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David Dreves Kayaking
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Certified SUP Courses
Other SUP Programs
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David Dreves Kayaking
SUP Courses, Tours and Rentals in The Greater Vancouver Area,
Surrey / White Rock / Ladner
Call or Text   604-318-4019
SUP Touring 2 Stand Up Paddleboarding Skills Course
To provide the skills and knowledge for proficient kayaking in moderate conditions, on overnight trips along a moderately exposed shore with frequent easy landing opportunities.
Touring 1 Stand Up Paddleboarding course or equivalent skills and knowledge.
Experience: At least 3, one day long, SUP touring trips in different locations.
Wilderness First Aid (16 hours) with CPR strongly recommended.
Course length
3 days including at least one overnight. Successful participants will receive the “Touring 2 Stand
Up Paddling Skills Award.”
Class ratio
1 instructor: 4 participants.
Moderate winds (12-19 knots), combined sea state less than 1-metre with a moderate sea state.
Surf < 1 meter. Current < 3 knots.
Moderately exposed coastline with frequent
easy landing opportunities.
Evaluation is ongoing throughout each course. Participants can be evaluated through oral test, practical evaluation, written test and general observation. Participants will be graded Pass, Weak, or Fail in each category. “Pass” is required on all categories, but one “Weak” skill may be accepted at the discretion of the instructor.
Safety skills
• Safety Equipment (for overnight/long crossings)
• Group Management
• Communication
• Emergency situations
Paddling skills
• Stroke efficiency for longer distances
• Breaking through waves
• Catching waves
• Techniques for
paddling in current
• Paddling in adverse conditions
• Downwinding for touring
• Paddling Skills with gear on board
• Decision Making Models
• Navigation - Course plotting, distances, bearings/headings,
• Reading natural cues
• Board design
• Touring/overnight Equipment• Outfitting a board for overnight
• Tides and Currents - secondary ports, current calculation, technology
• Observations and forecasting
• Campcraft and etiquette
• SUP Heritage - discussion of the need for travel on Canadian coast