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                                                                                                                                    DUBLIN'S NO1 SUP SCHOOL

We are an ASI Accredited Stand Up Paddle School and abide by the high international standards for stand up paddle operations.

LEVEL 2: EXPOSED WATERS.

ASI.  The world's leading surf and paddle education and accreditation organisation.

This is a 1.5 day course to learn to SUP safely in exposed flat water including open sea, bays and harbours.

Aims


Paddle effectively and safely in exposed water environments (beaches, bays, harbours), in the presence of a singular shore break no more than 1 ½ feet, swell size up to 2ft and minimal wind chop.


Outcomes

  • Understand the basic variance of shoreline topography.
  • Tides and Tidal flow.
  • Identify SUP hazards associated with exposed waters.
  • Identify the effects of wind with regards to SUP participation.
  • Select a safe location for participation, Identify safe entry and exit points.
  • Negotiate shore-break of up to 1.5 ft.
  • Identify paddling technique and stance used in choppy waters.
  • Demonstrate paddle steering techniques.
  • Fall and retrieve techniques in uneven waters + wind, Self rescue techniques (paddling prone or kneeling).

SUP Manoeuvres

  • Footedness i.e. the correct way to stand on the board.
  • Prone paddle and knee paddling technique.
  • Transition from prone paddling to standing with paddle to start paddling.
  • Stroke analysis, blade entry and exit, pulling blade through the water, core rotation.
  • Demonstrate paddle steering techniques:
  • Passive strokes: Kahi stroke (bow rudder stroke), Reverse kahi stroke (reverse bow rudder stroke), Bracing stroke - left and right.
  • Active strokes: Power steering, C stroke.

Level 2 Exposed Waters- 1.5 Day Course (minimum 3 people)

?140 per person

One on One Tuition

?300

We are an ASI Accredited Stand Up Paddle School and abide by the high international standards for stand up paddle operations.