The ASI SUP Wise for Instructors Foundation Skills course covers the ASI methodology, terminology, guidelines and technique for paddling with safety and competence at enclosed flat water locations. It also provides an overview of the SUP Wise certificate program. These are essential knowledge and skills required for ASI SUP instructors.
Identify ASI methodology, terminology, guidelines and technique for paddling with safety and competence at enclosed flat water locations.
Flat water, including inland waterways and bodies of water. eg. creeks, rivers, lakes, lagoons, estuaries, canals less than 1 km wide (0.6 miles).
Assistant Stand Up Paddle Instructor
Environment & Safety
Understand the enclosed flat water environment
Identify SUP personal hazards
Identify SUP location hazards
Choose a safe SUP location
Identify self rescue techniques and when to apply them
Identify how to care for the enclosed flat water SUP environment
Enter and exit the water correctly
Paddle in standing and kneeling position with balance and confidence
Identify the 5 phases of the forward paddle stroke
Demonstrate correct method to change direction
Demonstrate turning - back paddling left and right
Demonstrate how to stop, safe wipe-out and dismount
Understand how to perform a pivot turn
Demonstrate correct SUP etiquette
Equipment & Clothing
Choose suitable board, equipment and clothing
Knowledge of water and weather conditions and basic paddling technique
Paddle with confidence and safety in enclosed flat water locations
Swim 50 metres (164 ft)
The ASI SUP Wise for Instructors Foundation Skills course can be completed by:
Attending a workshop
Workshop course requirements:
Participate in on water paddling, theory, knowledge, skills and techniques.
Receive 2 hours sign off for paddling experience in the workshop.
After the workshop:
Complete 8 hours (e.g 4 x 2 hr sessions) on the water paddling experience with an ASI accredited or other approved SUP school / instructor and have them sign Certificate page in SUP Wise logbook.
(Exemption to completing paddling experience, can be provided by Trainer at the workshop for participants who have demonstrated prior paddling experience and have the required skills, knowledge and competency)
Workshop: 3 hours
Plus post workshop paddling experience (as applicable).
You have 12 months from date of workshop to complete all course requirements.
What we provide:
SUP Wise Enclosed Flat Water Competency Logbook
The following equipment and clothing is required to complete the training:
Flat water stand up paddle board
Coiled leash (leg-rope)
SUP clothing suitable for paddling
ASI SUP Wise Level 1 Stand Up Paddle (Enclosed Flat Water) Participation Certificate
Additional certificate issued:
No renewal requirements.
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