Become a SUP Instructor !

You´re passionate about Stand up paddling open minded and love working with other people? You are rather outside on the beach than inside an office and flexibility is one of your great strengths? 

Well than, becoming a SUP Instructor might just be the right thing for you!  Joining one of our SUP Instructor courses will be your chance to turn your passion for Paddleboarding into a profession! If you´re in doubt if your knowledge and riding level is sufficient, take a minute and test yourself. 

Test your Knowledge

Is your basic theoretical knowledge sufficient to join an ITC?

Test your Paddling

Are your paddling skills sufficient to pass the exam?



Safe paddling and the examination maneuvers. No teaching background is required. However, the candidate should be familiar with the VDWS instructor file theory. 

Prerequisites for the acquisition of the license Surf, Kite, Cat, Sail and SUP are:
Proof of being able to run a motorboat (no motorboat licence)
First-aid certificate (9 periods)
Swimming certificate (German DLRG-Bronze or equivalent) or VDWS rescue. 
18 years

All requirements compact & videolink

 

  • Movement instructions and keywords, movement descriptions, movement tasks 
  • Instructor's behaviour, mistake analysis and correction 
  • Techniques of board control 
  • Movement learning 
  • Introduction into course planning and design 
  • Example of a beginner course 
  • VDWS SUP-System, Safety Check Card and Workbook
  • Watersport and environmental problems 
  • Meteorology, equipment, safety and health 
  • Job description watersport instructor

Practical
The practical examination consists skills of board control and paddle techniques.

In a buoy course, two buoys at a distance of 40 meters, you paddle to and fro, once in each direction. 
On the first way, your feet are parallel and you use the paddle only one hand side. The first buoy must be rounded with a crossbow turn, the second buoy with a kick turn. 

Demonstration lesson
During the demonstration lesson, the teaching ability in the field of beginner courses will be tested.

Written examination
The written examination covers the theoretical, practical and methodical aspects of the training, it takes max 30 minutes

Course completion
Once the examination passed and the internship successfully completed, the candidate can hold the title of "VDWS SUP instructor".  


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