ACA Level 1-2: Essentials of Stand Up Paddleboard ICW

skill level:   intermediate
ages:   adult
price:   $585.00
deposit:   $240.00
prerequisite:   Solid SUP skills


Join in for a challenging, fun, and immersive learning experience as we explore ways to teach and share the joy of SUP. Although we will all improve our paddling skills, the focus of this course is on how to create cohesive, fun learning sessions. We ask that you come to the course with solid flatwater SUP skills (forward, sideways, reverse, turning with and without momentum). In this course you will have the opportunity to earn certification from the ACA as a Level 1 Intro to SUP or Level 2 Essentials of SUP Instructor. The course will include 3 1/2 days of on water learning with virtual and eLearning sessions pre and post course. Trey Rouss, Instructor Trainer.

Please note that all participants must agree to abide by Rutabaga's COVID safety protocols. In addition, vaccination from COVID-19 is strongly recommended in order for students to safely and most fully participate in the class.

Tuition Notes
This course requires a $240 non-refundable deposit to register, with the balance due 4 weeks prior to the start of the course. A 15-business-day cancellation notice is required to receive a refund on the balance of the course fee.

In order to achieve certification as an instructor, participants must be current members of the ACA. Please secure membership prior to the start of the course. Additionally, upon successful completion of the ICW, participants will need to join the ACA's Safety Education & Instruction Council (SEIC) for an additional fee.

Note: This class meets on Thursday, June 23, noon-5pm, in addition to Friday/Saturday/Sunday all day as listed below. Participants should plan for a 4-day class.


Jun 23, 24, 25, 26 Thu
Fri, Sat, Sun
12:00PM - 5:00PM
8:00AM - 5:00PM
4+ spots left Register
Required Forms
Each person attending Rutabaga classes must read and sign the Waiver of Liability form and the Student Health Info form. Please download each form for each participant and bring the signed documents with you when you come to class. Thanks!

Student Equipment List
Student Health Info
Waiver of Liability