Surf jobs are always in demand – especially ones in great locations. With that in mind we thought we’d pass on some tips on how to apply for surf instructor and surf camp jobs to give you the best chance of landing that sun soaked, wave filled contract – we’ve successfully worked all over the world so this is our formula…

 

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CV

Get it sorted!

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  • Tidy it up and keep it relevant

 

  • Outline duties for each job – demonstrate well rounded skills

 

  • Keep it short – ideally 2 pages; 1 for qualifications, 1 for jobs

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Cover Letter

Super Important!

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  • This is where you sell yourself

 

  • Highlight your surf experience, job experience and relevant skills

 

  • Explain why you want the job and include heaps of personality

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Images & Video

Go the extra mile…

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  • Include images/video of your surf skills

 

  • A good portrait shot is also a great inclusion

 

  • They don’t need to be professionally shot – GoPro images work just fine

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Cover Letter Example:

Hi XXXXXXXXXXX!
 
Please find attached my CV in response to your surf instructor vacancy on SurfInstructorJobs.com
 
I’ve been surfing for the last XXXXXX years and  it has taken me to some beautiful places – from the varied breaks of XXXX and the perfect lefts of XXXXX.
 
Gaining my ISA Level 1 qualification has only furthered this – as part of these I also trained as a beach lifeguard.
 
I’ve coached for XXXXXX seasons in XXXXXX and a season in XXXXXXX – which included a hands on coaching role but also organising day trips and helping out around the surf camp (including admin, face to face customer service and sales).
 
I have worked in hostel and surf camp environments over the last few years and love meeting people from a variety of backgrounds and passing on the stoke – it’s what keeps me travelling and surfing, and my background in sales and customer service means I’m no stranger to this way of life.
 
XXXXXXX has long been on my bucket list for travel and surf – it would be great to combine that with surf coaching and join your team, from the looks of your website and Facebook page you have an epic setup!
 
I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Kind regards
 
XXXXXXX
Obviously you’ll want to tailor it to yourself and make it personal but just makes sure you cover all the bases – qualifications, experience and why you want the job. Surf coaching is all about being a people person – so make your cover letter unique to you and highlight and extras you bring to the job – like photography skills, video skills or sales experience.
GOOD LUCK!