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8 Day Clinic SUP Surf Camp with SUP World Champion 2019 Benoit Carpentier in Arrifana, Algarve

Urb. Vale da Telha, sector B - lote 71, 8670-156 Aljezur Portugal

SUP Surf Camp Portugal

Intermediate difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 7 participants
Breakfast included

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Spend a 100 percent stand up paddleboard (SUP) surfing clinic week in Portugal with the 2019 SUP surf world champion, Benoit Carpentier, and the Sygma Sup School team. Get ready for a total immersion in the life of a waterman and benefit from the advice of Benoit and the Sygma team. Take advantage of the Portuguese Indian summer and the consistency of the waves in the southwest of the Algarve to discover this magnificent playground. With more than 40 beaches and a very diverse type of waves we will have enough to perform new maneuvers and maybe launch your first aerials.

Meet the instructors

Gaylord, Sandy, & Benoit
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Highlights

  • 10 SUP surf classes
  • Fitness, beach-based training lesson
  • Action footages and SUP fitness sessions
  • Visit of the Lagos Caves by SUP flat water
  • "Clean and safe" SUP activities guaranteed by Turismo de Portugal
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily organic breakfast
  • Beach transfers

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: 4-7 participants
Airport transfer available:
Faro Airport (US$59 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Endless Summer Surf House offer mainly shared accommodation, with a private room with an ensuite bathroom, and a family room (with a shared bathroom) Sygma SUP School can modulate in twin, triple or quadruple room for family, bands of buddy or SUP club or you can sleep six people in one room with triple bunk beds (with a shared bathroom). This formula is great for making friends this is why it does not matter if you come as part of a group or not you will not be on your own for long.

A spacious and comfortable communal sitting room with free Wi-Fi and a warm fireplace for cooler days in early spring and autumn.

Guests can enjoy a fully equipped shared kitchen in which to prepare their own meals. If you don't feel like cooking, Sygma SUP School will also offer you a menu for each evening cooked on site with organic and local products or they will recommend delicious local restaurants.

This communal formula is great for welcoming SUP surf clinic master class and make friends. After a long day surfing you can chill out by the pool and enjoy an ice cold beer watching the sunset.

Program

We privatize for you the Endless Summer Surf house and are ready to welcome you in a very friendly and relaxed environment. After a good day chasing the waves, you can enjoy the pool or the fire for the cooler evenings. Several catering options will be at your disposal to ensure the best possible stay with us.

During this stay we will make you discover or help you to perfect your skills on SUP surf, SUP longboard, SUP foil, flat water, without forgetting muscle building or proprioception exercises which are key in the search for performance with a SUP fitness session and a beach base fitness session programmed during this stay.

Sygma team entirely privatizes the Endless Summer Surf House in order to offer you the clinic of your dreams, all in a very warm and chill atmosphere. Every morning Sygma team will prepare a fully organic breakfast to provide you with enough energy for the start of action-packed days. Each lunch will be an opportunity to discover a typical cheap Portuguese restaurant or a good pic nip on the beach before returning to the water for another session. In the evening you can relax on the pool board with a cold beer, while debreefing your day spent in the water with Benoit and the Sygma team. Then you will have the choice of dining at the surf house or discovering the best addresses for restaurants in the area.

Activities

According to the conditions of each day and your desires, Sygma SUP School will offer SUP surf, SUP longboard, SUP foil, or SUP flat water. They will also work on the fitness part with a SUP fitness session and a beach-based fitness session. They will also be able to do a Carver-type skateboard session to work on your trimming techniques and turns on the ground.

In addition, Benoit Carpentier and the Sygma team will give you analyzes accompanied by a video taken during the previous session to help you improve your movements in the water. Sygma SUP School only offers high-end, eco-friendly boards and wetsuits for rental or purchase from Starboard and Patagonia.

Skill levels

This SUP surf trip is suitable for people who already know how to catch waves in SUP. This trip is not suitable for first-timers. For that, you will refer to other offers.

Eco-friendly Sygma SUP School

Travel with zero carbon footprint with Sygma SUP School. They offset all their trips to the beach with the GoodPlanet foundation by making donations to third world countries to help them buy solar panels or water pumps. Sygma SUP School works exclusively with Starboard and Patagonia for their gears because they are the only ones to meet their ecological criteria with an exceptional level of quality, their reputation is well established.

By taking action with Sygma SUP School during this week, you are helping them increase their positive impact on the world through various environmental and social actions carried out through their partnership with 1 percent for the planet.

SUP board rental

For this week of improvement, if you do not have your own equipment or if you wish to test other boards than yours, Sygma SUP School offers either the rental of brand new SUP boards and paddles 'Starboard' for 210 EUR per week package or 25 EUR per session, or they can also order your board and paddle with 10 percent discount on the market price and this will be waiting for you when you arrive in Portugal. You will just have to bring it back to the house after your stay. Just tell them what you want and they will help you choose if necessary.

Warm Patagonia R2 wetsuit

For 90 EUR, you will spend this week of improvement in a warm Patagonia R2 wetsuit. Sygma SUP School also offers you the possibility of ordering your own Patagonia R2 wetsuit with a 10 percent discount on the market value and this will also be waiting for you on your arrival. You are invited to send an inquiry to Sygma SUP School in order to determine the sizes that you need.

Daily itinerary

Sunday

You will be picked up at the airport if needed then arrive at Endless Surf House to check in your rooms and have greetings with Benoit and the Sygma team. Choice of dinner on site or outside (at your expense).

Monday

After having your organic breakfast at the surf house, you will head to the best spot according to the conditions of the day for your first session. There, your instructor will check the level of each to refine the choice of spots for the rest of the week. Then we have lunch in a typical cheap Portuguese restaurant or picnic on the beach (at your expense). And the second session in the afternoon. After that, you will return to the surf house to rest and relax. Choice of dinner on site or outside (at your expense).

