Want to become a white water SUP coach? Take a look here. 

This Coach Award is designed to support you coaching paddlers who want to gain or improve SUP river running skills.

You will coach paddleboarders new to the sport, or paddlers looking to develop their skills as well as tactics in the white water environment. The Coach Award takes the knowledge you have and supports you through formal and informal development opportunities, part of your journey will involve an assessment, but the assessment isn’t the end as we believe in life long opportunities for learning. A practical two day course, building on those paddleboarding coaching theories you've gained from the Core Coach training, putting them into play. 

The training explores how to coach technical and tactical skills. The course will help you to plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions and explore specifics to help you coach typical learners on White Water. 

Being a SUP White Water Coach allows you to design coaching to support your learners and provide Paddle UK Awards and Training such as the SUP White Water Personal Performance Award and more. Note: other experience, training or qualifications may be required. 

See Course Guide for more information. For detailed information on the course content, pre-requisites and structure please head to the Paddle UK resources page. A minimum of 2 candidates are required for the course to run.



Set over 2 days. 


Minimum age




  • Core Coach Training.
  • On the Water Paddle UK Membership.
  • Once you are a member, you need to register for the course through your membership portal.
  • You need to feel comfortable on your craft and be able to independently paddle on sheltered water. We recommend that you hold the White Water SUP Personal Performance Award before booking on your training to ensure your have the personal skills required.
  • Have attended a White Water Safety and Rescue Training. 



You will need to bring your own appropriate equipment for this course, however if this is a problem do get in touch. 






11th and 12th February 2023 (2 day course)

To book please use the online course scheduler below choosing day one of the course from the calendar. e.g. March 27th (will book you in for 27th and 28th).

You can also book by email or phone if you'd prefer. See top right.