Do you like surfing, travel, meeting new people and glorious weather?

The Carve jobs board is now sharing vacancies within the surf industry for spring 2019 and beyond. There are job availabilities across the globe to suit all surfing levels, interests, availability and skills.

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Surf Coach: Bristol, UK | The Wave

Job: Surf Coach with The Wave  
Location: Bristol BS35 5RE, UK
Dates: Part Time, Full Time, Seasonal, Casual
Role Description:
The Wave® is a surf brand and surf culture company building inland surfing destinations in the UK and beyond. 
As surf coach at The Wave, you will be part of one of Europe’s largest and most unique surf school. The Wave will attract experienced surfers looking to improve their skills, as well as novices attempting the sport for the first time. You will play a vital role in providing quality beginner lessons, ensuring all visitors are reassured, informed and excited about getting on the water. As an ambassador for The Wave you will value the importance of championing health and safety, contributing to a culture that is proactive and communicates successfully across the surf operations department. 
With hundreds of surfers each day, this will be a busy place and in order to provide the high levels of service that our visitors deserve, you will be part of a team who are engaged, eager to learn and empowered to deliver high standards all the time.
We believe that we have the best opportunity to be part of the most exciting and unique visitor attraction to come to Bristol. If you are up for a challenge and want to help us build something really special, we can’t wait to hear from you. 
What you’ll be up to:
  •  Instructing, advising and educating our visitors during all surfing lessons and operations.
  • Having amazing knowledge of all the equipment used within the department to credibly advise our visitor on the appropriate kit for their needs and ability.
  • Maintaining the highest levels of safety across the department and assist in the creation of a culture of safety amongst the team.
  • Continuously maintaining a high level of care and respect for all surfing equipment ensuring it remains fit purpose (boards, wetsuits, fins and leashes)
  • Assisting lifeguards in emergency medical aid and water response.
  • Maintaining cleanliness and general upkeep of the Surf Ops areas.
  • Identify and address any visitors failing to follow the correct rules and safety procedures.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Maintaining a minimum requirement of ISA level 1 and beach lifeguard qualification or equivalent is essential.
  • Other experience of teaching in other areas is desirable.
  • A strong desire to get people active and to engage with surfing
  • A proactive and ambitious mindset, with a desire to ‘muck-in’!
  • A passion for sustainability, health and well being and the natural world
 
£10.30/hour
 
Contact Information:

Head Surf Coach: Bristol, UK | The Wave

Job: Head Surf Coach with The Wave
Location: Bristol BS35 5RE, UK
Dates: Full Time

Role Description:
The Wave® is a surf brand and surf culture company building inland surfing destinations in the UK and beyond.

As head surf coach, you will assist the surf operations manager in running of one of Europe’s largest and unique surf schools.

The Wave will attract experienced surfers looking to improve their skills, as well as novices attempting the sport for the first time so you will play a vital role in providing quality beginner lessons, ensuring all visitors are reassured, informed and excited about getting on the water. As an ambassador for The Wave you will value the importance of championing health and safety, contributing to a culture that is proactive and communicates successfully across the surf operations department.

With hundreds of surfers each day, this will be a busy place and in order to provide the high levels of service that our visitors deserve, you will help lead a team who are engaged, eager to learn and empowered to deliver high standards all of the time. You will assist the surf operations manager in observing lessons, ensuring standards are met, supporting and providing the team with constructive feedback. You will drive the daily briefings, ensuring the team are energised and ready for a busy day. You will also take on some administrative duties and maintain the smooth running of this unique operation.

We believe that we have the best opportunity to be part of the most exciting and unique visitor attraction to come to Bristol. If you are up for a challenge and want to help us build something really special, we can’t wait to hear from you.

What you’ll be up to:

  •  Delivering daily lessons and surf coaching.
  • Assisting with the daily operations of the surf school and surf experience (e.g. kit management, opening and closing checklists)
  • Ensuring the delivery of inclusive/adaptive surfing experiences.
  •  Actively participate in the appraisals of coaches and their continued professional development
  • Using your position as a platform to inform and engage our visitors about all our services at The Wave.
  •  Actively promote and educate visitors on excellent surf etiquette.

