Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update & Guidelines
Posted date: 11-November-2020

The health and safety of ASI instructors, schools and their students and ASI mem... Read more

England Lockdown Coronavirus Update
Posted date: 04-November-2020

With lockdown measures being reintroduced in England from 5 Nov 2020, surfers an... Read more

ASI Schools Become COVID19 Secure
Posted date: 25-May-2020

ASI is committed to the highest of safety standards and that’s why we now ... Read more

7 Tips To Being COVID Safe When SUP Paddling
Posted date: 16-May-2020

Most countries are now easing up on lockdowns.  If you have not been out on... Read more

Supporting the Seal Sanctuary

Australia Sea Lions in Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island
Posted date: 20-January-2021

UK Seal Rescue Campaign. Based on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Curtis Wilso... Read more

Hotdog The Seal's Latest PUPdate
Posted date: 19-January-2021

UK. As I’m sure you’re aware by now, the ASI have sponsored a seal p... Read more

SUP Seal Encounter: Fraser in St. Ives
Posted date: 08-January-2021

UK.  St. Ives in Cornwall, England is one of the UK’s most beautiful ... Read more

SUP Seal Encounter: Heather in Scotland
Posted date: 06-January-2021

UK.  Although from Ireland, ASI SUP instructor, Heather O’Connor was ... Read more

Surfing Education

Duck Diving Skills for Surfers
Posted date: 25-November-2020

It is crucial to have good duck diving skills to get through the larger waves wi... Read more

Surfing Technique - Stance
Posted date: 29-July-2020

Having the correct stance is important to help you maintain balance and perform ... Read more

Tube Riding
Posted date: 01-May-2020

 Typically called in the Green Room.   Life turns to slow motion.... Read more

ASI Learn to Surf Beginners Video – Free to view
Posted date: 19-April-2020

Check out ASI’s Learn to surf for beginners video. It’s free to view... Read more

Stand Up Paddle Education

Pros and Cons on SUP Hard Board vs Inflatable Boards
Posted date: 23-December-2020

How do you decide if you should buy a SUP hard board or an inflatable board?&nbs... Read more

How to Correctly Stop a SUP Board
Posted date: 30-October-2020

Ability to stop your SUP board is an essential skill to keep you out of danger a... Read more

SUP - Wind is Your Enemy
Posted date: 28-October-2020

Wind is the biggest danger for new and inexperienced paddlers. The large surf... Read more

SUP Paddling on Knees for Safety
Posted date: 20-October-2020

Paddling on your knees is a key safety technique when paddling your SUP.  &... Read more

Bodyboarding Education

Bodyboarding Safety
Posted date: 31-July-2020

Bodyboarding Safety is ASI’s number one priority. Many of you will be t... Read more

How to Perform a Cutback on a Bodyboard
Posted date: 04-July-2019

Taking off Once you’ve negotiated the take off and successfully bottom tu... Read more

How To Duck Dive A Bodyboard
Posted date: 01-July-2019

If an oncoming wave is about to break on top of you, then a duck dive is require... Read more

5 Reasons to Learn to Bodyboard with ASI
Posted date: 23-August-2018

Bodyboarding is an extremely accessible sport to learn. So long as you can swi... Read more

Outdoors Safety & Awareness

Getting Out of Rips/Current
Posted date: 29-October-2020

Any person surfing or swimming in the ocean should be aware of rips and currents... Read more

How Reading Cloud Types Can Keep You Safe
Posted date: 30-September-2020

The clouds are a key to reading weather conditions.  If you know the clouds... Read more

Do you know what different beach flag colours mean?!
Posted date: 03-September-2019

At ASI, beach safety is utmost important, being able to read and be aware of bea... Read more

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
Posted date: 15-July-2019

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur when you are surfing, in the hot sun a... Read more

ASI Promo

Becoming a Qualified SUP Instructor in a COVID World
Posted date: 26-September-2020

Significant changes are being made in all industries. Training to become an inst... Read more

ASI E-learning SUP Instructor Courses , Learn in Your Own Time
Posted date: 09-June-2020

ASI Instructor courses now available via e-learning and blended e-learning optio... Read more

Become an ASI Level 2 Surfing instructor – E-learning now available.
Posted date: 14-May-2020

Go the next step in your surfing instructor career. Become an ASI Level 2 surfin... Read more

AIR - ASI Instructor Retreat – Sagres Portugal Nov 2019
Posted date: 01-October-2019

Networking and professional development for ASI Instructors on Sat-Sun. 9-10 Nov... Read more

