Surf Life Support Courses

Surf Life Support™ provides tailor-made courses for surfers & other water addicts. No matter what your previous first aid background is – we got you covered.

With years of experience in teaching, health and surfing our Surf Life Support™ team is proud to provide the leading course in Surf First Aid. We have tailor-made formats for everyone:

BSLS Course
1 day
Online Preparation
Practical hands on training in Surf First Aid & Lifesaving
ASLS Course
7 days
Health Professionals
Extensive course manual & handbook
Extensive training, medical workshops & scenarios, lifesaving, pre-hospital care,
The App
Surf First Aid
Smartphone App
for everyone
The essential knowledge
Practical iOS / Android App for your pocket, incl. worldwide emergency numbers

Developed by SMI, the world’s largest collective of surf-enthusiast health professionals, the Surf Life Support courses are the original and leading course format specifically designed for surfers, watermen and women to get trained in surfing medicine.



BSLS Course

Basic Surf Life Support™

The BSLS is for everyone – whether you’re a first aid green-horn, endowed with practical experience or in continuous first aid training: this course will teach you new, surf relevant skills and knowledge in a fun and practical way.

A full day of BSLS training will give you hands-on training, fun educational role-playing and teach you water rescue techniques. Besides you will learn about waves, tides, and rips, outdoor scene safety and patient assessment, marine stings, musculoskeletal injuries, to name but a few aspects.

At present we are setting up BSLS dates and locations on request. So, if you’re a crew of surfers or a surfing or waterspouts club, let us know …

  • When,
  • Where and
  • How many people

… you want to get trained. We will check our availability instructor’s availability, give you a quote and arrange a course at your local surf spot. A normal BSLS is one full day of teaching. For enthusiast we can also provide 2- or 3-day-coruses, if requested.

► Next Date: 14 April 2018, Scheveningen (NL)
► BSLS @ your homespot: Host a course at your home spot? Raise your request NOW!



ASLS Course

Advanced Surf Life Support™
A training course for doctors and allied health professionals

ASLS Course 2017 - Flyer 01sThe Advanced Surf Life Support™ (ASLS™) is a seven (7) day training course featuring a wide array of topics, such as: drowning and hypothermia; rescue techniques; theory concerning waves, tides, and rips; outdoor scene safety and patient assessment; diagnosis and treatment of wounds, marine envenomation, and musculoskeletal injuries, to name but a few aspects. Developed by Surfing Medicine International’s forerunner and refined over the years it is the original and leading course in surfing medicine specifically designed for health professionals. Participants experience theoretical and practical “hands-on” training as well as land and water based scenarios by experienced surfing doctors, wilderness medics, drowning specialists, and professional surf-lifeguard instructors. Teaching includes learning how to improvise with rudimentary materials (an essential skill in remote settings), how to work with professional-grade medical kits, splint injured extremities, and rescue victims in open water.

► Next Date: 13. – 20. May 2018 in Peniche, Portugal  
► Learn more: ASLS™ Course Information