Surfing New Zealand delivers the International Surfing Association (ISA) Stand Up Paddleboarding Level One Instructors Course. This course applies to the instruction of flat water paddling and beginners. This is the ONLY course recognised in New Zealand for teaching SUP.

The Course
The two day course covers all aspects of instructing this fast growing sport safely and includes the Community Instructors Lifesaving Award.

Morning tea and coffee is provided.  Participants will need to bring a packed lunch and their SUP equipment and suitable wetsuit.  Accommodation and travel arrangements to these courses are the responsibility of the candidate. Please check the course is going ahead before you book your travel.

Paddling Ability
Participants must be competent paddlers.  Competency/skills tests will be carried out as part of the course.

Post Course Requirements
Participants will need to have a current First Aid Certificate or gain the certificate after the course to complete the qualification. You must have good spoken and written English language skills as communication is a key tool for instructing.

On completion of the course, participants will be qualified as an accredited ISA Level One Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor.

The course costs $600.

Upcoming Courses 2018

Sat 24 – Sun 25th February, Fergs Kayaks, Okahu Bay, Auckland

Sat 5th-Sun 6th May, Fergs Kayaks, Okahu Bay, Auckland 

Sun 28 October – SUP Re-validation Course, Fergs Kayaks, Auckland – register here 

Mon 29-Tues 30th October – Full ISA SUP Instructors Course, Fergs Kayaks, Okahu Bay, Auckland – register here

31 Oct -1 Nov Full ISA SUP Instructors Course -Christchurch – register here 

Weds 7th – Thurs 8th November – Full ISA SUP Instructors Course, Wanaka – register here

Fri 9th November – SUP Refresher Course, Wanaka – register here

Call Bill Dawes on 027 777 1035 for more information on courses or email to get your name put on the course waiting list. As soon as there are 7 people on the waiting list the online registration link will be sent out to register for the course.

Courses are added to our schedule subject to demand.

You can also refresh your qualification at any of the above courses for $200.  Simply click on the course registration link and select the ‘refresher’ option.

Courses will be advertised through local SUP clubs, on this website and via newsletter and social media.  A minimum of 8 participants is required for a course to be held.

If your coaching card has expired (valid 2 years from the date of your course) then you will need to do a refresher at the next available course. Click on one of the course links above to register for the refresher course.

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