ASI News Blog

ASI Assists Dave’s donations for his Mental Health Paddle
Posted date: 18-January-2021

UK. With lockdowns in place, mental health is foremost on our minds.  ... Read more

Singapore Canoe Federation and ASI join forces
Posted date: 18-January-2021

The Singapore Canoe Federation (SCF) and ASI have joined forces in order to supp... Read more

ASI Releases the Level 1 SUP Technical Coach Course
Posted date: 13-January-2021

Go the next step in your SUP Instructor career, with the Level 1 SUP Technical C... Read more

Welcome Waves of Wellness, Australia.
Posted date: 29-December-2020

AUSTRALIA.  Welcome to Waves of Wellness who have renewed their ASI accredi... Read more

Jobs / Businesses for Sale

Surf School Head coach & Instructors Wanted, Perth
Posted date: 13-January-2021

AUSTRALIA.  This is a brand new business venture to set up a surf school in... Read more

ASI SUP Instructors Wanted Perth Australia
Posted date: 15-December-2020

Australia.   ASI qualified SUP Instructors wanted to help out on speci... Read more

ASI L1 Surfing Instructors Wanted, Noosa QLD
Posted date: 11-December-2020

AUSTRALIA. QLD.  Limited and rare opportunity for fully qualified coaches w... Read more

Wanted ASI Level 1 Surfing Instructor, Sydney NSW
Posted date: 30-November-2020

AUSTRALIA. Wanted ASI Level 1 Surfing instructor at Sydney based Waves Surf Scho... Read more

ASI People

SUP Yoga Tips From an ASI SUP Yoga Teacher
Posted date: 14-January-2021

HONG KONG.  Niall Westley is an ASI accredited SUP yoga teacher based in Ho... Read more

Instructor Story: Austin Ware
Posted date: 08-January-2021

AUSTRALIA.  Austin Ware, an ASI surfing instructor and and mental health wo... Read more

Introducing ASI Surfing instructor, Francis Mollet, Bali
Posted date: 02-January-2021

INDONESIA.  Francis Mollett is a teacher at the Green School in Bali, a pri... Read more

Introducing Newly Qualified SUP Instructor, Richard Cooke!
Posted date: 18-December-2020

UK. ENGLAND.  Congratulations to Richard Cooke who has just completed his A... Read more

Travel Destinations

5 Watersports To Try At Culburra Beach, NSW Australia
Posted date: 25-September-2020

If you like jumping in at the deep end, you will love Culburra Beach. This pictu... Read more

5 best waves of Portugal
Posted date: 06-September-2019

Are you thinking of a holiday in Portugal?  Check out these 5 great locatio... Read more

SUP away holiday in Haarlem, The Netherlands
Posted date: 27-August-2019

Holland is home to those iconic images of windmills, tulips, beautiful architect... Read more

A SUP Away Holiday to Dublin, Ireland’s Capital City
Posted date: 14-August-2019

Dublin, Ireland’s capital city is located right on the east coast and is s... Read more

Courses

Enrol ASI SUP Instructor courses January 2021. Sagres, Portugal.
Posted date: 10-December-2020

PORTUGAL. ALGARVE. SAGRES.  Ready for a new challenge this new year? Enrol ... Read more

Get qualified this December in Byron Bay!
Posted date: 19-November-2020

AUSTRALIA. NSW. BYRON BAY. Get qualified this December by enrolling in the ASI L... Read more

Enrol ASI SUP Instructor courses December 2020. Sagres, Portugal.
Posted date: 17-November-2020

PORTUGAL. ALGARVE. SAGRES.  Want to be a SUP instructor next year? Enrol fo... Read more

Enrol ASI SUP Instructor courses December 2020 at Perth, WA, Australia
Posted date: 13-November-2020

AUSTRALIA. WA. PERTH. Want to gain your qualifications and become a SUP instruct... Read more

Health

Why SUP is so Good for Your Mental Health
Posted date: 09-December-2020

UK: We talk to ASI SUP instructor, Dave Knight about the benefits of SUP to ment... Read more

Why Zinc is One of the Best Natural Sunscreens
Posted date: 24-November-2020

It’s always difficult to find really great sunscreen that isn’t harm... Read more

You are what you eat.
Posted date: 12-August-2019

It’s well known in this age of Science and Sport being inextricable, that ... Read more

Education Secretary calls for children to spend summer outdoors
Posted date: 29-July-2019

UK. Summer is here and Education Secretary, Damian Hinds launches #SummerOutdoor... Read more

Environment

This is What We Love About SUP!
Posted date: 02-October-2020

Photo Credit: Yellow Belly SUP This is what we love about SUP, when you have ... Read more

