SUP Instructor Training Courses

We are a leading provider of SUP coach education and work with both Water Skills Academy and British Canoeing. We deliver courses all over the UK and have a range of solid and inflatable boards to demo if you don’t yet have your own. Contact us for details.

Our courses

British Canoeing SUP Module

British Canoeing SUP Discipline Support Module

This one day course is designed to assist existing paddlesports coaches and leaders who want to gain more knowledge about the specialist discipline of SUP.

WSA SUP Safety and Rescue

This one day course is designed to teach the fundamental rescue skills and safety knowledge for aspiring SUP instructors.

WSA Foundation SUP Instructor

This two day course will introduce the novice instructor to teaching and communication skills, lesson planning, feedback and analysis skills, and client management.

WSA Adventure SUP Guide

The WSA Adventure guide is a leadership award that will equip you to coach, lead or guide in open water, hazardous environments.

Reviews and feedback

“Excellent weekend of training with SUP Bristol and WSA”

Spent last weekend undertaking my SUP rescue and safety and foundation instructor course with SUP Bristol and the WSA. Fantastic location with great facilities and a range of equipment to try. The course, delivered by Kate, was full on but informative and totally focused upon safety and the technical skills needed to provide safe tuition to others.

Would recommend giving Stand Up Paddleboarding a go with SUP Bristol as the location is amazing, paddling past SS Great Britain but also the kit is up to date and in good condition and the instructors are very experienced.



“Loved the course and learnt so much”

I was lucky enough to attend a training course with SUP Bristol. Tim is a genuinely great tutor, calm, knowledgeable and friendly. He taught some techniques that I hadn’t heard of anywhere else, clearly knows his stuff and able to put people at ease.

I am lucky to SUP in stunning Cornwall, and I was genuinely surprised at how much I enjoyed the Harbour, even on a grey day. It’s such an interesting backdrop with the SS Great Britain, Bristol city scape and other water sports. The location next to the boatyard where traditional wooden boats are made was amazing. Thank you Tim for a spot on course.