Wanting to become a paddleboard instructor?  Here’s your chance. We have two courses scheduled for this September, and more on the way.

The NZSUP Foundation Instructor Course, in conjunction with SurfingNZ, is the only recognised SUP instructor  qualification in New Zealand. Successful completion of the course and a valid First Aid course results in the internationally recognised ISA Level 1 instructor qualification, plus a whole lot of additional knowledge and skills.

The Course
The two day course covers all aspects of instructing this fast growing sport safely and includes the SLSNZ Community 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 definitely 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 course costs $600.

Upcoming Courses 2017

Thurs 14- Fri 15th September, Okahu Bay, Auckland – register here 

Sat 16th – Sun 17th September, Okahu Bay, Auckland – register here

Call Bill Dawes on 027 777 1035 for more information on the course

Courses are added to our schedule subject to demand. Courses will be advertised through local SUP clubs, on this website and via newsletter and social media.  A minimum of 8 participants is required for a course to be held.  If you would like a  course to be held in your area and reckon there are enough interested parties then please contact Bill on 027 777 1035.

If your coaching card has expired (valid 3 years from the date of your course) then you will need to do a refresher at the next available course. Click on one of the course links above to register for the refresher course. You can refresh your qualification at any of the above courses for $200.  Simply click on the course registration link and select the ‘refresher’ option.