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8 Day Stand Up Paddle Evolution Camp in Arrifana, Algarve

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

Stand Up Paddle Camp Portugal

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 8 participants
Breakfast included

Sygma SUP School is based in Aljezur in the heart of the natural park of Costa Vicentina in the Algarve. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, do not go any further to find beautiful weather! Take advantage of the Portuguese weather to discover this magnificent playground. With more than 40 beaches and many rivers and lakes, we will have enough to perform your technics through different sessions of flat water, exposed water, long distance and SUP surf initiation. Sygma SUP School’s ambition is to train responsible paddlers, able to progress towards autonomy, with respect for nature and other users of the ocean. Get ready for a total immersion in a waterman life and benefit from the advice of the Sygma team.

Meet the instructors

Gaylord & Sandy
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Highlights

  • Beach transfers
  • 1 SUP fitness session
  • 2-4 SUP surf initiation sessions
  • 1 Long distance (flat or exposed water) session
  • 6-8 SUP flat water and SUP exposed watercourses
  • Access to a large Starboard quiver (all-round, touring, Sup wave, Sup longboard & Sup foil)
  • 7 nights accommodation in a boutique guesthouse
  • Daily organic breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: 4-8 participants
Airport transfer included: Faro Airport
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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) we can modulate in twin, triple or quadruple room for family, bands of buddy or SUP club or we 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 comunal sitting room with free WiFi 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, we will also offer you a menu for each evening cooked on site with organic and local products or we will recommend delicious local restaurants.

This communal formula is great for welcoming Stand Up Paddle trip and make friends.

After a long day suping you can chill out by the pool and enjoy an ice cold beer watching the sunset.

Program

During this week you will begin by learning or refresh the first step to stand up paddle on flat and closed waters, and at the end of this trip, we will introduce you to Stand up paddle surf. You will learn correct paddle stroke technique, balance and control of the board, safety rules and self rescue, suitable equipment & etiquette . You will discover the most beautiful beaches, rivers, or lakes to paddle safely such as Ponta Da Piedade, Arrifana, Amoreira, Odeceixe, Barragem da Bravura, and more. These weeks of SUP Evolution are combined with physical and mental support through 1 session of SUP fitness and stretching or warm up sessions. Sygma SUP School will share with you their passion for paddling and their commitment to the environment. It will also be an opportunity to test a large and new Starboard quiver.

Itinerary

Saturday

Pick up at the airport if needed, then arrival at the lodge to check in your rooms and greetings with all the team and staff. Choice of dinner on site or outside (at your expense).

Sunday

After having your organic breakfast at the surf house, you will head to a spot on the rivers or lake according to the conditions of the day for your first session, there Sygma will check the level of each and they will start the SUP wise program. Then we have lunch in a typical cheap Portuguese restaurant or picnic on the beach (at your expense). In the afternoon the second session will take place on the rivers or lake. After that, return to the surf house to rest and relax. Choice of dinner on site or outside (at your expense).

Monday

Today is your SUP fitness class in the early morning. Then we have lunch in a typical cheap Portuguese restaurant or picnic on the beach (at your expense). In the afternoon it's the third SUP flat water session on the rivers or lake. After that, return to the surf house to rest and relax. Choice of dinner on site or outside (at your expense).

Tuesday

Breakfast at the surf house. You will head to the morning spot, where you will have a nice lunch in a typical cheap Portuguese restaurant or picnic on the beach (at your expense). Then, you will head to a spot on the rivers or lake, according to the conditions of the day, and you will review the main points of level 1, to finally pass your level 1 diploma. After that, return to the surf house to rest and relax. Choice of dinner on site or outside (at your expense).

Wednesday

%Organic breakfast at the surf house, then you will head to Lagos to have your first exposed water session, where you will visit the sumptuous caves of Ponta Da Piedade. You will have the choise for a nice lunch in a typical cheap Portuguese restaurant or picnic on the beach (at your expense), then it's the second exposed water session somewhere else according to the conditions 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 a spot according to the conditions of the day, where you will have your first SUP surf initiation session. Have a nice lunch in a typical cheap Portuguese restaurant or picnic on the beach (at your expense)e, and after that, you will head to another beach for a second sup surf 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. After that, you will leave for your long distance SUP trip, where you will have the choice of having a picnic or take a break during the long distance at a typical cheap Portuguese restaurant, (at your expense). In the afternoon we can SUP surf again for the brave ones. And to finish this week in style, return to the surf house to rest and you will have the special BBQ night (at your expense), where you will get your level 2 certificate and you will look at all the pictures from this week.

Saturday

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 to catch their flights.

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

Location

Sygma SUP School & Endless Summer Surf House are 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 beaches of Arrifana, Monte Clerigo and Amoreira. If the waves or the wind are too strong, we are 30 minutes from the south coast which offers several options protected options like Meia praia, Ponta da Piedade or praia da Luz, as some examples.

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

  • Stand up paddle boarding

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Honesty bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet

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, we 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, BBq or Breton pancakes), 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
  • Drone video
  • Food and wine tasting
  • Horse riding
  • Pro photo shooting
  • Surf lesson
  • Wake boarding
  • Yoga class

What's included

  • “Clean and safe” guaranteed by Turismo de Portugal
  • 1 Long distance (flat or exposed water) session
  • 1 SUP fitness session
  • 2-4 SUP surf initiation sessions
  • 6-8 SUP flat water and SUP exposed watercourses
  • 7 nights accommodation in a boutique guesthouse
  • 8 people maximum per clinic
  • Access to a large Starboard quiver (all-round, touring, Sup wave, Sup longboard & Sup foil)
  • Airport transfers
  • ASI SUP Enclosed Flat Water LEV1 and Exposed Waters LEV2 Certificates
  • Beach transfers
  • Daily organic breakfast
  • Free action footages (bring USB key)
  • Video analysis

What's not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Lunch & diner
  • Personal expenses
  • Plane ticket or (other transportation) to go to and leave Portugal

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Faro Airport Airport transfer included: Faro Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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

Saturday May 29, 2021
(8 days / 7 nights)

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