(Flexible Trainer) SUP Rescue Award (Flat Water)-Enrol Anytime

Training Venue

Kauai, Hawaii, USA



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

06-January-2021 - 31-December-2021

Closing: 31-December-2021


Online training manuals


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 issued, practical sessions attended or e-learning account has been accessed.  Otherwise full refund less US$75 administration fee.  


Course Fee

Usual Rate: US Dollars.US$ 150

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

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


This is an online course, with practical assessments completed with a trainer.   The trainer will provide some guidance on the practical SUP requirements and instruction skills, take video of you and provide feedback. 

Complete the online learning theory first, using the ASI e-learning platform.  Then contact your trainer to complete your 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.

If you are enrolled in more than one course, the sessions are held on the same day.


Total duration:  1 hours 

SUP Rescue Water Safety Award   
1 hour

Ethan Sage is providing local support for the ASI Instructor workshops, providing a wealth of local area knowledge. 

Trainer, Ethan Sage, can also provide provide practical hours work experience (to complete the course requirements). 

Read the course information and requirements before enrolling.  
See SUP / Courses page. 

Red Cross AED/CPR First Aid course is delivered by ASI Trainer, Ethan Sage 
Payment and enrolment is separate to ASI. 
To enquire, email. esage78@gmail.com  Ph: +1 808 212-5962

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

ASI email:  records@academyofsurfing.com

Instructor Training Centre


  • 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    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 
  • A person/buddy to complete rescue in the practical session.
  • Access to computer 

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


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/