Water Skills Academy (WSA) is a national and international organisation providing watersports instructor courses and consultancy across the disciplines of SUP, Lifesaving, Surf Instructing, Coasteering and Sit on Top Kayaking. All of our WSA trainers are highly experienced individuals with vast experience in their chosen field and offer the highest standard of professional watersports training. WSA provides technical advice to the Princes Trust, councils, schools and government organisations and offers centre and school accreditation. WSA is an inclusive organisation and has a unique structured pathway for Stand Up Paddleboarding instructors and coaches and we offer worldwide coaching insurance cover for our members.

We listen to industry needs, however more importantly we listen to our clients to help grow the WSA family.

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SUP Instructor Courses

Want to work in the watersports industry? Check out our comprehensive list of SUP, Surf, Coasteering and Sit on Top instructor courses.

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SUP Adventure Holidays

We are very excited to announce that Water Skills Academy are offering you the opportunity to paddle in some truly amazing places around the world.


Lifeguarding Courses

We offer SLSGB surf lifeguard courses and SLSGB surf coach safety and rescue award for watersports instructors.

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Surf Instructor Courses

We have a great selection of courses. Click below to access our 2018 course dates.

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Accredited Schools

See a list of our nationwide accredited schools.

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Members Insurance

A specially tailored insurance policy valid internationally for SUP and surf coaches alike included with all WSA membership packages.


Course Dates

We have a great selection of courses. Click below to access our 2018 course dates.

SUP Conference

We are proud to announce our 2019 SUP symposium dates