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Upcoming Watersports Courses at Surf Steps

Hi all! Just a quick info post about the upcoming courses this autumn at Surf steps!

17-18 Oct       level one SURF  £295, Bournemouth

18-20 Oct       Surf Coach rescue  £295, Bournemouth

20 Oct             LG Proficiency exam (with half-day refresher training.) £80 (£120) Bournemouth

21 Oct             Open water SUP    £190

4-5 Nov      Level 2 Surf Coach £395, Bournemouth

For further queries or info? Please contact us

To book, go to http://surfsteps.co.uk/bookings.php go to the booking calendar. Select the date the course starts and then click on the course tab!

Goa: The location lowdown!

The Surfing Federation of India is running International Surfing Association Water Safety, Surf and SUP instructor courses this November.

Course host and resident ISA course presenter Cedric Reynard made the video below capturing the atmosphere and experience of a retreat they hosted at Waterwalk, Goa, earlier this year. Check it out to get the location lowdown!

Cedric and International presenter Andy Joyce from Surf Steps are delivering the courses. The Schedule is as follows:

  • November 11th – 12th ISA Flat Water SUP Course
  • November 13th – 14th – ISA/ILS Aquatic Rescue Course (Mandatory course to qualify as an ISA coach if you don’t hold another ILS recognised rescue/1st aid award)
  • November 15th – 16th – ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course
  • November 17th – 18th – ISA Level 2 Surf Instructor Course

Further course info can be found at https://andyjoyce.info/coaching-and-lifeguarding-courses/

For booking, prices and further info: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1b-NyR_C7ce_Ds2XRtVSqri7A1DZOM1z2uO5wxWCVQuY/viewform?edit_requested=true

Any other queries? Contact surf@surfingfederationofindia.org +91 99808 45767 or ced@waterwalk.ch +41 796369473

ISA Surf and SUP courses Nov 19: Goa, India!

The Surfing Federation of India is hosting International Surfing Association Surf and SUP instructor courses, with resident ISA course presenter Cedric Reynard, at his Waterwalk location in Goa, India!

Andy presenting Rescue course, Lithuania July 19

International presenter Andy Joyce from Surf Steps is to assist in delivering the courses. The dates are:

November 11th – 12th ISA Flat Water SUP Course

November 13th – 14th – ISA/ILS Aquatic Rescue Course (Mandatory course to qualify as an ISA coach if you don’t hold another ILS recognised rescue/1st aid award)

November 15th – 16th – ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course

November 17th – 18th – ISA Level 2 Surf Instructor Course

Further course info can be found at https://andyjoyce.info/coaching-and-lifeguarding-courses/

This is a fantastic opportunity to become an internationally qualified Surf or SUP coach whilst experiencing and enjoying the fantastic Goa region of India!

For booking prices and further info: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1b-NyR_C7ce_Ds2XRtVSqri7A1DZOM1z2uO5wxWCVQuY/viewform?edit_requested=true

Location: Mandrem Beach, Goa http://www.waterwalk.ch/center-sup-india/

Any other queries? Contact surf@surfingfederationofindia.org +91 99808 45767 or ced@waterwalk.ch +41 796369473

Persia #2 North across the mountains to the Caspian Sea and……..home.

Once back in Tehran, we hit the road to the North. Driving through the evening and night, we listened to some amazing Persian and contemporary tunes of Amir’s, which helped fill the dark hours on the road. 

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Persian dispatches #1: South from the Mountains to the desert seas.

I went to Iran last year in April, so had a strong knowledge and experience base to readily accept another offer from the Iranian Surfing Association to run some courses this year. But this time for longer, for more courses and see new places!

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SUP Safety Video

Great safety video from the International Surfing Association (ISA) featuring…me!

A few months ago the ISA asked if I’d like to make a coaching Video about SUP. Based on feedback from and working with, the SUP and water safety community, there was a lack of information and knowledge regarding rescuing unconscious people from the water. Here’s the result!

Feel free to like, share and comment, it could save someones life.

Aloha.

http://www.isasurf.org/how-to-carry-out-a-sup-rescue-with-isa-course-presenter-andy-joyce/