(Workshop) SUP Tour Guide (Enclosed Flat Water)

Training Venue

Robertstown, Co Kildare, Ireland



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

16-September-2023 - 17-September-2023

Closing: 26-August-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 €60 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: EuroEuro € 445

Robertstown, Co Kildare, Ireland
Address TBA 

The ASI SUP Tour Guide course will take place on the Grand Canal, Robertsown Co Kildare Ireland 

This course will give you the opportunity to get on the water 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 Grand Canal 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 - Saturday, 16 September 2023
9am to 4pm: on water paddling to accommodation 
6pm: group meet up and dinner 

Day 2  - Sunday, 17 September 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 B&B or hotel 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.  

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

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) 

Paul Byrne Biography

This course includes overnight accommodation on 16 September 2023.

Accommodation type for this course is:  B&B or hotel. In your own private room.

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

Closest Airport:  
Dublin airport (47 km  - 45 min drive to training venue)

Closest Train Station:    

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:  + 353 87 643 9583
Email:  pbyrne@academyofsurfing.com 

Please contact the trainer in advance to ensure availability.

Robertstown is located  in Co Kildare and only 45 mins (47km) drive west of Dublin.  

It is a small village situated on the banks of the Grand Canal.   In 1784 the Grand Canal was built and is part of canals that connects Dublin with the River Shannon in the east. It is 132 km (82 miles) long, has 43 locks and passes through a number of villages and crosses rivers.   

The canal offers ideal paddling conditions, with sheltered, calm waters, places of interest, lovely scenery, opportunity to see wildlife and places to eat along its banks.