Gap Year Surfing



Gap Year Surfing

Do you love surfing? Are you looking for a way into the industry?  Then getting your Surf Instructor qualification is a big step in the right direction. Whether you’re looking to ditch the city life and make a career change, or find an epic way to spend your gap year, a surf instructor course will offer you adventure and an internationally recognised qualification.

Ticket to Ride pioneered the surfing gap year, and lead the way when it comes to developing and operating real surf adventure.

They run Surf Instructor Courses run from 10 to 13 weeks along the beautiful coastline of Southern Africa starting in Cape Town and finishing in Surf City Durban 7 stops later, which combine surf, travel, community projects and qualifications.

Once qualified the adventure continues. You are then in the unique position of being free to travel the world and earn money as you go. And once you’re a rider with Ticket to Ride, you can maintain that relationship when seeking employment – and they haven’t failed to find a rider work yet!

What people say!

“I went on the 13-week Surf Instructor Course in South Africa, and I loved every bit of it! The accommodation was all beachside, the coaches were incredible and I have made some friends for life – not to mention my surfing has come on from beginner to instructor level. I am hoping to teach in Cornwall this summer, and carry on living the dream!”

So what’s next? Check out there website for more information on the course:

Or even better, give the team a call and their trip experts can answer all the questions you have (020 8788 8668).


Ticket to Ride are the most fanatical surf company out there, delivering world class coaching whilst giving back to the local communities. Get qualified and get out there! They are the only ones to consider when thinking of taking a surf gap year.