Advanced SUP Skills Course 

Level Up Your SUP

and get Paddle Canada Certified!

This course builds on the skills and knowledge gained in the Basic SUP course and introduces participants to paddling in more challenging conditions and to more advanced paddleboarding skills.


It provides the theory and skills for paddling inland waters with some wind and waves including pivot turns, wave surfing, foot positions, edging and bracing. Emphasis is on safety, technique, navigation & environmental conditions.


Successful participants will receive the Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP Skills award.


  • 3 hours of advanced instruction with Paddle Canada Instructor

  • Paddle Canada certification (if successfully attained)

  • Use of a small dry bag for clothes and phone if needed


  • Travel to and from the start/end locations (participants must arrange their own pickup and drop off as we are not providing shared driving arrangements at this time)

  • Travel Insurance (if applicable)

  • Personal clothing, gear & safety equipment (choose our rental option and we'll have a board, paddle, coiled leash, and throw bag with tow line ready for you!)

  • Donation to our Girls on Boards program 

  • 5% GST 

Is this Course Right for You?

This is an Intermediate/Advanced course.


We expect that you have taken the Basic SUP course or have equivalent experience as assessed by the instructor. Paddlers need time and practice to sufficiently develop the skills learned in the prerequisite course before registering in this course.

Must be comfortable in the water. 

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  • The course begins at 10 am and finishes at 1pm. 

  • We meet at: Canoe Cove Marina & Boatyard, Canoe Cove Road, North Saanich, BC, Canada

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before, earlier if you need to collect your rental gear from Pacifica Paddle Sports

  • The location may change if weather conditions require it. You will be emailed or called 24 hours prior if this happens. 

What to Bring

It's important to come prepared so you can make the most of your time on the water. 

To help you make getting ready for your course easier, we made you a printable list.