Course Information


Overview:

This course is for people wanting to be ASI SUP Instructors.  

It provides the essential underpinning paddling knowledge and skills required for the ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor course. 

Enrol in this course at the same time as enrolling for the ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor course.     
Choose combined SUP course option (eg. Level 1 SUP, Rescue and SUP Wise). 

Or find individual course. 


Aim:

Become familiar with ASI guidelines and terminology, apply paddling technique according to the ASI methodology, equipment, environment and safety protocols.


Locations:

Applies to inland waterways and bodies of water including creeks, rivers, lakes, lagoons, estuaries, canals:

  • no wider than 1 km (0.6 miles)
  • with no swell or breaking waves
  • wind speed less than 12 knots
  • no more than 250 metres from shore

Career Outcomes:

    Assistant SUP Instructor 
    SUP Instructor
    Industry job roles that require SUP knowledge (e.g. marketing, sales, retail)


Topics Covered:

    Environment & Safety

    • The enclosed flat water environment, locations, water, weather covering types and conditions
    • SUP location hazards and safety
    • SUP personal hazards and safety 
    • Self-rescue techniques 
    • Environmental impact

    Equipment

    • SUP boards, paddles, leashes, other equipment and accessories for SUP
    • Terminology
    • SUP clothing

    Technique & Guidelines

    • The 3P’s of paddling
    • The 5 phases of the paddling stroke
    • Paddling on knees
    • Enter and exit the water correctly
    • How to stop, safe falling and dismount
    • Getting back on board techniques
    • Turning - back paddling, sweep stroke, pivot turn
    • SUP etiquette

Entry Requirements:

​Swim 50 metres (164 ft)


Delivery Options:

Each of the below delivery options can be completed at the same time as completing your SUP instructor courses.   

Workshop:
Attend practical session (group session)   3 hours
Complete online multichoice tests at any time.

Flexible Trainer: 
Combines online learning with short private practical session at a time that suits you and the trainer. 
Complete online multi choice tests first
Attend the practical session (private session):  1 hour. 

Online:
Complete online multichoice tests at any time.
Practical: submit own video (10-15 mins only) demonstrating ability to perform: enter and exit water, paddle with 5 phases, falling off, getting back on, paddling on knees, turning strokes.


Course Requirements:

There are 2 course components: 

1. Theory
Utilising the ASI e-learning platform with online training manual.  Complete multi-choice quizzes.

2. Practical
On water. Participation only. Discussion and feedback.  No formal assessment.

Time to Complete 
You have 12 months to complete all course requirements. 


What we provide:

SUP Wise logbook 
SUP Wise Enclosed Flat Water Foundation skills online manual 
Access ASI e-learning platform  


Equipment:

The following is required to complete the training:

  • Flat water stand up paddle board, paddle, coiled leash
  • SUP clothing suitable for paddling
  • Computer or mobile phone to access ASI e-learning platform

Certificate issued:

SUP Wise for Instructors certificate


Additional certificate issued:

n/a


Renewal:

No renewal requirements.


FAQs:

Do you have a question?  See the FAQ's page. click here

Choose combined SUP course option (eg. Level 1 SUP, Rescue and SUP Wise). 

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