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Lifesaving Courses

ISA/ILS Surf and SUP Water Safety Courses

Due to the legal conditions we can only recognise internationally valid certificates that entitle the holder to work as a lifesaver or lifeguard in an ocean environment - courses done in pools, lakes, rivers or the various courses for other water activities with some sort of connection to the topics First Aid and Beach Lifesaving cannot be recognised as this could lead to substantial troubles in case of an emergency.  

As we are well aware of the fact that a lot of the certificates that are around these days are not meeting these requirements, we are happy to be able to offer - in cooperation with our partner and waterman Dean Gough - the ISA/ILS Surf and SUP Water Safety Course


  • To establish a standard, which creates a level of competence in life saving enabling back up to qualified lifeguards

Course presenter:

  • Dean Gough

Course Overview

Location: Vieux Boucau, France

Duration: 3 days

Language: English*

Check-in: 15:00

Course Start: 15:30

Course End: 13:00

L1/L2 at AS: € 389, Externals: € 499

Included Services

  • 3 days course, worksheets, beginner boards, examination fees - there are no hidden costs in our courses! The only fee to be paid on the spot is the 0,73 € / day "taxe de séjour", a French tourism tax that is always collected by the accommodation provider and goes straight to the authorities.
  • 3 nights in the Atlantic Surf Lodge: Breakfast buffet, beach snack, dinner
  • ILS / SLSA membership (1 year)
  • Lifesaver Certificates

As we have been receiving quite a few requests lately: Please understand that it is not possible to do the course without food and accommodation for organisational and logistical reasons. We are happy to have an appropriate location for the definitely demanding course, as a result of its infrastructure we can run the course as smooth and time efficient as possible! 

To prepare those instructors who want to work in France for the French lifesaving standards we will also show you how to use fins (flippers) - please bring these with you for the course if you are interested in this fin lifesaving training!

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