SUP Wise for ASI Instructors: Foundation Skills

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Course Information


Overview:

SUP Wise for ASI Instructors Foundation Skills clinic introduces new instructors to the ASI methodology for the ASI SUP Wise learn to SUP Program for enclosed flat waters.


Aim:

Introduce new instructors to the ASI SUP Wise Learn to SUP methodology to paddle with correct technique, confidence and with safety and awareness in enclosed flat water locations.

Location is defined as: flat water, including inland waterways and bodies of water including creeks, rivers, lakes, lagoons, estuaries, canals less than 1 km wide (0.6 miles).


Entry requirements:

Paddle with basic paddling technique, confidence and safety in enclosed flat water locations.
Swim 50 metres (164 ft)

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Topics:

Environment & Safety

  • Understand the enclosed flat water environment
  • Identify SUP personal hazards
  • Identify SUP location hazards
  • Choose a safe SUP location
  • Identify self rescue techniques and when to apply them
  • Identify how to care for the enclosed flat water SUP environment
  • Demonstrate correct SUP etiquette

Paddle Skills

  • Enter and exit the water correctly
  • Paddle in standing and kneeling position with balance and confidence
  • Identify correct paddling technique – 3 P’s - Position, Posture, Paddle
  • Identify the 5 phases of the paddling stroke
  • Demonstrate correct method to change direction
  • Demonstrate turning - back paddling left and right
  • Demonstrate how to stop, safe wipe-out and dismount
  • Understand how to perform a pivot turn
  • Demonstrate correct SUP etiquette

Equipment & Clothing

  • Choose suitable board and equipment
  • Identify self rescue techniques and when to apply them

What we provide:

SUP Wise Level 1 Enclosed Flat Water Logbook

Certificate Issued:

ASI SUP Wise: Level 1 Stand Up Paddle (Enclosed Flat Water) Participation Certificate


Delivery Options

The ASI SUP Wise for Instructors Foundation skills course can be completed by:

  • Attending a workshop

Delivery option - Workshop:

Workshop course requirements:

Participate in on water paddling.
You receive 2 hours sign off for paddling experience in the workshop.

After the workshop:  
Complete 8 hours (e.g 4 x 2 hr sessions) on the water paddling experience with an ASI accredited or other approved SUP school / instructor and have them sign Certificate page in SUP Wise logbook.  

(Exemption: recognition of previous SUP paddling experience can be provided by Trainer at the workshop).

Duration:

Workshop: 3 hours
Plus post workshop paddling experience (as applicable).
You have 12 months from date of workshop to complete all course requirements.

Bring to workshop:

SUP clothing
Suitable flat water SUP board to practice enclosed flat water paddling skills.


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