Skills and attributes:

  • Qualified ISA Surf Coach (Level 1 and 2 accepted)
  •  Qualified beach lifeguard
  •  Experienced in surf coaching and surf schools
  • Experienced in team leadership
  • An ability to work under pressure, with a drive and determination to achieve the best.
  •  A strong desire to get people active and to engage with surfing.
  •  Strong attention to detail, especially with regards to Health and Safety, with an ability to spot trends and errors
  •  A proactive and ambitious mindset, with a desire to ‘muck-in’!
  •  A passion for sustainability, health and well-being and the natural world
  • Will need to obtain and keep a clean DBS check as part of safeguarding requirements

£25,000 / Year

Contact Information:
Apply at www.harri.com/wave-bristol

Surf Department Manager & Instructor: Portugal | Soul & Surf

Job:  Surf Department Manager & Instructor with Soul & Surf Portugal 
Location: In the Algarve, near the town of Lagos
Dates: June-October

Role Description:
We’re on the look out for an experienced, qualified surf coach, that can inspire and excite us and our guests, to join us in Portugal.

It will be your responsibility to help us run our surf department, so you’ll need to demonstrate your ability to tailor aspects of the lessons to each guest’s needs. You will also oversee the more experienced surfers ‘daily surf guides’.

As manager of our small surf team, you’ll be required to train the team to deliver to our agreed standards and will ensure all aspects of the surf department are running smoothly from equipment to vehicles to staff morale.

As a key team member you will also be required to act as a host throughout a guests stay, attending meals and some evening events and helping the senior management team to get things done. Current surf coaching qualifications to Level 2 standard, beach lifeguard and professional liability insurance is a must.

Contact Information:
jobs@soulandsurf.com

Surf Instructor: UK | Scarborough Surf School

Job: Surf Coach at Scarborough Surf School
Location: Scarborough, England
Dates: June to mid November

Role Description:
As a member of our team, you will be expected to work independently and with others to deliver surf lessons from complete beginner to intermediate level from our beach at Cayton Bay, Scarborough. You may also be expected to help with Kids Surf Club, SUP sessions and coasteering. An interest in these activities would be advantageous and a good rate of pay with incentives is offered to the right candidate. We can also help out with nearby accommodation.

Contact Information:
If this sounds like you, then contact Paul on 0777 1657844 or email your CV to info@scarboroughsurfschool.co.uk

Surf Coach: Hayle Cornwall | Sandy Acres Surf School

Job: Surf Coach
Location: Hayle, Cornwall
Dates: Start now, may lead to a permanent position

Role Description:
As a surf coach you will need to be able to work independently (must be 18 yrs+) leading group lessons of up to 7 people ranging in ability from total beginner to intermediate level. Approachable in and out of the water you are a friendly and outgoing communicator, who is able to teach the technical aspects of surfing in a fun and informative way. You are a confident and responsible surfer, taking great care to keep your students safe but stoked at the same time.

Contact Information:
If this is you contact Liesi: 07415946025 or email your CV to sandyacrescornwall@gmail.com

Surf Instructor: SRI LANKA OR DENMARK | drivethru Surfcamps

Job: Surf Instructor with drivethru Surfcamp
Location: Sri Lanka or Denmark
Dates: June 2019 – open end. Minimum 3 to 6 months would be ideal

What we are looking for:

  • A friendly and open minded character who likes to spend some good times with our team and guests
  • Commitment of minimum 3 to 6 months
  • Someone with a valid ISA Level 1 or ISA Level 2 certificate
  • Someone with a valid surf lifesaver license
  • Someone with a valid international driving license

Some of your tasks at drivethru’s:

  • Organisation and performance of surfing lessons (Monday – Friday, one lesson is approx. 3 hours)
  • Weekly video analysis of your students
  • Performance of surf theory lessons
  • Maintenance and checking of the surf equipment
  • Attending and participating in team meetings
  • Being a helping hand if needed

Contact Information:
To apply, get in touch with Alex at jobs@drivethru.de / www.drivethru.de

Surf Coach: Sri Lanka | Sunshinestories

Job: Surf Coach with Sunshinestories
Location: Ahangama, Sri Lanka

Role Description:
We’re searching for an experienced Surf Coach to come join our team at Sunshinestories!

As a Surf Coach you will lead up to 5 students through a week of surfing; daily in-water surf lessons, video analysis and surf theory classes. Moreover you will assist the Surf Manager with various projects.

