Discover the Algarve by Stand Up Paddle and contribute to a better future is made possible by our enthousiast and expert team of instructors.

 

It is a great challenge for us to develop  the first finest ecofriendly Stand Up Paddle School in Portugal, while being the most dutiful to the environment.

We work on making this happen everyday, come and join Sygma SUP School to share our passion.

Coach Gaylord

Born where the waves are flat like pancakes, the call of the ocean was very strong since his youth.The first page of his life has been filled with multiple worlwilde surf / sup trip and an active life in the action sport industry.
When he turned 30’s, the second page of his life opened to new perspectives.

After passing through different areas where the waves were breaking regularly,  he stopped his professional carreer; meeting his wife crystallized the need of change and new challenges.

The decision was made: quit everything for Portugal, learn to become self-sufficient, give more care to mother-EARTH and make the most of what the ocean has to offer each day to acquire a wealth of knowledge in Stand Up Paddle.

With Sygma SUP school and his sustainable vision it is now time for him to take action! Doing his best to provide and develop the best eco friendly Stand Up Paddle experiences in the Algarve.

Certified:

-Emergency First Response

-Water Rescue (ASI)

-Stand Up Paddle LEVEL 1 enclosed flat water (ASI)

-Stand up Paddle LEVEL 2 exposed waters (ASI)

-Surf Coach LEVEL 1 (IPGJ/FPS)

 

Coach Gaylord

Born where the waves are flat like pancakes, the call of the ocean was very strong since his youth.The first page of his life has been filled with multiple worlwilde surf / sup trip and an active life in the action sport industry.
When he turned 30’s, the second page of his life opened to new perspectives.

After passing through different areas where the waves were breaking regularly,  he stopped his professional carreer; meeting his wife crystallized the need of change and new challenges.

The decision was made: quit everything for Portugal, learn to become self-sufficient, give more care to mother-EARTH and make the most of what the ocean has to offer each day to acquire a wealth of knowledge in Stand Up Paddle.

With Sygma SUP school and his sustainable vision it is now time for him to take action! Doing his best to provide and develop the best eco friendly Stand Up Paddle experiences in the Algarve.

Certified:

-Emergency First Response

-Water Rescue (ASI)

-Stand Up Paddle LEVEL 1 enclosed flat water (ASI)

-Stand up Paddle LEVEL 2 exposed waters (ASI)

-Surf Coach LEVEL 1 (IPGJ/FPS)

 

Coach Gaylord

Born where the waves are flat like pancakes, the call of the ocean was very strong since his youth.The first page of his life has been filled with multiple worlwilde surf / sup trip and an active life in the action sport industry.
When he turned 30’s, the second page of his life opened to new perspectives.

After passing through different areas where the waves were breaking regularly,  he stopped his professional carreer; meeting his wife crystallized the need of change and new challenges.

The decision was made: quit everything for Portugal, learn to become self-sufficient, give more care to mother-EARTH and make the most of what the ocean has to offer each day to acquire a wealth of knowledge in Stand Up Paddle.

With Sygma SUP school and his sustainable vision it is now time for him to take action! Doing his best to provide and develop the best eco friendly Stand Up Paddle experiences in the Algarve.

Certified:

-Emergency First Response

-Water Rescue (ASI)

-Stand Up Paddle LEVEL 1 enclosed flat water (ASI)

-Stand up Paddle LEVEL 2 exposed waters (ASI)

-Surf Coach LEVEL 1 (IPGJ/FPS)

 

Coach Gaylord

Born where the waves are flat like pancakes, the call of the ocean was very strong since his youth.The first page of his life has been filled with multiple worlwilde surf / sup trip and an active life in the action sport industry.
When he turned 30’s, the second page of his life opened to new perspectives.

After passing through different areas where the waves were breaking regularly,  he stopped his professional carreer; meeting his wife crystallized the need of change and new challenges.

The decision was made: quit everything for Portugal, learn to become self-sufficient, give more care to mother-EARTH and make the most of what the ocean has to offer each day to acquire a wealth of knowledge in Stand Up Paddle.

With Sygma SUP school and his sustainable vision it is now time for him to take action! Doing his best to provide and develop the best eco friendly Stand Up Paddle experiences in the Algarve.

Certified:

-Emergency First Response

-Water Rescue (ASI)

-Stand Up Paddle LEVEL 1 enclosed flat water (ASI)

-Stand up Paddle LEVEL 2 exposed waters (ASI)

-Surf Coach LEVEL 1 (IPGJ/FPS)

 

Coach Gaylord

Born where the waves are flat like pancakes, the call of the ocean was very strong since his youth.The first page of his life has been filled with multiple worlwilde surf / sup trip and an active life in the action sport industry.
When he turned 30’s, the second page of his life opened to new perspectives.

