Surf Patrol

The Palm Springs Surf Club Palm Springs, California $19.00 to $21.00 per hour



Surf Patrol – The Palm Springs Surf Club

·        Palm Springs, CA, USA

·        Job category: Surf Patrol

·        Job Location: 1500 S Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92264

·        Season: Year Round

·        Job Classification: Full-Time

·        $19-21 / Hour

Company Description:

PSSC is a broadly appealing active lifestyle concept incorporating surfing, entertainment, hospitality, dining, fitness, social events, and health & wellness. Our targeted site strategy is focused on warm weather and densely populated urban markets with a mix of strong local and visitor demographics. PSSC features proven wave technologies by Surf Loch Wave Systems. Our scalable destination concept easily adapted to fit local market character to create a true community focal point and gathering place.


You dont just work at PSSC. You become one of the best reasons our clients come back again and again. Its our aim to provide a warm and inviting community atmosphere for our guests and corporate clients. We believe every employee should play a key role in helping to enrich the client and guest experience during their event. This takes a dedication to real, live hospitality and an appreciation for innovative leadership. We are a team, and we act like it. We also believe, as PSSC management, in a commitment to providing a secure and an enjoyable work environment for every employee — one that promotes honesty, mutual respect, personal growth and career advancement for all. Employees also receive access to employee dedicated surf sessions.


Surf Patrol Mission:


This position will oversee the safety and experience of guests surfing in the surf pool at PSSC. Our job is to provide a safe and fun experience leaving customers with an authentic feeling comparable or better to that of an ocean experience. Our job is akin to that of a Tavarua boatman. If you don't know what that is, this job may not be for you. We will be the first line of defense in the event of accidents and injuries in the pool. We will also be the team that provides helpful advice on surfing, paddling, knowledge of the waves, and ensuring we give each customer the best shot at having success in their session. This position will be extremely active. We will be in the water surfing, we will be swimming, we will be operating the surf system, we will be helping learners stand up for the first time, all while being good stewards of surf culture and stoke. This job has a lot of fun baked in to it, but it is a job so we will be professionals in every sense of the word.


The ideal candidate will be a partner and leader who:

·        Is a role model, inspiring confidence, trust, optimism, respect, fairness, and collaboration

·        Has surf experience above the level of intermediate

·        Has a history of surfing in competitions

·        Doesn’t carry around an ego regarding their surf abilities, we will be dealing with all skill levels of surfers and need to help them progress their journey

·        Is responsible and dependable, can hold down a work schedule even if the waves on the coast are cranking

·        Has patience and is a good communicator

·        Is flexible, sometimes we will be called in to other areas of the operation for an assist

·        Is calm, cool, and collected in the face of emergencies and on crowded days

·        Is tech savvy, knows their way around touchscreens and computers

·        Holds self and others accountable


Qualifications and Skills:

A candidate for this position must possess the following applicable knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to demonstrate and provide applicable examples to support his/her competency.



·        Can surf above an intermediate level

·        Can swim and dive, allowing them to pass required lifeguard training certifications

·        Can articulate the skills required to surf with ease

·        Can read wave patterns and can spot potential accidents or collisions before they occur

·        Experience in customer service is a plus

·        Can operate iPads and touchscreens in accordance with facility procedures

·        Track record of delivering exceptional customer experience

·        Excellent judgment with strong problem-solving capabilities

·        Strong written and verbal communication skills, i.e., poised and engaging, empathetic communication styles that can enliven, engage, and positively impact individuals and groups

·        Physically able to lift longboards, SUPs, etc and has the ability to meet minimum lifeguard certification requirements

·        Ability to act quickly and efficiently with high degree of professionalism

·        Customer service orientated

·        Ability to work independently and in a team environment

·        Able to operate a waterproof camera


Preferred Qualifications:

·        Current lifeguard certification preferred

·        Previous full-time job experience is preferred

·        Background in lifeguarding is highly desirable

·        Background in surf instruction is highly desirable



PSSC recognizes that benefits play a vital role in helping ensure the health and financial security of employees and their families. We offer a variety of benefits to our employees including:

·        Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

·        Retirement plan

·        Paid Vacation and Sick Days

·        Paid Parental Leave

·        Company Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance

·        PSSC Employee Perks and Discounts

·        Employee surf sessions and team surf missions to the coast


PSSC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer & participates in E-Verify.


This job post is intended to describe the general requirements for the position. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned as necessary to ensure the proper operation of PSSC.

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