Train to be a windsurf instructor

RYA Start Windsurfing instructor

Becoming an RYA Start Windsurfing instructor is a great place to begin your career as a watersports instructor. As a Start Windsurfing instructor you will be qualified to teach the RYA adult course and the youth stage 1 and 2.

This 5-day course consists of instructional techniques ashore and afloat, looking at how to teach the syllabus and the other requirements for being an instructor.


Minimum of 16 years old

Hold a valid first aid certificate – click here for a list of acceptable first aid certificates.

Hold an intermediate non-planing certificate with beach starting and non-planing gybe clinics

Hold an RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate

Hold the RYA Safe and Fun certificate by completing the RYA Interactive online course – This can be booked through UKSA for an additional £10.00 admin fee.