The International Surfing Association (ISA) Stand Up Paddleboarding Level One Instructors Course, for the instruction of flat water paddling and beginners is the ONLY course recognised in New Zealand for teaching SUP.

The Course
The two day course covers all aspects of instructing this fast growing sport safely and includes the Community Instructors Lifesaving Award.

Morning tea and coffee is provided.  Participants will need to bring a packed lunch and their SUP equipment and suitable wetsuit.  Accommodation and travel arrangements to these courses are the responsibility of the candidate. Please check the course is going ahead before you book your travel.

Paddling Ability
Participants must be competent paddlers.  Competency/skills tests will be carried out as part of the course.

Post Course Requirements
Participants will need to have a current First Aid Certificate or gain the certificate after the course to complete the qualification. You must have good spoken and written English language skills as communication is a key tool for instructing.

On completion of the course, participants will be qualified as an accredited ISA Level One Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor.

The full course costs $600, the refresher course $200.

Upcoming Courses 2018

Sat 24 – Sun 25th February, Fergs Kayaks, Okahu Bay, Auckland

Sat 5th-Sun 6th May, Fergs Kayaks, Okahu Bay, Auckland 

Sun 28 October – SUP Re-validation Course, Fergs Kayaks, Auckland – register here 

Mon 29-Tues 30th October – Full ISA SUP Instructors Course, Fergs Kayaks, Okahu Bay, Auckland – register here

31 Oct -1 Nov Full ISA SUP Instructors Course -Christchurch – register here 

Weds 7th – Thurs 8th November – Full ISA SUP Instructors Course, Wanaka – register here

Fri 9th November – SUP Refresher Course, Wanaka – register here

The one day refresher courses are for those already holding a current  ISA Level 1 qualification, having completed the full course in the last 3 years. If you took the course more than 3 years ago then to refresh you must resit the full course, but the fee will remain as $200.

If you require any more information please contact Bill Dawes on 027 777 1035.  The maximum number of people on a course is 12, to ensure that each person gets plenty of individual coaching time.