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

Our WSA accredited trainer, Troy Wells is available during mutually agreed dates for delivery of bespoke WSA certified training packages (min 5 attendees) for school outdoor education enthusiasts who accompany student participants on journeys as well as other organizations in Thailand and South East Asia. Contact us for further details.

SUP Hire (Thailand) Co., Ltd is delighted to have scheduled 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) – August 30th, 2021. Other dates available on demand (5 participants or more per session)


SUP Instructor Foundation Course (2 days, GBP 220 + WSA membership GBP 30) – August 31st and September 1st; Other dates available on demand (5 participants or more per session)


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.