(Flexible Trainer) Level 2 SUP Instructor Exposed Waters -Enrol Anytime

Training Venue

Kauai, Hawaii, USA



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

01-January-2021 - 31-December-2021

Closing: 31-December-2021


Training manuals 
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  $75 administration fee provided on minimum notice of 14 days prior to workshop.


Course Fee

Usual Rate: US Dollars.US$ 250

Complete theory online - work from home.
Complete practical assessments with an ASI Trainer.
Complete practical hours experience at an ASI Accredited SUP School or other approved SUP school. 

Location: practical session with trainer
Blackpot Beach Park.   Hanalei Bay   (next to Hanalei Pier)
Parking: free parking available at training venue.


This is an e-learning course, with practical assessments completed with a trainer. 

The trainer will provide guidance on the practical SUP and instruction skills, take video of you, conduct the assessment of your skills and provide feedback. 

The theory is completed online prior to attending the practical session.

Practical session date and time is organised with a trainer to suit your schedule.

There is a maximum of 2 people and the hours may slightly change depending if it is one person or two people.


Total duration: 1 hour 

Level 2 SUP Instructor Exposed Waters (Flexible Trainer Delivery) 
Session: 1 hour

(1) Read the course information and requirements before enrolling.  
(2) You have 12 months to complete all courses.
(3) Within 12 months of enrolling, instructors must submit a:
-Senior First Aid certificate
Your SUP instructor certificate will not be issued until these are received.

Once qualified, ASI Instructors can access the Instructor insurance, via the special ASI USA insurance scheme.  Online application with Philadelphia Insurance.   $232 p.a. for $1 or 2M liability and more.   Covers 30 days at a time outside the USA.
ASI has secured excellent premiums for ASI USA instructors based on the ASI worldwide operations.
More info...


Ethan Sage  Biography
Ph:  +1 808 212 5962 
Email: esage78@gmail.com


  • Hanlei Colonial Resort (5 minute drive to training venue)  website
  • Hanalei Inn  (5 min walk to training venue) website
  • Honu`ea International Hostel Kaua`I   website   Approx $20 per night dormitory.   $60 per night private room.   Situated on eastern coast, about a 25 minute bus ride from training venue.  There is a bus stop in front of hostel to Hanalei Bay. 
  • Craigs List – offers  good accommodation deals.  website

Closest Airport:   
Lihue airport, Kauai.  Approx. 30-45 minute drive to venue (Hanalei Bay)
Taxi:  From airport.  approx. $50 to $100

Closest Bus Station:
Bus picks up at airport and drops off at Hanalei Town.  Walk to venue – 15 minutes.

Closest Train Station:   
No trains

Local Transport:  
Ethan can pick you up from your local accommodation to training venue.  Call in advance to organise.

The following equipment and clothing is required to complete the training:

  • SUP board & coiled leash
  • Paddle
  • SUP clothing 
  • Video camera / phone to take video
  • Access to computer 
  • Access to an ASI Accredited SUP School or other approved school to complete practical experience
  • Organise to complete practical session with an ASI Trainer. 

For the practical session with trainer 
If you are travelling and don’t have your SUP board/gear, you can hire it from ASI Trainer Ethan Sage.
Ph: +1 808 212 5962   Email: esage78@gmail.com
Please contact the trainer in advance to ensure availability.  


Relaxing and pristine Kauai (the Garden Island) is the least commercially developed of the Hawaiian islands. Waterfalls, scenic drives and more than 60 beaches dot the landscape.

Some beaches have great snorkeling, others offer child-friendly tidal pools and some are perfect for all kinds of water sports. Dry-land activities include hiking the Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali coastline, taking a day trip to Waimea Canyon and experiencing life on a sugar plantation at Grove Farm Homestead Museum.
(Ref Trip Advisor)

Kauai has a large range of surf breaks.   Hanalei Bay has small gently rolling surf ideal for beginners.  Out past the reef, the surf can break up to 20 feet.  There's loads of great surf spots all in easy driving distance around Kauai.

Unwind and let the oxygen-rich air of Kauai’s Wailua River invigorate your spirit as you kayak to a cascading waterfall. Or breathe deeply at the edge of the time-swept Waimea Canyon as it speaks to you without words.

On Kauai, native fishponds amaze with 1,000-year old forward thinking, while legends of the Napali Coast transport you back in time. From the small towns of Hanapepe and Old Koloa Town to sunny Poipu Beach, this is truly “Hawaii’s Island of Discovery.”

(Ref Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau)
Photo Reference.  Beach.  https://kauai-vacations-ahh.com/hanalei-colony-resort/