Sunday, 30 December 2018

Lifeguard & Surf instructor training courses

Due to development funding we are offering a ONE off combined course! ISA surf instructor Level 1 & ILS/ SLSGB surf coach rescue or full beach lifeguard for only £375 on the 6-12th of April. With accommodation £525 Places are limited. You could even end up working with us or our partners.

Friday, 28 December 2018


For the surfers that wants to travel & a bit of a beach bum at heart with a thrill seeking love of the surf, nothing beats turning your favourite past time into a full blown career. They always say, find something you love, and then start doing it for a living. And nothing could be truer.

For the ultimate surf instructor course starts here, the ISA (International Surf Association) surf instructor and SUP instructor training courses are the most widely recognised and internationally approved courses, meaning you can teach at surf schools both here in the UK and abroad too.

Here in Pembrokeshire, you can be assured of an entirely comprehensive, successful and safe surf course, allowing you to either add to your existing qualifications or kick start a new career here in Wales - We love to have fun and enjoy the surf but take our training seriously at the same time.

On either course, you won’t just improve on your technical skills and ability to show others the ropes, but will acquire a great variety of soft skills too essential for effectively and safely leading, engaging and supporting a group of budding surfers.


 You can undertake either your ISA level 1 or level 2 surf instructor course or Flat water SUP instructor courses from our awesome coast side base st Freshwater West, Wales Set on a stunning stretch of coastline, there’s probably no better spot to undertake your training and take the first or even the next steps towards becoming a qualified surf instructor.

You can also transfer an existing ASI/BSA surf coach award to an International Surf Coach award too, or do a combined course of your SLSGB beach lifeguard award and surf coach level 1 or 2, since the lifeguard qualification is a prerequisite of undertaking these courses.

Beach lifeguard courses in Pembrokeshire


The SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Award is internationally recognised and is one the most comprehensive lifeguard courses in the world. It is the preferred qualification for individuals wishing to take up employment within the RNLI Beach Lifeguard Service.

This course is not for the faint hearted.  The training involves running, swimming, rescuing and dragging casualties through the surf zone and up the beach using rescue boards and rescue tubes. Course modules include amongst others, lifeguard and first aid theory, CPR and spinal management.

Candidates must be over 16 years of age, physically fit and able to swim 400 metres in under 7:30 minutes (first 200 meters under 3:30) along with a 200 meter beach run in under 40 seconds.

This course is ideal for individuals that want to keep their options open as the qualification allows you to work as a surf instructor, but also as a beach lifeguard. If you only wish to work as a surf instructor, then you can take the shorter ‘Surf Coach Safety and Rescue Award’ that also has no timed swim.

For 2019 Courses: 

Lifeguard courses in Wales


Becoming a qualified surf instructor or a beach lifeguard is not only an incredibly useful qualification to have the dream job and earn good money at the same time.

We highly recommend the ISA Surf Instructor Course and SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Award (also RNLI’s preferred award). Together these two courses and qualifications are the most widely accepted surf qualifications enabling you to work as a surf instructor both here in the UK as well as throughout the world.

Courses places are limited and come with a guaranteed interview to work with Outer Reef Surf School or its partners.

Student Discounts – Student & Surf Clubs can receive a 5% discount accross all our training courses. Proof of membership will be required upon booking. If you’re interested in our Uni Surf Club getting a sponsorship packages, then please get in touch with the team: | 01646 680070

Before you book your course – Please note that the Terms & Conditions for surf training courses are different to surf lessons, hire and surf & stays. Once you’re ready to book your course, you can do so via the website by selecting your preferred dates. You will need to pay in full to secure your place, so ensure you’re 100% certain before doing so as payments are NON REFUNDABLE. 
If you’re unable to attend your booked course then we try our best to transfer your booking to an alternative date in the same season. If your unsure about anything, give us a call before booking.
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Things to do in & see in Pembrokeshire


If you are planning your family adventure holiday for 2019, we have come up with a list of things to see & do within 10 miles of our centre in between your surfing & paddle boarding adventures.

Barafundal Bay

Golden sands and crystal clear waters, it is no wonder this beach has been voted the best beach in Britain over and over again! It really is a must see & we run our paddle boarding session right here!

Manorbier Castle 

Right on our doorstep of our surf courses is this absolute gem! A Norman castle which is an amazing visit and right on the coast! You can enjoy a range of refreshments from the beach break cafe.

