The Rip Curl School of Surf in cooperation with the International Surfing Association (ISA) and Persatuan Selancar Ombak Indonesia (PSOI) are delighted to again host the 6th annual ISA Surf – SUP Coach and Instructor Symposium to be held in Bali, Indonesia from the 27th March – 10th April 2019.

The symposium will offer more programs this year, from ISA Surf Level 2, ISA Surf Level 1, and ISA Flat Water SUP to the first time ISA Surf SUP and ISA Aquatic Rescue & Safety Course. A Lifeguard Surf Rescue course by the Balawista (Bali’s Lifeguard Department) and the opportunity to complete the practical coaching and instructing hours necessary to obtain the ISA certification also still provided.

The schedule will be divided as follows: ISA Surf Level 2 from 27-29 March, ISA Surf Level 1 from 31 March – 1 April, ISA SUP Flat Water from 29-30 March, ISA Surf SUP on 2 April and 5-6 April for ISA Aquatic Rescue & Safety Course.

As usual Australia’s Jamo Borthwick will be the keynote speaker and presenter for the ISA Surf Level 1&2, ISA Surf SUP and ISA Aquatic Rescue & Safety Course programs at the symposium. And for second time Jonni Deaker will be the ISA Course Presenter for the Flat Water SUP program.

After the 5th time the ISA coaching and instructing program has been conducted in Bali, it is no doubt the island is the perfect location to host such an event, not only for its surf and beaches but also its accessibility, with an international airport and well developed tourism facilities.

And the Rip Curl School of Surf provides the ideal locations and facilities for the practical part of the symposium, as it has one location just steps away from the sand on the west coast of Bali in the Double Six Beach area of Legian, and the second location on the east coast at the Prama Sanur Beach in Sanur, both of which are surrounded by hotels, restaurants, and entertainment options for the attendees.

ISA Surf Level 1, ISA Flat Water SUP and ISA Surf SUP classroom sessions will be held at the Prama Sanur Beach Hotel where Surf Level 2 classroom sessions will be held at Rip Curl Bali Headquarters on Sunset Road as it was done last year and The ISA Aquatic Rescue & Safety Course at Rip Curl School of Surf, Double Six Beach.

The ISA Surf Level 1 or SUP Flat Water courses are each $450 USD (Rp 6.4million). $500 USD (Rp 7.2 million) for ISA SURF Level 2, $300 USD (Rp 4.3 million) for ISA Surf SUP, Included is all the printed ISA course materials and 12 months ISA registration. And $200 USD (Rp 3 million) for ISA Aquatic Rescue & Safety Course that included 2 years ISA registration.

Surf instructors already certified by another organization can sign up for a transition course that provides the necessary knowledge and skills to become certified by the ISA.

For those who wish to register, or need assistance with travel arrangements and accommodations, or have any questions, please email

The ISA Surf & SUP Symposium is sponsored by the Rip Curl School of Surf, Rip Curl SEA, Prama Sanur Beach Hotel, Danone Aqua, and Surftime Magazine, and supported by the ISA, PSOI, the ASC, and Balawista –Badung Surf Life Saving Bali.