Stand Up Paddleboarding is becoming more mature and formalized with the introduction of the Academy of Stand Up Paddle Instructors SUP Certification Program.
Bode Shandro from Surftech & Kialoa, was the only Canadian participant to attend the inaugural event, and here’s what he had to say about the experience…
I am very pleased to announce that last weekend I was invited by the World Stand Up Paddleboard Association to take part in Southern California’s very first ASI, Academy of Stand Up Paddle Instructors SUP certification program at the Newport Beach Aquatic Center. Instructed by none other than legendary watermen Dick and Dan DeBoer, the first lady of SUP, Nikki Gregg and soul surf legend and producer of the”The Ultimate Guide to SUP” Dan Gavere, I became the first certified SUP instructor in Canada. I look forward to sharing the vast knowledge that was shared with me in my summer sessions beginning in June throughout Western Canada!
Check out Bodie’s site www.paddlesurfitness.ca for more information on his paddle surf fitness training and instructional programs.