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SUP Wise Learn To Stand Up Paddle Enclosed Flat Water LEV1

The enclosed flat waters location is the first step in learning to stand up paddle to get you paddling with confidence and ease. You will learn correct paddle stroke technique, balance and control of the board as well as SUP safety and self rescue, suitable SUP equipment, etiquette and the SUP environment. This fun and practical hands on course is available through  our ASI Accredited SUP Schools. All equipment is provided , a Certificate of Participation at completion and a Sygma Sup School tee-shirt 100% eco friendly.

Location: Inland waterways and bodies of water including, Amoreira and Odeceixe rivers, and Barragem da Bravura lake, not wider than 1 km, with no swell or breaking waves.

Topics covered: Environment & Safety • Understand the enclosed flat water environment • Identify SUP personal hazards • Identify SUP location hazards • Choose a safe SUP location • Identify self rescue techniques and when to apply them • Apply correct SUP flat water etiquette • Identify how to care for the enclosed flat water SUP environment

Equipment & Clothing • Choose suitable flat water board, leash and equipment Paddle Skills • Enter and exit the water correctly • Paddle in standing and kneeling position with balance and confidence • Identify correct paddling technique – 3 P’s – Position, Posture, Paddle • Identify the 5 phases of the paddling stroke • Demonstrate correct method to change direction • Demonstrate turning – back paddling left and right • Demonstrate how to stop, safe wipe-out and dismount • Understand how to perform a pivot turn

Entry requirements: Swim 50 metres (164 ft), without stopping

What’s included: • All SUP gear – board, paddle, leash • ASI Stand Up Paddle Enclosed Flat Water LEV1 Participation Certificate •Sygma SUP School tee-shirt 100% eco friendly.

Course structure: 4 hours nominal duration. Flexible solutions are offered by the SUP School. • 2 x 2 hour sessions • 1 day intensive • other

Price 150€

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SUP Wise Learn To Stand Up Paddle Exposed Waters LEV2

The exposed waters course is for paddling in coastal locations or large inland bodies of water where there is potential for uneven, choppy waters and swell up to 2ft but no breaking waves.
It is the next step up from the Level 1 Enclosed Flat Water course. You will learn new safety location information and paddle techniques to stay balanced and negotiate the swells.

This fun and practical hands on course is available through  our ASI Accredited SUP Schools. All equipment is provided, a Certificate of Participation at completion and a Sygma Sup School tee-shirt 100% eco friendly.

Location:
Coastal locations or large inland bodies of water where there is potential for uneven, choppy waters and swell up to 2ft but no breaking waves like Ponta da Piedade-Lagos, Praia arrifana, Amoreira and odeceixe river and Barragem da Bravura lake.

Topics covered:
Environment & Safety
• Identify surface water movement and current direction
• Identify wind direction and strength
• Identify SUP hazards
• Choose a safe SUP exposed waters location
• Identify self rescue techniques and when to apply them
• Apply SUP etiquette at exposed waters locations

Equipment & Clothing
• Choose suitable exposed waters board, leash and equipment

Paddle Skills
• Identify safe entry and exit points
• Identify techniques to negotiate shore-breaks up to 1½ ft
• Identify paddling technique and stance used in choppy waters
• Fall and retrieve techniques in uneven waters and wind
• Identify techniques to negotiate swell

Demonstrate Turns In Exposed Waters
• Back paddling (right & left side)
• Sweep stroke

Identify How To Perform
• Kahi stroke & Reverse kahi stroke
• Step back pivot turn (heel side & toe side)

Entry requirements:
• Swim 50 metres (164 ft), without stopping
• been certified ASI Stand Up Paddle (Enclosed Flat Water) LEV1

What’s included:
• All SUP gear – board, paddle, leash
• ASI Stand Up Paddle Exposed Waters LEV2 Participation Certificate
• Sygma SUP School tee-shirt 100% eco friendly.

Course structure:
6 hours nominal duration. Flexible solutions are offered by the SUP School.

• 3 x 2 hour sessions
• 1 day intensive
• other

Price 220€

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Combo SUP Wise Learn To Stand Up Paddle Enclosed Flat Water LEV1 & Exposed Waters LEV2

With these combined lessons, you will begin by learning the first step to stand up paddle  and to get you paddling and ease in flat and closed waters, and you will end these courses by being able to paddle yourself in exposed water with all the safety rules, technics and etiquette required in hand.

You will learn correct paddle stroke technique, balance and control of the board, SUP safety and self rescue, safety location information, suitable SUP equipment, etiquette and the SUP environment as well as negotiate the swells.

This fun and practical hands on course is available through  our ASI Accredited SUP Schools. All equipment is provided, a Certificate of Participation at completion and a Sygma Sup School tee-shirt 100% eco friendly.

Location:
Inland waterways and bodies of water including, Amoreira and Odeceixe rivers, and Barragem da Bravura lake, not wider than 1 km, with no swell or breaking waves and Coastal locations or large inland bodies of water where there is potential for uneven, choppy waters and swell up to 2ft but no breaking waves like Ponta da Piedade-Lagos, Praia arrifana, Amoreira and odeceixe river and Barragem da Bravura lake.

Topics covered:
Environment & Safety
• Understand the enclosed flat water environment
• Identify SUP personal hazards
• Identify SUP location hazards
• Choose a safe SUP enclosed water location
• Identify self rescue techniques and when to apply them
• Apply correct SUP flat water etiquette
• Identify how to care for the enclosed flat water SUP environment
• Identify surface water movement and current direction
• Identify wind direction and strength
• Choose a safe SUP exposed waters location
• Apply SUP etiquette at exposed waters locations

Equipment & Clothing
• Choose suitable flat water board, leash and equipment
• Choose suitable exposed waters board, leash and equipment

Paddle Skills
• Enter and exit the water correctly
• Paddle in standing and kneeling position with balance and confidence
• Identify correct paddling technique – 3 P’s – Position, Posture, Paddle
• Identify the 5 phases of the paddling stroke
• Demonstrate correct method to change direction
• Demonstrate turning – back paddling left and right
• Demonstrate how to stop, safe wipe-out and dismount
• Understand how to perform a pivot turn
• Identify safe entry and exit points
• Identify techniques to negotiate shore-breaks up to 1½ ft
• Identify paddling technique and stance used in choppy waters
• Fall and retrieve techniques in uneven waters and wind
• Identify techniques to negotiate swell

Demonstrate Turns In Exposed Waters
• Back paddling (right & left side)
• Sweep stroke

Identify How To Perform
• Kahi stroke & Reverse kahi stroke
• Step back pivot turn (heel side & toe side)

Entry requirements:
Swim 50 metres (164 ft), without stopping

What’s included:

• All SUP gear – board, paddle, leash
• ASI Stand Up Paddle Enclosed Flat Water LEV1 & Exposed Waters LEV2 Participation Certificates
•Sygma SUP School tee-shirt 100% eco friendly.

Course structure:
10 hours nominal duration. Flexible solutions are offered by the SUP School.
• 5 x 2 hour sessions
• 2 days intensive
• other

Price 350€

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