Tuesday (busy day)

Early bird, you will wake up at 6:30 a.m., have organic breakfast at the surf house, after direction the caves of Lagos for a magnificent sunrise on SUP flat water. Then a quick snack and you will head to the best spot according to the conditions of the day. Enjoy a nice lunch in a typical cheap Portuguese restaurant or picnic on the beach (at your expense), then practice the second session. After that, you will return to the surf house to rest and relax. Choice of dinner on site or outside (at your expense).

Wednesday

Organic breakfast at the lsurf house, then you will head to the beach or lack or river for a SUP fitness session. After that, you will head to another beach for a nice lunch in a typical cheap Portuguese restaurant or picnic on the beach (at your expense), and the last session of the day. After that, return to the surf house to rest and relax. Choice of dinner on site or outside(at your expense).

Thursday

Organic breakfast at the surf house, then you will head to the best spot according to the conditions of the day, where you will have a shooting session of the week with a professional cameraman. You will the choise for a nice lunch in a typical cheap Portuguese restaurant or picnic on the beach (at your expense), then take part in the second session. After that, return to the surf house to rest and relax. Choice of dinner on site or outside (at your expense).

Friday

Organic breakfast at the surf house, then you will head to the beach for a fitness session. After that, you will head to another beach for a nice lunch in a typical cheap Portuguese restaurant or picnic on the beach (at your expense), and the last session of the day. After that, return to the surf house to rest and relax. Choice of dinner on site or outside (at your expense).

Saturday

Organic breakfast at the surf house, then you will head to the best spot according to the conditions of the day. Lunch in a typical cheap Portuguese restaurant or picnic on the beach (at your expense), then the second session. After that, return to the surf house to rest and you will have the special BBQ night (at your expense) where you will watch all the footages made before.

Sunday

You will have your last organic breakfast at the surf house, then check out, and drop off at the airport for the ones who need it.

Included excursions

  • You will visit the famous caves of Ponta da Piedade in Lagos at the sunrise with flat water SUP
  • You can visit the permaculture garden of the Sygma team if you want Sygma SUP School to share some gardening experiences with you
  • Cities guiding if time and energy reserves allow it
  • Please note that all journeys in Portugal are offset through the GoodPlanet Foundation

Instructors

Gaylord Becquemont

Sandy Meeuwissen

Benoit Carpentier

Location

Endless Summer Surf House is right in the middle of The Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park which is the finest preserved stretch of European coastline. A few minutes away from the spectacular beach of Arrifana whose sands stretch along the cliffs. Many other of the best surf spots are within close proximity just a few minutes away like Monte Clerigo, Amoreira or Vale figeiras. If the waves are too big we are 30 minutes from the south coast which offers several options more protected from big swell like Zavial, Burgau, Praia da Luz, etc.

Near the surf house, several restaurants are available and we will guide you to the best options available such as an organic or typically Portuguese restaurant.

Surf conditions

Surf spot:

 Aljezur

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Features

Activities

  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Wave boarding
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Hammock
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace

Food

The most important meal being breakfast, we will put all our love to serve you the best possible, every morning the Sygma team will wake up early to bake your organic sourdough bread, waffle or pancakes, accompanied by fruit juice, jams, spread, bacon and scrambled eggs. Included in the price.

For the post-session lunch, the team will show you the typical Portuguese restaurant cheap and excellent or a good pic nip on the beach at your expense.

For dinner you will have the choice of dining at the surf house by subscribing to the dinner list the day before for the next day (pizza night, barbecue or Breton pancakes in tribute to Benoit for example) or you can discover the best restaurants addresses from the neighborhood at your expense.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Bike renting
  • Food and wine tasting
  • Horse riding
  • Surf lesson
  • Wakeboarding
  • Yoga classes

SUP board rental

For this week of improvement, if you do not have your own equipment or if you wish to test other boards than yours, Sygma SUP School offers either the rental of brand new SUP boards and paddles "Starboard" for 210 EUR per week package or 25 EUR per session, or they can also order your board and paddle with 10% discount on the market price and this will be waiting for you when you arrive in Portugal, you will just have to bring it back to the house after your stay. Just tell them what you want and they will help you choose if necessary.

Warm Patagonia R2 wetsuit

For 100 EUR, you will spend this week of improvement in a warm Patagonia R2 wetsuit. Sygma SUP School also offers you the possibility of ordering your own Patagonia R2 wetsuit with a 10% discount on the market value and this will also be waiting for you on your arrival.

For more information on the above points, you are invited to send an inquiry to Sygma SUP School in order to determine the sizes that you need.

What's included

  • 22 hours of stand up paddle surf, longboard, foil, or flat-water in 11 sessions
  • 1 professional action footages session
  • 1 stand up paddle fitness session
  • 1 session of fitness, beach-based training
  • Visit the permaculture garden of the Sygma team (if you wish)
  • Daily advice to improve your techniques
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Organic breakfast included from monday to sunday
  • Insurance and transportation
  • 1% of the price of your stay for different environmental and social positive action

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Board/paddle and wetsuit if you do not have your own quipment
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Plane ticket or other to go and leave Portugal
  • Deposit for equipment rental of 100 EUR (returned at the end of the stay if no damages)
  • Sygma SUP School only offers high-end, eco-friendly boards and wetsuits for rental or purchase from Starboard and Patagonia.

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Transfer from and to this airport is available at 50 EUR two ways.

Airport: Faro Airport Airport transfer available: Faro Airport (US$59 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
8 days / 7 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

Availability

Arrival: Sunday October 25, 2020
Departure: Sunday November 1, 2020

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