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WSA SUP INSTRUCTOR COURSES

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WSA SUP Safety & Rescue

  • SUP Instructor Courses (Foundation Level) £100

  • Duration – 1 day

WSA regards safety and rescue skills as essential disciplines that all SUP instructors must understand and be able to demonstrate competency in rescue techniques. This one day course is designed to teach the fundamental rescue skills and safety knowledge for aspiring SUP instructors.

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WSA SUP Foundation Instructor

  • Stand Up Paddle Instructor (Foundation Level) £280

  • Duration – 2 days Training & 1 day Assessment

This course is designed for those who wish to teach SUP basics to beginners and improvers in a sheltered water environment. The course is very hands on with lots of practical training and preparation for lesson delivery, see course information for more details.

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WSA SUP Adventure Guide

  • SUP Adventure Guide £280

  • Duration – 2 days Training & 1 day Assessment (assessment can be booked at a later date)

The WSA Adventure guide is a leadership award that will equip you to coach, lead or guide in open water, hazardous environments. You will gain knowledge in various environments suitable for the remit of the award, safety in these environments and leadership strategies.

Prior to attending this course you must have attended the WSA Foundation course and the WSA SUP Safety and Rescue course.

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WSA SUP Expedition Guide

  • Stand Up Paddle Expedition Guide £380

  • Duration – 5 days

Remit – Large lakes, coastal areas, overnight journeys.

This course is groundbreaking in SUP guide education. The 5-day course includes all aspects required to lead SUP clients in remote, wilderness environments during multi day journeys. It brings together key essentials to travel safely, ethically and with confidence, utilising the wide range of skills developed during the course.

Course Date: Oct 25th – 28th –  2018  5 days £380.

Pre requisites:
WSA Adventure Guide
WSA Membership

Accepted APL:
ASI Level 2 Exposed Water
BSUPA Level 2 SUP Tour Instructor
BC 4 star open canoe, DSM SUP (with evidence of managing SUP journeys)

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WSA White Water SUP Skills Course

  • WSA White Water SUP Skills Course

  • 2 days training – £180

  • 1 day assessment – £100

This course is aimed at paddlers who want to know the intricacy of white water SUP. Learn the skills of one of the coolest SUP disciplines around. Develop your understanding of the fundamentals of WWSUP and leave with the tools you need to progress. In this course we will cover the key elements of the sport including the Tripod, keeping fluidity through your ride and basic rescue skills you will need to keep yourself safe on the water. It is a two day course, then one day assessment. Passing this course is a prerequisite to the white water SUP instructor pathway.

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  • January 13th -14th
  • February 3rd – 4th
  • March 3rd – 4th
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WSA SUP River Safety

  • SUP River Safety £230

  • Duration – 2 days

Remit – rivers up to grade 3

Pre -requisite – Paddling ability on grade 2 to 3 white water, whitewater skills course

This course is designed for those venturing onto white water.  It is a practical course to prepare you for the river environment so you can keep yourself and others safe on the water. We recommend this course for anyone wishing to try whitewater SUP whether you are paddling with friends or as a coach

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WSA SUP White Water Instructor

  • SUP White Water Instructor £280

  • Duration – 2 days Training & 1 day assessment

An essential course for those ready to run rivers. The course covers hydrology, breaking in and out, surfing, hazard identification, equipment selection, leadership ideas and current issues surrounding white water in your area. We will also look at the use of guidebooks and navigation.

Pre- requisite:  WSA Whitewater Skills course, WSA River SUP safety

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WSA Monster SUP Flatwater Guide

  • Monster SUP Flat water £75.

  • 1 Day Course- 10th March 2018

This course is designed to teach essential rescue and safety skills as well as technique for those who are currently working with Monster SUP’s or aspiring too. Essential skills will include, safety talks,  fitness and conditioning, rescue techniques, flip drills, incident management, group management, paddling, guiding and steering commands, games, risk management and environment and conditions

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WSA Monster SUP Surf Guide

  • Monster SUP Surf Guide £75.

  • 1 Day Course- 11th March 2018

This course is designed for those who are running Monster SUP surf sessions. Essential skills to be learnt will include, surf awareness, positioning, paddle strokes, turning, trimming, environment and conditions and group management. Candidates with limited surf skills and knowledge will go away and consolidate the skills and present for assessment when they feel ready.

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WSA SUP Downwind Instructor

  • SUP Downwind Instructor £280

  • Duration – 2 days Training & 1 day Assessment

Harnessing the wind and wave energy is one of the most exciting SUP disciplines out there. Learn how to run downwind sessions safely, plan and organise logistics, manage risks,  technique and equipment clinics. Learn from one of the world’s premier downwind paddlers and renowned author of SUP and Outrigger publications, Steve West

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WSA SUP Surf Instructor

  • SUP Surf Instructor £280

  • Duration – 2 days training & 1 day Assessment

The WSA Sup Surf instructor course is an industry leading course designed to equip the instructor with a thorough knowledge of how to conduct a SUP surf lesson, how to teach technical SUP surf manouevres in a logical and sequential way and most importantly to discuss safety and etiquette issues involving SUP surf safety. Learn from the UK’s number one ranked SUP surfer Matt Barker-Smith

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WSA SUP Fitness Instructor

  • SUP Fit Instructor £95

  • Duration – 1 day

Are you a fitness industry trainer looking for new inspiration to train your clients? SUP fitness is one of the fastest growing SUP disciplines and is big business so why not become part of this group? Combine your gym/fitness knowledge and experience with our SUP fit course and open up a whole new world of training!

Prior to attending this course you must have attended the WSA Safety and rescue and SUP Foundation instructor course.

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WSA  SUP Ready to Race Instructor

  • SUP Ready to Race Instructor £95

  • Duration – 1 day

Want to prepare individuals, club members or general clients for SUP entry level racing?  This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to prepare your clients to enter their first race or become better racers.

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WSA SUP Advanced Race Coach

  • SUP Advanced Race Coach £280

  • Duration – 2 days Training & 1 day Assessment

Prepare advanced training plans, learn about nutrition, design specific exercise programmes, test industry latest equipment and clothing and learn from the UK’s no 1 fastest racer – Ryan James.  Pre-requisite is to have completed the WSA SUP Race Ready Instructor course.

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WSA BCU to SUP Discipline Support Module

  • BCU Kayak/Canoe to SUP £95

  • Duration – 1 day

WSA offers a 1 day BCU course for individuals that have qualified as BCU kayak/canoe instructors and wish to become SUP instructors. WSA recognises prior learning and understands that having attended instructor courses in other coaching disciplines instructors do not need to repeat certain units that are standard across instructor courses. Our conversion courses will equip the instructor with additional skills relevant to SUP.

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