About SUP Wise

ASI SUP Wise is a learn to stand up paddle participation program created by ASI, for the different types of SUP disciplines.  

Within each discipline, participants can choose a delivery format.

SUP Wise Activ

For new or inexperienced paddlers and more experienced self-taught paddlers that want to add structure and technique to their paddling. 

Practical on water sessions, delivered under the guidance of an ASI SUP Instructor.
Options of: 1 day, 2 half day or 3 x 2 hour sessions. 

Participants receive a SUP Wise Activ logbook with key learning skills listed, safety tips and diary pages to record own paddling sessions.   A SUP Wise Activ certificate is also provided upon completion of the program.

How to Enrol:  SUP Wise Activ courses are delivered by ASI Accredited SUP Schools. Find your nearest SUP School.

SUP Wise School Recreation / School Sports 

Customised SUP Wise programs are also offered for school recreation activities / school sports, that can be structured over a school term or for special experiences. 

Students receive a student workbook, with a range of questions and projects that can be completed by the student, combined with on water practical sessions. 
Participation certificates are issued on completion of the course. 

Learning is aligned to VET competencies.  

How to Enrol:  Contact an ASI Accredited SUP School or ASI Head Office for more information. 

SUP Wise Intensiv

For new or inexperienced paddlers and self-taught paddlers or more experienced  paddlers who want more in-depth knowledge about SUP locations, hazards, equipment clothing and techniques, in order to perfect their paddling knowledge and techniques.

This course is also a pre-requisite for people wanting to enrol in the ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor course. 

Online Course.  Participants have access to a comprehensive online manual, with explanations, photos, SUP technique videos and multi-choice tests.  Plus submit personal paddling video to receive a detailed assessment of paddling skills technique.   Participants receive the ASI SUP Paddlers Card, upon successful completion.  

Participants learn in their own time, and have 12 months to complete the course requirements.   They are also offered SUP Instructor contact details should they want to engage their own instructor to assist with their on water practical SUP skills (additional fees apply). 

How to Enrol:   ASI delivers these course.  Enrol on the ASI website.  


Inland Flat Water 

ASI SUP Wise Level 1 Enclosed Flat Water
​This is your first step in learning how to SUP.  It applies to inland waterways with calm flat waters.  Learn how to identify safe conditions, locations, self rescue techniques, equipment, paddle technique and more.
SUP Wise Activ (Enclosed Flat Water) 
SUP Wise Intensiv (Enclosed Flat Water)




Exposed Waters 

ASI SUP Wise Level 2 Exposed Waters
​For paddling in coastal locations or large inland bodies of water where there is potential for uneven, choppy waters and swell up to 2ft but no breaking waves. You should already be competent at paddling in flat water locations.  You will learn new safety location information and paddle techniques to stay balanced and negotiate the swells.  Course information






ASI SUP Wise Level 3 Downwind 
​Downwinding utilises the wind and the energy of the ocean swells to assist the paddler.    It requires SUP skill, strategy and endurance to judge the peaks and troughs (runners) and catch these to propel you along, whilst keeping the wind on your back.
Course information




SUP Surfing 

ASI SUP Wise Level 3 Beginner Surf
This is the first step in learning to SUP Surf.  SUP surfing is a specialist discipline of SUP.  Learn about SUP surfing hazards and safety and how to ride small breaking waves up to 1½ ft.  You must first be a competent paddler at the Exposed Waters level. 




ASI SUP Wise Level 4 SUP Intermediate Surf
Learn how to perform SUP surfing manoeuvres, read the waves, choose suitable waves to ride, perform and link manoeuvres whilst using your paddle to full effect a 3 - 4ft peeling waves.




ASI SUP Wise Level 5 SUP Advanced SUP Surf
The most experienced SUP surfers. Perform advanced level SUP surfing manoeuvres in surf up to 6ft. Successfully link manoeuvres with effective use the paddle.