SUP Safer

The SUP Safer course is designed for anyone new or relatively novice to Stand Up Paddleboarding, wanting to gain knowledge and raise their awareness of their personal safety in a sheltered water environment.

SUP Safer Overview

Minimum age

Open to all ages


4 hours


No prerequsites

Course Documents

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No registration needed.

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Course Content

The SUP Safer course is based on the British Canoeing Awarding Body Educational  Philosophy and, as such, the ethos of ‘supporting the paddler’ is the main focus of the course, encouraging individuals to consider where they paddle, the equipment they use and provide practical solutions if they get into difficulty.

The 4-hour programme is delivered within a sheltered water environment where you will explore and learn to appreciate the potential hazards you might encounter and be prepared to avoid or deal with them.

The course covers 4 key modules:

  • SUP Equipment
  • Environment and Weather
  • Planning
  • Safety on the Water


Attendance certificates are issued to candidates by their Delivery Centre, following a recommendation from the course provider.

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