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NZSUP Education

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1
SUP SAFE – Stand Up Paddleboarding Safety
Expires After: Does not Expire

A free education course covering all aspects of SUP safety. What safety equipment to use and why, how to read and understand the forecasts and the conditions, what to do if things go wrong, all broken down into bite-sized chunks so you can work through it at your leisure – or just pick out the bits you’re interested in.

Stand up paddleboarding may seem like a very safe sport , yet every year hundreds of paddleboarders end up getting into trouble, getting rescued – and tragically, sometimes the story does not end well. It almost always comes down to knowledge, and those paddlers getting into trouble did not have a critical piece of knowledge. Hence this course. It will give you the knowledge, that may well end up saving your life!

We are rolling the course out section by section. The safety equipment section is now complete; over 2 hours of information and discussion, drilling deep into the complexities and issues to give you the full story and assist you in making the best decisions on what gear will be best for you.

We hope you enjoy it and find it useful, and of course we’d welcome your feedback – anything we can do to make it better and more informative!

This course has been brought to you with assistance from the Maritime NZ Safer Boating Forum, and Water Safety New Zealand.

2
SUP Business Set-Up
Expires After: 1 year

This course is for anyone planning on starting a SUP school, coaching business, rental or tour company. It will guide you through the legislative environment, the documentation and paperwork you’ll require (including free templates!), advice on what sort of equipment to buy and lots more great info on how to make your business a success. This will be the best $69 you ever invest, potentially saving you hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars of doing things the hard way and making the same mistakes that others have made.

3
Level 2 SUP Instructor
Expires After: Does not Expire

This course is for the instructor looking to teach SUP beyond beginner level on a commercial basis.

This is the online learning section of the course, covering the theory, safety understanding and background knowledge to operate safe and productive sessions. There are 12 lessons in this online course, which will take about 4 hours to complete, plus a few extra hours of practice and homework.

This course cannot be started until the online Level 1 instructor course has been completed.

To complete the qualification as a Level 2 SUP instructor, the candidate will also need to complete a practical assessment session. There will be an additional fee of $150 for the assessment, which can be booked when the candidate feels ready to take it. See the FAQ pages for more information on the assessment process.

Payment can be made via credit card or paypal by clicking on the registration button above, or by bank transfer.

4
Level 1 SUP Instructor
Expires After: Does not Expire

This course is for the instructor looking to offer basic how-to SUP beginner lessons or an entry-level SUP experience on a commercial basis in a safe, non-challenging environment.

This is the online learning section of the course, covering the theory, safety understanding and background knowledge to operate safe and productive sessions. There are 24 lessons in this online course, which will take about 11 hours to complete, plus a few extra hours of practice and homework.

To complete the qualification as a Level 1 SUP instructor, the candidate must also complete an assessment session, and show the required level of paddling ability. Information on the assessment and required paddling ability is provided as part of the online learning course here, along with advice on any technique refinements required. There is an additional fee of $150 for the assessment, which can be booked when the candidate feels ready to take it. See the FAQ pages for more information on the assessment process.

Payment can be made via credit card or paypal by clicking on the registration button above, or by bank transfer.

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