Stand Up Paddle Boarding /SUP Instructor Awards

We are a leading company in Stand Up Paddle boarding (S.U.P) and offering training courses for those looking to become SUP Instructors in SUP flat water, SUP Surfing and SUP Adventure Touring. 

Our instructors have been Paddle Boarding and guiding for many years and offer a wealth of knowledge and skills to be able to ensure that our course content is delivered in the safest and most professional manner.

The Stand Up Paddle Boarding Instructor courses we offer in Newquay are endorsed by the Water Skills Academy and fully certificated.

We offer a range of courses to suit everyone and are working on developing these further with the Water Skills Academy.

The WSA SUP Courses have been developed over a number of years by a dedicated team of specialists who we have been lucky enough to be able to join in the delivery of these courses.

We offer the following courses




The courses will be delivered from our base with all available amenities available from equipment to changing rooms, food and drink. There will be a base of theory to go through in the classrooms, practical to be done in various locations and senarios to be taken parting both inside and out.

The courses will cover many aspects from Operating procedures to skill development, to risk assessments to child protection policies to working with emergency services such as the RNLI. We will cover as much as we can with in the time frame and scope of each course.

We can offer equipment and accommodation to those who don’t have it and will ensure everyone goes away having a great time and learning some great skills.

The SUP Instructor Course in Newquay that we offer is a stand alone course, however if you want us to help with accommodation then we have many links to some great places to stay in Newquay.

Our SUP Instructor Courses in Cornwall are very flexible so what ever the conditions we have some fantastic places to paddle.

For current Course dates, availability and locations – click here



WSA Foundation SUP Instructor Award

Stand Up Paddle Instructor (Foundation Level) £280

Duration – 2 days Training & 1 day Assessment

This is the first step to working as a Stand Up Paddle instructor.


This two day course will introduce the novice instructor to teaching and communication skills, lesson planning, feedback and analysis skills and group and individual client management. We expect our candidates to be able to confidently perform the manoeuvres listed below before enrolling on the course. If you are not sure if you are at standard then please contact us to discuss.

  • Back paddling / Step back pivot turn / Side stroke turn / Stopping

WSA SUP Safety and Rescue Award

Stand Up Paddle Instructor (Foundation Level) £100

Duration – 1 day

WSA regards safety and rescue skills as essential disciplines that all SUP instructors must understand and be able to demonstrate competency in rescue techniques.


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

Operating procedures, equipment issue, Safety talk, guiding skills, group management, intro to rescue kit, route choice and grading, risk management.

WSA Adventure SUP Instructor award

SUP Adventure Instructor £280

Duration – 2 days Training & 1 day Assessment (assessment can be booked at a later date

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


You will gain knowledge in various environments suitable for the remit of the award, safety in these environments and leadership strategies.

Prior to attending this course you must have attended the WSA Foundation course and the WSA SUP Safety and Rescue course.