About Us

The PSIA has been started to promote standardized training for SUP Instructors/Guides for the recreational and fitness aspects of Stand UP Paddling (SUP). PSIA is the first and only SUP association dedicated to SUP Instructors/Guides.

The PSIA mission is to promote Stand Up Paddling (SUP) for recreational purposes and to provide guides and instructors with the knowledge to train paddlers in a safe manner for the pure enjoyment of the SUP experience.

The PSIA will also be providing community service projects such as ocean/shoreline cleanups using SUPs. PSIA will also develop public awareness through educational campaigns on SUP ocean safety and sup etiquette.

The PSIA will provide progressive certification levels. At PSIA trainings you will learn all aspects of SUP instruction through classroom training and hands-on experience on land and water.

Benefits of PSIA Certification:

- Ability to obtain liability insurance;
- Listing as certified on the PSIA web site;
- Discounts on PSIA SUP clinics;
- Various industry discounts;

Membership will be for certified SUP instructors only. Certifications can be from other recognized SUP training associations. See Membership for details.

See you on the water.

The SUP Guide & Adventure Store
15002 Madeira Way
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
(727) 466-7994