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: 

*New for 2018* Online Learning Module: We have replaced the classroom section (Day 2) with an 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. 


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 cost: $425 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  registration
  • Effective communicator able to lead small groups

2018 Dates and Locations of Practicals:

February 10th - Miami, FL

April 7th - Wilmington, NC

May 19th - Annapolis, MD

June 2nd - Greenwood Lake, NJ

June 9th - Barrie, ONT, Canada

June 16th - Kimberling City, MO

July 28th - San Diego, CA

October 20th - Vero Beach, FL