The ISA Open Water SUP Course focuses on teaching SUP high performance skills and coaching in the Open Water environment. The course covers SUP Racing, Technical, and Downwind Paddling skills.
Successful completion of this course allows you to coach and train students in exposed waters, downwind and racing conditions in a fun, safe and enjoyable manner for small groups of experienced paddleboarders.
You must demonstrate the following skills:
- Wave negotiation
- Mounting the board for a race start
- Making a buoy turn
- Catching a wave
- Steering the board with feet instead of paddle
- Drafting (wash riding)
- Sprinting or increasing cadence
- Downwind paddling
- Return to shore safely