Surf Safety and Rescue

The Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue course aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely and be able to deal with common problems in a moderate surf environment.

The course is suitable for all paddlers wanting to expand their safety practices on moderate surf.

Course Content

Throughout the course, paddlers will explore simple strategies and safe skills that can provide the tools to solve common paddling issues. All modules are interactive, practical sessions, discussing and using equipment, and exploring possible solutions to common issues in a moderate surf environment.

The Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue course is a 6 and a half hour programme that consists of 7 modules.

  • Planning
  • Beach management
  • Safety frameworks
  • Surf based rescues
  • Self-rescues
  • Deep water rescues
  • Reflection and skills checklist


  • No minimum age
  • 6 and half hours long
  • Moderate Surf conditions

Course Documents

For further information on Safety and Rescue Training, follow link for course documents.


Attendance certificates are issued to candidates by their Delivery Centre, following a recommendation from the course tutor.