About the job:

 Traveling abroad to teach is a great way to gain experience and can be an extremely enriching life and professional experience. We are glad to offer our instructors a wonderful environment to teach and practice surfing, in one of the best surf destination of Maldives. 

The surf instructor will conduct collective or individual surf lessons. He will be trained by professional coach as well to conduct surf physical training and instruction and theory video feed back courses. He will gives twice a day a collective or individual courses (surf class/surf guide session/surf physical training/video feed back course),

 5 to 6 days a week. Classes are given mostly in English and eventually other languages depending on the nationality of our instructor and guests.

 Under the supervision of Vakaru Surf management team, the Surf Instructor will be responsible for planning, organizing, instructing and leading surf lessons for various ages and abilities, while ensuring a positive and safe environment. Job duties include but are not limited to:

1.     Welcome each guest on arrival, finding out their expectations & requirements prior to teaching their first class

2.     Say goodbye to guests at the end of their stay

3.     Teach 2 collective or individual classes (surf classes, training course, theory feed back classes) per day (morning and afternoon), 5 to 6 days a week

4.     Be present and available before and after each class offering personal time for questions and some extra private tuition as and when requested.

5.    Assisting   in the Vakaru surf Shop and Vakaru Green Room Café

6.     Hosting: building a rapport with guests, meeting their every need, answering questions,

7.     Prepare classes that meet the individual needs of participants, in harmony with the goals; establish clear objectives for all lessons, projects, and communicate these objectives to the guests

8.     Focus your time and energy on offering caring, thoughtful & intelligent support to guests, during and outside lessons, to maximize the development of their practice & surf experience as a whole

9.  Demonstrate effective pedagogy, leadership skills, and sensitivity to all levels

10.  Participate in all mandatory staff meetings and collective activities

11.  Perform other job-related duties as assigned

12.  Ensure the selection of the surf spot, equipment and supplies are appropriate to the activity and level of the participants to provide safe surfing conditions to guests

13.  Ensure all equipment and supplies are accessible and ready prior to class beginning

14.  Take care of the equipment and its maintenance before and after surf lessons

15.  Act as a leader in emergency situations. Report any accidents or incidents according to Emergency Communication Action Plan

Minimum qualifications for position:

·       Minimum of 22 years of age

·       Be eligible to stay 1 year in Thulusdhoo island

·       Surf qualifications at a recognized educational institution, e.g. ISA, ASI

·       Lifeguard qualifications, e.g. SLSGB, RLSS

·       Good working level in English. Speaking French, Spanish, German, Russian

·       Minimum of 3 years’ experience teaching surf

·       Have a valid travel insurance

·       Qualification and experience in teaching SUP is a plus

·       The desire to live in Maldivian culture 

Skills and ability requirements:

·       Ability to properly prepare and teach all required lessons

·       Ability to work effectively with a wide range of surf levels in a diverse community

·       Be able to meet the physical aspects of the position, including walking, running, swimming

·       Be able to surf confidently in all types of conditions

·       Must be an enthusiastic, friendly and sociable person who is also organized, committed, reliable and a hard-working team player

·       Excellent Leadership skills

·       Good customer service and communication (written and verbal) skills to coach and mentor surf lessons, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations

·       Ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints 




·       Salary :  Be  negociated during job interview

·       Flight ticket

·       Room in a shared staff accommodation in Thulusdhoo

·       One day off per week

·       Opportunity to live by the ocean, join all training programs, day-trips and other activities on your spare time or days-off, depending on availability

·       Benefit from all the extra free activities we offer


Starting on the 15th  of February 2018-One-year contract. 

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to  the manager of Vakaru Surf before 1st of February 2018;

Ms Delphine Juillet Jamaal: juilletrdelphine@gmail.com and delphine@vakarusurf.com

 A description or video presenting yourself and telling us why you’d like to work with us. Will be a plus.

Don't hesitate to send us additional pictures, videos, social medias links, whatever you think will help us know you better!

 Please look at our website before applying. www.vakarusurf.com


yes , one room, with private bathroom. Kitche, living room to share

No. On demand, participation of 7 USD( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

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About Vakaru Surf School:

 Vakaru surf school is a new school in Thulusdhoo local island in Maldives.  This is the only surf school which offer surf class of high quality, personalised and individual classes, surf physical training, theory video feedback classes for all levels of surfers.

The school is located on the beach of Thulusdhoo, North Male atoll, at 30 mn in speed  boat from the capital  city Male. It’s a paradisiac island with pristine white sand beaches and turquoise lagoon, where surfers can ride waves of very good quality as Cokes and Chicken surf breaks. Close by (10 mn in speed boat), you can find the famous surf breaks of Sultan, Jail, Honkeys, Ninjas, Pasta Point, Lois… 

Maldives ‘s surf spots have become one of the favourites for wave riders of varying skill and experience. The international team is there to make you discover surfing or to help you to improve your surfing whatever your level in an amazing place.

Vakaru surf school organized surf physical training (1h/ 1h30mn) conducted by professional for the surfers or people interested who want to improve their physical conditions. In order to personalizing your coaching, correct your mistakes and improve your surfing, instructors are developing instruction video feedback classes, individual mental coaching.

This method is based on the sport science. 

For more information about us: www.vakarusurf.com