You are continuously developing your own surfing and can perform advanced manoeuvres on various types of surfboards, both long and short. You are also a good communicator and know how to explain the technical aspects of surfing, ranging from someone that has never surfed before through to experienced surfers, in a fun and interactive way. 

You are not afraid to stand in front of people and teach surfing, not only at the ocean but also in the classroom. You are open to surf all kinds of surf craft and really enjoy every time you get to go in the ocean and play. You are a responsible surfer and take great precautions to keep your students safe and stoked.

Computer skills are a definite bonus.

REQUIREMENTS 

Fluent in English

• ISA or similar surf teaching certificate incl. lifeguard training and first aid

• Worked in a similar role for a minimum of one season

• Can stay for minimum 3 months

Contact Information:
Apply at work.sunshinestories.com / More information at www.sunshinestories.com

Trainee Surf Instructors: Morocco | Mint Surf Morocco

Job: Trainee Surf Instructors with Mint Surf Morocco

Location: Taghazout, Morocco
Dates: 12th September to mid-May 2020

Role Description:
Surf instructor hours for qualification: Finish up your ISA qualification in sunny Morocco! Get those hours of teaching experience needed to finalise your certificate and see what it’s like to be a surf instructor. 

Contact Information:
For more information or to apply, email Courtney at contact@mintsurf.com / www.mintsurfmorocco.co.uk

Surf Guide/Bar Work: Mentawai Islands | Mentawai Surf Retreat

Job: Surf Guide/Bar Work with Mentawai Surf Retreat

Location: Mentawai Islands
Dates: June 5th – October 14th (can be 10 days work or up to 2 months at a time during this period)

Role Description:
You will be required to take guests to various surf spots suited to their ability. Ensure that they are having a good time and make sure that they are catching plenty of waves. Safety in and out the water will be part of this role too. In the evenings you’ll be required to help out in the bar. This is not a full time position, it’s casual based. Surf guide does not have to be a professional surfer but must be competent in the water, and also have good hospitality skills. We provide training to our standards. Previous experience is an advantage but not necessary. There is plenty of time to score waves.

Contact Information: Send your CV through to: workatmsr@gmail.com

Surf Instructor: Mexico | WildMex

Job: Surf Instructor with WildMex
Location: Punta Mita, Mexico
Dates: WildMex is open year round, but our busiest season is from mid-December to mid-May

Role Description:
WildMex is a young company focused on sharing the lifestyle we love with our guests and coworkers. We pride ourselves in giving the best quality service while having a great time. We are all grateful for the opportunities life has given us to live the way we do and are focused on being surrounded by great people and having quality versus quantity in our daily lives. We are professional, fun, honest, passionate and hardworking. WildMex is a company with a great reputation, ranked as a 5-Star Company.

Our instructors give surf lessons which involve occasional land lessons (or brush-up sessions), surf theory, helping guests get waves in the water, being hospitable to guests, giving them pointers, helping them carry their board whenever possible, etc.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Conducting surf lessons
  • Driving and picking up guests
  • Talking with potential clients (answering questions, keeping them entertained)
  • Taking care of the equipment (checking, cleaning, storing)
  • Keeping the store and equipment organised
  • Loading and unloading equipment from vans
  • Putting fins and leashes on boards if needed
  • Joining qualifying sessions/workshops
  • Answering your phone for lessons confirmations
  • Being professional, patient and friendly towards guests

Job Skills and Requirements

  • Surf skills – level of surf instructor
  • Driving license – confident manual and automatic driving required
  • Punctuality
  • Professionalism
  • Easy-going personality
  • Flexibility (especially with the schedule)

Extras for Staff

  • Staff working with WildMex get the following perks:
  • Unlimited use (during office hours) of all boards and equipment for personal use.  All damage must be paid by each individual.  WildMex boards shall not be taken on multi-day surf trips or overnight by staff.
  • Ability to go on any of our other trips (snorkeling, SUPing, biking) for free when timing and group logistics allows.
  • Ability to join existing surf trips as long as there is space and they help loading and unloading boards and whatever the instructor guiding the trip asks them to help with.
  • Discounts on local partner shops and restaurants.
  • Pro deals with partner companies like Firewire Surfboards, Global Surf Industries, Excel Wetsuits, etc.

