Safety Comes First with the Surf and Community Service Programs at Uvita Surf School
The beaches where groups surf are carefully selected to provide a safe, fun surfing experience away from dangerous outcroppings or obstacles.
Our surf instructors are trained and qualified to exhibit good judgment, strong organizational and language skills, and a reliable sense of responsibility.
Each of our instructors is certified in First Aid and CPR and possess lifeguard skills. After attending mandatory training, they approach the beach with a sound basis in safety protocols and guidelines and are vigilant to the groups in their charge.
Our instructors are not allowed to smoke or drink while on the job and will not tolerate such behavior on the part of youth groups.
Surf instructor reviewing safety tips with students at Uvita Surf and Service.
Groups will be provided with proper equipment to insure their safety, including a soft core surfboard with soft fins and a leash to prevent run-aways, as well as a rash vest to prevent rawness or rubbing.
Instructors are outfitted with a comprehensive first aid kit, areas indicator markers, whistle and rescue board. A pop-up cabana is provided to give students a place to rest away from the rays of the sun. Water is provided.
Our community service projects are coordinated with safe, reliable individuals and institutions that understand and comply with our safety protocols.
Leaders know where students are at all times and supervise all activities. Students are not permitted to travel alone in public and always know how to get in contact with their leaders. First aid kits are available and leaders have emergency medical contact numbers and an evacuation plan.
At Uvita Surf and Service safety is our highest priority.