Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Award

Description

10 CPD Points

Your Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Award will progress your skills on a SUP and introduce the skills required to have an enjoyable and safe day out on white water. This will be on rivers up to grade 2.

When heading out onto the river you will need to make some key decisions to ensure we paddle at the right place at the right time. You will consider the grade of the river, the weather and water levels to help you make your decision. These will also influence the kit you choose to wear and take with you. You will need to ensure that you choose a suitable leash with an appropriate release mechanism.

What does it involve?

SUP white water paddling is dynamic and takes place in an ever-changing environment. This award will give you the skills you need to steer your craft proactively around the river. You will learn how to maintain control of your body alignment whilst dealing with height changes. As well as being able to drive and control the SUP. The key skills for white water paddling a SUP are:

Nose Drive

Crossing Flow

Maintaining Direction

Changing Direction

Running the River

You will also learn how to deal with any mishaps that may occur. This includes how to safely remount your SUP board or to help another paddler onto theirs. As well as rescuing a paddler that has become unconscious.

At the end of each session, you and your Coach will review the session. You will determine what went well and what needs to be improved. The direction of the next session will be decided in line with your own personal goals.

Each day we spend SUP paddling we further expand our skills and knowledge. In SUP, steady, gradual development is encouraged, creating a more enjoyable experience on the water. With no two experiences ever the same, we never stop learning. Continually evaluating the choices we make creates a natural evolution of decision making and skills.

Ready to begin?

Use our course finder to find a course or a Coach to begin your journey today!

Want to know more?

Read the award description here: SUP White Water Award Description

If you are new to paddling SUP you may wish to look at the SUP Sheltered Water Award.

If you feel you have experience on white water and would like to progress, you may wish to look at the SUP White Water Coach.

Or, if you wish to SUP in a different environment, you may wish to look at the SUP Paddle Surf Award.

Use our finder to find a Coach or course for one of these awards to continue your journey today!

Content

During this award you will learn the fundamentals of white water SUP paddling. It will give you the confidence when looking at factors to make decisions on where and when to go out. It will give you a proficiency to select the right equipment and to deal with mishaps. This will allow you to feel in control and to enjoy a day out on the white water.

This will include:

  • Location
  • Getting Ready
  • At the Water
  • SUP Skills
  • After the Session
  • Future Development

Course Assessment

The SUP White Water Award has no formal assessment. Each day you spend SUP paddling will further expand your skills and knowledge. With no two experiences ever the same, you will never stop learning. You and your Coach will decide where you go next after each session in accordance to your personal goals and where you would like to improve. The award is then certificated when you are ready.

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10 CPD Points
Course Description

Your Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Award will progress your skills on a SUP and introduce the skills required to have an enjoyable and safe day out on white water. This will be on rivers up to grade 2.

When heading out onto the river you will need to make some key decisions to ensure we paddle at the right place at the right time. You will consider the grade of the river, the weather and water levels to help you make your decision. These will also influence the kit you choose to wear and take with you. You will need to ensure that you choose a suitable leash with an appropriate release mechanism.

What does it involve?

SUP white water paddling is dynamic and takes place in an ever-changing environment. This award will give you the skills you need to steer your craft proactively around the river. You will learn how to maintain control of your body alignment whilst dealing with height changes. As well as being able to drive and control the SUP. The key skills for white water paddling a SUP are:

Nose Drive

Crossing Flow

Maintaining Direction

Changing Direction

Running the River

You will also learn how to deal with any mishaps that may occur. This includes how to safely remount your SUP board or to help another paddler onto theirs. As well as rescuing a paddler that has become unconscious.

At the end of each session, you and your Coach will review the session. You will determine what went well and what needs to be improved. The direction of the next session will be decided in line with your own personal goals.

Each day we spend SUP paddling we further expand our skills and knowledge. In SUP, steady, gradual development is encouraged, creating a more enjoyable experience on the water. With no two experiences ever the same, we never stop learning. Continually evaluating the choices we make creates a natural evolution of decision making and skills.

Ready to begin?

Use our course finder to find a course or a Coach to begin your journey today!

Want to know more?

Read the award description here: SUP White Water Award Description

If you are new to paddling SUP you may wish to look at the SUP Sheltered Water Award.

If you feel you have experience on white water and would like to progress, you may wish to look at the SUP White Water Coach.

Or, if you wish to SUP in a different environment, you may wish to look at the SUP Paddle Surf Award.

Use our finder to find a Coach or course for one of these awards to continue your journey today!

 

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