Money and Responsibility
Our instructors do not get a monthly salary. They get called and paid by assignment and only show up for the scheduled lesson times. It is important to know that even though on this setup instructors do not come in for full days at the office, it is considered a full-time job, and most of the time the instructors are working 4-7 days a week and making enough money to support themselves comfortably. We give all instructors the same opportunity to make money, however, the amount of work you get will depend greatly on personal matter, such as guests liking you, being reliable, being on time, helping out at the office even when not on schedule, ability to work with other instructors, encouraging guests to book more lessons or trips with us, answering your phone, etc.

Most of our clientele is either from the US or Canada.  Culturally both of these nationalities tend to be good tippers.  We also work with higher-end clientele in the area. This means that on average, our instructors double what they make per lesson in tips. Doing a good job, smiling a lot, and giving 100% does indeed pay off.

Further information
Full description on pay system, dates and visa requirements can be found in separate documents, which will be passed along once potential instructors have passed our screening process.

Contact Information:
For more information or to apply, get in touch at: wildmexprojects@gmail.com / www.wildmex.com

Sports Marketing Coordinator: Netherlands | Patagonia

Your role:

We’re in business to save our home planet. Your role will contribute to this mission by engaging the European Outdoor Sports communities through the mission and values of Patagonia.

Key accountabilities:

  • Asisst in the creation and execution of the European sports community engagement strategy.
  • Partner with the brand marketing team to ensure ambassador and sport integration in all marketing initiatives.
  • Be current and up to date with the latest news, innovations and movements within the Patagonia outdoor sports – deliver regular reports and insights to the company.
  • Travel to important ambassador events and brand events across the focus markets.
  • Support the promotion of ambassador initiatives on European and Global marketing platforms.
  • Manage a network for sports content creators in film, photography and copywriting
  • Be responsible for maintaining positive and proactive relations with European sport ambassadors, as well as coordinating marketing activities with them.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of an annual ambassador summit.
  • When required, prepare presentations for key account meetings, sales meetings, or company business reviews, meetings and workshops.
  • Participate and be an ambassador at customer events, trade fairs and shows.
  • Partner with our internal and external PR and Social Media teams to amplify sports marketing and ambassador initiatives.
  • Develop education and training materials for ambassadors in relation to environmental advocacy and activism.

Pre-requisites:
In order to succeed in this role, it is expected that you will have:

  • 5 years plus experience in outdoor Sports Marketing.
  • Deep working knowledge of the core Patagonia sports
  • A deep passion for outdoor sports and personal skill in one or more of the Patagonia sports at an expert level.
  • Fluent English.
  • Pan-European experience preferable.
  • A strong belief in the Patagonia business and mission statement and a passion for protecting wild places (direct experience of the environmental movement preferable).
  • Ability to work on own initiative for extended periods.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills.
  • Solid written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint.

Employee Conduct:
It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.

Please make sure that your CV and cover letter are in English. Apply via the Patagonia website here.

Campervan Traveller Assistant: Portugal | Atlantic Coast Campers

Job: Traveller Assistant with Atlantic Coast Campers
Location: Torres Vedras (between Peniche and Ericeira) and a bit all over Portugal
Dates: March – October 2019 (it can be a shorter period)

 

Role Description:
Atlantic Coast Campers is looking for talented and passionate campervan travellers to join the team. The Traveller Assistant will be the direct point of contact with our guests, providing world-class customer service.

Main Tasks:

  • Direct contact with the clients, providing world-class customer service.
  • Welcome the guests, hand over campers and do a full induction to the campervans and camping with travelling advice.
  • Receive and deliver the campervans (check-ins and check-outs).
  • Use oral and written communication skills to register guests, process payments and explain the van.
  • Perform all the supportive functions in order to make sure operations run smoothly, including picking up guests from/to the airport and preparing the vans.
  • Verify and prepare vans before each booking.
  • Perform inspections and keep complete, accurate records of the vehicle’s condition.

Requirements:

  • Fluent in English and Portuguese (mandatory)
  • Local knowledge is an advantage
  • Valid driver’s license and confidence to drive a campervan (mandatory)
  • Outgoing and friendly with a gregarious personality and a natural talent for customer service
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Excellent punctuality and team work
  • Staying calm and keeping always an overview in hectic times
  • Problem Solver: flexibility and availability for last minute challenges and ability to focus on customer satisfaction
  • Responsible and organised
  • Reliable
  • Positive

This role provides an opportunity to develop your experience and skills whilst working in beautiful surroundings and a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Enjoy travel and surf throughout Portugal. Campervan is a big plus!

