Combined SUP Courses: L1, L2, L3 Surf, Rescue, SUP Wise

Training Venue

Newgale Hill, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

14-October-2019 - 18-October-2019

Closing: 30-September-2019


Five (5) x ASI instructor certifications: (1) SUP Water Safety Rescue Award, (2) L1 SUP Instructor Enclosed Flat Water & (3) L2 SUP Instructor Exposed Waters  & (4) L3 SUP Instructor Beginner Surf & (5) SUP Wise for Instructors Foundation Skills 
Training manuals 
ASI T-shirt
Access to SUP video library
12 months ASI membership​


Bring to Workshop

Your lunch
SUP board-leash-paddle
SUP clothing




Refund Policy

Full refund less £50 administration fee provided on minimum notice of 14 days prior to workshop.


Course Fee

Usual Rate: GBPGBP £ 650

Meeting Room. Big Blue Experience.  Flat 1, Newgale House Newgale, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 6AS  Wales
Free parking


Enrol into 5 (five) ASI SUP instructor qualifications at the same time and take advantage of the combined workshop discount fee. 

Delivered over 5 days, it’s the ideal way to get qualified.

Early bird rate is available if you enrol and pay in advance.

(click link for course information and requirements)

SUP Wise for Instructors Foundation Skills
Mon. 14 October 2019.    8am to 11am  (3 hrs)

SUP Water Safety Rescue Award (Flat Water)
Mon. 14 October 2019.     12pm to 5pm (half day)

Level 1 SUP Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water) 
Tues-Wed. 15-16 October 2019.    9am to 5pm (2 days)
Practical held at nearby inland water location. 

Level 2 SUP Instructor (Exposed Waters) 
Thurs. 17 October 2019.    9am to 5pm  (1 day)

Level 3 SUP Instructor (Beginner Surf)
Fri. 18 October 2019.    9am to 5pm  (1 day)

The Big Blue Experience are providing local support for the ASI Instructor workshops, providing a wealth of local area knowledge.  

The Big Blue Experience can also provide on-the-job practical experience.


Read the course information and requirements before enrolling.  
See links under Course Schedule.

Within 12 months for attending the workshop, instructors must submit a:
-Water Rescue Certificate  
-Senior First Aid certificate

You can be issued your Level 1 and Level 2 holding the flat water rescue certificate.  
But you need a surf rescue certificate to obtain your level 3 SUP Beginner Surf.  
Or you can hold a surf rescue certificate for all levels. 

You can obtain a surf rescue certificate from organisations such as surf lifesaving.   
See below for surf rescue courses delivered in this location.

Your SUP instructor certificate/s will not be issued until these are received.

After the workshop you will complete practical hours experience.

Complete your surf rescue and first aid qualifications at the same time. 
SLSGB Surf Coach Safety Rescue course (3 days) - combined first aid and rescue
SLSGB Lifeguard Course (5 days)  - combined first aid and rescue

Delivered by Phil Sadler from Pembrokeshire Surf School. See course information
Payment is separate to ASI. 
Contact the Phil Sadler direct to enrol and pay.  Email:
Ph: UK: +44 7881937605


Oli Tuggey  Biography
Oli is a highly experienced watersports instructor and teaches SUP, Sailing and Windsurfing Kitesurfing, Surfing, Powerboating, Coasteering and Snow Kiting.   He is an elite SUP Surfer and has been teaching SUP since 2007 in his SUP School in Wales.  Oli also travels to other locations in Europe delivering SUP instructor training.
Ph: +44 7816 169359 
Instructor Training Centre: The Big Blue Experience


A selection of accommodation options on The Big Blue Experience website at website

Bed & Breakfast

  • Duke of Edinburgh Inn B&B  (5 min walk to training venue). From ₤55 per night
    Ph:  +44 1437 720586  website
  • Bryn Awel B&B.  Penycwm, SA62 6AT. (2 min drive or 15 min walk to training venue)   From ₤32 per night  website
  • Southwood Farm B&B (1 mile - 20 minute walk to training venue)   From ₤55 per night  website


  • Newgale Lodge  (1.5 miles - 20 minute walk to training venue)  ₤65 per night  website



  • Broadhaven YHA Youth Hostel (6.5 miles - 15 minute drive to training venue)  From ₤16 per night  website


Closest airport: 
Cardiff Airport (101 miles/162km.  2 hr drive to training venue)
Bristol Airport (147 miles/ 136km.  2.5 hr drive)

Closest train station: 
Haverford West, Pembrokeshire.  (15 min drive).
Pick up from train station available.  No charge.  Contact ASI Trainer: Oli Tuggey

Closest bus station:   
Newgale bustop (3 mins walking distance)



Please bring the following equipment: 

  • Flat water SUP board & coiled leash
  • SUP surf board & long leash (for beginner surf course) 
  • Paddle 
  • SUP paddling clothing

Your board and gear can be left overnight at the training room venue.     

If you are travelling and don’t have your SUP board or SUP gear, you can hire it from The Big Blue Experience.
Ph: +44 7816 169359  Email: 
Please contact them in advance to ensure availability.  


Newgale is a very small village, located on a stunning 2 mile sandy beach right in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

There is a large variety of conditions for paddle boarding from Atlantic swells to sheltered wooded estuaries and reservoirs.

This area of the UK is renowned for its scenic coastline, natural beauty and variety of bays, beaches and rivers.

Wales has an incredible history and cultural heritage. In Pembrokeshire. there is evidence of stone age settlements, medieval castles and naval shipping history.