1. When launching your board from a dock, it is never recommended to:

2. An improperly sized paddle can? Select all of the correct answer:

3. What are things a paddler can do to improve tracking and keep the board going straight?

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The image shows what hand/paddle signal” Select the correct answer:

5. What are the four components of the SUP paddle stroke? Select the correct answer

6. Which item is not on the list of things a guide should carry as part of their safety kit?

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7. Which of the following symptoms is not a sign of Hypothermia?

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8. Stopping or slowing the board is best accomplished by: Select the best answer:

9. What are things you can do to ease paddling over small waves and boat wakes?

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10. Treatment for Heat Exhaustion should include all of the following except?

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11. As a PSUPA Guide/Instructor, you should:

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12. Properly outfitting your boards are a great safety and convenience option for your clients.  All of the listed items are recommended with the exception of?

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13. The following are recommended ways to transport your board, with the exception of?

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14. Proper care of paddle boards is essential for their long term use.  The following are recommended practices for your boards:

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15. All of the following should be part of a Guide's "on water" safety / 1st aid kit, except:

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16. Prior to starting a tour, it is best practice to:

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17. When performing a beach launch or exit, always:

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18. When falling, you should instruct your clients to:

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Identify the Deck / Traction Pad


Identify the handle


Identify the handle


Identify the power face


Identify the shaft


Identify the handle


Identify the nose


Identify the fin


Rip Currents are dangerous because they:

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If you believe you are caught in a Rip Current, you should:

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Which image showing how to hold the paddle is correct?

30. The roots of Stand Up Paddling goes back to the 1930's from which location:

31. Which type of Tail/Stern design type is considered the most stable?

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32. Which bests describes what the term "Rocker" is?

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33. What are things to consider when choosing the best board for your student?

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34. The majority of students tend to learn and retain the most by this learning style?

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Stepping a foot back on the board to raise the nose is considered?

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36. A flip rescue is started by:

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37. A flip rescue should never be attempted if?

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38. PSUPA recommends the following teacher to student ratios:

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39. Laying down on the deck and paddling with your hands/arms is considered.

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40. Students experiencing difficulty in standing up for the first time, can be given assistance by:

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41. All of the following are strokes for turning except?

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42. Why is it important to keep track or tidal schedules/changes?

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43. Scouting a new area prior to paddling is important because?

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44. If you are in an area without proper waste bins, you should do what with your trash?

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45. The width of a paddle's blade can affect?

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