PaddleFit CORE


It Starts With CORE

The definition of core: an essential and foundational part; a basic, essential enduring part. That definition is what PaddleFit Core represents: the essential and foundational elements of the PaddleFit coaching system. Our certification model will reflect our commitment to being the best and providing an outstanding educational experience for our incoming coaches. Core is a comprehensive 1 day course pair with an online learning module and is setting the standard for SUP education and creating an atmosphere and educational model to produce the best coaches.

PaddleFit CORE summary: 

Online Learning Module:

  • Accessible 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

  • Learn at your own pace

  • Unlimited replay of teaching videos

  • Digital manual

  • Complete the exam in the comfort of your own home

  • One less travel day for the certification

  • Refresh your learning after the certification

  • Stay current as we will update the online manual and videos

On Water Practical: Spend all day (8am to 6pm) on the water improving your paddling skills as well as expanding your coaching tool box. Included in the practical is a comprehensive skill assessment so that we can identify and focus attention on the areas that you can improve. Also included are practical teaching sessions so that you can experience real world situations to become the best coach you can be. 

What classes will I be able to teach after I am Core certified?

  • Water safety fundamentals (Good for all skill levels)

  • Intro to SUP (Beginner class)

  • SUP Demo (A great way to increase your network)

  • Intro to SUP Technique (Fundamentals of proper technique)

  • Intro to SUP Fitness (Our trademark PaddleFit class)


CORE Topics:

  • Introduction to PaddleFit coaching system

  • Comprehensive water safety and rescue

  • Coaching philosophy

  • Industry knowledge

  • SUP fundamentals

  • Group dynamics

  • Foundational SUP fitness concepts

  • Extensive written exam

  • Skill practical exam

Cost: $449 USD

Early sign up pricing: $399 USD Pricing ends 60 days out from each certification. 


  • Intermediate paddling skills or better (paddle straight, control the board, comfortable in varying conditions.)

  • Complete pre-course safety worksheet that is included in registration

  • Effective communicator able to lead small groups

  • We will teach you the rest

2018 Dates and Locations of Practicals:

October 20th - Vero Beach, FL - Almost Sold Out

2019 Dates and Locations of Practicals:

**Core and Pro Combination Course February 1st - 3rd - Tampa Bay Area, FL** - Take both at a discounted rate of $699 early sign up(before December 1st) and $799 regular sign up.

February 1st - Tampa Bay Area, FL

March 30th - San Diego, CA

May 18th - Annapolis, MD

May 18th - Portland, OR

June 1st - Barrie, ONT, Canada

June 22nd - Kimberling City, MO

September 7th - Mystic, CT

October 19th - Vero Beach, FL