ASI SUP Wise - Level 5 Advanced SUP Surf

ASI Level 5 Advanced SUP Surf is the highest level of stand up paddle surfing knowledge and skills.   Learn how to control the board and use the paddle to perform and link advanced level SUP manoeuvres, in the critical section of the wave, in surf up to 6ft.

You should already be a competent paddler at the Intermediate 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 advanced level SUP manoeuvres, in the critical section of the wave in surf up to 6ft (2 metres).

Location Description

Peeling waves up to 6ft in height (2 metres)
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 (Intermediate Surf) skill and knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Environment & Safety

  • Predict surf conditions at different surf breaks taking weather, tide, and land formations into consideration.
  • Identify SUP safety issues for the advanced SUP surf paddler
  • Select a safe SUP surf location for the advanced level SUP surfing
  • Demonstrate correct wipe-out and mount/dismount
  • Demonstrate correct SUP surf etiquette

Paddle Skills

  • How to negotiate larger waves
  • Correct paddling technique and stance
  • Techniques for taking off and finishing the ride
  • Catch and ride waves demonstrating correct use of paddle to perform and link advanced level SUP manoeuvres

        Perform advanced level SUP surf manouevres:

  • Re-entry
  • Roundhouse cutback
  • Floater
  • Tube riding
  • Nose riding
  • Walking the board
  • Drop knee cutback
  • Section manoeuvres
  • Linking manoeuvres with correct use of paddle

        Describe how to perform:

  • Drop knee cutback
  • Helicopter
  • Rotational airs
  • Rotational floater
  • Rock and roll floater

Equipment & Clothing

Choose suitable SUP Surfing board, equipment and clothing for the advanced level

Norminal Duration

It would take approximately 600 to 1400 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 advanced SUP surfing locations  2 hours

SUP Wise-Improver

Introduction to performing advanced level SUP surfing manoeuvres and SUP surf safety and the advanced level.   3 sessions (1- 2 hrs each session)       

SUP Wise-Cruiser

Develop your SUP Advanced SUP surfing skills and ride waves with confidence, performing Advanced 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 Advanced SUP Surf Logbook 
  • ASI Stand Up Paddle Advanced SUP Surf Participation Certificate

Dates and Bookings

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