Contact Information:
To apply, email a CV and cover letter to Pedro at pedro@atlanticcoastcampers.com / www.atlanticcoastcampers.com

Surf Camp Volunteers: Morocco | Mint Surf Morocco

Job: Surf Camp Volunteers with Mint Surf Morocco

Location: Taghazout, Morocco
Dates: 12th September to mid-May 2020 

Role Description:

Surf camp volunteers: Helping with hosting and breakfasts/dinners and taking photos of guests on the beach along with photography/social media updates.

You can then surf the rest of the day and on days off. One month minimum commitment.

Contact Information:

For more information or to apply, email Courtney at contact@mintsurf.com / www.mintsurfmorocco.co.uk

Surf House Manager: Sri Lanka | Ticket to Ride

Job: Surf House Manager with Ticket to Ride
Location: Ahangama, Sri Lanka
Dates: From mid Sept 2019 – mid April 2020. With the potential for a full time contract and the potential for an earlier start date for the right candidate. 

Role Description:
Ticket to Ride have a hugely exciting opportunity for the right individual to come on board in the early stages of a new project, with global roll out potential.

We’re looking for someone who is a natural leader and a hard-working team player to join our new surf house in Sri Lanka. The TTR Surf House is a 22 sleeper based a stones throw from the breaks in Ahangama, on the Southern Sri Lankan coast.

You’ll have proven management experience within the hospitality industry, with great interpersonal skills and a passion for leading and inspiring a team of people.

You will need to be well organised, calm under pressure and good at problem solving, especially when it comes to handling the more ’unexpected’ challenges that working in developing countries can throw up.

You will also need to be financially minded, sales driven and have an understanding of marketing.

Job description

  • Manage the day to day running of the Surf House (22 guests)
  • Administration including finances, arrivals information etc.
  • Greeting all guests and influencing atmosphere to provide a friendly environment for all guests during their stay
  • Dealing with any complaints or issues in a professional manner
  • Basic maintenance
  • Keep the Cleanliness to a high standard
  • Manage the surf house team
  • Ensuring the team deliver the guest services in a timely manner and to the highest
    possible standard (surf lessons, yoga, meals etc)
  • Help with organising surf hire, lessons, airport transfers etc. for guests
  • Seek regular feedback from staff and guests and mediate where necessary

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Experience of Sri Lanka
  • Worked as a Hotel/Retreat/Hospitality Manager
  • Experience working in a developing country
  • Proven revenue management skills
  • Proven staff management skills
  • A passion for surfing, yoga, or a combination of both

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Surf coaching
  • Language skills
  • A good understanding of technology / internet connectivity

Contact Information:

Send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you’d be a good fit for Ticket to Ride and our new venture in Sri Lanka, to jobs@tickettoridegroup.com with the subject “Sri Lanka Surf House Manager”.

All Covering Letters and CVs will be considered, and those selected will be followed up as below:

1 – Phone Interview – which will take place up to Friday 22nd March
2 – Interview and Assessment – Follow Up, by Friday 5th April

If you haven’t heard back from us within two weeks of application please assume it has been unsuccessful.

www.tickettoridegroup.com

Yoga Instructor: Mentawai Islands | Mentawai Surf Retreat

Job: Yoga Instructor with Mentawai Surf Retreat
Location: Mentawai Islands, Indonesia
Dates: June 5th – October 14th (can be 10 days work or up to 2 months at a time during this period)

Role Description:
You will be required to provide guests with yoga lessons. If you surf, there will be plenty of time between classes to surf.

This is not a full time position, it’s casual based. This is a qualified positions only and you must have good hospitality skills.

Contact Information: Send your CV through to: workatmsr@gmail.com

Yoga Teacher: Portugal | Slide Surf Camp

Job: Yoga Teacher at Slide Surfcamp
Location: Portugal
Dates: September 2019 – November 2019

Role Description:
We are looking for a spirited and experienced Yoga teacher to join our team in Portugal during the period from September to November 2019.

Accommodation is possible in our surf house which is located right on the beachfront.

Preferred styles are Ashtanga, Vinyasa or Acroyoga.

Contact Information:
For more information or to apply, get in touch at slidesurfcamp@hotmail.com / www.surfcamp-in-portugal.de