About the ISA Programs
International Surfing Development provides ISA Surfing Programs throughout the world for Surf Instructors, SUP Instructors, and Surf Judges.
Recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the world governing authority for the sport of surfing, the ISA Surf Coaching & Instructing Educational Program is the international standard for accreditation of Coaches and Instructors in the surf school industry.
The ISA Coaching & Instructing Program is designed to develop the skills, knowledge, and abilities of those individuals who wish to obtain a scientific approach to the Coaching and Instructing of surfing.
The objectives of the ISA Coaching & Instructing Program:
· To establish an international system of Coaching and Instructing Courses, improving the safety and efficacy of surf instruction around the world.
· To further develop, through educational programs, a body of knowledge on which Coaches and Instructors may draw.
· To provide Coaches and Instructors with employment opportunities, encouragement, and support.
· To advance Surf Coaching and Instructing as a globally standardized and highly professional activity with stringent requirements.
Over time this program will expand to many other areas of professional development education for our great sport of surfing. All ISA Coaches and Instructors must abide by the local laws and regulations of the area in which they work. All ISA Instructors must be a minimum of 16 years of age to become an accredited ISA Instructor but must work under the supervision of an ISA Instructor over 18 years of age. An ISA Instructor must be a minimum of 18 years of age to instruct without supervision.