ASI SUP Wise - Level 4 Intermediate SUP Surf

ASI Level 4 Intermediate Surf is the fourth level of stand up paddle surf knowledge and skills.   Learn how to control the board and use the paddle to perform and link intermediate SUP surf manoeuvres in 3-4ft surf. 

You should already be a competent paddler at the Beginner SUP Surf level and have extensive surf and ocean experience before venturing into these surf locations.  SUP Surfing requires high technical skills and surf knowledge. Learners should be accompanied with experienced SUP Surf instructors at all times.

Course Information


Demonstrate ability to control the board and use the paddle to perform and link intermediate SUP surf manoeuvres in 3-4ft surf.

Location Description

Peeling waves 3ft - 4ft in height (1 metre)
Wind speed less than 12.5 knots. Offshore winds up to 10 knots.
Free from hazards.


Swim 50 metres (164 ft), without stopping
ASI Stand Up Paddle (Beginner Surf) skill and knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Environment & Safety

  • Identify SUP surf hazards and self rescue techniques at the intermediate level
  • Choose a safe SUP surf location
  • Demonstrate correct wipe-out and mount/dismount
  • Demonstrate correct SUP etiquette

Paddle Skills

  • Identify safe places to enter and exit the surf
  • Negotiate 3-4ft waves
  • Correct paddling technique and stance
  • Catch and ride waves demonstrating correct use of paddle to perform and link intermediate level SUP manoeuvresI

        Perform intermediate SUP surf manouevres:

  • Fade
  • Stall
  • Bottom turn
  • Top turn
  • Cutback
  • Link and perform manoeuvres on backhand and forehand

Equipment & Clothing

  • Choose suitable SUP surfing board, equipment and clothing for the intermediate level

Norminal Duration

It would take approximately 700 to 1500 hours
to gain the above skills and knowledge


ASI SUP Wise Course Formats

Fun and practical hands on course, comes with all equipment provided, your own ASI logbook with reference information and SUP paddling log pages and a Certificate of Participation at completion.

SUP Wise-Starter

Introduction  session.  Experience  stand up paddling in the intermediate SUP surfing locations  2 hours

SUP Wise-Improver

Learn the basics on reading waves, negotiating surf, catching suitable waves and Intermediate SUP Surfing maneouvres.  3 sessions (1- 2 hrs each session)     

SUP Wise-Cruiser

Develop your SUP Intermediate SUP surfing skills and ride waves with confidence, performing Intermediate SUP surfing manoeuvres with correct use of paddle. Gain your SUP Participation certificate. 10-20 sessions (1- 2 hrs each session) + practice.

Whats included

  • All SUP gear – board, paddle, leash
  • SUP clothing – rashshirts, wetsuits (optional)
  • ASI Learn to SUP Intermediate Surf Logbook 
  • ASI Stand Up Paddle Intermediate Surf Participation Certificate

Dates and Bookings

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