Surf Instructor Leadership Training

The “SILT”program consists of a cohort of 8 to 10 high school students who have previously participated with City Surf Project. Along with fulfilling community service hours, you will gain outdoor leadership skills, lifeguarding skills, CPR training, assist with surf instructing, and be part of our 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).


What are the Qualifications?

  • 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

What is the Time Commitment?

  • Mandatory week of training June 17th- June 22nd- Sunday – Friday overnight
  • Be at 4 weeks minimum of summer camp as a surf instructor

What are the Benefits?

  • 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
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Apply ( Deadline May 10th, 2018)

Please be sure to read over our entire qualification and commitment section before applying

Acceptance Letter Sent ( May 15th-20th)

We will inform you if you got by phone and email between May 15-20th, 2018

Attend Training ( June 17th-21th)

Mandatory outdoor training for all SILTS starts June 17th-21st
Previous SILTS Experiences

What Others Are Saying About SILTS

“You go to do this program. It's off the hook and really gets you out of your comfort.”

Atwan R.11th grader

“I never realized I can be truly free until I spent a summer as a SILT. ”

Andrea B.10th grader

“The amount of work I had to do to keep kids safe made me feel really responsible for the first time in my life. Can't wait to do this again”

Kara S.9th grader

“I wish I knew about this program when I was a freshman. The staff, the experience, and the overall knowledge really made me feel ready for life after high school. ”

Rodrigo S12th grader
City Surf Project

1633 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Office: 415-741-9005
Volunteers: 415-810-0905

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