(Flexible Trainer) SUP Rescue Award-Enrol Anytime

Training Venue

Kalajoki, Finland



Times and Dates

12:00 pm - 17:00 pm

01-January-2021 - 31-December-2021

Closing: 31-December-2021


Online access
Online training manuals
Access to SUP video library
12 months ASI membership


Bring to Workshop

This is an on-line e-learning course 
Practical is completed with a trainer 
Bring SUP board/gear
Bring buddy to rescue 




Refund Policy

No refund is provided once training manuals have been posted, practical sessions attended or e-learning account has been accessed.  Otherwise full refund less €60 administration fee.  


Course Fee

Usual Rate: EuroEuro € 100

Complete theory online - work from home.
Complete practical assessments with an ASI Trainer.

Location: practical session with trainer
Top Camping KalajokiGPS is Tuomipakkaintie, 85100 KALAJOKI  Location map
There is free parking 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 rescues skills, 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

SUP Rescue Water Safety Award (Flexible Trainer Delivery)  
Session: 1 hour

Rautio Sports Surf Centre are providing local support for the ASI Instructor workshops, providing a wealth of local area knowledge. 

(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 Rescue certificate will not be issued until these are received.


Sanna Paivarinta   Biography
Mobile: +358 45 103 6231
Email: sanna.paivarinta@gmail.com
ASI Instructor Training Centre:   Rautio Sports Surf Centre


Kalajoki is a holiday destination, packed with accommodation possibilities, especially cottages.


Camping Kalajoki website 
Cottages for 2-6 persons at Camping Kalajoki, distance 0-200 meters from Surf Center.


Santa’s Resort, Sandy Kelt,  website 
Hotel rooms, distance 600 meters by car from Surf Center.


Hotel Lokkilinna,  website 
Hotel rooms, distance 500 meters with SUP & walk, 1,6 km by car.


More about accommodation at Kalajoki tourism website


Kalajoki is easy to reach by car, train, bus and airplane.

​Closest Airports:
Kokkola-Pietarsaari airport    website  
1 hour 15 mins drive to training venue
Rental cars available at airport

Oulu Airport  website 
1 hour 40 minutes drive to training venue.
Rental cars available at airport

Helsinski (major international airport)   website  
550 kms to training venue

Please note: It much cheaper to fly to HELSINKI and continue from there by bus (matkahuolto.fi / onnibus.com) or train (vr.fi). 

  • If coming by bus, it stops right at the beach. It takes about 10 hours but is very cheap (Onnibus around 15 euros). 
  • Train is fast. The slowest train takes about 4 hours 25 minutes. From Helsinki to YLIVIESKA, (to book train tickets  website ) and we can pick you up from there (please contract trainer if you would like to be picked up).
  • Drive to Kalajoki (6 hrs 30 mins drive on freeway)
  • Take a local flight to Kokkola-Pietarsaari airport  or  Oulu airport (about 1 hr flight), then another 1 hr 15 mins or 1 hr 40 mins drive

Closest Bus
Kalajoki  (about 500 metres to training venue)

Closest Train:
Ylivieska city, ca. 40 km to training venue
There are bus connections to Kalajoki.

See travel Information about Kalajoki  website  

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

  • SUP board & coiled leash
  • Paddle
  • SUP clothing 
  • Access to computer 
  • Organise to complete practical session with an ASI Trainer. 
  • A person/buddy to complete rescue in the practical session.

For the practical session with trainer 
If you are travelling and don’t have your SUP board/gear, you can hire it from Rautio Sports Surf Centre.
Ph:  +358 45 103 6231      Email: sanna.paivarinta@gmail.com
Please contact them in advance to organise.


Kalajoki is a fantastic holiday destination, famous for its long sandy beaches and beautiful dunes, with nature all around.

The city only has 12500 inhabitants, by the Bay of Bothnia, 60 km North of Kokkolas and 130 km South of Oulu.

It is the ideal place to relax, far away from the busy city life.

There are all types of accommodation from camping to cabins to hotels, situated within walking distance to the water.

There is also a great selection of cafes and restaurants and water sports and other activities including cycling.

Saunas are part of the relaxation and in the middle of summer you have twilight all through the night.

It offers great possibilities for SUP, windsurfing and kitesurfing. The shores are shallow, with no currents or massive tidal effects.

Waves are normally max waist high. In case of wind there is a small pound nearby as well as a local fishermen’s harbour suitable for flat water training.

More about Kalajoki tourism website