*Intro to exposed water SUP

Have you taken a flat water course or are proficient at paddling on flat water and want to take the next steps of your SUP journey? Then take our intro to exposed waters course which is led by one of our full qualified instructors. This is an 3 hour informal tour/skills based course in which by the end you will be able to;

 

  • ​Identify surface water movement and current direction
  • Identify wind direction and strength
  • Identify SUP hazards
  • Choose a safe SUP exposed waters location
  • Identify self rescue techniques and when to apply them
  • Choose suitable exposed waters board, leash and equipment
  • Identify safe entry and exit points
  • Identify techniques to negotiate shore-breaks up to 1½ ft
  • Identify paddling technique and stance used in choppy waters
  • Fall and retrieve techniques in uneven waters and wind
  • Identify techniques to negotiate swell
  • Step back pivot turn (heel side & toe side)
  • Kahi stroke & Reverse kahi stroke

 

If this sounds like a course for you please contact us