BSUPA Level 2 Instructor

The 2 day course is no longer combined surf and tour,  it has been separated –both  level 2 courses include the management module/senior instructor role and have new addition of the new Youth Scheme incorporated for both instructor courses. All BSUPA Schools by end of 2016 will require a BSUPA level 2 Instructor in the School. We are considering running a combined Surf and Tour 3 day course for those wishing to cover both disciplines –see website for details.

2 day course £199 – 3 Day course £299 inc manuals and certificates.

For 2016 all Recognised BSUPA Schools will be required to have a Level 2 Instructor.

Tour / Race Instructor

Two day Instructor course that allows a the instructor to teach – Ready to Tour /Tour Experience/Born to Ride /Born to Race /Born to Tour to students. This includes a senior instructor element to do with managing a BSUPA school and other instructors and is required in each BSUPA Recognised School.

Instructor Candidate Pre requisites:

  • 100 Hours as a level 1 instructor
  • BSUPA Level 1 Instructor Certificate;
  • Minimum age 18 only.
  • Riding ability, competent on a range of boards
  • Current member of BSUPA.
  • Display a good level fitness
  • Good knowledge of different locations/conditions
  • Has experience basic level racing or tours

Course Content

You need to be a competent SUP rider and an experienced BSUPA level 1 Instructor, ideally with some basic race or tour experience and a good level of fitness. We cover entry level race starts and buoy rounding and developing the next level of race technique and paddle technique. We cover tours and guided trips and look through the youth scheme and how this works within a BSUPA school. There is time for you to get a update on equipment and your own paddle technique.

The course is both practical and theoretical, we look at management of a BSUPA School and documents SOP, EAP, AALS, Risk Assessments, safety management, safety planning as well as the specific equipment, conditions and technique needed to deliver the Level 2 courses .

We have a exam paddle test and will expect Instructors to deliver some talks and coaching sessions.A BSUPA level 2 Instructor will required in every BSUPA Recognised School.

Teaching Ratios for BSUPA Level 2

One instructor, Six students

BSUPA Level 2 Instructors Certificate will be valid for 3 years from the point of qualification provided the candidate up to date first aid qualification and RYA Powerboat qualification. And BSUPA membership.

NB BSUPA Guided tour experience you can increase to 10 Students -1 Bsupa instructor -1 assistant with adults with a suitable experienced assistant who has undergone in-house training .

SUP Surf Instructor


Two day Instructor course that allows a the instructor to teach –

Ready to Surf/ Born to Surf. This includes a senior instructor element to do with managing a BSUPA school and other instructors and is required in each BSUPA registered school .

Instructor pre requisites

  • 100 Hours as a level 1 instructor
  • BSUPA Level 1 Instructor Certificate;
  • Minimum age 18 Only
  • Riding ability, competent on a range of board sizes
  • Current member of BSUPA.
  • Ability to ride head high waves and switch direction on green wave with confidence and display clear use of paddle in connecting turns
  • Good level of fitness
  • Knowledge of surf rights of way
  • A solid understanding of surf locations /conditions /rips

Course Content

You need to be a competent SUP rider and experienced BSUPA Level 1 Instructor. On this course you also need to be able to ride clean waves left and right in waist to head high conditions and execute a basic top  and bottom turn. The Level 2 Surf SUP instructor will be able to deliver both the adult and youth schemes. This course is very much about location and understanding safety in surf, surf etiquette, rips and finding the perfect spot for soft, waist-high waves near a shallow shelving beach. We look very closely at session location, safety, group control and developing a good technique for getting out, finding a wave and first basic ride.

The course is both practical and theoretical, we look at management of a BSUPA school and documents SOP, EAP, AALS, Risk Assessments, safety management, safety planning as well as the specific equipment, conditions and technique needed to deliver the Level 2 courses .

We have a exam paddle test and will expect Instructors to deliver some talks and coaching sessions. A BSUPA level 2 Instructor will required in every BSUPA registered school .

Teaching Ratios for BSUPA Level 2 Sup Surf

One Instructor, 4 Students

BSUPA Level 2 Instructors Certificate will be valid for 3 years from the point of qualification provided the candidate up to date first aid qualification and BSUPA membership.

NB ALL under 18s tuition can only be taught by BSUPA approved schools –that school MUST have AALS license and must have safety structure a rescue provision to support teaching children.

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