On September 6th and 7th eight Maldivians became certified in the ISA Instructor Level One Course. With help from Atoll Adventures and the Maldives Surfing Association, the course was held at the Artificial Beach in Malé and taught by Official ISA Course Presenter Dara Ahmed and Curran from Atoll Adventures. This year’s attendees were especially impressive because for the first time the participants were all Maldivians including the first two women to become certified through this course. Another exceptional participant included a three-time Maldivian National Surfing Champion. This ISA Surf Coaching and Instructing Educational Program is the international standard for accreditation of Coaches and Instructors in the surf school industry.
As an international federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the sport of Surfing, SUP, and all other wave riding activities, the ISA proudly presents the proper development pathway for Educational Programs in the sport of Surfing and SUP. Each of these participating surf instructors receive an internationally recognized ISA Surf Instructor Certification which will allow them to instruct Surfing at the ISA standard of safety and quality. Participants learn proper technique and become Certified Instructors. 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.
To see the full ISA course schedule please view the schedule here: https://www.isasurf.org/development-programs/coaching-instructing/course-schedule/
Photo credits: Dara Ahmed, Seagull Group, and Aznil Photography