Surf and SUP Instructor courses in Sri Lanka

Surf Insight in Sri Lanka offers an exciting, fresh and completely new approach to Surfing and Stand Up Paddle Level 1 and Level 2 Instructor Courses. We know that Surfing and SUP instruction is moving into a new era, where serious coaching is delivered by dedicated and motivated professional coaches, providing greater fun, safety and the chance for quality skill development to those they coach and teach.

Not only do we offer the International Surfing Association Level 1 and Level 2 Surf Instructor Courses and the International Surfing Association  Flat Water SUP Level1 Instructor Course but also the chance to learn a system and coaching pathway that’s been developed for over 35 years teaching and instructing by ISA / ILS Course Presenter Tim Jones.

Backing this up is also the opportunity to take the new International Life Saving / ISA Water Safety Award that’s totally geared to the world of work of a Surf or SUP Instructor. An ILS Award is vital to hold to validate any ISA Instructor Certificate and our course is challenging, fun and very rewarding.

Often we know that prospective instructors enter these types of training courses not knowing what to expect and what’s expected of them. On the Surf Insight ISA courses it’s not like that, we want you to know exactly what you will encounter.  So do take your time to read and assimilate all that you will see on this website, no matter what your experience level is.

ISA Level 1 and 2 Surf Instructor courses

Oh, and of course the surf and paddling is excellent and we make sure our schedule gives you quality water time when you’re with us.

Surf Insight: ISA Level 1 Surf or Flat Water SUP Instructor Courses

On our ISA Level 1 Surf or ISA Level 1 SUP Flat Water courses we mentor our instructors not only through their coaching futures but also during their required 20 hours practical Surfing or SUP experience logged in a work book and under the guidance of ISA qualified instructors in Sri Lanka or elsewhere. The courses are run over a 5 period and to help you through all your practical work we supply you with pre course surf or SUP teacher training videos and lesson plans that give you solid in depth knowledge before you come to us and are invaluable teaching tools for your future coaching.

This is the great advantage of the Surf Insight ISA Level1 courses. The chance to fully qualify as an ISA Instructor in a 2 week period, while learning an innovative and respected coaching system , surf and paddle in the wonderful warm waters of Sri Lanka with new friends and be able to offer high quality coaching at your own school or to future employers.

We run our Surf Level 1 and SUP Flat Water Level 1 separately and do not deliver them as one course.

“The course helped me become more efficient at planning and running surf lessons. Getting knowledge and advice from such an experienced surfer and accomplished instructor as Tim gave me a huge morale and confidence boost. Enlightening experience and great fun!”

Janis Bersz Latvia ISA Level 1

Surf Insight: ISA Level 2 Surf Instructor Course

Our Surf Insight ISA Level 2 Instructor Course takes you beyond teaching and coaching beginner and lower intermediate skill level surfers. This award is vital for your progression into club, surf camp and surf school coaching where those your working with really want to progress in their surfing. You must hold a valid ISA Level 1 certificate and have had that award for a minimum of 18 months.

The course is held over a 3 day period and Surf Insights ISA Level 2 course covers the entire specified course modules but also gives you a tried and tested coaching method used from intermediate level surf camp and school surfers to World Qualifying Series competitors.

At this level you’re required to complete 40 hours of logged practical assessment and training and this can be done with our mentorship her in Sri Lanka or in other countries under the guidance of already qualified ISA Level 2 coaches. This is all supported by online resources and online consultations with us.

With the emergence of Surfing and SUP as Olympic sports we are about to see an unprecedented need for high quality coaching at all levels.  Become the very best and train with us.

“The ISA 2 course with you was super insightful and you explained everything so well and thoroughly with much passion, enthusiasm and knowledge. Makes learning and understanding so much more natural and enjoyable.”

Jelaine Hermitte South Africa ISA Level 2  

course presenter Tim Jones leading our ISA Level 1 course
video analysis on our ISA Level 1and 2 courses
surfing first aid