This award provides a national certification in the instruction and administration of the Basic Stand Up Paddleboarding program.
It normally serves as the entry point into the Paddle Canada SUP Instructor program. As such, the fundamentals of instruction receive considerable emphasis during this course. Successful candidates receive the Basic SUP Instructor award.
The Basic SUP Instructor is certified to:
- conduct Paddle Canada Basic SUP skills courses and to certify paddlers at that level,
- assist on Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP skills courses,
- apprentice on Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP skills courses, and
- teach stand up paddleboarding on protected flatwater with easy landing options.