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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


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

28+ years combined paddling (Paddleboard/Surf/Kayak/Canoe) experience in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, 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 – Make the most of your time on the water.

L1 Introduction to SUP skills, strokes, & maneuvers is the 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.

May 1st L1/L2 (3-5 pm) – Lake Wylie, Rock Hill, SC

May 26 L1 (9-11:30 am), L2 (12:30-2 pm), L3 (3-5 pm) skills courses – Louisville, KY

Summer – Pensacola, Fl

Sept ’18 Dayton, Ohio

Dec ’18 Nicaragua SUP Surf Immersion – booked full.

Jan/Feb ’19 Nicaragua SUP Surf Immersion – 3 spots left.




ACA SUP Instruction

L1, L2 and L3 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).

May 2nd-3rd L1 Instructor Development Workshop & Certification Exam – Rock Hill, SC – $375
May 4th L2 Instructor Certification/Assessment – Rock Hill, SC $175 (with above course $495)
Campsite at Ebeneezer park adjacent to Lake Wyle included.

May 27th-29th L1/L2 Instructor Certification Workshop – Louisville, Ky (L1 $375 2 days, L2 $495 2 days) $350 or $450 when booked by May 11th.


ACA SUP Instruction

Surf SUP

The Essentials of SUP Surf is designed for Paddlers wishing to explore SUP Surfing. This course introduces paddlers to the surf zone, how to read waves/currents, 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.

Feb 8-13th 2018 Nicaragua SUP Surf immersion – Booked full.

2018 – Guatemala TBD

2018 – Dec Nicaragua SUP Surf immersion – Booked full

2019 – Jan/Feb Nicaragua SUP Surf immersion – 3 spots left.

Barbados – dates coming soon!



ACA SUP Instruction

Private lessons

Get to the next level at your pace with 1 hour or more private instruction with ACA Instructor Trainer Todd Bishop.  This is your time to work through challenges, become more fluid, increase efficiency or try something new!



ACA SUP Instruction

more Technique, How-To and Design/Construction videos COMING SOON!