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SUP SAFE – Understanding your Environment

The second in our series of free education courses covering all aspects of SUP safety. In this course we focus on weather and water conditions. Understanding them is a vital aspect of SUP safety, as is knowing how to find out what is forecast.

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 education – those paddlers getting into trouble were missing some critical knowledge. Hence this course. It will give you the knowledge that may well end up saving your life!

The course is completely free, and you can spend as long as you like working through the lessons. As you’ll see from the list of lessons below, all the information is 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. So – what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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

SUP SAFE – Understanding your Safety Equipment

The first in our series of free education courses covering all aspects of SUP safety. This course covers all aspects of your SUP safety equipment; what you should be using and why, broken down into bite-sized chunks, 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.

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 education – those paddlers getting into trouble were missing some critical knowledge. Hence this course. It will give you the knowledge that may well end up saving your life!

The 2.5 hour course is broken down into bite-sized chunks or lessons so you can work through it at your leisure – or just pick out the bits you’re interested in. As you’ll see from the list of topics below, there’s a whole lot of information here! All the courses in our SUP SAFE series go into lots of detail, with practical examples, video and pix to make it relevant to stand up paddleboarding and the actual information you need to know, not just in order to be safe but also to get the most of your paddleboarding.

So – what are you waiting for? It’s completely free – all it requires is you deciding to make the commitment to yourself (and your family and friends!) to increase your knowledge, in order to make yourself a safer and better paddler.

Let’s get started!

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