Surf Instructor Certification 1
Surf Camp’s Instructor Development Program is a 5 level program that provides a structure for the certification of Surf Instructors through a process of education, experience, and evaluation. The goal of our program is to improve the quality, safety and consistency of surf instruction at beaches across America.
Surf Instructor 1
- Current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certification for the Professional Rescuer
- Pass Surf Camp Certification 1 course which umbrellas our Ocean Safety Cert
- At least two years personal surfing experience
- Be 19 years of age
Our Level 1 course is a comprehensive 3 day course that teaches ocean safety, surf instruction methodologies, surf instructor safety, wave dynamics, and communication skills.
All level 1 instructors will demonstrate that their surfing ability is to a standard acceptable to Surf Camp. They will further demonstrate their competency to instruct beginner surfers (never surfed before), both through our “ Ground School” and in the water. They will must also pass our open ocean swim test and be comfortable in head high surf conditions.
This training and certification is recommended for those wishing to pursue a job in surf instruction.
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