Paddle Canada Basic and Advanced SUP Skills

Minimum number of participants

2

This full day course bundles the Basic and Advanced SUP Skills Certifications into a single day. These two certifications are the official prerequisites to becoming a Paddle Canada  instructor. Recreational paddlers will gain increased confidence and skills for paddling in a variety of conditions. Some of the skills covered include basic turns, crossbow turns, pivot turns, paddling in wind and small waves, and bracing. Upon successful completion, students will be awarded with the Paddle Canada Basic and Advanced SUP Skills certification.

Dates: 
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Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Included: Paddle Canada Instructor

Required: Board, Paddle, Leash, PFD (Bring your own or rentals are available for $50)

Prerequisites: Prior experience suggested but not necessary. 

Class Min/Max: Min 2/Max 6

Price: $195 +$50 (rentals if needed)

What to bring (if you’re missing any gear let us know and we can likely help you out)

  • Wetsuit/Drysuit for immersion and rescues (not needed during summer)
  • Neoprene Booties
  • Neoprene Gloves
  • Towel
  • Bring a change of warm clothes including a waterproof shell and mid layer.
  • Lunch
  • Water/Tea/Coffee
  • Snacks

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Instructor: Drew Climie

SUP Instructor and dog

Drew has been a Paddle Canada Instructor for 6 years. After owning a SUP shop in London Ontario, Drew travelled west and is enjoying the coastlines, lakes, rivers and beaches of BC. Drew is also an experienced yoga instructor and personal coach.

Private and Group Lessons

Are you looking for a one on one lesson? Our instructors are patient, experienced and ready to work with you at your own pace.

Please call the shop at 800-605-2925 for pricing and to arrange a mutually convenient time.