Learn to become a paddleboard instructor via Our Waterskills Academy Training courses

SUP Hire (Thailand) Co., Ltd is delighted to be running the following courses through our affiliation with The Water Skills Academy. SUP Hire (Thailand) is the only provider in South East Asia to be working directly with The Water Skills Academy (WSA).

Through the WSA’s programmes and syllabuses, we are delivering the training courses below.

Courses and Dates for training

PLEASE NOTE that there are prerequisite skills for these courses, so it is prudent to either attend SUP paddler classes via the WSA here or alternatively contact us to joining one of our SUP beginner / improver and/or intermediate classes to get your skills up to the required standard.

SUP Safety and Rescue (1 day, GBP 100) – June 14th, August 30th, 2021


SUP Instructor Foundation Course (2 days, GBP 220 + WSA membership GBP 30) – June 15th and 16th, August 31st and September 1st


SUP Adventure Guide (2 days plus 1 day assessment, GBP 220 + WSA membership GBP 30), September 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 2021


A little about the WSA

WSA is proud to be a certified BCorp business. Certified BCorps are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider their impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community and the environment. Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. For more info – https://bcorporation.net/about-b-corps

WSA is a member of 1% For the Planet https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/ and donates 1% of turnover (not profit) to two charities, these being Save Our Rivers and Surfers Against Sewage.  Everything that the WSA and SUP Hire (Thailand) does is with a view to being as ethical, proactive and environmentally conscientious as possible and this ethos is adopted and supported by our network of trainers and selected partners. The WSA is also a supporters and trainers for Leave No Trace adopting the 7 principles for outdoor ethics.