A SUP instructor is an individual with many desired traits/skills that make them a great instructor.
These desired traits/skills are:
1. Good risk management skills.
2. Good communication skills.
3. Solid SUP skills and technique.
4. Good coaching skills.
5. Interpersonal skills to share knowledge and skills with others.
It is helps when instructors focus their classes/trips on Safety, Performance, and Fun (SPF) so that the student’s experience is the most optimal.