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Surf Instructor Level 1 Certification

WB 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 Level 1 Prerequisite:

  • Current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certification for the Professional Rescuer
  • Pass Surf Camp Certification 1 course, which umbrellas our Ocean Safety Certification
  • At least two years personal surfing experience
  • 18 years of age or older

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 WB 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 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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