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Adventure SUP Instructor Course Review by John Kivell

Adventure SUP Instructor I have been involved in coaching and leading groups in many activities for the past 17 years. I work at an adventure activity centre where I manage the day to day events and operation of the Centre. I am also responsible for looking for new and innovative [...]

Adventure SUP Instructor Course Review by John Kivell 2017-08-04T09:58:58+00:00

What does it take to be a surf instructor?

by Dan Lavery Long Line Surf School   So over the weekend I ran the first Water Skills Academy- Foundation Surf Instructor Course of the year. With the season nearly upon us and the Easter Season beginning as early as St Patrick’s Day this was the perfect timing to get qualified [...]

What does it take to be a surf instructor? 2017-08-04T09:58:58+00:00

Why Are Some Surfers 17 Times More Likely To Go Deaf?

Surfer's ear is a common cause of deafness among young people. Many surfers have heard of it but unfortunately most do not take adequate precautions to prevent it. It is widely known that using earplugs for surfing can prevent the problem. Unfortunately most do not know that a surfer's cap [...]

Why Are Some Surfers 17 Times More Likely To Go Deaf? 2017-08-04T09:58:58+00:00

What is CPD?

No, it’s not a new paddle grip or jet powered white water board.  CPD or Continual Professional Development, is, or should be a part of any coach’s ongoing relationship with their coaching skills, their association and a key feature to be invested in, through time and sometimes money. CPD may [...]

What is CPD? 2015-11-06T16:14:08+00:00

SUP Towing

As a SUP coach or paddling in a group, at some point we may need to resort to towing. This may happen if a paddler becomes tired, equipment failure or you feel the need to train with some extra drag? Towing can be used to help or position group members as [...]

SUP Towing 2017-08-04T09:58:58+00:00

Different Strokes – SUP with differently abled individuals

So, you’re a stand up paddleboard instructor looking for a new challenge or maybe you just love stand up paddleboarding and would like to get involved with the instructing side of this incredibly diverse sport. How do you get involved and what are your options? ‘Water Skills Academy’ (WSA) regular [...]

Different Strokes – SUP with differently abled individuals 2017-08-04T09:58:58+00:00

Choosing a pump for an iSUP board

With inflatable SUP sales fast becoming the board of choice for many it is perhaps interesting to discuss the different types of pumps that are available for the iSUP market. Most iSUP manufactures include as standard a pump with the board.  These can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, most offering [...]

Choosing a pump for an iSUP board 2017-08-04T09:58:58+00:00