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The Surf Coach Level 2 is entitled to instruct intermediate to advanced surfers (up to club level surfers) and has the relevant knowledge to act as a camp manager and head coach. Therefore - in addition to advanced surfers´ coaching skills - the focus is also on the organisational side of surf coaching, management and leadership skills.

The course consists of the ISA L2 surf instructor course plus extra modules developed by AS to cater for the special needs of surf camps. This combination has established our coaching program as the most requested one in surf camps in Europe and worldwide.

 

Your advantages: 

  • The ISA accreditation is the only accreditation globally recognized by the ISA
  • Austrian Surfing is (as one of only a few European Surfing Associations) recognized by our National Sports Organisation (and thus federally recognized!)

 

The Certified ISA Judge Course is included in the Level 2 course without any extra fees!

 

Vieux Boucau, France 

Location: 

Accommodation is in the Atlantic Surf Lodge - check out www.atlantic-surflodge.com. As a member of the Surf School Alliance the Atlantic Surf Lodge stands for the highest standard in surf coaching and is therefore the perfect location for our courses.

Getting there: 

Train (for cheap train fares check your national railroad companies and for early-booking-specials check www.tgv.com), car (please use our special  Facebook group for car-pooling), Rip Curl Express or plane (to Biarritz, from there by train or bus to Dax).

From Dax you take the public bus to Vieux Boucau les Bains: http://www.rdtl.fr

THE AS GREEN ROOM: If you travel environment-friendly by train and bus or by car-pooling (3 or more participants per car) you get 15 € of the course price back during the course if you show us the invoice!

Costs and benefits: 799€  for:

  • 7 days course, course manuals and workbooks (AS and ISA), worksheets, beginner boards, examination fees - there are no hidden costs in our courses!
  • 7 nights in the Atlantic Surf Lodge (see above: 'Location')
  • Full board: Rich breakfast buffet, beach snack, dinner
  • AS GREEN ROOM: thanks to our partner VERIVAL BIO we can offer almost all food in organic quality (depending on the availability of the bread we have to buy in France) - this results in more energy for surfing and is also better for mother earth :)
  • ISA membership (1 year)
  • Name appears in ISA Surf Coach Online Register for one year
  • Name appears in ISA Judge Online Register for one year
  • AS and ISA accreditations
  • AS job service: We are in contact with more than 50 surf camps and forward their job offers to all AS instructors
  • AS update service: As all knowledge is dynamic we are constantly revising our course manuals in order to include new findings. The new manuals are sent to you as PDFs to ensure your level is always state-of-the-art. It is our endeavour to not only provide one course, but also try to help you find a job and your way of life as a surfer and a friend of AS.
  • AS Instructor Partner-Programme: Nexo Surfboards (www.nexosurfboards.com), Patagonia (www.patagonia.com), Seidl Surfshop (www.boardshop.at) - special deals for our instructors!

  

As we have been receiving quite a few requests lately: Please understand that it is not possible to do the course without food and accommodation for organisational and logistical reasons. We are happy to have the Atlantic Surf Lodge as the perfect location for the definitely demanding course, as a result of its infrastructure we can run the course as smooth and time efficient as possible.

 

Course start: 3:30 p.m. (check in 3:00 p.m.), start is at 3:30 sharp!

Course end: 12:00 noon check out


Preparations / What to bring:

As you are experienced surfers and travellers we just want to remind you of the most important things:

  • Surfing gear: board, leash, wetsuit, wax etc.
  • Sport / jogging shoes
  • Pen and paper!
  • Travel insurance, vaccinations, first-aid-kit (if you are not sure what to bring please consult a travel medicine center)

Prerequisites:

Lifesaving:

The lifesaving certificate can also be handed in later (up to 1 year) - please note that in this case the Level 2 accreditations cannot be issued before we have received your certificate. However, you will receive a confirmation of participation for use in the tax office, employment center etc.

