(Workshop) SUP Tour Guide (Enclosed Flat Water)

Training Venue

Tamworth (Birmingham), England, UK



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

15-October-2022 - 16-October-2022

Closing: 26-September-2022


Training manuals
ASI T-shirt
12 months ASI membership​

Bring to Workshop

SUP board-leash-paddle
SUP clothing
SUP touring equipment
Food and refreshments



Refund Policy

Full refund less £50 administration fee provided on minimum notice of 14 days prior to workshop. 

Course Fee

Usual Rate: GBPGBP £ 320

Meeting room.  Cliff Lakes, Tamworth, Warwickshire, B78 2DL  website 

Changing rooms on site.
Parking on site (fees apply)

The ASI SUP Tour Guide course will take place in the heart of the country in Tamworth, UK. 

Tamworth is the historical capital of the Midlands, with the iconic Tamworth Castle at its centre.  

This course will give you the opportunity to get on the local rivers and canals in the area and experience what a true SUP adventure is.  

Set against a blended backdrop of both Urban and countryside settings you will undertake an extended paddle with an overnight stay. 

You will begin with a morning session in the classroom, followed by a paddle on the River Tame to your overnight location. The next day will be a return to the training venue to put together everything you have learned and give you the opportunity to apply this to your very own guided SUP tour. 


Day 1
9am to 11am:  classroom
11am to 5pm: on water paddling to accommodation 
6pm: group meet up and dinner 

Day 2  
8am to 9am: breakfast at accommodation 
9am to 5pm:  on water and classroom 

Overnight accommodation is included in the course fee.  
For this course, you will be staying in a B&B or hotel accommodation. 
You will have your own private room.

Breakfast is included on day two. 
Lunch and dinner costs are your responsibility.
Lunch various options  eg purchase from cafe/restaurant or bring yourself.
Dinner will be organised at / near the accommodation and is optional to attend

Personal effects are transported by support vehicle. 

SUP Central SUP School are providing local support for the ASI training, providing a wealth of local area knowledge.  

Read the course information and requirements before enrolling.  

Pre-requisite: Hold current ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor certificate (minimum 12 months) 

See SUP/Courses. (or click on link at top of this page) 

Chris Kenyon.  Biography 

Chris is experienced paddler, school owner and ASI trainer, who lives in the local area and has extensive local knowledge of the Tamworth waterways and surrounding locations. 

Ph: +44 7767844319   
Email: ckenyon@academyofsurfing.com
ASI Office Email: records@academyofsurfing.com

Instructor Training Centre:  Central SUP

This course includes overnight accommodation on 15 Octoberl 2022.  
Accommodation Type for this course is:  B&B or hotel accommodation, in your own private room.


If you are arriving early, and need to organise local accommodation, here are some options are:



Closest airport:   
Birmingham Airport (17 miles/ 20 min drive)

Closest train station:   
Tamworth Train Station (1 miles /  3 mins drive)

Closest bus stop:   
Tamworth Bus Station   (2 miles / 5 mins drive)

Please bring the following to the training: 

  • SUP Touring board (or suitable hard board) 
  • Paddle
  • Leash 
  • SUP clothing suitable for longer distance paddling.
  • Hydration - camel back or water bottle
  • Energy food and water (whilst paddling) 
  • Personal protection e.g sunscreen 
  • Watch – ideally a GPS watch
  • Clothing and personal possessions for overnight stay. 

If you are travelling and don’t have your SUP board/paddle you can hire it from the trainer. 
Ph:  + 44 7767844319
Email: ckenyon@academyofsurfing.com

Please contact the trainer in advance to ensure availability.

The training venue is held at Cliffs Lake, located only 10 minutes from the centre of Tamworth. 

The Lakes are set against a backdrop of trees and offers great paddling.   On site is the training room, changing rooms with hot showers, the Waterfront Bar, the Coffee Hut and sports shop.

Tamworth is located in Staffordshire, England, 14 miles (23 km) north-east of Birmingham city centre and 103 miles (166 km) north-west of London.

The River Tame and River Anker flows through the town and is home of the historic Tamworth Castle and Moat House, (an 11th century Norman castle).