to wipe out safely at the intermediate level

  Surfing Manoeuvres

  • Trim on forehand and backhand
  • Perform top and bottom turn (fore-hand)
   
Outcomes:
Level 5 Intermediate
Surfer

Pre-requisite:  ASI Level 4 Intermediate Surfer

  • Identify how parts of your board affect performance
  • Identify the different types of fins and fin systems
  • Identify surfboard damage
  • Choose a surfboard for the intermediate surfer based on personal style and the surfing conditions
  • Identify surfing safety and assistance clothing

  Surfing Manoeuvres

  • Top and bottom turn (backhand)
  • Cut-back (forehand)
  • Re-entry (forehand)
  • Linking manoeuvres
   

Outcomes:
Intermediate
Level 6

  Pre-requisite:  ASI Level 5 Intermediate Surfer
     Experience surfing at a:

  • beach break
  • reef break
  • point break
  • river mouth

  Surfing Manoeuvres

  • Cut-back (backhand)
  • Re-entry (backhand)
  • Linking manoeuvres
   

 

Intermediate Surfer - ASI Surf Wise Courses

Surfing Courses

Surf Wise-Starter:   Introduction session.   Intermediate skills assessment.   1-2 hours

Surf Wise - Level 4 Intermediate Surfer:  The surf location, duck diving, choosing waves perform top & bottom turn on forehand.  Gain your Intermediate Surfer Level 4 Participation certificate.  8-10 sessions (1- 2 hrs each session)  + practice

Surf Wise - Level 5 Intermediate Surfer:  Understanding surfboards and performance.  Perform top & bottom turn on forehand and backhand, cutback & reentry on forehand and link manoeuvres. Gain your Intermediate Surfer Level 5 Participation certificate.  8-10 sessions (1- 2 hrs each session)  + practice

Surf Wise - Level 6 Intermediate Surfer: Experience surfing at different types of surf breaks.  Perform top turn, bottom turn, cutback and reentry on forehand and backhand and successfully link manoeuvres.  Gain your Intermediate Surfer Level 6 Participation certificate.  8-10 sessions (1- 2 hrs each session)  + practice

Resources
  • ASI Learn to Surf - Intermediate level manual
  • ASI L4 Intermediate Surfer Student Workbook or
  • ASI L5 Intermediate Surfer Student Workbook or
  • ASI L6 Intermediate Surfer Logbook
Certificate ASI Level 4 Intermediate Surfer Participation Certificate
ASI Level 5 Intermediate Surfer Participation Certificate
ASI Level 6 Intermediate Surfer Participation Certificate
Dates & Bookings Contact an ASI Accredited Learn to Surf School

 

 Nationally Recognised Training Course

The ASI Level 6 Intermediate Surfer course is aligned to the below Nationally Recognised Units of Competency.  Available in Australia.  Students may choose to enrol in the Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) Course, and will be required to demonstrate competency to be awarded:

Statement of Attainment in Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
(SIS30413).

   units of competency:
   SISOSRF303A  Perform intermediate level surfing manoeuvres

Available in Australia only.  ASI is Registered Training Organisation. 
ID 91496 with authority to issue NRT certificates.

 

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