Surf Instructor in Leadership Training (SILT)

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City Surf Project’s mission is to teach underrepresented youth in San Francisco valuable life skills through the sport of surfing. By learning to ride waves, students will build self-confidence and discover tools necessary to overcome boundaries, both in and out of the water.

The SILT program is going to be a cohort of 8 to 10 high school students who have had participated with City Surf Project at least once. Along with fulfilling your community service hours, you will gain outdoor leadership skills, lifeguarding skills, CPR training, assist with surf instructing, and be part of the CSP team for summer 2018. This year we will be going on a 5 day backpacking and surfing trip in Point Reyes National Seashore from June 17th – June 22nd. This year SILTS will also be receiving a stipend (payment to be determined).

To apply, check out the information below and then fill out the SILT application form found here:


– Participated with City Surf Project at least once

– Must be able to swim comfortably in the ocean

– Must have some knowledge of surfing and surf equipment

– Must be in high school grades 9th-12th

– Must be familiar with and exemplify the three pillars of City Surf Project


– Mandatory week of training June 17th- June 22nd- Sunday – Friday overnight 

– Be at 4 weeks minimum of summer camp as a surf instructor


– Trained outdoor education staff leading an overnight backpacking trip

-Job experience/transferable skills to other future jobs

-Ability to learn teamwork, group management, leadership skills and more about your assets!

– Celebration weekend in August camping at New Brighton State Beach in Santa Cruz

– Surfing at a new break with pro surfers in Santa Cruz

– Certificate of completion

– Lifeguarding training

-CPR training

– Outdoor leadership training

– Community service hours

– Surf Instructing experience

– Being part of a Bay Area non-profit

– Learning new techniques and skills in the sport

– Learning how to care for and handle surf equipment

– Snacks each surf day