(Workshop) SUP Tour Guide (Enclosed Flat Water)

Training Venue

Speers Point, Lake Macquarie NSW Australia



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

12-October-2023 - 13-October-2023

Closing: 21-September-2023


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

Workshops.  Full refund less $75 administration fee provided on minimum notice of 21 days prior to workshop date. Online courses, no refund paid once application has been processed.  More info

Course Fee

Usual Rate: Australian Dollars.AUD $ 695

Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club
Speers Point Park, Park Rd
Speers Point NSW 2284

Free parking onsite. 

The ASI SUP Tour Guide course will take place at Lake Macquarie, NSW. 

This course will give you the opportunity to get on the lake and experience what a true SUP adventure is.  It includes an extended paddle with an overnight stay. 
The first day will be practical covering both theory and paddling on the Lake Macquarie 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 - Thursday 12 October 2023
9am to 4pm: on water paddling to accommodation 
6pm: group meet up and dinner 

Day 2  - Friday 13 October 2023
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 hotel or Holiday Park accommodation, with your own private room.

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

Some personal effects will be carried on your board.
And some will be transported by support vehicle.  

Kite and SUP are providing local support for the ASI training, providing a wealth of local area knowledge.   (photo courtesy of Kite and SUP)

Read the course information and requirements before enrolling.   
Experienced paddler.   
Hold ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor certificate or equivalent.
See SUP/Courses. (or click on link at top of this page) 


Will Anido Biography

This course includes overnight accommodation on 11 May 2023.

Accommodation type for this course is:  hotel or holiday park. In your own private room.

If you are arriving early, please organise your own local accommodation.  Some options are:   

  • Pippis at the Point Motel. Speers Point.    15 min walk to training venue   website 

From Newcastle: 30 minutes drive from Newcastle city
From Sydney: 1 hr 50 mins drive from Sydney city. Express motorway.

Closest Airport:  

Newcastle Airport.  (17 kms from training venue, 30 mins drive away).   Serviced by a range of airlines from all over Australia. 

Sydney Airport. (Kingsford Smith) Approx. 1.5 hours drive.  
Hire cars are available at airport.
Train from airport. Catch Rail Link train from Airport to Central Station (approx 10 mins).  Rail Link timetables info 
Change at Central Station for Cardiff Station (Central Coast-Newcastle line) (approx. 2 hrs 50 mins)  timetable
Taxi's at station but best to book in advance. 

Closest Train Station:    
Cardiff Station (Central Coast-Newcastle line)  - 25 mins drive to training venue at Speers Point. 

Closest Bus Stop: 


Please bring the following to the training: 

  • SUP Touring board ( suitable flat water 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:  +61 404 655 134 
E: wanido@academyofsurfing.com

Please contact the trainer in advance to ensure availability.

Lake Macquarie is Australia largest inland saltwater lake, located less than 2 hours drive from Sydney and 1 hours drive south of Newcastle.  

It is 24 kms long and 3.2 km wide at it widest point.  Twice the size of Sydney Harbour.  The lake runs along the coast and is only separated from the ocean by a few kilometres wide along its length. 

The foreshore has 174 km of bays beaches and headlands.  Houses, accommodation and caravan park, small towns are dotted along the foreshore amongst eucalypt forests, nature and an abundance of birdlife. 

It’s the perfect getaway, ideal for watersport, calm waters and nature all around.