Level 2 SUP Technical Coach (Exposed Waters)

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Course Information 


This course is for instructors who hold ASI Level 2 SUP Instructor (Exposed Waters) and would like to provide SUP lessons and coaching to improve technical paddling ability for recreational exposed waters paddling and/or deliver the ASI SUP Wise exposed waters learn to SUP program  

It covers technical analysis of SUP paddling technique, identifying areas of incorrect technique and creating and delivering personal coaching plans for exposed waters locations.


Deliver and plan stand up paddle lessons and SUP activities and instruct, coach and assess technical skills to improve paddling ability for exposed waters locations.

Exposed Waters locations are defined as:

  • 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
  • wind speed less than 12 knots, offshore wind less than 10 knots
  • water depth no less than 3ft
  • free from hazards
  • no more than 250 metres from shore

Career outcomes:

Stand Up Paddle Instructor in the SUP or outdoor recreation industry.
Industry job roles that require SUP knowledge (e.g. marketing, sales, retail)

Topics covered:

  • Create individualised SUP lesson plans for exposed waters locations
  • Assess paddling technique and provide feedback
  • Identify correct and poor paddling technique
  • Create personal coaching plans to correct poor paddling technique
  • Deliver ASI SUP Wise Exposed Waters learn to SUP certificate course

Entry requirements:

Before starting this course, you must:

  • Have completed a minimum of 100 hours on water paddling in exposed waters locations
  • Hold ASI Level 2 SUP Instructor (Exposed Waters) certificate
  • Able to understand English (equivalent to IELTS 6)
  • Paddle with correct technique, with power and safety in exposed waters locations, demonstrating:  vertical shaft and blade fully buried at paddle entry / correct posture with hinging at hips / paddling straight with board moving forward with power (20-30 strokes per minute) / correct tracking and no yawing / negotiate swell (not breaking waves) - into swell, alongside swell, with swell / perform step back pivot turns - heel side and toe side

VIDEO - ASI Forward Paddle Stroke (Technical Coach)

Perform a Pivot Turn

What we provide:

Level 2 Stand Up Paddle Technical Coach (Exposed Waters) Evidence Book
Use of ASI Level 2 SUP Technical Coach (Exposed Waters) logo
ASI membership valid for 12 months

Certificate issued:

ASI Level 2 Stand Up Paddle Technical  Coach (Exposed Waters) Certificate
(valid for 12 months from the date you enrolled)

Delivery Options

The ASI Level 2 SUP Technical Coach (Exposed Waters) course can be completed by:

  • Flexible learning

Delivery option - Flexible learning:

Work at your own pace.  We send out your instructor manuals. Complete assessments to suit your schedule.  

Course requirements:

To receive your ASI Level 2 SUP Technical Coach (Exposed Waters) certificate you need to:

Complete video assessments and coaching plans, being:

  • Provide personal SUP paddling video and self assess paddling ability using the ASI paddling assessment form, in exposed waters.
  • Complete 2 paddling video assessments, exposed waters, provided by ASI
  • Complete coaching program for 2 different students, exposed waters,  of your choosing with video submitted for each person.
  • Prepare an ASI SUP Wise Learn to SUP program (exposed waters) for your location.

Demonstrating competency:
If you are deemed not yet competent, you can submit evidence again for free.  Additional assessments are charged at $50 per assessment.   


Complete this course in your own time and submit evidence to ASI for assessment.
You have 12 months from date of enrolment to complete all course requirements.


Annual renewal.  See requirements


Do you have a question?  See our FAQ's page


Available from 1 August 2017

Email us to express your interest:  info@academyofsurfing.com


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