Testimonials

Here are some of the comments from people who have attended the ASI Stand Up Paddle Instructor Courses.....

"The best 3 days I have ever done. As a current kayak trainer and examiner, I have completed and delivered a lot of training courses. The ASI SUP instructor courses are well structured, specific to SUP, excellent course materials and the trainer had an extensive depth of SUP knowledge. I will be signing up as an Accredited SUP school and cant wait to be part of the ASI worldwide network."

"The ASI Standup Paddling Course was a thorough and motivational course. It provided all the skills necessary to deliver paddle sessions effectively but most importantly ‘safely’. With an extensive cultural history coupled with vast experience in the field, it is most definitely the leading edge course within the industry. I would highly recommend this course above all others due to the high level of technical skill as well as being globally recognised."

"I've taken a few instructors courses and this has been the most informative by far!"

"The subject knowledge and technical content was fantastic along with the stories and anecdotes relevant to training and teaching."

"The course exceeded my expectations. Having a lot of water experience, this was what I was needing to progress and improve my technique. Really superb! Many things I was doing wrong, learned from the internet and movies, which meant I was teaching them wrong. Mostly I learnt the correct use of the paddle. Keep doing a fantastic job!"

"Steve & Mandy, thank you both for a truly inspiring three days. So much learnt while having so much fun. I firmly believe that this represents the way forward for our sport in this country; proper instruction being delivered by a network of enthusiastic individuals. Well done to the ASI for taking the time and effort along with Steve to construct such a well thought out program. Brilliant!"

"I really enjoyed the course and learned a huge amount from him and gained a massive amount of knowledge that hadn't even crossed my mind regarding stand up paddling . I will definitely be singing the praises of the ASI and their (your) amazing standard of instruction. Paul is a absolute gentleman and a total pro when it comes to explaining listening and demonstrating the art of all things SUP."

"As a IKO kite-surf instructor the course had some great points that I will be able to use and cross over into my teaching of all water activities in general. We’re hoping to get our kite and Sup school ASI accredited as soon as I get my hours in."

"Just spent the last 3 days doing the ASI SUP Instructor courses. WOW! This is so the way to go! Steve West blew our minds. Watch out there are 11 new Instructors coming your way that will teach you sooooo much and have your SUPin experiences ones to remember. An excellent course and very well delivered. Thank you for all of your efforts and energy!"

I've attended another stand up paddle instructor course, and this is by far the most comprehensive relevant SUP specific training.  The 3 days of training was all relevant, it is very intensive and informative.   Highly recommend ASI to everyone.

"The course rating system of 1-5 does not fully indicate how enjoyable and well organised this course is. The training given out of 5 was actually a 10!"

"Excellent and an outstanding depth of knowledge."

"What a fantastic weekend. You can tell when you're really enjoying a course when you don't look at your watch at all, don't want to go for a pee incase you miss the great conversation and time literally flys by. Even more bizarre is that you want to do the homework. An outstanding level of knowledge including methodologies which are an amazing insight an will benefit the instructor and the sport."

"Just wanted to let you know we had a great day with Will. We learned a lot and all the info will help us greatly. Will is a fantastic trainer with a lot of knowledge. We ended up having 4 of us take the course. By luck our partner Jim was in Bali and he runs our sister SUP school in Phuket."

"Trainer, venue, information was all excellent."

"The course left me feeling confident and even more passionate about SUP."

"Trainer was excellent,. Knew everything needed for the course and explain everything clearly."

"Excellent Trainer. Classes were well paced."

"I loved it !!"

"Very happy with the course. Fun and informative."

"Trainer provided information in a clear and concise manager – easy to understand."

"Was overall very informative and interesting – learned a lot."

"Good course delivery, good subject knowledge."

"Very good course, quite exhaustive, excellent trainer."

"Trainer was really knowledgeable and very accessible."

"Enjoyed the course. Relevant to the job I do."

"Very attentive to groups capabilities, organised the course and focus points. Great learning and sharing of practical and examples. Super !"

"Good course, covered more than I expected."

"Excellent course. Very interactive and great use of discovery learning."

"The direct relevance to SUP makes this certification both appropriate and easy to apply hence applicable and a great delivery by the Trainer ensured understanding and try and retry techniques was great."

"5 * +"

"It was just excellent."

"Everything was perfect. It was exactly what I was looking for. Knowledge about paddling and how to teach safety and with technical skills."

"I feel a lot better equipped to deliver training in SUP in a far more comprehensive fashion."

"Very well presented by an experienced and knowledge trainer. Excellent value for money."

"The course has offered some very useful coaching tips and great depth of knowledge from the Trainers."

"An excellent course with subject knowledge second to none."

"A great course. Much needed information to apply to practice of teaching SUP."

"I really enjoyed the training. It was substantial, right to the point, great handouts, great location. Great people and networking too. I am not regretting having made this trip to Australia and having invested in this training at all !"