If the necessary surfing skills cannot be shown during the course, the participants can send in a video (2-3 waves frontside and backside) by 1 year after the course. Please note that in this case the accreditation cannot be issued before we have received the videos. However, you can receive a document stating you have participated for use in the tax office, employment center etc.


Surfing skills:


If the necessary surfing skills cannot be shown during the course, the participants can send in a video (2-3 waves frontside and backside) by 1 year after the course. Please note that in this case the Level 1 accreditations cannot be issued before we have received the videos. However, you will receive a document stating you have participated for use in the tax office, employment center etc.


Exams:

AS part:

- Written exams covering all course contents
- Worksheets and essays
- Practicals: teaching theoretical subjects and delivering the practical lesson
- Surfing skills

ISA part (post-course!):

- 40 hours practical assignment (training advanced surfers), then:
- Online exam

 
Course content:

  • Teaching theoretical subjects for advanced surfers
  • Delivery of the practical lesson
  • Improving the instructor´s surfing skills (including video analysis)
  • Freesurfing
  • FUN!


Table of contents (Austrian Surfing part):

1. DEFINITION OF THE TERM  SURFING

2. SURFING TERMINOLOGY

3. INSTRUCTING

4. COACHING BEGINNERS

5. COACHING ADVANCED SURFERS (INCL. MANOEUVRES ETC.) AND SURFGUIDING

6. SURFING RULES AND ETIQUETTE

7. CONTEST SURFING

8. BIG WAVE SURFING

9. HISTORY OF SURFING

10. IMPORTANT SURF ORGANISATIONS

11.AUSTRIAN SURFING AND SURFING IN LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES

12.FAMOUS SURF SPOTS AND SURFERS

13. SURF EQUIPMENT

14. THE SEA

15. RISKS IN SURFING AND TRAVELLING

16. OCCUPATIONAL KNOWLEGDE AND SAFETY

17. LIFESAVING TECHNIQUES USING A SURF BOARD

18. SURF FITNESS

19. NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE

20. BIOMECHANICAL PRINCIPLES

21. SURFING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

22. BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Table of contents (ISA part):

Training surfers – a holistic approach
Planning & Risk Management
Understanding the Judging Criteria
Principles of Training
Elements of Fitness
Development & Maturation
Surfing Injuries
Lifestyle and Nutrition
Sport Psychology

Balance & Force
Fundamental Movements in Surfing
Movement Patterns of Core Moves
Common Errors
Novice Surfing Skills
Analytic Skills for Surf Coaches
Simulation Training
Video Coaching
The Accreditation Process

 

 

Austrian Surfing Surf Instructor Level 2 Licence - content and duration 

Level 1 Licence                                                          180 hours 

2 months work experience as Level 1 Instructor    160 hours

7 days Level 2 course                                                 70 hours 

Post-course practical assessment                            40 hours

Total:                                                                         450 hours 

 

Table of contents of 7 days L2 course

Part 1: Theory                                                                                 30 hours

1. Coaching advanced surfers (incl. manoeuvres, etc.) and surfguiding

2. Competitive surfing

3. Big wave surfing

4. The history of surfing

5. Important surf organizations

6. Surfboard construction - shaping

7. The ocean 2 - weather and surf spots

8. Nutrition

9. Hydrodynamics and biomechanics of surfing 

10. Bibliography

 

Part 2: Beach sessions (instructing)                                                     30 hours

Part 3: Surfing skills of the instructor (including video coaching)    10 hours 

 
Cancellation fees:
 
Cancellation until 3 months before the course start: Only a 50 € handling fee applies.
Cancellation between 3 months and 1 month before the course start: The down-payment is charged (=250€).
Cancellation between 1 month and 2 weeks before the course start: 50% of the course fees are charged.
Cancellation within 2 weeks before the course start: 80% of the course fees are charged.
No-show: Full course fee is charged.
 

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