Surf Coach Academy

Online level 1 Surf Coach Course Information / Overview

Working with the International Surfing Association (ISA) and Surfing England in 2020 , with the Covid 19 pandemic impacting upon the world we have adapted the level 1 course format to be run online with remote teaching and learning and assessments. We have been pioneering this approach and are 1 of only a few providers offering this type of programme.

Courses have been very popular during this time and feedback has been really positive from candidates on the courses. We have had a truly International uptake from students all over the world . ie USA, Brazil, South Korea, Costa Rica, Europe, Norway, Finland, India, Tahiti , as well as from home turf here in the UK.

We will be continuing with this format into 2021 for the foreseeable future and will review the return to classroom face to face teaching as the situation unfolds.

Surf Coach Academy Online Courses

Zoom app has been the platform for the virtual classrooms.

Course Modules are covered using teaching resources on Zoom app. ie PowerPoint, white board, discussions, Q& A. In this way we can cover the theory elements of the course in a very efficient and interactive online format.

Also there is a training video of a beginners surfing lesson for review.

The practical elements of the course can de done by yourselves away from the class, and assignments returned with technology,

  1. Surfing assessment via film footage, or in person if local , can be arranged to an agreeable time and place.
  2. Venue analysis returned via email.
  3. Film evidence of your delivering a section of the beginner surf lesson.
  4. Return of accompanying lesson plan to go with the film via email.
  5. Written exam returned via email

Courses online generally from 10 am - 5pm x 2 days.

Whilst the pandemic has been a massive problem for us all, at SCA we have found solutions and workarounds and continued to run training courses throughout and have found advantages to this style and format of teaching and learning.

surf coach academy online courses

surf coach academy online courses

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surf coach academy online courses

Online Course Reviews from Candidates

Hi Baz,

Many thanks for the exam assessment and your encouraging feedback. I found the exam a brilliant course sum up and a useful tool for new coaches to focus on the key content - both for quality of learning and safety / risk aversion aspects. The ISA has a good grasp on teaching / learning methodology compared to some other instructional courses.


Hi Baz,
I thoroughly enjoyed your course delivery. The content was brilliant and relevant and your delivery style was highly effective and enjoyable (very interactive), considering this has been a pioneering year for delivering the course on line. 5 stars Baz!

Many thanks again,


Aloha Baz,

Thank you so much for this awesome course, and I am extremely thankful for you reaching out in regards to the opening. I learned a ton, and it was a fantastic experience overall. The way we do things in the states is definitely different than the rest of the world, and I hope to be able to bring that level of ISA coaching consistency to Southern California in the near future. It was super cool to hear from everyone in the class in regards to how operations are similar and different throughout the world.


Dear Barrie,

Thank you again for the wonderful class, I really learn a lot from you.


Hello Baz!

I am very happy to have passed the course.
Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge and delivering a great course.
Thank you for all your time, hope to be in touch for the future.

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