Cornwall leading the way in recycling surf gear
Posted date: 17-September-2019

UK. CORNWALL, HAYLE.  Recycle your surf gear.  Krog Den Surf Shop is p... Read more

One of the leading UK supermarkets has pledged to reduce their plastic use by 50%
Posted date: 16-September-2019

UK. One of the leading UK supermarkets has pledged to reduce their plastic use b... Read more

Sand Dunes and the Importance of Protecting Them
Posted date: 05-July-2019

Take a walk over any beach or coastal area and you will generally find sand dune... Read more

Regulation & Research

Research Report: A Biomechanical Analysis of The Stand-Up Paddle Board Stroke: A Comparative Study
Posted date: 14-September-2020

A biomechanical analysis of the stand-up paddle board stroke report was released... Read more

Stand Up Paddle Bully Gets Five Years in Jail for Assault. USA
Posted date: 21-June-2019

A stand-up paddleboarder who bashed the head of a surfer in the ocean with a pad... Read more

Silicon Valley Billionaire's Effort to Keep Surfers Off Beach Is a Total Wipeout
Posted date: 18-January-2019

USA:  Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla, property sits on Martins Be... Read more

Message from Secretary of Tourism Philippines to ASIP
Posted date: 14-August-2018

PHILIPPINES. Our hardworking Secretary of Tourism Berna Romulo Puyat took time t... Read more

Community

ASI SUP School Adopts Local River
Posted date: 24-December-2020

Mid Cheshire SUP is an ASI accredited stand up paddle school run by Brian Cadwal... Read more

Donegal Council Ireland is Seeking Letters of Support.
Posted date: 14-December-2020

Are you a watersports activity provider in Donegal?  Donegal County Council... Read more

ASI SUP Instructor Dave Knight sets himself a paddle challenge to raise awareness for mental health
Posted date: 27-November-2020

UK. ASI Instructor Dave Knight has set himself the challenge to SUP for 365 days... Read more

Australian Bushfires – We’re Open For Business
Posted date: 11-February-2020

AUSTRALIA.  Help our Surf and SUP schools to rebuild. Feb 2020.  Get t... Read more

Other Events and Conferences

What a great day out at the Big Paddle SUP Festival
Posted date: 05-August-2019

UK. ENGLAND.  YORKSHIRE.  What a great day out at the Big Paddle SUP F... Read more

Heavy Water Film Viewing. Sydney Australia
Posted date: 17-June-2019

AUSTRALIA. SYDNEY. HEAVY WATER follows big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher through t... Read more

Beach Yoga Fest, Bournemouth England UK, 21-23 June 2019
Posted date: 11-June-2019

UK, ENGLAND, BOURNEMOUTH. Zoe Lee, ASI SUP Yoga Instructor and Trainer of ASI SU... Read more

The Big Paddle SUP Festival, Yorkshire UK
Posted date: 05-June-2019

UK. Yorkshire. ASI accredited SUP school Valley Adventures will be running their... Read more

Competition Events

The Battle for SUP - Canoe vs Surfing – and the Winner is???
Posted date: 18-August-2020

The International Surfing Association (ISA) wanted control, to be the only organ... Read more

Its rescheduled - the Bucca Kri Race on 26 Sept 2020, Carbis Bay UK
Posted date: 16-May-2020

UK. The Bucca Kri is a 55km stage race for  along the south west peninsula ... Read more

British University & Colleges Sport: National Surfing Championships
Posted date: 30-October-2019

UK. ENGLAND. CORNWALL. ASI decided to drop in and check out the scene at annual ... Read more

IRISHSUP SURF CLASSIC 2019 September 28th & 29th
Posted date: 02-October-2019

IRELAND. CO MAYO. ACHILL ISLAND. Last weekend (28-29 September 2019) saw the IRI... Read more

Product Reviews

Use the Surf Claw to Carry Your Board
Posted date: 04-December-2020

Surf Claw is here. A new product by Aussie Surf Products, designed to make carry... Read more

High Noon Zinc – Keeping us Sun Safe
Posted date: 07-October-2019

Tim Maulder, an Australian full time lifeguard, and previous surfing instructor ... Read more

Surfing With Environmentally Friendly Fins
Posted date: 30-August-2019

With the vast amount of chemicals and plastic used in the world, we at ASI love ... Read more

GPS bracelet designed by Philippe Starck aims to save lives at sea
Posted date: 28-August-2019

PRODUCT REVIEW:  ASI SUP and Surfing Instructor Olivia Piana has been using... Read more