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.
If you consider yourself a SUP fanatic, why not try and put your skills to the test by becoming a SUP instructor? Working in the great outdoors, whilst teaching a sport that you are passionate about, can be challenging, rewarding and very satisfying. The SUP Safety & Rescue course is the gateway for your entry into SUP teaching and guiding.
The WSA regards SUP safety and rescue skills as essential disciplines that all SUP instructors must understand. WSA instructors must be able to demonstrate competency in these rescue techniques. This one-day course is designed to teach the fundamental rescue skills and safety knowledge for aspiring SUP instructors.
The WSA SUP Safety and Rescue course provides a full understanding and practical application of safety considerations and rescue techniques that accompany any coach.
The course includes, towing, incident management, drowning, board rescues and essential safety knowledge. In addition knowledge will be gained in effective communication, equipment and recognition of other services such as lifeguards. This is a training and assessment course and the candidates will need to demonstrate a level of competency to achieve a pass.
This course is renewable bi-annually.
First Aid Qualification (this can be completed after the course) although it is preferable to have prior to attendance. WSA recommends a 2 day outdoor specific first aid course.
Complete a pre-course online learning module.
Paddle confidently in light winds upwind, across wind and downwind; be able to demonstrate two types of turns confidently.
Sheltered/Open Water/Slow Moving Water. Please note that this is NOT a whitewater rescue specific course and does not qualify instructors or guides to work on whitewater rivers.
Minimum age 18