Here at Ticket to Ride, we have been directly involved in training surf instructors for the past 15 years. Some of our trainers have been there since the very beginning. As well as providing courses and training for intermediate and advanced surfers, Ticket to Ride pioneered and have a proven track record of training novice surfers all the way up to instructor level in just 10 weeks.

Surf instructor courses in South Africa combine adventure travel with the chance to put something back into the local community.

ISA Surf Instructor Courses: We operate and wholly recommend ISA surf instructor courses. The ISA surf instructor qualification is the most widely recognised and full global surf instructor award.

Working as a surf instructor:

Ticket to Ride is one of the main employers of surf instructors worldwide. So whether training with us and then becoming part of the Ticket to Ride team is your goal, or training with us in order to then be recommended by the best, look no further than a surf instructor course with Ticket to Ride.

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Sri Lanka 10 Week Surf Academy

Combine an epic Sri Lankan surfing experience with a serious surf coaching qualification.

23 March 2024, 28 September 2024 10 Weeks Sri Lanka

South Africa 10 Week Surf Instructor Course

Combine an epic surfing adventure with serious qualifications. Starting from $6900 USD. 

20 January 2024, 7 September 2024 10 Weeks South Africa

Ultimate 13 Week Surf Instructor Course and Adventure

The crème de la crème of Ticket to Ride's offering

20 January 2024, 7 September 2024 13 Weeks South Africa

5 Week Sri Lanka Surf Instructor Course

Either combine a bespoke tour of the Hill Country, or a week surfing the right hand points of Arugam Bay, with three weeks of intense surf training and a 1-week ISA Surf Instructor Course, and you've got a cracker of a Sri Lankan Surfing Adventure with a Qualification at the end!

3 November 2023, 27 April 2024 5 Weeks Sri Lanka

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  • star rating  I stayed with TTR in SriLanka for a week and absolutely LOVED it. I was genuinely surprised by how much learnt in just 1 weeks stay. The instructors are incredible,... read more

    May 27, 2022

  • star rating  The place to be if you like to focus on your surf!
    Just in front you have 5 spots to surf in walking distance.
    Each morning you can... read more

    Martin D
    April 28, 2022

  • star rating  Joined for a week to progress or better said relearn what I thought I already knew how to do. The surf coaching is beyond outstanding. The team has developed a... read more

    Krisztina C
    April 13, 2022

  • star rating  The vibe is always high at the TTR house, with a great team behind it to carry this throughout your stay!

    Location is spot on, super close to... read more

    Chris M
    April 12, 2022
  • star rating  I had the most amazing time during my stay at Ticket to Ride. It would be impossible to progress my surfing as much as I did here without the great... read more

    April 12, 2022

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