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Perform and link intermediate level SUP surfing manoevures in surf 3 - 4 ft (1 metre).
Locations and Conditions
Intermediate level SUP surfing locations are defined as:
Peeling waves 3ft - 4ft in height (1 metre)
Wind speed less than 12.5 knots
Offshore winds up to 10 knots
Free from hazards
Before paddling at this level, you should:
Be competent at the ASI SUP Wise-SUP Surfing Beginner level
Be able to swim 200 metres (656ft), without stopping.
Confident and with experience, in paddling / able to trim in waves of 3ft.
SUP surf stand up paddle board
Skills and Knowledge
To paddle correctly and safely at this level, requires the following skills and knowledge:
Environment & Safety
Identify SUP surf hazards and self rescue techniques at the intermediate level
Choose a safe SUP surf location
Demonstrate correct wipe-out and mount/dismount
Demonstrate correct SUP etiquette
Equipment & Clothing
Choose suitable SUP surfing board and accessories
Choose suitable SUP surfing clothing
Choose a suitable place for entering and exiting the water
Identify and use rips and channels
Negotiate broken and unbroken waves
Identify correct paddling out protocol
Choose the correct waves to ride
Identify the correct take off position
Correctly ride the wave by understanding how body weight and speed affect SUP surfing
Understand how correct use of the paddle enhances ability to perform manoeuvres
Identify how to turn your board
Identify methods to get off the wave
How to wipe out safely at the intermediate level
SUP surfing manouevres:
Perform and link intermediate level SUP surfing manoeuvres, with control, on the one wave, on backhand and forehand.