WHAT IS THE STAND UP PADDLE SURF?
«STAND UP PADDLE SURF», is an old form of gliding on the water, in which we navigate on a large surfboard, with the use of a paddle to help us move while we stand on the board. By standing on the board at all times, we are able to see the waves before the surfers and we will have a new and complete vision of the sea and the seabed … without doubt one of the main advantages of SUP over surfing. The main difference between both disciplines is that SUP does not need waves, although they are closely related, and it is a very complementary sport for any type of training, including SURF.
HISTORY OF STAND UP PADDLE
Its origin is very old and comes from the Polynesian islands where the natives already practiced this form of surfing . The Hawaiian translation is Ku Hoe He’e NALU; stand up, row, navigate a wave. Popularity as a modern sport has its epicenter in the Hawaiian Islands, where at the beginning of the 2000s, Hawaiian surfers like Dave Kalama, Archie Kalepa and Laird Hamilton began to make SUP as an alternative form of training for the days that they could not be surfing. They were discovering that the Stand Up Paddle Surf allowed them to keep fit for the big days of «tow in surfing», as well as adding new dimensions to their skills.
A SPORT FOR ALL
The attraction of SUP lies in the great ease of learning and accessibility for all types of people, as well as the wide variety of disciplines(waves, flat water and race) and it is a very complete physical activity. Discover the SUP discipline that best suits your possibilities and become a true waterman.
Flat wáter / Initiation
Technical explanation on land. Explanation about the basic characteristics and rules of the use of the equipment that will be used throughout the class. Getting onto to the board. Positioning on the board. Paddling on your knees, standing up. Paddling standing up. Position of body, feet and arms.
Practical explanation in the water. Entry and exit into the water with SECURITY. Balance on the water (lying on the board, sitting and standing). First rowing strokes. Basic turn. First maneuvres.
SUP in waves / Paddle surf
- Paddling and laying on top of the board.
- Passing over waves (above the wave).
- Standby positions on the board.
- Turning the board.
- Catching the wave.
- Take off and changing to sliding position: natural and goofy
- Riding the wave.
- Leaving the wave. Falls Returning to the shore.
Race and Techniques
If you need to prepare for possible competitions or to improve your technique. In these classes you can expand your knowledge about the sport and its disciplines; sprint, beach race and long distance.
Learn to surf in a fast, easy, safe and fun way with qualified and experienced instructors. Private lessons, or in small groups. Enjoy your class from the first day, all classes are delivered with utmost professionalism and with total security.
If you want to improve and progress in your surfing, we have more advanced classes, that will help you to progress, analyse your failures, improve your technique and, therefore, enjoy more of each session. We can adapt to your level.
Group, from 2 people…………….25€
5-LESSON 2-HOUR VOUCHER WITH ALL EQUIPMENT/MATERIAL INCLUDED FOR BOTH SURFING AND SUP…………………….. €130
8-HOUR-LONG VOUCHERS WITH ALL EQUIPMENT/MATERIAL FOR SURFING AND SUP MATERIAL……………………..…………. €130