NEW! Stand Up Paddling - SUP

SUP Lessons 60
The sport of Stand Up Paddling has enjoyed spectacular success.  There are more and more SUP paddlers joining this sport as it is a unique, fun and easy way to get out on the water and get a good work out.  Stand up paddling partly evolved out of canoeing and has expanded to include river, surf, race, marathon and more. There are so many similarities between SUP and canoe that it was simple for RCABC to create the SUP Lakewater program with courses and certification ranging from beginner to advanced instructor. RCABC is training new Instructors and we will be launching the first courses in spring 2017.


RCABC STAND UP PADDLE BOARD (SUP) CERTIFICATIONS:

  • BASIC SUP PADDLER (Level 1)
  • ADVANCED SUP PADDLER (Level 2)
  • STAND UP PADDLE LAKEWATER INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 1
  • STAND UP PADDLE LAKEWATER INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 2

 



RCABC STAND UP PADDLE BOARD COURSES

WHO ARE THE COURSES FOR?
Stand up paddle boards are for a wide variety of users. The Paddler Levels 1 and 2 are for people who want a thorough introduction to the best techniques and safety procedures on calm water. These skills are also the foundation for those who wish to venture into the surf, racing or rapids. Stand up paddling can also be transferred to a canoe on the lake or river.

BASIC SUP PADDLER 1
Outline for RCABC Stand Up Paddle Board courses
PREREQUISITES – None
DURATION – 4 hours

ADVANCED SUP PADDLER 2
Outline for RCABC Stand Up Paddle Board courses
PREREQUISITES – Stand Up Paddle Lakewater Paddler 1 or equivalent experience
DURATION – 4 hours


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SUP INSTRUCTOR LEVELS
As SUP becomes more popular, the need for instructors grows. RCABC has developed two levels of SUP Instructor. Level 1 allows you to teach Basic SUP Paddler 1 and SUP Instructor Level 2 allows you to teach Advanced SUP Paddler 2.

SUP LAKEWATER INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 1
SUP Instructor Level 1 can teach and certify Basic SUP Paddler (Level 1). To prepare for this certification, see the SUP outline, and familiarize yourself with the content.
PREREQUISITES – Stand Up Paddle Lakewater Paddler Levels 1 and 2
DURATION – Minimum 2 days, Maximum 3 days.

SUP LAKEWATER INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 2
SUP Instructor Level 1 can teach and certify Basic and Advanced SUP Paddler (Level 1 and 2). To prepare for this certification, see the SUP outline, and familiarize yourself with the content.
PREREQUISITESStand Up Paddle Lakewater Instructor Level 1 
DURATIONMinimum 2 days, Maximum 3 days.

 The full outline for the SUP Instructor Levels is currently available only in the RCABC Instructor Manual


 

 
 
 
 
 
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