Paddle Canada Releases Final Draft of Flatwater SUP Program

Wednesday, 02 March 2011

Stand Up Paddle Board SUP_09292009 (45)

Did you know that Paddle Canada has been actively developing a new Stand-Up Paddling program over the winter?

The final draft of the Flatwater level is now completed and they are looking for your comments. They also released the first draft of the Flatwater Instructor program so also take a look at it as well while you are at it.

The SUP Program Development Committee also announced that they have written about half of the River and Coastal programs so expect the drafts to be released in due course.

Finally, the PDC is developing a resource manual for SUP instructors and are on the lookout for a couple specific resources. If you can contribute anything it would be greatly appreciated.

We are looking for submissions from you for the Resource Manual.

  • Do you have a lesson plan or script you really like?
  • Do you use a rule of thumb for which board to give which student?
  • Do you have tips for the best way to organize a SUP race?

Almost anything goes. Of course, credit will be given to the author!

Send your comments or resouces to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Image Credit: Stand Up Paddle Board SUP_09292009 (45) / Michael Dawes / CC BY-NC 2.0

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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