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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

sup instructor 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

26 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.

May – Dublin, Va

May – Louisville, Ky

Sept – Dayton, Ohio Sept. 14th, L1/L2 Skills Workshop







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).

May – Dublin, Va – Full

May – Louisville, Ky

June – Closed

July – Closed

Aug – Closed

Sept 15th – 17th Dayton, Ohio – L1/L2 Instructor Certification Workshop – A few seats left!

Sept 18th & 19th Dayton, Ohio – L3 SUP WW Instructor Certification Workshop – Available

Sept 29 – Oct 1st West Palm beach, Fl – L1/L2 Instructor Certification Workshop – Near full, email if interested

Oct – St. Augustine, Fl

Nov – St. Augustine, Fl

Dec – St. Augustine, Fl

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


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.

2017 – Winter – Nicaragua Surf Adventure

2018 – Guatemala



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

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