ACA SUP Level 1 & 2

Our three-day ACA SUP Level 1/2 course combines topics and assessments for both ACA SUP Level 1: Introduction to Paddleboarding and ACA SUP Level 2: Essentials of SUP Touring. Upon successful completion and evaluation on day three, students will receive ACA SUP Level 2 certification.

Essential Eligibility Criteria

A skills course can cover all or part of the course outline and are tailored to fit the needs of the participants. Skills courses do not have to be taken in a successive order. At the conclusion of a skills course, participants may receive a participation card.

ACA SUP Level 1 Course

ACA SUP Level 2 Course

ACA Assessment courses have been developed as a tool to allow paddlers a clear progression of skill development. Courses provide progression in skills and paddling venues associated with specific disciplines and paddlecraft. Upon successful completion of each Skills Assessment checklist, your Instructor will submit the paperwork and you will receive official documentation of your level of skill from the ACA National Office. Note: to receive Skills Assessment documentation, you must be a current ACA member.

ACA SUP Level 1 Assessment

ACA SUP Level 2 Assessment

Course Details

Dates & Cost (register online)

Gear List

Meeting Location

Address: 2 Les Pawson Loop, Lincoln, RI, 02865
GPS: 41.887471, -71.434267

From Providence and points south take 95 north to exit 23 and merge onto RI-146 north towards US-44/ Woonsocket. In approximately 5 miles take the exit towards Twin River Road. At the end of the ramp turn left onto Lincoln Woods Road. Follow Lincoln Woods Road (passing Sunset Stables on your left) into Lincoln Woods State Park. Stay right at the main entrance and follow the one way road (Les Pawson Loop Road) for approximately 1 mile passing the beach area on your left. At the “T” make a left into the parking area. The boat house is a maroon building near the water, to the right of the beach. Drive time from providence is approximately 20 minutes (8 miles).

From Boston and points north take 95 south towards Providence. Take 295 south towards Woonsocket/ Warwick for approximately 20 miles. Take exit 9A off 295 onto RI-146 south towards Lincoln. In approximately 3.5 miles take the Twin River Road exit. At the end of the ramp turn right onto Lincoln Woods Road. Follow Lincoln Woods Road (passing Sunset Stables on your left) into Lincoln Woods State Park. Stay right at the main entrance and follow the one way road (Les Pawson Loop Road) for approximately 1 mile passing the beach area on your left. At the “T” make a left into the parking area. The boat house is a maroon building near the water, to the right of the beach. Drive time from providence is approximately 1 hour (50 miles).