- Niveau sportifDébutant
- Langues parléesanglais, portugais
- Durée4-7 jrs
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Description de l'activité
Come and try an SUP course and stay at the popular surf camp “The New Kitehouse” in the Estrada da Albardeira which is located close to the harbor town Lagos and the Meia Praia beach.
Paddling while standing on a board is an ancient way of surfing. Only Polynesian tribe kings used to surf this way for centuries. Water-men, like Dave Kalama and Laird Hamilton, made this kind of surfing popular again and showed the huge potential of stand up paddling (SUP) with or without a wave.
Stand up paddling in Portugal
If you want to experience an unforgettable adventure during your vacation in the south of Portugal, you definitely need to try out the stand up paddling tour in the Algarve! In contrast to traditional exploration trips, you see the beautiful coast and the crystal clear waterside of the southern Portuguese region from a new and different perspective. In addition to the SUP courses, you'll also get to enjoy cosy accommodation in the camp house where you must feel right at home with other water sports fans from all over the world. What more could you ask for?
In the shallow water the experienced and always cheerful instructors will show you the basics and balancing exercises which will help you to get the proper stability on the stand up paddle board as a beginner. During the flat water trip you'll not only explore fascinating cliffs and caves with the modern and comfortable boards, but also lovely wind-protected bays or lagoons. If you are an advanced water sports enthusiast, you can venture on stand up paddle surfing and catch the waves with a long SUP board on the west coast.
Tour across the lagoon between Lagos and Alvor with a visit to the lovely fishing village of Alvor and some stops on the little islands on the way. Paddling on the flat water is highly enjoyable, moreover picturesque sights make this trip an experience not to be missed, even for families and beginners.
There are SUP adventures including paddle trips to the impressive cliffs and caves of Lagos around Ponta da Piedade or downwind trips along the west coast of the Algarve. Sea conditions have to be calm and participants need to show good SUP skills to go on this trip.
The great advantages of sup in waves are:
- You can paddle much faster than conventional surfers allowing you to catch waves earlier and easier.
- You can have fun in waves which are to fat or not powerful enough for regular surfing.
- Since you are standing the whole time (of cause unless you fall) you are able to see and prepare for approaching waves.
- Due to the fast and effort-saving paddling you will be able to reach spots further out or surf different spots during the same session.
All this advantages allow you to surf at spots with less people, while catching more waves.
Are you a true fan of water sports and would like to experience the one and only surfer lifestyle? Well in that case, you need to stay at the surf camp which promises you a casual surfer atmosphere all over the camp house in Portugal! You will get to know windsurfers, surfers, kitesurfers or wakeboarders from all over the world and share your entertaining and exciting surfing stories.
The house is located near the Meia Praia beach and the harbor town Lagos. Therefore you are close to the SUP lagoon, but you can also easily enjoy the nightlife of Lagos in nice restaurants and bars in the evening. Needless to say you can also relish cocktails, a cold beer or delicious snacks at our “Barraka” camp bar.
Before or after the stand up paddling course every guest can hang out by the pool or train his or hers coordination and balance on the slackline, balance board or trampoline which is necessary for turning into a professional stand up paddle surfer. And those who need to create a little distance from water sports will find a perfect entertaining time by playing billiards and other funny games or watching TV.
The surf camp in the Algarve provides the right sleeping facilities for every water sports enthusiast! The double rooms will remind you of a cozy hotel room, whereas the sleeping area in the multi-bed rooms offers you an exciting stay like in a hostel. In addition to that you can also rent a bungalow which provides space for 2 to 4 people.
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Rooms & bungalows
The camp in the Algarve has dorm rooms of 4 beds with a private bathroom. The bungalows accommodate 2 to 4 people and are equipped with a private entrance, bathroom, living room and a separated bedroom. Therefore the lovely cottages are the perfect place to be for families with children or guests who want to maintain and enjoy their privacy during the stay.
Start your day with our heavenly breakfast prepared by our kitchen fairy Eli. Breakfast includes: juices, tea, coffee, whole wheat bread, rolls, baguette, cheese, ham, jam, eggs, yoghurt, fruits, cereals and fresh milkshakes and smoothies.
You'll be served 5 dinners per week at the Kite House. The cooks are well travelled and have collected recipes and culinary ideas from all over the world. There are theme nights with food inspired from Italian, Asian, Latin American, German, Danish, Hungarian and of course Portuguese cuisine to pamper you with delicious, nutritious and healthy 3 course meals after a long day in the water.
For vegetarians or allergy sufferers: Please inform your instructor once you have booked your activity so the team can prepare special meals for you. On Wednesday and Saturday evening the kitchen is closed. On these days you can try some great restaurants in Lagos.
The price varies depending on the season you're booking in:
- Low season (May, June and October): €550 pp.
- Mid season (July and September): €620 pp.
- High season (August): €670 pp.
- 1 yoga session
- 7 nights accommodation in a dorm room
- 5 days of SUP (2h a day – 3 days in flat water and 2 days in the waves) equipment & transfers
- Train or bus station pick up and drop off
- Half board (7 x breakfast & 5 x dinner)
- Swimming costume/shorts
- Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat
- Comfortable clothing adapted to the weather conditions