The Adventure Coach is a leadership award that will equip you to coach, lead or guide in open water, hazardous environments. You will gain knowledge in various environments suitable for the remit of the award, safety in these environments and leadership strategies.

You will learn group management techniques and how to effectively use other coaches within your group. In addition, journey planning, incident management and safety will play a key focus during the course.

You will be educated in various byelaws and legislation that govern paddle sports in your area / country.

Those students who do not meet the desired standard will if appropriate be offered assistant coach status allowing persons to develop under other qualified coaches as well as assisting in centres and schools and to reapply for a formal assessment day at a later stage.

The course is delivered by Sian, a WSA trainer and ambassador.  

PRICES.   From £280pp

Location: Snowdonia or Anglesey

Pre-Requisites: WSA Foundation Coach, WSA Rescue, First Aid, or recognised lifeguarding qualification. ASI Level 1–2 coach, BSUPA Level 1–2 Coach.

Ability: Paddle effectively upwind, across wind and downwind in open choppy water; use two types of turns effectively

Remit: Open Water (Coastal, Lochs/Lakes, Estuaries, slow moving rivers)

Assessment Criteria: Leadership, personal ability and Workbook

WSA membership: In order to register for the courses you will need to be a member of Water Skills Academy


  • Professional and high standard event organisation, instruction and kit

  • Qualified WSA Paddleboarding Coach

  • 2 day course based in the classroom and outdoors, Llanberis


  • Changing robe (like a beach towel but better to help make getting changed easier)

  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders

  • Unfettered local knowledge

  • Hot drinks and biscuits


  • You can hire boards from Psyched Paddleboarding for £35 per day.

  • A minimum of 4 guests for the activity to run


  • Water bottle (no single use plastic bottles please)

  • Personal medication(s)

  • Change of warm clothes and footwear (before and after paddle boarding)

  • Spare set of underwear

  • Swimwear or shorts

  • Fleece or jumper (to wear on the water)

  • Old trainers (you don't mind getting wet) or appropriate water sport shoes

  • Something for taking notes ie note pad and pen, ipad etc

  • Packed lunch


Please just get in contact by using the enquiry form and express when you would like to join us paddleboarding and we will be only to happy to help.


Yes, we accept group bookings. Please do get in touch to discuss, feel free to email or call.

Snowdonia & Anglesey


Why not treat someone to a Psyched Paddleboarding Stand Up Paddleboarding gift voucher,  an ideal present for any time of the year. The vouchers are valid for 12 months and can be purchased for any activity we offer.  Please buy a gift voucher from the shop here.


If you require accommodation, please discuss your needs with me, I will be only too happy to help with arranging accommodation for you. The accommodation options include cottages, luxury hotels, hostels or quaint inns, so there’s certain to be something to suit your needs and your budget.Take a look at our recommendations here


We have put together an extensive list of FAQs to help you with booking onto a SUP activity with us, so please do take a look here. If you wish to discuss any aspect of the activity, or you wish please phone Sian & The Psyched Paddleboarding Team on 01248 548 144 or send us a message we will be more than happy to help.