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A single person on a paddleboard on Widgeon Creek, BC.
Location: Widgeon Creek, BC. Photo credit: Diane Kiss

Touring 2 SUP Skills

Discipline: Stand Up Paddleboard Stream: Skills Development

This course provides the skills and knowledge for proficient paddleboarding in moderate conditions, along a moderately exposed shore with frequent easy-landing opportunities.

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Course Overview

Typical Course Length

12-16 hours (2 days)

Course Topics

Safety Skills
  • Safety equipment
  • Group management
  • Communication
  • Advanced scenarios
Paddling Skills
  • Paddling efficiency for longer distances
  • Launching from an exposed shoreline
  • Landing in surf conditions
  • Paddling in current
  • Paddling in adverse conditions
  • Paddling in wind and waves with fully loaded board
  • Decision making models
  • Planning daily mileage
  • Advanced weather forecasting
  • Navigation
  • Tides and currents
  • Reading natural cues
  • Touring equipment
Course Prerequisites
  • Touring 1 SUP course or equivalent skills and knowledge.
  • Experience
    • At least 3, one-day SUP touring trips in different locations.
    • Paddlers need time and practice to sufficiently develop the skills learned in the prerequisite course before registering in this course.
  • First Aid
    • Wilderness first aid (16 hours) with CPR strongly recommended.