On March 2-3, 2019 six students from the North East of England, were involved in a ISA Surf Level 1 Course ran by Surfing England/ISA presenter in training Zoee Jones and ISA Course Presenter and mentor Andy Joyce.
The ISA course was held at Saltburn Surf School on Saltburn Beach and included future coaches from other surf schools along the North East coastline of England. All students were presented with a variety of information and participated in workshops covering surfing skills, safety, communication, lesson planning and delivery. They were also greeted with some fun swell and managed to get an enjoyable surfing practical session in on the first day of the course.
During this ISA Course, Zoee Jones was officially approved as an ISA Surf Level 1 presenter in England, making her the sixth woman to become an ISA Course Presenter. The other women ISA Course Presenters are: Suzanne Vermeer from the Netherlands, Tasha Mentasti and Roxy Davis from South Africa, and Shandy Kariatsumari, Catherine Bruhweiler, and Janna Van Hoof from Canada. You can view the ISA Course Presenters here: https://www.isasurf.org/development-programs/coaching-instructing/official-course-presenters/
ISA Course Presenter Zoee Jones said:
“The group really enjoyed the course and felt they are now well equipped to go on to do their subsequent 20 hour training. They’re infused with a new passion for breaking down surfing skills and applying what they have learnt to their own surfing as well as getting new people involved in the sport. It was great to have Andy co-present during the weekend and receive feedback on the how the course was run/structured. I am excited to be approved in my role as an ISA course presenter in England and look forward to running more ISA Courses.”
ISA Course Presenter Andy Joyce said:
“It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to be part of Zoee’s journey to become an ISA Course Presenter. It is also an amazing milestone for the ISA and Surfing England as she is the first British female course presenter and the first in the North East of England! Congratulations!”
Zoee will be running more Surfing England/ISA Level 1 Surf coaching courses in 2019, for further details contact [email protected].