About ASI Stand Up Paddle Instructor Courses

ASI Stand Up Paddle Instructor courses are regarded as the best worldwide, with comprehensive information covering SUP skills, instructional techniques, operations and safety.

Complete your training with ASI, with courses to suit the location type, your skill, ability and passion.


Flat Water Foundation Courses - SUP Instructors

Level 1 SUP Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water)

Teach basic SUP lessons, guide short SUP paddle tours and rentals in enclosed flat water locations.  
Inland waterways and bodies of water (including creeks, rivers, lakes, lagoons, estuaries, canals) no wider than 1 km (0.6 miles), with no swell or breaking waves.

Level 1 SUP Technical Coach (Enclosed Flat Water)

Provide coaching to improve technical paddling ability for enclosed flat water locations. 

Level 2 SUP Instructor (Exposed Waters)

Teach basic SUP lessons, guide short SUP paddle tours and rentals in exposed waters locations.   
Coastal beaches and bays and harbours and large inland bodies of water, greater than 1 km (0.6 miles) wide, 
shore break up to 1 ½ feet, swell size up to 2ft, no breaking waves.

Level 2 SUP Technical Coach (Exposed Waters)

Teach SUP lessons to improve technical paddling ability for exposed waters locations.

Downwind Flat Water Stream

Level 3 SUP Instructor (Downwind & Distance Paddling) 

Instruct basic downwind paddling techniques and guide downwind and distance paddling sessions for distances up to 10 kms (6 miles).

Racing Flat Water Stream

Level 3 SUP Instructor (Racing)

Provide coaching for entry level flat water race skills.

SUP Surfing Stream

Level 3 SUP Instructor (Beginner Surf)

Instruct basic SUP surfing skills in surf up to 1½ feet (½ metre).

Level 4 SUP instructor (Intermediate Surf)

Instruct intermediate level SUP surfing skills and manoeuvres in 3ft (1 metre) to 4ft (1.2 metres) surf.   

Level 5 SUP Instructor (Advanced Surf)

Instruct advanced level SUP surfing skills and manoeuvres in surf up to 6 ft surf (2 metres).