SUP Instructor Course

ISA SUP Instructor Courses

4elements is pleased to invite you to ISA Flat Water SUP (level 1) instructor courses in Oslo and Lofoten in collaboration with SUP Reine!

The courses will give you an international certification by ISA, the International Surfing Association. Hallgeir Thorbjørnsen, general manager of 4elements and founder of SUP Reine, will present both courses.


Flat Water SUP

Overview

The International Surfing Association (ISA) Level One – Flat water SUP (FWSUP) Instructor works with the novice in flat/calm water teaching basic SUP skills including introduction to equipment, beach safety, carrying the SUP board, entering the water, paddling the SUP board prone, kneeling and standing.

Aim

This course is aimed at individuals with SUP experience who wish to teach basic SUP techniques to the novice and early development students. It equips the coach with the skills and knowledge required to do this in a safe environment and supportive manner.

  • Course Duration
    The Flat-Water SUP Coach Course is run over two days and involves practical and theory modules.
  • Post Course Practice
    To accredit, 20 hours instructing post course with a suitable mentor, recorded in the workbook and returned to the course trainer.
  • Lifesaving / First Aid Award
    The candidate must hold a suitable First Aid / Rescue Award, which can be taken anytime up to 18 months after the course.
  • SUP Proficiency
    The candidate must demonstrate an ability to:
    – Paddle kneeling between buoys at 20m interval
    – Paddle standing both ways around the buoys in a figure eight pathway.
    – Paddle standing between buoys at 20 m interval changing hands every 3 strokes
    – Safe Dismount
  • Completion
    The candidate has18 months from the start date to complete all the criteria.  If deemed ‘not competent’ in any part of the assessment, you will have an opportunity to develop competency during the 20 hours of coaching.  On successful completion the candidate will receive an ISA FWSUP certificate.
  • Membership
    The course fee includes ISA membership for the first year.  After, the ISA coach award holder must pay the $100 USD fee to the ISA yearly and hold a current acceptable ILS water rescue award to maintain a valid qualification.


Venues

Oslo, Sandvika
Saturday 27 April, 09.00-17.00
Sunday 28 April, 09.00 – approx. 17.00
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Price
NOK 4600,- including course material, registration and one year’s ISA certification.
Registration by e-mail to: hallgeir(att)4elements.no

Lofoten, Reine
Saturday 11 May, 09.00-17.00
Sunday 12 May, 09.00 – approx. 17.00
See map

Price
NOK 4600,- including course material, registration and one year’s ISA certification.
Registration by e-mail to: hallgeir(att)supreine.no