SUP Stand Up Paddle

 
Paddle Surf (SUP) was born long ago in Polynesia originally
as a method of transport between islands. In modern times,
it has been adapted into one of the fastest growing aquatic
sports. It can be practiced in calm warm waters or in waves
as a fantastic sport activity.
Kitesurf Adventures is proud to offer SUP for everyone who
has that spirit of adventure, desire for exercise or just to
have great fun! For those of us who don’t like treadmills
or stuffy health-clubs, SUP is a complete and exciting sport
for anyone. It will be love at first sight and you will be able
to head-out and row local waters with friends or for fun!
According to specialists and practitioners, SUP or
Paddleboard is one of the board/water-sports which offers
the most complete work-out and great all around exercise.
SUP utilizes the principles of Yoga and Pilates. It works your
body’s power, balance, abdominal region, your back, arms as
well as the mind – a complete sport and workout.

SUP is also one of the best ways to access and enjoy our fascinating natural and cultural coastal environment which
locally constitutes as: The Cascais bay, “Cabo da Roca”,
“Boca do Infierno”, hidden coastal caverns, other secret
spots as well as local jewels and ecosystems. Alternatively,
it is possible to explore the wave action in the local hot-spots
north of the Tagus River such as Carcavelos Beach, Parede,
São Pedro Beach, San João de Estoril Beach, Guincho and
many more!
 



Age to begin this sport

SUP can be practiced by people of all ages,
men, women, children from 4 years and up
to adult of 64 years of age and beyond
depending on physical health. You do not
need to be in shape to start and it is our
intention to provide any person with a SUP
lesson or experience in accordance with his
or her physical level. You do not have to be
an “athlete” to rapidly begin enjoying SUP
and rowing in local waters.

Easy to begin

During your first day, you will already be
able to row while standing-up on the board
and enjoy the sport. From this point on,
you will enjoy a constant evolution and new
and exciting experiences doing SUP.

 



What do you learn the first day?

LEVEL 1

Basic explanation of history and
development of the sport.
Physical and spiritual/emotional advantages
and benefits.
Variations and techniques (cruises, surfing,
fitness...)
Technical information regarding foot
positioning, paddle positioning and correct
body posture while rowing.
Techniques for paddling and rowing while
standing, on your knees to cross waves
or seated for foot rowing techniques.
Initial manoeuvres and variations

LEVEL 2

After acquiring a basic mastery of the
techniques in quiet waters, we will then be
confident to go to the next level and we will
learn to start surfing some waves on your
SUP!