SUP Check Out Level 2

Out Level 2 check outs are on demand.  Once we have 3 or more people interested, one will be scheduled.  To register your interest, get in touch

If you are interested getting out on the water more, doing longer distances, improving your fitness and even joining some races, SUP Level 2 is for you!

If you're wondering whether you are experienced enough to qualify for a level 2 checkout, there are two options. The first is that you can confidently tells us you are already experienced handling these longer more fragile boards (perhaps you have/have had your own) or other similar craft (e.g. carbon surfski, carbon outrigger canoe). If not, you can still qualify for a checkout if you satisfy both these conditions:

1. You have already taken Level 1 boards out at least 10 times at the club with no issues

2. You are a strong paddler, capable of easily paddling to Kits beach and back (let us know how long you take). This is primarily for the purpose of giving us an indication of whether you are likely to have trouble handling the board on land (mainly getting it on and off the rack is the issue).

Our 14' long boards are awkward to carry and very fragile, particularly carbon boards. Like other boards, they should never touch the ground, and should never be beached and never dropped, as they will break, and carbon fibre repairs are extremely expensive.

Level 2 Paddling Skills

  • Launching into waves — Launch the board safely into the waves with confidence while protecting the board, the fin, other paddlers and themselves. 
  • Paddling in waves — Paddle directly into wind chop with good speed, balance and control over 100 metres. While quartering waves (paddling at an angle to the waves), show good speed, balance and control over 100 metres. 
  • Foot positions — Use various foot positions and explain when each is most applicable. 
  • Pivot turns — While underway, quickly rotate the board 180 degrees by shifting weight backwards and using sweep strokes. 
  • Efficient forward stroke — With good speed and control over 100 metres, show good posture and use of body rotation. 
  • Bracing — Prevent a capsize with a variety of braces, both on-side and off-side. 
  • Edging — Understand how edging can assist turning or assist tracking and begin to show good edge control. 
  • Paddling in wind —Discuss strategies for dealing with wind and wind generated waves including headwinds, tailwinds and crosswinds. Strategies might include paddling positions (prone, kneeling and standing), paddling side, stance, and using the wind and waves for added efficiency. 

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