3-Week Surf & SUP Instructor Intensive Course

3-Week Surf & SUP Instructor Intensive Course

£ 2,000

Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire

Advanced & Expert
Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 18
Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire
Max. group size: 10
Cancellation: Moderate
£ 2,000

Activity Highlights:

This 3-Week Intensive Surf Instructor Course in Pembrokeshire, Wales, is an ideal opportunity for those aspiring to combine their passion for surfing and paddle boarding with a fulfilling career. This program is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills, qualifications, and experience to excel as professional surf and SUP instructors.

Key Details

  • Duration: 3 weeks (4 days a week, 9am – 5pm)
  • Cost: £2000
  • Aim: To provide comprehensive training for a successful career in outdoor instruction.

Course Breakdown

Key Skills & Activities

Over the course of 3 weeks, you will have the opportunity to hone and develop a lot of key skills. These include:

  • Surfing
  • Beach Lifeguarding
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
  • Planning
  • Risk Assessments and hazard awareness
  • First Aid
  • Health & Safety in the Workplace
  • Team Building and icebreakers

Training Opportunities

The qualifications you work towards will be dependent on individual competencies, interests, and conditions. We will plan this with you. We deliver:

  • ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor
  • ISA Level 1 Flat Water SUP Instructor
  • SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Qualification
  • SLSGB Surf Coach Rescue and Safety Competency Qualification
  • In House Jumbo SUP Leader Training
  • In House Wildlife Awareness Training (Pembrokeshire Marine Code)
  • In House Incident Management, Safety and Rescue Training

Your Day-to-Day

During the intensive Surf & SUP Instructor Course, your days will be dynamic and varied. You’ll be engaged in planning and preparing various activities, actively participating in, explaining, and demonstrating key skills in surfing or SUP. A significant part of your training will involve shadowing experienced coaches, providing an opportunity to instruct in specialist areas and gain hands-on experience. You’ll work towards completing the required assisting hours for various qualifications, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.

A key aspect of the program is ensuring the safety and readiness of all equipment and facilities, which involves regular checks and maintenance. You’ll also be responsible for explaining and implementing safety procedures, conducting risk assessments, and completing necessary documentation like logbooks and theoretical work. Part of your role includes maintaining the cleanliness and order of the training center and managing the equipment used.

An integral part of the course is the camaraderie and team spirit that develops, highlighted by pre-class swims and post-work surf sessions. These activities not only reinforce the skills learned but also foster a strong sense of community among participants. Additionally, you’ll have the unique opportunity to explore Pembrokeshire’s stunning natural landscapes, including its beautiful beaches, coves, estuaries, and gullies, further enriching your training experience.

Paid Employment Opportunities

During the course, there’s a possibility for paid employment opportunities. Should you be interested, please inform us. Whether it’s gaining retail experience at our surf shops or assisting with our community surf programs, we always appreciate an extra pair of hands!

FREE Equipment Package – Worth £550!

When you train with us, you’ll receive a complimentary outdoor equipment package valued at £550!

Included in your essential outdoor gear set:

  • 1 wetsuit
  • 1 buoyancy aid
  • 1 dry robe
  • 1 dry bag

Additional items, adding up to a total value of £550, will vary based on your specific needs and the season.


Training is conducted at various picturesque locations in South Pembrokeshire including Pembroke, Freshwater West, Saundersfoot, Tenby, and Stackpole Quay.


Self-catered accommodation is included in the course price for the full 3 weeks. This will be a team house for everyone on the course, and is conveniently located between our various training locations in Pembrokeshire.


  • Minimum age of 18
  • Good physical fitness
  • Ability to swim 200 meters in under 5 minutes
  • Completion of a 400m swim in under 8 minutes by the end of the course
  • Running 200m in under 1 minute

Why Choose Us?

  • Over 25 years of experience in professional outdoor instruction
  • A diverse range of skills and qualifications offered
  • Real-world, hands-on training in stunning locations
  • Small group sizes for personalised attention
  • A comprehensive package that includes equipment and potential employment opportunities

Embark on an exhilarating journey to become a professional surf and SUP instructor with our intensive 3-week course in Pembrokeshire. Get ready to transform your passion into a rewarding career while enjoying the beauty of Wales’s beaches. This course is a life-changing opportunity to embark on an exciting outdoor career path. Sign up today and take the first step towards an adventure-filled future!

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What's Included:

  • 3 weeks of intensive training
  • Small group settings (max 10 trainees)
  • Personal equipment package
  • Experienced ISA instructors and SLSGB trainer assessors
  • All course fees, DBS check certificate, and SLSGB membership
  • Opportunity for paid work upon course completion
  • Access to high-quality equipment throughout the course

What's Not Included:

  • Personal expenses and transport

Frequently Asked Questions

Our experience spans over 25 years in delivering surf lessons and professional development courses, not just in Pembrokeshire but across the globe. Our passion for educating the upcoming generation of surfers, paddle boarders, and beach lifeguards remains strong, whether it’s along the rugged Welsh coastlines or the exotic shores of France and Bali.

Dean, our leader and a seasoned waterman, has proudly represented Great Britain in competitive surfing. As a surf ambassador in regions like the UK/Europe, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka, he plays a pivotal role in aiding national bodies to forge clear developmental pathways for these sports. With a quarter-century of expertise in surf, SUP, and lifesaving training for all skill levels, Dean is also committed to collaborating with Disability Sport Wales, community groups, schools, the National Trust, Pembrokeshire County Council, and international organisations.

We regularly offer employment opportunities, particularly to locals who have trained with us. If you’re seeking a role and have completed a course with us, don’t hesitate to enquire about potential job openings.

Yes we are. We have £10 million public liability insurance and all instructors & surf crew are fully qualified & members of the NGB.

There are no hidden costs from us, but you should be aware of the following costs associated with training as an outdoor instructor:

  • You will have to keep up-to-date with your membership to the ISA, which is the international governing body.
  • DBS update service (if required – £13 annually).

Most qualifications need to be renewed 12 – 24 months from assessment date. Please ask if you want more clarification on a specific award.

As part of your course, you will be trained in multiple locations around South Pembrokeshire, both on land, on the beach and in the water. We have activity bases in Pembroke, Freshwater West, Saundersfoot, Tenby and Stackpole Quay.

Most training will be held at our Activity Centre on Gupton Farm, Castlemartin, SA71 5HW.

Accommodation is included, which will be a team house for everyone on the course.

Food is not included but facilities within the accommodation will cater towards cooking etc, and the venues that we operate from have nearby cafes. Our venues also have some basic facilities like kettles and microwave. You can always bring a packed lunch to the day sessions, too.

Just send the adventuro team a message on the live chat! They can put us in touch to discuss anything you need more detail on. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


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  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts