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:
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.
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.
Next BSLS course:
1st November 2018
Scheveningen, The Netherlands
This will be the last date for 2018. The new course season will then start in March 2019.
Additionally 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 …
- Where and
- How many people
… you want to get trained. We will check our instructors’ 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-courses, if requested.
► BSLS @ your homespot: Host a course at your home spot? Raise your request NOW!
Advanced Surf Life Support™
A training course for doctors and allied health professionals
The 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.
The next ASLS course with available seats will be hosted in Peniche, Portugal from 19th – 26th May 2019. Get one of the limited tickets for the ASLS course 2019 now.