Paddleboarding near Sidney Island, BC
Location: Sidney-Island, BC. Photo credit: Diane Kiss

Surf 2 SUP Skills

Discipline: Stand Up Paddleboard Stream: Skills Development

This course provides participants with the theory and skills to surf more in bigger conditions.


The emphasis is on transferring the skills of the Surf 1 SUP course to more challenging surf and using the water to the paddler’s advantage.

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Course Overview

Typical Course Length

6-8 hours

Course Topics

Safety Skills
  • Board control
  • Surf rescue
Paddling Skills
  • Bottom turns
  • Pulling out of waves
  • Bracing
  • Pivot turns in the surf zone
  • C-stroke
  • Efficient forward strokes
  • Trim
Knowledge
  • Board design
  • Surf forecasting
  • Fins
  • Tides
  • Surf etiquette
  • Reading the surf zone
  • Decision making
  • Injury prevention
Course Prerequisites
  • Surf 1 SUP skills course or equivalent skills and knowledge.
  • Paddlers need time and practice to sufficiently develop the skills learned in the prerequisite course before registering in this course.
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