Become a Paddle Canada (PC) SUP surf instructor, a nationally recognized certification. Teach your own PC SUP surf courses or instruct with a paddleboard school. This is an advanced level PC certification with a focus on teaching safety techniques in the surf, navigating through the surf environment including the impact zone, teaching proper SUP surf techniques, surf forecasting including wind and swell. More info here.
Paddle Canada SUP surf 2 skills certification or equivalency. (Candidates are expected to exceed Surf 2 skills)
Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater Instructor Certification or equivalent skills.
Current certification in Standard First Aid w/CPR-C (14-16hours) or greater certification (ie. Marine First Aid w/CPR-C, Wilderness First Aid (20hr), etc.)
Paddle Canada recommends candidates have proper surf rescue and lifeguard skills and training.
Instructor candidates must register for a Paddle Canada Membership before the course begins to receive Paddle Canada Instructor certification.
Expert instruction with a focus on teaching SUP surfing in a demanding West Coast environment.
Wind and Swell forecasting skills.
Lesson Planning Tools.
Paddle Canada Membership $90 (must be registered before the course begins). Or $10 upgrade fee for current Paddle Canada instructors.
Surf SUP rental for course $40
Wetsuit rental $20
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