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SURF LESSON SAFETY IN NEWQUAY

All Cornish Wave Surf Lessons are delivered by fully qualified and experienced Surf Instructors and our regular in-house training ensures the quality and safety of your surf lesson is always to the highest standards – meet the Cornish Wave team. All our guides hold a minimum of two key qualifications – Beach Lifeguard and a Surf Coaching qualification.

BEACH LIFEGUARD QUALIFICATION

Firstly a Beach Lifeguard qualification supported by either Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) or Surf Life Saving Great Britain (SLSGB) will need to be completed, both bodies deliver courses to the national rescue standards. The Beach Lifeguard qualification is the standard for Royal Life Boat Institution (RNLI) lifeguards that patrol the UK’s beaches.

All beach lifeguard qualifications are only valid for two years before a refresher course is needed for the award to continue to be valid, keeping all lifeguards up to date with best practice and surf safety. A beach lifeguard course is typically five days long with beach training sessions, surf theory, first aid, resuscitation (CPR) and a timed swim.

SURF COACHING QUALIFICATION

To obtain a surf coaching certificate you will need to complete a course recognised by the International Surfing Association (ISA), Surfing GB, or Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI). The majority of surf coaches are qualified by the ISA and Surf GB as these are international qualifications and the most widely recognised. Currently the ISA have two levels of qualification, level one and level two.

Once a potential surf coach has completed a surf coaching course they are required to shadow up to 40 hours of surf instruction with an existing level one surf coach. Sitting in on these surf lessons allows the newly trained surf coach to gain further experience in how to deliver beginner surf lessons to the public.

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IN HOUSE TRAINING

In addition to the strict requirements for recognised qualifications, Cornish Wave instructors are required to attend regular in-house training sessions. These sessions ensure best practice is kept up to date and ensure our guides have the best local knowledge of our surf spots such as Fistral Beach, Watergate Bay and the Newquay Town Beaches.

INSTRUCTOR TO SURFER RATIO

The maximum ratio we allow is 1:8. That means there will never be more than 8 surfers for every instructor in a group to ensure everyone receives the highest level of care and supervision.

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