This course provides participants with the theory and skills to paddle Class II rivers. The emphasis is on transferring the skills of the River 1 SUP course to more challenging rapids and using the river to the paddler’s advantage.
Typical Course Length
Course Water Class
This course runs in Class-2 conditions which are described as:
Moderately exposed coastline with frequent easy-landing opportunities and short crossings. Moderate potential wind effects (22-35 km/h or 12–19 knots), surf of less than 1 meter and a combined sea state of less than 1 metre, gentle to moderate non- turbulent currents (< 6 km/h or < 3 knots), and light surf beaches. Short delays in access to land-based assistance should be expected.
Learn more about our water classification system.
- River dynamics
- Off-side forward stroke
- Jet ferry
- Paddling without a fin
- Using the river to the paddler’s advantage
- Route finding
- River 1 SUP skills course, or equivalent experience.
- Paddlers need time and practice to sufficiently develop the skills learned in the prerequisite course before registering in this course.
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If you have any specific syllabus questions, please get in touch with the Stand Up Paddleboard Program Committee who is responsible for the development and maintaince of this course.