BSUPA Instructor Conference & AGM

For all BSUPA Instructors and members we have a don’t miss event taking place on the 6th April in Sandbanks Poole for the 2019 BSUPA Instructor Conference and AGM. The line up for the day will consist of guest speakers, paddle sessions, workshops and the opportunity to revalidate your current Level 1 or Level 2 certificate.

When: Saturday 6th April 2019
Where: Sandbanks Hotel, Poole, Dorset

Why we need you

As part of our commitment to grow and improve BSUPA, we need YOU the active members and instructors to have your say in shaping our future together. It’s in all our interests and the greater interest of British stand up paddle boarding that your ideas and suggestions are heard. For this reason this could be the most important event of the year. We encourage questions, comments, criticisms and active debate.

What we are going to do

The day will kick of around 9am where we will catch up with BSUPA head coach and director Andy Gratwick and director BSUPA co-founder and chairman Simon Bassett. After refreshments we’ll kick start the activities. These will involve:

  • A focus on safety with the RNLI
  • A look in to adventure activities licensed for SUP Schools and clubs
  • Facts and important information about getting appropriate insurance
  • How to set up a BSUPA school and club
  • Paddle sessions
  • Revalidation opportunities
  • Instructor hacks
  • Shaping the future of course and activities in BSUPA
  • Discussions on club development, supporting women SUP instructors, lifeguard training and beach cleans
  • AGM

Refreshments & lunch are also available.

Instructor Revalidation opportunity

We are giving you the opportunity to revalidate your BSUPA Instructor Certificate during our ‘Revalidation Paddle’ with a BSUPA Trainer. If you wish to be a part of this, you must contact us at the email address below and ask for the relevant examination paper to emailed to you (either Level 1 or Level 2). Provided your examination paper and revalidation paddle are acceptable you will be issued with a new instructor certificate with 3 years validity as part of the conference fee. Note that revalidation normally costs £45.

Even if you do not wish to be revalidated at the BSUPA Instructor Conference and AGM you will have the opportunity to learn and share during the ‘Instructor Hacks’ paddle.

Things to remember

Make sure you bring your SUP board, paddle, kit and membership numbers for registration in the morning. If you are not already a member please become a BSUPA member prior to attending the conference. For queries please liaise with Anni, the event organiser, by phone: 07597 094233 or email: info[at]

AGM Only?

The last half hour of the conference will be dedicated to the AGM, finishing at 5.15pm Tea and coffee will be provided.  If you are unable to come to the conference but want to come just to the AGM you do not need to register via Eventbrite but please do send us an email at [email protected] to let us know you are coming. Thanks.

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Contact us with a request for the appropriate examination paper (level 1 / level 2)

Revalidation Request