Our beach lifeguard training school is based on Harlyn Bay, near Padstow, North Cornwall and we have 25yrs experience training lifeguards and surf/sup instructors, longer than any other company in the UK!  We have trained 100’s of RNLI and council beach lifeguards, and surf/sup instructors both in the UK and overseas. In fact lots of the most established surf and SUP schools in the UK started their journey with us gaining their qualifications and we have worked extensively with European surf schools. Lots of our graduates have gone onto work in the emergency services and are now working as paramedics, community first responders, police officers, coastguard and firefighters. With real first-hand experience in dealing with rescues, drownings, resuscitations and first aid, you’ll benefit from all of our experience on your course.

Our team has also got 30yrs experience running one of the UK’s largest and most established UK surf and SUP schools and you can rest assure that your surf and sup instructor training will be second to none. All of our courses are heavily practically based but there are classroom elements. You need to be physically fit for our lifeguard training course as it involves running, swimming, rescue techniques and casualty aftercare both in and out of the surf zone using rescue boards and rescue tubes. The course also covers lifeguard and first aid theory, basic life support and spinal management and are internationally recognised awards (ILS)

For surf instructors looking to validate their surf coach qualification we offer a specific 3 day surf coach safety and rescue course designed to equip instructors with essential rescue and first aid skills when managing a surf class.

Outside of the summer season we run Ticket to Ride Surf Instructor courses in South Africa and Sri Lanka

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