(Workshop) SUP Tour Guide (Exposed Waters Coastal)

Training Venue

Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland UK



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

25-May-2023 - 26-May-2023

Closing: 10-July-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  £50 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: GBPGBP £ 395

Hedderwick Hill Stables 
Belhaven, Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1XF
Scotland UK

Free parking on site.

The ASI SUP Tour Guide course starts off at Dunbar East Lothian, a seaside town on the north sea coast.  It’s been dubbed ‘Sunny Dunny’ thanks to a reputation for the most hours of sunshine of any UK town. 

The town and surrounding locations are steeped in history.  The SUP tour will take you along the dramatic coastline, castles, coves and islands, stunning countryside and a variety of sea and birdlife. 

The first day will be practical covering both theory and paddling on the Loch to your overnight location.  Set up camp and get the full wild camping experience.  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 25 May 2023
9am to 4pm: on water paddling to accommodation / set up camp
6pm: group meet up and dinner 

Day 2  - Friday 26 May 2023
8am to 9am: breakfast at accommodation / campsite
9am to 5pm:  on water and classroom 

Overnight accommodation is included in the course fee.  
Accommodation Type: is Wild Camping. 
You will be pitching your tent, and packing it up in the morning.
Tents, food and cooking equipment is provided. 
Single tents and share tent options are available. 
Bring your own sleeping bag. 

Dinner and breakfast is included. Camp fire cooking.
Lunch various options  eg purchase from cafe/restaurant or bring yourself.  

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

Ocean Vertical 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 in ocean locations, able to negotiate swell of 2ft.    
Hold ASI Level 2 SUP Instructor (Exposed Water) certificate or equivalent.
See SUP/Courses. (or click on link at top of this page) 

Stevie Boyle  Biography

Stevie has over 20 years experience as an outdoor adventure instructor and guide in Scotland.  He lives in the local area and has extensive knowledge of paddling the Scottish lochs and oceans.  He specialises in remote tours, wild camping and survival and mountaineering - summer and winter with snow and ice.  Stevie is a SUP school owner, experienced paddler and ASI trainer. 

This course includes overnight accommodation on 25 May 2023. 

Accommodation Type for this course is:  Wild Camping. 
You will be pitching your tent, and packing it up in the morning.
Tents, food and cooking equipment is provided. 
Single tents and share tent options are available. 
Bring your own sleeping bag. 

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

Dolphin Inn.  Dunbar. website (5 mins drive to training room).  
Other accommodation is approx. 3 miles away in Musselburgh. 
also in North Berwick and Dunbar.  Where there are many B&Bs, hotels, etc


Closest Airport
Edinburgh airport - info and map  
27 miles to training venue – about a 35 minute drive.

Closest train station:   
Dunbar Rail station  - 8 min drive to training venue

Closest bus station:
Dunbar High Street, Dunbar

The following is provided:

  • Tent, breakfast and dinner, cooking equipment.

Please bring the following to the training: 

  • SUP Touring board (or 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. 
  • Camping:  sleeping bag and sleeping mat.  
  • Optional: you can bring your own tent.

If you are travelling and don’t have your SUP board/paddle you can hire it from the trainer. 
Ph: +44 7395 831809  
Email:  stevie@oceanvertical.com

Please contact the trainer in advance to ensure availability.

East Lothian is home to a wide range of beautiful beaches and open ocean that provide perfect conditions for the watersport enthusiast!
There is the entire 40 mile length of the East Lothian coastline to play with. 

This includes award winning beaches; cliffs; castles; coves and the islands of the Forth (Craigleith; Fidra; The Lamb; Bass Rock).

All just a short way from Scotland’s Inspiring Capital city - Edinburgh.