Becoming a qualified surf instructor and surf lifeguard is an incredibly useful qualification, enabling you to have the dream job and earn good money at the same time.
We highly recommend the ISA Surf Instructor Course and SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Award (also RNLI’s preferred award). Together these two courses and qualifications are the most widely accepted surf qualifications enabling you to work as a surf instructor both here in the UK as well as throughout the world.
Ticket to Ride are not running ISA Level 1 and SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Awards in Cornwall in 2020. We continue to have good relationships with course providers who can also aid with employment opportunities post-course.
ISA Level 1 – Surf Instructor Training
If you are looking to complete your ISA Level 1 then get in touch with Baz at Surf Coach Academy.
SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Courses
If you are looking to complete a lifesaving qualification then contact Chris at Water Skills Academy.
0333 987 4992
Instructor Courses Abroad
Ticket To Ride continues to run instructor and lifesaving courses in South Africa and Sri Lanka so drop us a message if you’re keen to get qualified in a warmer climate!
Deals from £25 Per Person
From £15 Per Person
We had a beginners lesson for our 2 daughters in their kids clubs session and my husband had a seperate lesson. The teachers were fantastic, patient and fun with the... read more kids. Our eldest managed to get standing during the lesson and both of them loved their lesson. Brilliant surf school I would use every time
We booked our kids in for a session. Neither of them have surfed before. It lasted 1 1/2 hours. All the kit was provided for them. Their instructor Finn,... read more was great with them. Very engaging. They were having a great time. Our kids were 5 and 8 at the time. I also did a two hour session in a group of 4 with Luke. He was very good and took time to explain everything to me, a complete beginner, and by the end of my two hour lesson I was standing on the surf board. Great fun. Super fun knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend
We have always used Ticket to Ride when they were based in Perranporth. They have moved to Watergate Bay, but we were staying next door in Waves, and the... read more school remains as good as ever. Charlie, Too, Luke and the rest of the team couldn't be more helpful. Our daughter learnt to surf with them in Perranporth and is looking forward to going to Bali with them next year. Best surf school in Watergate - ignore the rest, go for the best.
Couldn't have been more helpful from the initial phone call, to the reminder email and to helping when I was stressed and lost before the lesson began.
Giles was... read more a super instructor, he was fully engaging with all members of the group and was making sure everyone not only enjoyed their session but learnt things along the way :) I saw him regularly move someone further out to catch a wave and he was constantly checking on the whole group not just one or two .
The equipment was all well cared for, rash vests all washed out and hung up and they made sure everyone had a suitable board not just whatever was easiest to hand out. 5**
We loved Miranda our teacher she took time to explain us all the basics and helped us to all have our first success experiences.
Surf School Watergate Bay
Wax, Watergate Bay
+44 (0)1637 222565