Course Information


Overview:

This course is available as a physical workshop or an online flexible learning course.

Find more details below and select the best course option for you.
 


Aim:

Deliver basic SUP lessons, short SUP paddle tours and SUP rentals at exposed waters locations.

This course builds on the ASI  Level 1 SUP instructor (Enclosed Flat Water) course and focusses on exposed waters hazards, techniques and instruction methods.  


Locations:

Qualified to instruct at Exposed Waters locations, defined as:

  • coastal beaches and bays
  • harbours and large inland bodies of water greater than 1 km (0.6 miles) wide
  • shore break less than 1½ feet
  • swell size less than 2ft
  • no breaking waves
  • wind speed less than 12 knots, offshore wind less than 10 knots
  • no more than 250 metres from shore

Career Outcomes:

    • Stand Up Paddle Instructor in the SUP or outdoor recreation industry.
    • Industry job roles that require SUP knowledge (e.g. marketing, sales, retail).

Topics Covered:

    • Identify exposed waters SUP lesson/activity risks and hazards
    • Emergency processes and response
    • Logistics and how to plan exposed waters SUP sessions
    • Suitable boards, equipment and resources
    • Methods to manage clients safely in exposed waters
    • Deliver basic exposed waters SUP lessons and SUP activities
    • Evaluating your own SUP sessions  
    • Identify correct and incorrect technique using ASI assessment competency guide
    • Use video analysis to assess your own paddling ability
    • Demonstrate correct paddling technique including the 5 phases of the paddle stroke in exposed waters
    • Understand how to negotiate swell (not breaking waves) - into swell, alongside swell, with swell
    • Understand how to perform step back pivot turns - heel side and toe side

Entry Requirements:

Before starting this course:

  • have at least 100 hours on water SUP paddling experience in exposed waters. 
  • ‚Äčable to paddle with confidence, correct technique, knowledge and safety  ASI L2 SUP Wise level 
  • plus be confident in paddling in miniumum swell of 2ft and wind speed of 15 knots.
  • have completed or are completing the ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water) qualification.
  • English speaking skills.

Delivery Options:

Workshop :  An intensive course that focuses on the major components, with the ability to interact with the trainer and the group. 
Duration:  1 day. 

Online :  Study in your own time with ASI's e-learning platform.  Upload video to demonstrate skills. 

ASI's E-learning Platform
ASI's e-learning platform provides access to training manuals, videos, reference materials and assessments.  Access is available for all the above delivery options.


Course Requirements:

  • Complete multi-choice online tests.
  • Demonstrate correct paddling technique in exposed waters at a coastal location.
  • Complete paddling mission test - paddle for 1km in under 10 mins, in exposed waters at a coastal location.
  • Complete 10 hours practical work experience, assisting in the delivery of lessons of tours in exposed waters, at an ASI or approved SUP school. 


Other 

  • Submit a current SUP water rescue or surf rescue certificate  
  • Submit a current senior first aid certificate 
  • Have completed the ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor qualification.

Note:  above can be provided within 12 months of enrolment. 


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


What we provide:

Level 2 Stand Up Paddle Instructor (Exposed Waters) Training Manual
SUP Instruction Logbook
ASI membership valid for 12 months


Equipment:

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

  • Flat water stand up paddle board, paddle, coiled leash
  • SUP clothing suitable for paddling


In addition, for the Online learning option:   

  • Computer or mobile phone to access ASI e-learning platform  
  • Video camera or mobile phone to take video of practical skills and submit online 

Certificate issued:

ASI Level 2 Stand Up Paddle Instructor (Exposed Waters) Certificate
Valid for 12 months


Additional certificate issued:


Renewal:

Renewal requirements.  click here


FAQs:

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


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