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BSUPA Level 1 Instructor Course (2 days)

sup - Up to 8 people


BSUPA LEVEL 1 Instructor Course - This course runs over two days from 0900-1700hrs at Home Water Lake, Chigborough, Essex. Course cost is £225pp including manual and completion certificate. Free tea & coffee.


  1. Current member of BSUPA
  2. Minimum age 18
  3. Able to swim 25m clothed
  4. Valid First Aid qualification (this can be obtained within 6 mths after you have completed this course but your Instructor certificate can not be issued until the First Aid qualification is complete.)
  5. Riding ability: competent on a range of boards, be able to demo-short paddle strokes, step back turns, reverse paddle turns, board 360s, body 360s, foot and paddle steering, basic push turns, paddle boarding in reverse and speed test
  6. Minimum 40 hours SUP experience before course
  7. Development action plan will be issued at the end of the course which will require shadow teaching on 'Ready to Ride' courses at a BSUPA approved school, within 6-12 mths, before Instructor certificates are issued.
  8. Once qualified an individual can teach BSUPA Level 1 “Ready to Ride” courses to a maximum of 6 students on a suitable area of water within the infrastructure of a BSUPA recognised school.

The government’s current applicable Covid-19 rules must be adhered to by us all. The entire course will be conducted outdoors, on the outdoor veranda of a wooden pavilion, so please bring a warm clothes/coat etc. Please bring a dry bag containing a small personal first aid kit plus your lunch and a mug.

You will required to sign a disclaimer on arrival to fully accept the risks associated with this activity.

Please note that we need am minimum of 4 people booked on to the course to run it.

If you give less than 7 clear days notice of a cancellation you won’t get a refund (unless Covid-related in which case you will get a credit voucher.) This requirement supersedes any minimum cancellation notice notified elsewhere in the booking process and/or in the terms and conditions.

Thank you :)

What to bring

Full seasonal appropriate wetsuit, boots, buoyancy aid, suitable SUP board, paddle, leash & fin. Dry bag with own small first aid kit. Packed lunch and snacks for both days. Own tea/coffee cup. Warm clothes. Pen.


Able to swim 25m clothed. Able to pull the weight of an unconscious casualty out of the water using the board flipping technique.


If you need to cancel and want a refund, please give us more than 48 hours notice from the start time of your booked session. (Or 7 days for the BSUPA Level 1 Instructor course.)

Although we hope you don't need to cancel your booking, you can do so at any time up to 48 hours prior the start time of the booked SUP activity and receive a full refund. If you cancel within 48 hours of the start time of the booked SUP activity, or you are very late for or do not attend the booked SUP activity (i.e. a ‘no-show’) you will not receive a refund. If you are booking on the BSUPA Level 1 Instructor course, less than 7 full day’s notice of a cancellation will mean that you won’t get a refund and this clause supersedes any minimum cancellation notice notified elsewhere in the booking process and/or in the terms and conditions. Thanks for your understanding.

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Where we'll meet

Course is being run at Home Water, Chigborough Road, Heybridge, Maldon CM9 4RD. Carpark is near building with red roof, opposite metal gate/wooden hut at the lake site entrance. (Marked campsite)

Frangipani SUP
£225 for adults

Tue 28th - Wed 29th Sep
09:00 - 17:00 every day · 2 spaces left
Sat 23rd - Sun 24th Oct
09:00 - 17:00 every day · 6 spaces left


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