Manorbier Beach

A lovely beach with soft sand and rock pools - great for the kids and it’s one of our venues we use for surfing lessons & our children’s surf club there are fantastic walks here!

Stack Rocks

Natural Rock arch and rock pillars on the south Pembrokeshire coast are great for our guided paddle tours!

Freshwater West

Sand and rocky beach is wide and very open! It’s awesome if you are looking to surf & it’s our venue in the summer & as it picks up all the waves. Cafe Mor is also based here which makes a famous crab sandwich - yum & our Surf Centre is based in Gupton Farm at the top of the hill.

Lily pounds

Three flooded limestone valleys best known for their covering carpet of lilies, which are at their best in June. Enjoy the walk around the lakes along the footpath to end up at the spectacular beach that is Broadhaven South.

Pembroke Castle

This castle is over 2000 years old and is another must see. Only a couple of miles from up, we use the moat for some of our paddle boarding sessions & there are always activities going on inside the castle, or you can take a stroll around the mill pond. We also have a surf shop in Pembroke where you can get you beach necessities & also hire surfboards & wetsuits & other equipment


This walled seaside town is home to four amazing award winning beaches. A fishing village, it comes alive in the summer months and is bustling with people.

Haven’t booked your summer break yet? Why not visit us in South Wales in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. We are in the ideal location for you to explore the gems here in West Wales. Book now before your ideal dates are booked up!

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Paddle boarding in Wales

Limestone cliffs, sandy bays and crystalline waters – Pembrokeshire’s National Park coastline is a spectacular place to SUP. The sheltered southeast stretch between Stackpole Quay and Barafundle Bay is particularly scenic – here you can join Outer Reef Surf School on a guided paddle past cliffs and caves, with dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks for company. Outer Reef also do a camping SUP tour in Haven Estuary, while surfers could nip around the corner for the Atlantic swell. For more info click below 

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Christmas Gift vouchers

Looking for that unique or special gift? Surf gift vouchers make the perfect present for many occasions. From This Christmas to Birthdays - the gift of a surfing & paddle boarding experience at Outer Reef Surf & Paddle Boarding Centre is sure to make someone's day! 

Our Vouchers are available in any denomination and can be used for a range of activities including surf lessons, surf hire, life guarding courses, instructors awards and stand up paddle boarding. Call us this Saturday on 01646 680070 & you will get our buy one & get one at half price Christmas mega deal! Only available this Saturday! 😁

Beach life guarding courses in wales

We have been running instructor training courses for the passed 18 years & will be running SLSGB Beach Lifeguarding & SLSGB Surf Coach Rescue course for ONLY £100! in Pembrokeshire on the 9th-13th of April 2019 at our Surf Centre at Freshwater West ( The National Trust Gupton Farm) If your an outdoor instructor or if you want to work for the RNLI, The SLSGB BEACH LIFEGUARD (NVBLQ) 


This qualification covers all elements of beach lifeguard theory and practice, enabling you to apply with the RNLI. So inbox us ASAP to guarantee your spot on the course. 😁

We will run the SLSGB training at the National Trust Centre at Gupton Farm, we have a couple of mini buses so we can transport everyone to & from the beach & the swim pool. We can guarantee top training the minimum of two qualified experience training examiners and certificate within four working days of the end of the course. We will run a couple of these one in  April, May and June. we have 7 trainers on the team. We can 100% say you & out team of top trainers will love ever Single minute of it. 
For full details follow the link below;
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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Ladies only weekend retreats


Come & join in on one of our amazing Ladies only retreats bast at Freshwater West at our new Surf Centre! Gupton Farm House is the National Trust’s new visitor base at The simple, rustic setting has great facilities including a heated toilet and shower block, a wet weather barn, communal areas and loads of outdoor space. You will be staying in shared accommodation in the Gupton Farm House, which is the base from which you can explore Freshwater West and the wider landscape. Nestled in a cwtch-like hollow, our farm feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It’s a place to escape, reconnect with nature and breathe in the salty sea air; wake up to striking sunrises, unwind with equally spectacular sunsets and enjoy stargazing after dark. You can follow our network of footpaths, go wildlife watching at the nearby bird hide or head straight to the beach for sandy surfing adventures. The Stackpole Estate is only a short drive away where we will transport you to experience paddle boarding with us & discover more of the National Trust’s special places in Pembrokeshire. 
To Book please follow the link 

& for more information follow this link