Level 3 SUP | VDWS

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SUP Instructor Level 3

Level 3 SUP Instructor Courses are the right choice for all of our Level 2 Instructors who like to take their teaching and own SUP skills to a higher level. During those courses, we focus on the technique of intermediate and advanced SUP manouvers and how to teach them professionally. 

Level 3 Instructors are SUP experts with a very high own riding level and a deep understanding for complex movements. Their methodical skills and experience make them the true experts on the beach!


For the course:

  • valid VDWS Level 2 SUP Instructor License
  • valid VDWS membership
  • Advanced SUP Skills
  • teaching experience

To complete the license:

  • practical exam at the end of the Level 3 Instructor seminar

Duration:  3 days

Price:    245€ 

Extra costs: getting there, accommodation, equipent rental

Course contents

  • Improve your riding skills
  • Advanced teaching methods
  • Digital aids
  • Forms of course organisation in advanced lessons
  • Maneuver training
  • Improvement of demonstration skills
  • Advanced eqipment seminar
  • Aerodynamics
  • Planning an delivery of advanced course programs

Each Level 3 Instructor Seminar ends with a practical exam.

Topics Level 3 Seminars


  • VDWS Level 2 Instructor


Advanced Paddle techniques, recognising and understanding of different wave patterns.  Safety, organisation and methodology. 

Course contents:

  • Paddling technique in waves
  • Whitewater handling
  • Ins and Outs
  • Safety
  • Equipment
  • Improvement of own riding skills
  • Organisation of wave lessons
  • Correcting mistakes
  • Theoretical wave knowledge
  • Right of way rules


  • VDWS Level 2 Instructor


Advanced Paddle techniques, Tour planning, safety, organisation and methodology. 

Course contents:

  • Paddling technique 
  • Tour Planning
  • Tour Management and organisation 
  • Safety
  • Equipment
  • Rescue of others
  • Instructor behaviour 
  • Correcting mistakes


  • VDWS Level 2 Instructor
  • Basic Yoga knowledge 
  • Sun salutations A and B
  • Experience in Bodyweight Fitness training


Structure of SUP Yoga and Fitness classes. Organisation and methodology as well as improvement of own demonstration skills.

Course contents:

  • Experience SUP Yoga Sessions as a student
  • Experience SUP Fitness Sessions as a student
  • Lesson structure of Yoga and Fitness units
  • Lesson Planning
  • Breathing
  • Safety
  • Instructor behaviour 
  • Variations


  • VDWS Level 2 Instructor


Improvement of basic paddle techniques as well as additional advanced  strokes, aiming to make your entire paddling more efficient. 

Course contents:

  • Improvement of basic stroke techniques 
  • Engaging more muscle groups
  • Equipment
  • Wind shadow paddling
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Beachstart
  • Riding the wake of another paddle boarder 
  • Start from a seated position
  • 10 Kilometer touring

Dates VDWS SUP Instructor Level 3

bookable bookable few places few places fully booked fully booked
Date: 06/18 - 06/20/2021
Level 3 SUP Seminar "Race" Föhr
SUP / Level 3 Seminar
Wyk auf Föhr
Date: 07/21 - 07/23/2021
Date: 09/26 - 09/28/2021
Hvide Sande, Dänemark

A strong partner worldwide

There are more then 540 watersportcenters in more then 35 countrys in the world. The VDWS consists of more then 4500 members, watersports instructors, school owners and center managers. Since the foundation in 1974 we were able to spread the fascination in windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and Stand up Paddling to more then 3 million watersports beginners!


Do you have any questions?

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