BSUPA Instructor

Level 1 Ready to Ride

2 day course designed for new instructors to watersports to teach the BSUPA Level 1 Course.
Cost – £199 includes manuals and certificates

Candidates should have a basic knowledge of SUP ideally have a BSUPA “Ready To Ride Card”. Instructors will be expected to demonstrate; short paddle stroke, slow and fast, and recovery stroke.

Instructor candidates will give lecturers, coach other students during the course. Instructors will be assessed throughout the course –paddles skills, safety, group control and general SUP knowledge. There is a exam and paddle test on the water. The courses are divided up between the classroom and on the water. We cover site assessment, teaching psychology, weather, tides, rescue techniques and teaching drills. We talk through equipment so when you leave the course you will be fully loaded with SUP knowledge .

We will also help you with your personal SUP technique and paddle strokes. The course includes BSUPA manuals and certification

Pre requisites Current member of BSUPA

Valid First aid certificate (minimum 2 Day course)

RYA Power Boat level 2

minimum age 18
Riding ability competent on a range of boards – be able to demo-short paddle strokes, step back and reverse paddle turns- board 360s body 360s foot and paddle steering, basics push turns and paddle boarding in reverse
minimum experience 40 hours SUP experience before course
Shadowing period Students without any previous water sports teaching experience or qualifications will be required to shadow qualified BSUPA instructors before certificates are issued

BSUPA Conversion

1 Day BSUPA Conversion course for certified instructors holding valid NGB qualifications in paddle sports, windsurfing, surfing, kite surfing and sailing.

Cost £145 – includes certificates and manuals

As per Level 1 Ready to Ride. It is assumed that candidates can demonstrate relevant transferrable skills from their other instructing specialities, such as site assessment, group control and teaching psychology. The Conversion Course focusses on SUP specific content. Shadow teaching will not be required

Need a place to stay?


Nestled in the woods one the shores of Loch Insh are eleven beautiful self catering log cabins, theres something for every budget ranging from 2* to 4*
Insh Hall is our B & B hostel up on the hillside offering a great solution for the quick stopover with cosy wee rooms and large communal hall with log stove it has warm welcoming appeal and breakfast is served in our beautiful restaurant overlooking the loch.

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Looking for some gear?


Our Shop stocks Sola and ION wetsuits, booties, gloves and hats, everything you need to keep you comfortable on the water, we can also order any kit from our suppliers O'Shea, Fanatic & JP

Check out our second hand kit sales if you feel like buying one of our used O'Shea SUP Boards.

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