ISA Surf Instructor Certifications

The Surf Education Academy has an exclusive partnership with the International Surfing Association (ISA) to deliver the ISA Educational Programs in the United States.  The ISA Certifications are the only internationally recognized Surf and SUP Instructor Certifications and set the benchmark for the Surf and SUP industries.  Get certified and live the endless summer by teaching surfing around the world!

The objectives of the ISA Coaching & Instructing Program:

  • To establish an international system of Coaching and Instructing Courses, improving the safety and efficacy of surf instruction around the world.
  • To further develop, through educational programs, a body of knowledge on which Coaches and Instructors may draw.
  • To provide Coaches and Instructors with employment opportunities, encouragement and support.
  • To advance SUP and Surf coaching and instructing as a globally standardized and highly professional activity with stringent requirements
     

ISA Surf Level 1

isa surf level 1

This course offers a baseline of global knowledge for best practices for surf instruction and is a necessity for any surf instructor

Prerequisites: Must be a competent surfer

Follow Up Requirements: In order to receive the ISA Surf Level 1 certification from the ISA you must complete the following, in addition to sitting the course:

- ISA Surf Level 1 Workbook
- 20 documented practical hours
- Obtain a valid Water Safety Certification

 

ISA SURF LEVEL 2

isa surf level 2

This course is designed to build on the fundamental skills offered in the ISA Surf Level 1 course by further the development of surfing skills and ocean knowledge of participants. This course is recommended for lead Surf Instructors, management staff at Surf Schools, Surf Coaches, surf clubs, and surf teams.

Prerequisites: ISA Surf Level 1 Certification

Follow Up Requirements: In order to receive the ISA Surf Level 2 certification from the ISA you must complete the following, in addition to sitting the course:

- ISA Surf Level 2 Workbook
- 20 documented practical hours
- Obtain a valid Water Safety Certification