Terms & Conditions

REGISTRATION: Any changes in registration must be made at least 21 days prior to the course start date and are subject to availability in other courses. If you or anyone in your group is prevented from taking part in a course you may transfer the booking to another person. To accept this change of booking you must inform us of the new participant's name and ensure they are eligible and have completed the registration process. You will be charged a $25 Administration Fee to make these changes.

Surf Education Academy will not be liable for registered participants costs for additional expenses or arrangements, including but not limited to transport/ flights, accommodation, time off work, additional lifeguard training courses, etc.


PARTICIPATION, LIABILITY, AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The activity of surfing carries with it a degree of risk both to people and property, even if enjoyed under proper supervision by qualified instructors. It is also a strenuous activity that requires those taking part to have a reasonable standard of swimming and fitness. You must therefore make SEA aware of any medical conditions, illnesses or allergies you have and any prescribed medications you are taking at the time of booking and to your course instructor prior to the course start. For course participants under 18 years old it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to inform us of any medical conditions. You should not participate in any surfing or SUP course if you are suffering from a heart condition or any other injury / illness which may affect you physical ability You must be able to swim at least 200 meters. No circumstances permit participants to be under the influence of any alcohol or illegal drugs. Also, you must not be under the influence of medication which may adversely affect your physical abilities. You must agree to abide to all instructions and decisions that SEA make in order to secure the safety and comfort of all participants. SEA assumes no liability in respect of any personal injury loss, damage, consequential loss or third party claims which occur during or on the way to or from a SEA course/program/workshop/seminar/etc.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Course participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Participants must be 18 years of age for ISA level 2.

EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING: Participants will be required to bring their own wetsuits, surf boards, SUPs, etc.. Board and wetsuit rentals can be arranged if a participant does not have their own equipment. Damage to, or loss of SEA or rented equipment caused by negligence, malicious acts or carelessness must be paid for at the time and at the current replacement value.

Participants need to wear appropriate clothing for beach and the outdoors, as well as indoor class environments. Please check weather conditions.

SURF AND WEATHER CONDITIONS: SEA reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or reschedule courses due to extreme Surf or Weather conditions.

RIGHT OF REFUSAL: SEA reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime at the discretion of SEA.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Course participants must be proficient in all areas of course curriculum and complete any/all additional requirements.  SEA will not offer any refunds if the participant is not proficient or does not complete the additional requirements.

ACCOMODATIONS: SEA may act as a guide to assist booking accommodation. We assume no responsibility for booking any accommodation and cannot be held responsible for any aspect of or problems arising from course members' accommodation arrangements.

WEBSITE ACCURACY: Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the SEA website, however, it is intended only as a guide to the services provided.

IMAGES: Any likeness or image of you taken at any SEA courses/seminars/workshops/etc. may be used by SEA without charge for media, promotional or marketing purposes. This includes promotional materials of any kind, such as brochures, leaflets, videos and the internet. If you would prefer not to be used in any promotional materials please inform us in writing prior to your course.