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Bishop Board SUP paddling for everyone

SUP Instruction & Certification with Todd Bishop

SUP Surfing and catching a wave

SUP Instruction & Certification with Todd Bishop

SUP paddling is fun with a Bishop Board

SUP Instruction & Certification with Todd Bishop

Transporting your SUP board to the water

SUP Instruction & Certification with Todd Bishop

SUP Paddling and Fishing

SUP Instruction & Certification with Todd Bishop

Learning SUP in a easy and warm environment with ACA L3 Instructor Todd Bishop

SUP Instruction & Certification with Todd Bishop

HAVE FUN WHILE YOU LEARN TO PADDLE EFFICIENTLY ON A SUP, TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND ATTEND AN ACA INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION CLASS, OR HOST ONE IN YOUR AREA.

Explore the many options available below.  Classes start at $65/pp and include a paddleboard, PFD, leash, and paddle.

Come join us on the water!

Instruction with ACA Instructor Trainer Todd Bishop

  • ACA Level 1, 2 & 3 SUP instructor & Instructor Trainer
  • Special Olympics Florida SUP Coach
  • Team River Runner Chapter Coordinator
  • Red cross First aid/CPR certifications
  • BCU 3 star kayak certification

27+ years combined paddling (Paddleboard/Surf/Kayak/Canoe) experience in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, BVI, Bahamas, Mexico, The Boundary Waters, SE US Ocean/Coastal/Inland, Colorado river, Tellico river, Ocoee river, Nantahala river & other US waterways.  

Looking from the outside in, it was obvious how engaged and comfortable your students and trainers were; a testament to your style and skill set.     – Steve Favies 

 

Skills classes - Let's have some fun!

Quickstart your SUP skills and your enjoyment of the time you have on the water.

Introduction to L1 SUP skills, strokes, & maneuvers is the base foundation for learning to paddle safely, efficiently and with style.

L2 is the Essentials of Paddleboarding and we delve into more advanced strokes and maneuvers, get you ready for the progression to surf or coastal paddling and step things up a bit.

Nov 19th – L3 Coastal SUP skills course

Dec 11th 2018 – L3 SUP surf skills workshop/sessions – St. Augustine, Fl

Jan 11-16th 2018 Nicaragua SUP Surf immersion – 2 Stoked Instructor Trainers, 5 days on the water, Crank your skills up!

Feb 9-12th 2018 – SUP surf skills – New Smyrna Beach, FL & private wave tank session – Up your wave count!

Feb 24th – L1, L2 and L3 Coastal Skills courses – St. Petersburg, Fl

 

 

 

ACA SUP Instruction

L1 or L2 SUP Instructor Certification Workshops

Fundamentally, it is expected that participants should possess the paddling skills, technical knowledge, rescue ability, teaching ability, group management, and interpersonal skills commensurate with this level of certification prior to presenting themselves for evaluation as Instructor Candidates at an Instructor Certification Exam (ICE).

Dec 8-10th 2018 L1 and/or L2 SUP Instructor Certification Workshops (+ optional SUP surf workshop/sessions 11th)

Dec 10th L2 Instructor Certification Exam – St. Augustine, Fl

Jan 11-16th 2018 Nicaragua SUP Surf immersion – 2 Stoked Instructor Trainers, 5 days on the water, Crank your skills up!

Jan 19th 2018 – L1 Instructor Development Workshop & Paddle Safety Facilitator Course (1 day)

Feb 23-26 2018 – St. Petersburg, Fl – L1 & L2 Instructor Certification (also SUP yoga endorsement 21/22nd, skills courses, & assessments)

 

ACA SUP Instruction

Surf SUP

The Essentials of SUP Surf is designed for Paddlers wishing to explore SUP Surfing. This course introduces paddlers to surf zone site assessment, ocean safety and surfing techniques with an emphasis on fun. The use of proper surf zone etiquette that demonstrates the aloha spirit of surfing is central to this course.

Dec 11th – SUP surf workshop/sessions

Jan 11-16th 2018 Nicaragua SUP Surf immersion – 2 Stoked Instructor Trainers, 5 days on the water, Crank your skills up!

Feb 9-12th 2018 – SUP your surf skills – New Smyrna Beach, FL & private wave tank session – Up your wave count!

2018 – Guatemala TBD

 

 

ACA SUP Instruction

Private lessons

Get to the next level at your pace with 1 hour private instruction with ACA Instructor Trainer Todd Bishop.  This is your customized time to address problem areas, add finesse, or try something new!

 

 

ACA SUP Instruction

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