ADVANCED STILLWATER INSTRUCTOR

Certification: After completing this course, you will be certified as a Paddle Canada instructor:

“Instructor SUP Eau Calme Avancée.

This instructor training course is designed for anyone who wants to become a calm water instructor and has a strong technical background. You’ll learn about the history of SUP, how to welcome a group, equipment, teaching progression, basic techniques and some more advanced techniques. You’ll have to teach the rest of the group certain techniques and maneuvers previously assigned to each person, such as launching and paddling in wind and wave conditions, different foot positions, pivots, supports, heeling, pulls, overhangs and calls.

*Certification may be conditional on successful completion of training and final examination.
Prerequisites:
  • Current affiliation with Paddle Canada
  • Advanced SUP Practitioner certification from Paddle Canada, or equivalent experience and knowledge
  • Up-to-date certification in basic first aid with CPR (14 to 16 hours)
  • Experience beyond the SUP Practiquant Eau Calme Avancée course
  • A passion for teaching.

Intermediate to advanced

Age 18 +

KSF LaSalle - Large calm-water pool

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. / 2 days

Group of 6 / 1 instructor

18 and over

300

+tx

Add $99.99 + taxes for annual membership to Paddle Canada.

TRAINING INCLUDES

Teaching aids

Board and paddle

Life Jacket

Helmet if necessary

Not included Wetsuit and neoprene booties. Available without reservation for rental or sale. If you have any questions, please consult our FAQ.

YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Hugo Lavictoire

Senior Trainer Paddle Canada

Hugo is a leader in the world of SUP and whitewater in Quebec. He has been teaching in the nautical field since 1990. He has been an instructor trainer for Paddle Canada since 2011 at KSF, a school widely recognized as a pioneer of SUP in Quebec. KSF has received several awards and is accredited by Aventure Écotourisme Québec for safety and ecotourism. Involved with Paddle Canada, he is also an Instructor Trainer (IT) in Basic, Advanced, River 1 and River 2 calm water, and helps organize Paddle Canada’s Roll Outs in Quebec.

Pierre-Philippe Loiselle

Paddle Canada instructor and trainer

Pierre-Philippe has been a SUP instructor at KSF since 2012. Physical education teacher, experienced surfer and paddler in calm water, white water and the sea; he takes part in several races. Since 2017, he has been teaching Paddle Canada instructor training in collaboration with Hugo Lavictoire. Now certified as an advanced calm water trainer since 2018 and still a whitewater instructor by Paddle Canada, he continues to pass on his passion and knowledge to paddle surfing enthusiasts in Quebec.

Louis-Philippe Beaudoin

Paddle Canada instructor and trainer

Louis-Philippe has been a SUP instructor at KSF since 2017. A physical education teacher and surfer, paddleboarding quickly became his new passion. Louis-Philippe then decided to become a SUP instructor; an assistant trainer since 2020, he was officially accredited in 2022. Trained by Hugo Lavictoire and Pierre-Philippe Loiselle, he has since trained several cohorts. A strong paddler, he is already moving towards river training.

Laurence Coulombe

Paddle Canada instructor and trainer

Laurence has been a SUP instructor at KSF since 2018. A physical education teacher with a passion for the outdoors and animation, she has a highly personalized approach to teaching. Laurence, who is developing her paddleboarding skills from season to season, has decided to take on the role of assistant trainer in order to add her color to the KSF Pagaie Canada program. We’re delighted to have her on our training team.

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