7 Week Surf Instructor Course

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Course Duration
7 Weeks
FROM €4.995

This Surf Instructor course opens doors to a lifestyle where you can enjoy both the thrill of skiing and snowboarding in winter and the relaxation of surfing during the summer months, all while earning an income.

With your winters sorted on the slopes, why return to a job that doesn’t fulfill you when you could spend your summers catching waves in warm tropical waters and getting paid for doing what you love?

Our 7-week Surf Instructor Program is ideal for surf enthusiasts of all levels. It offers comprehensive coaching from beginner to advanced techniques, preparing you to teach surfing confidently. You’ll master essential skills like paddling and guiding students, with specialized sessions in surf biomechanics, strength training, and wave awareness.

Located along a stunning coastline with top surfing spots, our program offers the thrill of surfing in a beautiful setting. Enjoy riding waves, breathtaking views, and tranquil beaches.

Beyond surfing, experience new friendships, vibrant beach culture, and unforgettable moments. Enjoy beach parties, movie nights, cultural excursions, and local festivities.

Don’t miss out—book your spot in our Surf Instructor Program now and embark on the surf adventure of a lifetime!

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Price: 4,995.00
May 10, 2025 - Jun 28, 2025

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Whats Included

We offer the very best value, fully comprehensive and quality filled programmes on the market. Take a look at what’s included in your course fees;

7 Weeks Accommodation w/ Swimming Pool
Daily Breakfast
5 Days Surf Lessons & Guiding Per Week
Unlimited Tuk Tuk Rides (6am-6pm, 5 days a Week)
Unlimited Surfboard Rental
Level 1 Exam & 20 Hours Post Exam
Onsite Support Staff and Event Organisers
CV & Job Application Support
Visa Guides & Help
Discounts on Travel and Insurance

The Training

We have carefully selected the finest coaches Sri Lanka has to offer. With local trainers of the highest standard, you’re sure to progress whilst knowing your in safe in hands in the water… Legends of the waves!

On this course you will train towards ISA Level 1, which allows you to teach anywhere in the world. Included in your training is:

  • 5 x 2 Hour Surf Training per a week (In small, Personal Groups)
  • 2 x 1.5 Hour Surf Classes per a week
  • 1 x 1.5 Dry Land Surf Training per a week
  • Video Analysis/Feedback
  • Surf Theory


Accommodation and Meals

Our modern, stylish accommodation in Arugam Bay is just two years old and a 30-second walk from the beach, perfect for surf enthusiasts. Enjoy spacious 2-4 person rooms with air conditioning, a refreshing swimming pool, serene yoga studio, and a bar by the pool.

Challenge friends to ping pong, water volleyball, or watch a movie under the stars in our outdoor cinema. Our social eating area, rooftop bar, and chill zone offer stunning views and a relaxing ambiance, perfect for BBQs and sunbathing. Store your gear in our surfboard racks after a long day.

Pre-order your breakfast from our chef’s select menu and explore a variety of nearby restaurants within 200 meters for dinner. We also offer unlimited tuk-tuk service from Monday to Friday, 6am-6pm, making area exploration convenient and easy.

Our friendly staff and night-time guardians ensure a VIP experience. Join us for an unforgettable surf camp adventure in Arugam Bay. We can’t wait to welcome you!


Events & Excursions

We offer a diverse array of events and excursions to enrich your surfing experience. Enjoy lively beach parties, additional sports, and outdoor movie nights under the stars, creating unforgettable memories with new friends.

Explore the local culture through guided excursions to nearby towns, enjoying a safari, or learning to cook local cuisine. Participate in beach clean-ups to give back to the environment, and join local festivities to fully immerse yourself in the vibrant coastal lifestyle. Experience a special one-night trip to Ella, where you can explore its breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture and the beauty of the 9 Arches Bridge.

Our activities are designed to complement your surf training, providing a balanced and exciting surf camp experience.

Expert knowledge

Our training team consists of highly qualified and experienced coaches. They will become your mentor, adviser and friend.

Quality Service Assured

We will bend over backwards to make sure you have the very best time with us both in and our the water. Our in-resort team will be on hand to ensure you have the best experience so you’ll be counting down the days until your next SIA experience.


Your course will be packed full of training from start to finish with the highest quality, professional coaching. Intimate group sizes will offer you the personal attention you need to improve your skills and motivate you to push yourself further.


You will receive the ISA Level 1. This Qualification is designed for surf instructors that will be teaching learn-to-surf lessons for beginners and early intermediate level surfers. The ISA Surf Level 1 Certification is the industry standard for surf Instructors at quality surf schools around the world. This is also the most popular ISA Course with the broadest international appeal.

Given that the Qualification is awarded for ISA – International Surf Association, Your Level 1 will be internationally recognised, so you can be rest assured that any country that you can surf in, you can also teach in.

Of course if you have an prior experience it will help, but as long as your reasonably fit, mobil and can swim, we are confident that you enjoy the course and pass with flying colours!

The Surf Lessons will be a maximum of 4-5 people in a group.

There is no age limit to join us on the surf instructor course. There is however a minimum age of 18.

Breakfast is provided daily, and since everyone of our guests is a VIP, you can order the night before, what you would like from a large selection, and what time you would like it for the following morning – a true VIP Experience. So when putting in your order you can make any special dietary requests.

Given the large amount of surf spots in Arugam bay, we are sure there will always be a spot that meets the standard. However, on the small chance no surf spot is suitable, we will utilise the time with dry land training/Theory.

Surf Lesson: A maximum of 5 people in a group, with the same instructor for the whole week, so you can be sure you are improving every day on a personal level.


Surf Class: To make sure you have time to practice alone, but also have someone there to answer questions and give tips, we included 2 surf classes a week. A class is where 20-25 people are given a surf spot and a time, and at the specified time and place there will be 1-2 Instructors that are available for you to ask any questions. E.g ‘Could you watch me paddle into my next wave an give me a few tips on what i am doing right and wrong?’