The Surf Coach Safety and Rescue

Surf instructor specific award. A high standard of lifesaving within the surf school industry.

SLSGBCourse Description 

Surf coaching requires a 1:10 ratio meaning that most surf coaches will be operating on their own and will need to have life saving skills to deal with situations without immediate assistance.

This is a great qualification to have for all the surf coaches that aren't lifeguards.

This could be the perfect add value to your surf school or association, having all your staff quilified under International Standards of surf coaching, lifesaving, CPR and first aid.

SLSGB Surf Coach Lifesaver Award Units and Content

The SLSGB Surf Coach Lifesaver award covers; fitness, practical life guarding skills and knowledge, rescue, life support & first aid.

  • Fitness Tests and Releases
  • Life guarding Skills, Knowledge and Rescue with board and rescue tube
  • Life Support
  • First Aid

(Download the full program and syllabus from here)

The course is delivered combining theory and practical sessions, to shape you into a prepared Surf instructor, ready to save lives.

This course is running typically in two days following with an exam.

All of our courses include:

  • Membership to SLSGB (compulsory to undertake the award)
  • SLSGB Surf Coach Safety and Rescue certification Fee
  • SLSGB Surf Coach Safety and Rescue manual
  • 2 Intensive Days of group training and additional trainer support if required
  • Assessment fee

Entry Requirements

  • The minimum age for the course is 16 years old on the date of assessment
  • Being able to swim 200 metres continuosly
  • Being able to run 200 metres in under 60 seconds
  • Medically and physically fit


24 months from the date of the assessment, with the option of taking a Lifeguard proficiency test prior to the expiry date and every 12 months thereafter to maintain status.

Further info and awards!

The Surf Coach Safety and Rescue is hugely popular, designed as a surf instructor specific award to create a high standard of lifesaving within the surf school industry and considered to be the industry standard amongst instructors worldwide.

If you are also looking to improve your staff skills why not include within this course our SLSGB First Responder Award. Check the syllabus here

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