Coronavirus Updates

COVID- England Eases Out Of Lockdown. Ireland And Wales Still Reviewing
Posted date: 26-February-2021

On Monday 22nd Feb, Boris Johnson revealed his 'roadmap for lifting lockdown... Read more

Coping With COVID in Cyprus With ASI SUP Instructor, Amanda Brooks 
Posted date: 07-February-2021

The impact on COVID-19 has been globally extensive and as a world wide network o... Read more

Australia Enjoys COVID Free Lifestyle !
Posted date: 29-January-2021

Australia is pretty much COVID free.  Life has been back to normal.  S... Read more

COVID19: ASI SUP Guidelines For Northern Ireland, Scotland And Wales
Posted date: 26-January-2021

UK:  Stay up to date and we've also listed links to government website ... Read more

Supporting the Seal Sanctuary

Hotdog The Seal Pup Released Back Into The Sea
Posted date: 11-February-2021

Prepare for the best thing you will see all day! The video below is the very mom... Read more

SUP Seal Encounter: Beau & Clare on The Isles of Scilly
Posted date: 10-February-2021

UK: ASI Seal Rescue Campaign Update.     Beau and Clare from... Read more

SUP Seal Encounter: Phil in Lincolnshire
Posted date: 09-February-2021

We’ve been collecting stories of seal encounters from up and down the UK c... Read more

SUP Seal Encounter: Joel in Cornwall, UK
Posted date: 08-February-2021

UK.  ASI Seal Rescue Campaign Update.  Joel is an ASI SUP instructor b... Read more

Surfing Education

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

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

Stand Up Paddle Education

How to Start a Stand up Paddleboard (SUP) School
Posted date: 17-March-2021

If you’ve become an ASI stand up paddleboard instructor (find out how to g... Read more

Case Study: Starting a Stand Up Paddleboard School in Australia
Posted date: 14-March-2021

Back in 2008, when SUP was the new kid on the block in terms of watersports, ASI... Read more

Case Study: Starting a Stand Up Paddleboard School in The UK
Posted date: 11-March-2021

In the Summer of 2018 paddleboarder, James Wittering, decided to turn his passio... Read more

What to Wear Stand up Paddleboarding
Posted date: 08-March-2021

Discovering, getting into and falling in love with stand up paddleboarding is ea... 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

FLOAT to Survive is the message out getting out of Rips
Posted date: 09-February-2021

Rips are dangerous but with a bit a knowledge, and staying calm, you can safely ... Read more

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

ASI Promo

How to Become a Stand up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructor
Posted date: 26-January-2021

Are you considering taking your passion for SUP to the next level? If you are wo... 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

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

ASI News Blog

Congratulations 22 Years of Surf Coaching For Style Surfing School, Byron Bay
Posted date: 09-April-2021

AUSTRALIA. NSW. BYRON BAY.   Congratulations to Gaz Morgan, who has be... Read more

Welcome Ullswater Paddling, Lake District UK
Posted date: 07-April-2021

UK. ENGLAND. CUMBRIA.   Welcome to Ullswater Paddleboarding, who have achie... Read more

ASI SUP Instructor Courses held at Singapore, March 2021
Posted date: 31-March-2021

SINGAPORE.   An all-girl crew attended the ASI SUP Instructor course i... Read more

Surviving Bush Fires and COVID
Posted date: 03-March-2021

AUSTRALIA. LAKES ENTRANCE. ASI SUP School operator Venture Out Australia, is bas... Read more

Jobs / Businesses for Sale

We’re hiring - L2 ASI SUP Instructor Required! North East Lincolnshire, UK
Posted date: 06-March-2021

UK. ENGLAND.  Would you like to be a part of the EBB & FLO Team? If so,... Read more

Wanted SUP Yoga Teacher, Ettalong Beach Australia
Posted date: 11-February-2021

Australia. NSW. SUP Yoga teacher wanted for a well established and busy ASI Accr... Read more

Surfing and Outdoor Instructors Wanted,  Torquay Vic Australia
Posted date: 09-February-2021

SeaEarth Adventures require instructors from October 2020 through to Mid May 202... Read more

SUP Instructors Wanted London
Posted date: 28-January-2021

Active360 SUP school based in London are looking for ASI SUP Instructors to work... Read more

ASI People

Introducing Jan Markiewicz,  ASI Surfing Instructor, from Poland
Posted date: 07-April-2021

Jan Markiewicz is originally from Poland.    He become an ASI acc... Read more

Introducing ASI SUP Instructor: Yuichi Tsuno, Japan
Posted date: 02-April-2021

Mr Tsuno is an ASI SUP instructor based in Itogahama, Kyushu, Japan. He has been... Read more

Introducing ASI SUP Instructor Jarlath in Ireland
Posted date: 30-March-2021

Jarlath McHale is an ASI SUP instructor who runs an adventure activity centre in... Read more

Introducing ASI Master Surfing Coach: Mike Raven, Portugal
Posted date: 24-March-2021

Mike Raven has been with the ASI UK since 2008.  From a 6 year old Grommet ... Read more

Travel Destinations

Surfing With ASI School, Exmouth Surf Centre in Western Australia
Posted date: 02-February-2021

Whilst there are still some sensible COVID-19 restrictions in place in WA such a... Read more

SUP Adventure Holidays with Environmental Awareness
Posted date: 30-January-2021

Beau and Clare both love paddling, the environment and travelling.  So it m... Read more

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

Courses

Enrol / Inscreve-te agora - ASI Treinadores Surfing Grau I - Componente Geral aprovada
Posted date: 22-March-2021

A ASI já está aprovada para dar a Componente Geral do curso de Tre... Read more

Enrol ASI L1 Surfing instructor course, Noosa Australia
Posted date: 09-February-2021

Enrol in the Apprenticeship course at Noosa. Start your training in February 202... Read more

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

Health

Making Waves in Mental Health - Shining a Light on Surf Therapy
Posted date: 02-April-2021

AUSTRALIA.  On the beautiful Alexandra Headland in the Sunshine Coast regio... Read more

8 Mental Health & Wellbeing Tips for Staying Sane in Lockdown
Posted date: 23-February-2021

Humans may have been through things like this before but this generation certain... Read more

Mental Health  & Dave Knights ASI contribution
Posted date: 08-February-2021

Mental Health.   Thank you everyone who contributed to Dave Knights ca... Read more

Mental Health, Waves of Wellness (WOW) has teamed up with UK
Posted date: 07-February-2021

Australia.  Waves of Wellness (WOW)  has teamed up with UK born Creati... Read more

Environment

GOT BAG – Made From Ocean Plastic
Posted date: 27-January-2021

Great to see this organisation being innovative with backpacks and bags made fro... Read more

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

Regulation & Research

Violent Surfing Behaviour and Regulation
Posted date: 03-February-2021

Australia. Incidents of violent surfing behaviour at The Pass in Byron Bay have ... Read more

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

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

Celebrating Intl Women’s Day on a SUP board
Posted date: 16-March-2021

AUSTRALIA. Kylie Gretener, owner of Paddle Days SUP got the crew together for a ... Read more

SUP Racing For Kids in Singapore
Posted date: 01-February-2021

Stand up paddling in Singapore is still on the agenda despite Singapore struggli... Read more

Ocean Film Festival UK Virtual Showings and Tour
Posted date: 27-January-2021

Virtual showings of 2020 films still available  to 31 Jan 2021.  See&... Read more

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

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