SUP Touring 1 Instructor Course (Paddle Canada Cert.) - May 4/5

Thursday 4th to Friday 5th May, 2017
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Become and Paddle Canada Touring Level 1 Instructor and teach your own Paddle Canada Courses or instruct with a local paddleboard school. This is an advanced level Paddle Canada certification with a focus on coastal navigation and leading full day stand up paddleboarding tours in more exposed paddling conditions.

Expand Your Instructor Skills In A Variety Of West Coast Paddling Environments. 

With a special focus on the challenges of instructing and guiding on the west coast this is a one of a kind Paddle Canada course lead by Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer Emre Bosut. The SUP Touring 1 Instructor course includes components developed through Emre’s experience as an instructor and guide trainer.

Learn effective instructional techniques, group management, and safety planning.  

Touring skills covered include; Reading a chart, compass navigation, weather forecasting, leading groups in tidal currents, leading groups in exposed coastal areas, coastal rescues, reading tide and current charts, creating and executing a full day trip plan.

Successful participants in the course will receive a Paddle Canada SUP Touring 1 Instructor certification along with instructional aids to help run their own tours and courses. 

2017 Course Dates


Ability to perform Paddle Canada Touring 1 skills at instructional level. 

Instructor candidates must register for a Paddle Canada Membership before the course begins to receive Paddle Canada Instructor certification. Course ID: 61319


The full range of coastal navigation skills require pre-course work. Instructor candidates will be provided learning material and an assignment before the course. 


2 nights Dorm style accommodation at Whalers on the Point HI Hostel (right on the water in downtown Tofino).

Expert instruction with a focus on teaching coastal navigation skills and performing rescues.

Lesson Planning Tools.

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