SUP Refresher


Kick off your SUP season with a half day skills refresher and coaching session with Undercurrents Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer Neil Gilson! We are offering two options based in the Canadian Rockies - they are great ways to launch into your paddling  season in style!

Core SUP Skills Refresher: In this flatwater refresher we will review your core SUP skills, provide you with skills analysis to refresh and refine those skills, and then go on a short tour to put those skills into action! 

River SUP Skills Refresher: We will review your river SUP skills, provide you with feedback and coaching, and review river safety and decision making on a short river run in the amazing Canadian Rockies! 

Expected Outcome:

You will leave this refresher with renewed confidence in your SUP skills, have blown the dust off those paddling muscles, and probably have learned something new.

Instructor:Student Ratio:

1:6 (MAX) Our ratio is the lowest in Alberta to ensure you have the best instructional experience possible! ?Part of the famous Undercurrents experience!


Paddlers at this level usually own their own gear. If needed, SUP boards and related gear are available for rent during this course (instructor-delivery is not available for the refreshers). Group rescue gear is provided. Everyone needs to provide their own immersion wear (wetsuit or drysuit).

This clinic is designed for adults - all participants must be at least 16 years old. Children 12-15 are welcome to participate if a parent is also registered in the clinic.

All participants are required to complete and sign our standard waiver.

All our instructors are Paddle Canada certified! Their certifications are current, and they undergo regular professional development. Most paddling schools in Alberta don’t meet that standard. ?Part of the famous Undercurrents experience!

After you complete this course get out and paddle! Practicing is the proven way to hardwire your new skills, so that you can enjoy a lifetime of safe paddling.


The Refreshers are appropriate for paddlers who have completed a skills course. It is not for novices.

Those wishing to enrol in the Core SUP Skills Refresher should have completed a flatwater SUP skills course like our SUP FUNdamentals, SUP Next Step, or SUP Combo.

To enrol in the River SUP Skills Refresher, you should have completed a river SUP skills course like our SUP the River.



Dates, Times & Locations:

The SUP Refreshers take place on the May Long weekend in the Canmore area from 1 pm to 4 pm.

  • SUP Core Skills Refresher runs on the Saturday.
  • SUP River Skills Refresher runs on the Sunday.

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Registration & Refunds

Full payment is due at registration to secure your spot in the course.

On the rare occasion when Undercurrents cancels a lesson, we will issue a full refund or make every reasonable effort to register you in an equivalent program; it is your choice. We need 3 participants to run a course.

If you cancel for any reason more than 7 days (14 days for multi-day courses) prior to the course commencement, you will receive a full refund less our $10 administrative fee.

There is no refund if you cancel for any reason within 7 days (14 days for multi-day courses) of the course.

Courses go rain or shine. Here in Alberta we can have rain, snow, blistering heat or high winds - sometimes on the same day. Don't believe weather forecasts; dress for varying weather conditions. If you need help, our store staff can give you great advice!

A “risk of thunderstorms” forecast does not mean we will cancel a course. During the warm season “risks” are issued too frequently; we only experience thunderstorms at our course locations 10-20% of the time that a “risk” is issued. We will meet at the course location and make an appropriate decision using the outdoor industry’s standard lightning protocol.

See our policies page for more details.