Learn To Sup – Adult Courses

BSUPA Level 1 Ready to Ride

The BSUPA Level 1 “Ready to Ride” course is aimed at adults who have never stand up paddled before or people who have had a go but want to learn the basics properly.

Learning to paddleboard is a fast and fun process with a qualified BSUPA Instructor and BSUPA approved SUP school. The course structure is designed to give you the information you need to get on the water safely, have fun and learn the basic techniques of paddle boarding.

 

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During the course you will be given an introduction to how the weather and environment affects you, how to carry the board and paddle, paddling technique, different types of turns, self rescue, how to fall safely as well as how to plan expeditions and the basics of stance in surf.

The 2 hour course is run in flat water and at the end of it, you will be presented with your BSUPA Level 1 Ready to Ride Certificate.

BSUPA Level 2 Ready to Tour Teaching Scheme

The Aim of this course is to introduce people to the enjoyment of touring and exploring but offer more than an experience. Having completed this course students should feel that they are ready to plan their own adventures and have new skills to improve their time on the water.

Katie & Luke_412The course is ‘skill and knowledge focussed’ aiming to give students a safe way of getting more time on the water.

By the end of this course paddlers should be able to

  • Understand the different locations to paddle and their restrictions, challenges
  • Have knowledge of different touring disciplines and how to get involved
  • Be able to select the best touring equipment for themselves
  • Can demonstrate an improved efficient paddle stroke
  • Can use a variety of strokes to maintain tracking and maneuverability on the water.
  • Can navigate obsticales and third parties afloat taking into account, flow, weather and any other elements.
  • Have knowledge of how to plan a trip taking into account weather, flow, tide, access, 3rd parties, exit options,
  • Have understanding of personal gear you might take with you when touring. Have planned completed and experienced a tour.

The course can be delivered as a series of sessions or a half day to full day course.

BSUPA Level 2 Ready to Race Teaching Scheme

The Aim of this course is to introduce people to the enjoyment of racing. Having completed this course students should feel that they are ready to enter their first race or have improved their skills to aid their racing aims.

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The course is ‘skill’ rather than fitness focused and focuses on the main skills and scenarios that will comes up in a wide variety of races.

By the end of this course paddlers should be able to:

  • Understand the different race board classes
  • Have knowledge of different racing disciplines and how to get involved
  • Be able to select the best race equipment for themselves
  • Can demonstrate an improved efficient paddle stroke
  • Can Draft
  • Can perform a variety of turns around buoys using good judgement
  • Have experienced a variety of start options
  • Have understanding of personal gear you might wear for racing and hydration options.

The course can be delivered as a series of sessions or half day to full day course.

BSUPA Level 2 Ready to Surf Teaching Scheme

The aim here is to prepare adults to surf safely with consideration to others. Taught in the surf and in a smaller ratio than ready to ride. By the end of this course students should be able to

  • Launch and land in surf and understand how to fall and recover safely.
  • How to be aware of others in the surf zone and how to stop and fall in an emergency.
  • Can get out back
  • Can take off on a wave
  • Understand how to perform basic turns
  • Understand the parts of the wave
  • Kit setup
  • Recover board, paddle and leash when crashing.
  • Understand surfing etiquette
  • Know how to keep progressing in the surf
  • How to get and understand a forecast and where to go next.
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