(Workshop) L3 SUP Instructor (Downwind) & SUP Wise Downwind

Training Venue

Carbis Bay, Cornwall, England UK



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

06-October-2023 - 07-October-2023

Closing: 22-September-2023


Training manuals
ASI T-shirt
12 months ASI membership


Bring to Workshop

SUP downwind board-leash-paddle
SUP clothing & accessories
Your lunch




Refund Policy

Workshops.  Full refund less €60 administration fee provided on minimum notice of 14 days prior to workshop date. Online courses, no refund paid once application has been processed.  More info

Course Fee

Usual Rate: GBPGBP £ 320

Training room:  ASI office. 3-5 Foundry Lane
Hayle Cornwall TR27 4HD  England UK

Limited parking in car park and also off street parking in streets close by (free).  On weekends, it is easy to get parking

This enrolment option is a one stop enrolment form covering the below courses. 


  • ASI SUP Wise-Downwind Skills course is a pre-requisite to enrolling in the SUP Downwind instructor course.   
  • You should hold an ASI Level 2 SUP Instructor (Exposed Waters) certificate or be currently completing it. 
  • A Surf Rescue certificate is required in order to gain your ASI SUP instructor qualification.  This can be submitted before or after the workshop. 



SUP Wise Downwind Skills
Friday. 6 October 2023.   9am to 5pm (1 day)  

Level 3 SUP Instructor (Downwind)  
Saturday. 7 October 2023.   9am to 5pm (1 day)  

Ocean Sports Centre are providing local support for the ASI training, providing a wealth of local area knowledge.  

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

ASI offers online surf rescue courses.
Course info

Glenn Eldridge Biography

Some accommodation options are listed below, Distances to training room in Hayle: 

  • Travelodge, Hayle   TR27 5DG  (5 min drive)    website
  • Premier Inn, Hayle. (5 min drive)    webiste
  • White Heart Hotel, Hayle - TR27 4HQ  (5 min walk)    website
  • Gwithian Holiday Apartments, Gwithian - TR27 5BW  (10 mins drive)    website
  • Red River Inn, Gwithian - TR27 5BW  (10 mins drive)  website 
  • Cohert Hostel, St Ives - TR26 1FF  (15 mins drive)    website
  • The Badger Inn, St Ives - TR26 3JT (10 mins drive)    website

Camping & Cabins

  • Hellesveor Holidays Caravan & Camping - TR26 3AD (15 mins drive)    website
  • Polmanter Caravan & Camping - TR26 3LX (15 mins drive)    website
  • Ayr Holiday Park - TR26 1EJ  Camping & Cabins (20 mins drive) website


  • Carbis Bay Hotel - TR26 2NP (10 mins drive) website
  • Headland House B&B - TR26 2NS (10 mins drive)    website


Closest airport: 

Newquay.  (Approx. 38 miles, 50 minute drive to training venue)
Taxi's and car rentals available at airport.

Exeter: (104 miles, about 1 hr 45 mins drive) 

Bristol:  (182 miles, about 3 hrs drive) 

London Heathrow:  (264 miles. about 4.5 hours drive) 
Direct train to Hayle (about 5.5 hrs) 

Closest train station: 
Carbis Bay.  Next to the training venue at Carbis Bay hotel. 5 minute walk.
Hayle..  10 mins walk to the training room at Hayle. 

Closest bus station:  
Carbis Bay, Count House Lane (stop).  10 minute walk to beach
Hayle. 5 mins walk to training room

Please bring the following equipment: 

  • Downwind board (eg 12ft’ 6”)
  • Coiled leash & paddle
  • SUP paddling clothing
  • Hydration (eg camel back or water bottle)
  • Watch – ideally a GPS watch

Your board and gear can be left overnight at the training room venue.

If you are travelling and don’t have your SUP board or SUP gear, you can hire it from Ocean Sports Centre: 
Ph:  +44 7533695031 
Email: glenn@oceansportuk.com
Please contact them in advance to organise.

Carbis Bay is a seaside resort in Cornwall, only one mile south east of St Ives. It is a sheltered bay with Mediterranean blue waters and calm water and offers ideal supping conditions.

Right on the water, at Carbis Bay, is a restaurant and a cafe, changing rooms and parking facilities.  

Nearby St Ives offers a range of activities and the famous Tate Gallery.   The beach and coastline offers stunning ocean views.

There is excellent downwinding conditions with a range of routes depending on the prevailing wind conditions.