Outdoor Adventure

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Safety & Rescue - Flatwater

Course Summary

Know rescue techniques before your next adventure!

Do you Stand Up Paddleboard? This fun and fast-paced class is field-based, and will prepare you for your next adventure. One day in length, this course is designed to equip you with the skills necessary to self-rescue while paddle boarding on flatwater. You'll also learn techniques for paddling with a victim on your board, and using your board as rescue tool.

Course Details


1 day


Lake based


Minimum 6. Maximum 8.

  • 18+ years of age (16-17 with parental permission)
  • Experience paddle boarding on flatwater
  • Basic swimming ability
  • In good physical condition



Repeat the entire course at a 15% discount every three years.

Annual Training Maintenance

Click here to read about the options available for annual guided practice.

Required Equipment
  • Drysuit or wetsuit*
  • Paddle board and paddle*
  • Personal flotation device (Type III or V)*
  • Neoprene gloves (optional)
  • Neoprene footwear with a good walking sole, wading boots, or running shoes
  • Layers of wool or fleece clothing for under the drysuit/wetsuit including sweater, pants, gloves, socks

* Rental equipment available. Click here for a price list.

Takeaways & Documentation
  • Personalized skill sheet (training record) signed by the instructor (valuable document for risk management)
  • Registration of training record in Raven Rescue's database
  • Wallet card with personal Raven Rescue registration number and date of certification
  • Certificate of Completion

More details about swiftwater courses including what to expect and how to prepare. Click here for our Swiftwater FAQ.

SUP Safety & Rescue - Flatwater Outline

River Session

  • A review of key concepts
  • Site safety assessment
  • Basic communication signals
  • Throw bagging
  • Navigation
  • Proper falling techniques
  • Unassisted remounting of board
  • Paddling techniques with a victim on your board
  • Using your board as a rescue tool
  • Rolling unconscious/hypothermic people onto your board


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Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1)

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Mar 1-2

Swiftwater Operations

  • $399
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Mar 15-17

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1)

  • $499
  • Kamloops, BC

Mar 15-16

Swiftwater Operations

  • $399
  • Kamloops, BC
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