This one day course is designed to teach the fundamental rescue skills and safety knowledge for aspiring SUP instructors. The SUP Safety and Rescue course allows a full understanding and practical application of safety considerations and rescue techniques that accompany any coach.

The course includes, towing, incident management, drowning, board rescues and in water rescues. In addition knowledge will be gained in effective communication, equipment and recognition of other services such as lifeguards.

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

PRICES.   From £100pp

Location: Llyn Padarn, Llanberis, Snowdonia

Pre-Requisites: First Aid, or recognised lifeguarding qualification. Member of WSA

Ability: Paddle effectively in light winds upwind, across wind and downwind; use two types of turns effectively

Remit: Sheltered / Open Water

Assessment Criteria: Practical

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

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


  • Full stand up paddling equipment, paddle board, paddle and leash

  • High quality rash vest, wetsuit and jacket

  • 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


  • 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 or you can get lunch from the cafe, they provide delicious food


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.

Llanberis, Snowdonia


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.