SUP Surfing Judge

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Course Information


This course is a world first and is designed to introduce and assist people to judge stand up paddle surfing events from local clubs, regional to interstate or professional events.


Gain the skills and knowledge to judge at stand up paddle surfing competition events. 
Provide competition participants with an understanding of SUP surfing judging criteria.

Locations are defined as:  Ocean with breaking waves

Career outcomes:

Stand up paddle surfing judge within the stand up paddle industry.

Topics covered:

  • Identify the role and characteristics of a SUP Surfing Judge
  • Understand the judge's code of conduct
  • Identify SUP surfing manoeuvres, degree of difficulty and category (major, minor and transitional).
  • Identify the criteria to judge SUP surfing performance
  • Understand how to score a supper's performance
  • Identify interference and effect on scoring
  • Identify common scoring problems
  • Understand how to manage conflict

Entry requirements:

  • Before you enrol, you must be able to use the paddle to perform and link advanced level SUP manoeuvres in the critical section of the wave.
  • have English competence equivalent to IELTS 6

What we provide:

Level 1 SUP Surfing Judge Training Manual 

Certificate Issued:

ASI SUP Surfing Judge certificate valid for 24 months

Delivery Options

The ASI SUP Surfing Judge course can be completed by:

  • Attending a workshop

Delivery option - Workshop:

Workshop course requirements:

At workshop: demonstrate competency in identifying and scoring SUP surfing manoeuvres.
After the workshop: Demonstrate ability to judge at 2 SUP surfing competition events, of at least 5 hours in total.


Workshop: 5 hours

Bring to workshop:



ASI SUP surfing judges renew their certificate each 24 months.

  • Complete renewal form and payment
  • Undertake judging at 2 SUP Surfing competition events, of at least 5 hours, in the previous 24 months.


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