After passing through different areas where the waves were breaking regularly,  he stopped his professional carreer; meeting his wife crystallized the need of change and new challenges.

The decision was made: quit everything for Portugal, learn to become self-sufficient, give more care to mother-EARTH and make the most of what the ocean has to offer each day to acquire a wealth of knowledge in Stand Up Paddle.

With Sygma SUP school and his sustainable vision it is now time for him to take action! Doing his best to provide and develop the best eco friendly Stand Up Paddle experiences in the Algarve.

Certified:

-Emergency First Response

-Water Rescue (ASI)

-Stand Up Paddle LEVEL 1 enclosed flat water (ASI)

-Stand up Paddle LEVEL 2 exposed waters (ASI)

-Surf Coach LEVEL 1 (IPGJ/FPS)

 

Coach Guest - Benoit Carpentier

Benoit Carpentier, 25, French surfer of Breton origin, Member of the French Surf team, practices two disciplines in competition at national and international level: Stand up paddle Surf (SUPsurf) & Longboard and participates in the development of SUPfoil & Surfoil
Member of the French surf team since 2014: 1 selection in the junior surf team in 2014, 4 selections in the Stand Up Paddle team in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
🌎 2019 Stand Up Paddle Surfing World Champion and Nations Gold Medal
🌎Top 10 of the professional world circuit of Stand Up Paddle Surfing in 2012 (9th), 2015 (9th), 2017 (7th) and 2019 (7th)
🌎 Bronze medal at the 2017 World Stand Up Paddle Surfing Championships and silver medal of the nations
🇪🇺 European Junior Longboard Champion 2014 and nations gold medal
🇪🇺 Vice Champion of Europe professional longboard circuit 2020
🇪🇺 European Stand Up Paddle Surfing Champion 2017 and nations gold medal
🇪🇺 Top 10 of the professional European longboard circuit in 2018 (7th), 2019 (4th) and 2020 (2nd)
🇫🇷 French Junior Longboard Champion 2014
🇫🇷 French Stand Up paddle Surfing Champion 2018, 2021

Coach Guest - Benoit Carpentier

Benoit Carpentier, 25, French surfer of Breton origin, Member of the French Surf team, practices two disciplines in competition at national and international level: Stand up paddle Surf (SUPsurf) & Longboard and participates in the development of SUPfoil & Surfoil
Member of the French surf team since 2014: 1 selection in the junior surf team in 2014, 4 selections in the Stand Up Paddle team in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
🌎 2019 Stand Up Paddle Surfing World Champion and Nations Gold Medal
🌎Top 10 of the professional world circuit of Stand Up Paddle Surfing in 2012 (9th), 2015 (9th), 2017 (7th) and 2019 (7th)
🌎 Bronze medal at the 2017 World Stand Up Paddle Surfing Championships and silver medal of the nations
🇪🇺 European Junior Longboard Champion 2014 and nations gold medal
🇪🇺 Vice Champion of Europe professional longboard circuit 2020
🇪🇺 European Stand Up Paddle Surfing Champion 2017 and nations gold medal
🇪🇺 Top 10 of the professional European longboard circuit in 2018 (7th), 2019 (4th) and 2020 (2nd)
🇫🇷 French Junior Longboard Champion 2014
🇫🇷 French Stand Up paddle Surfing Champion 2018, 2021

Coach Guest - Benoit Carpentier

Benoit Carpentier, 25, French surfer of Breton origin, Member of the French Surf team, practices two disciplines in competition at national and international level: Stand up paddle Surf (SUPsurf) & Longboard and participates in the development of SUPfoil & Surfoil
Member of the French surf team since 2014: 1 selection in the junior surf team in 2014, 4 selections in the Stand Up Paddle team in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
🌎 2019 Stand Up Paddle Surfing World Champion and Nations Gold Medal
🌎Top 10 of the professional world circuit of Stand Up Paddle Surfing in 2012 (9th), 2015 (9th), 2017 (7th) and 2019 (7th)
🌎 Bronze medal at the 2017 World Stand Up Paddle Surfing Championships and silver medal of the nations
🇪🇺 European Junior Longboard Champion 2014 and nations gold medal
🇪🇺 Vice Champion of Europe professional longboard circuit 2020
🇪🇺 European Stand Up Paddle Surfing Champion 2017 and nations gold medal
🇪🇺 Top 10 of the professional European longboard circuit in 2018 (7th), 2019 (4th) and 2020 (2nd)
🇫🇷 French Junior Longboard Champion 2014
🇫🇷 French Stand Up paddle Surfing Champion 2018, 2021

Coach Guest - Benoit Carpentier

Benoit Carpentier, 25, French surfer of Breton origin, Member of the French Surf team, practices two disciplines in competition at national and international level: Stand up paddle Surf (SUPsurf) & Longboard and participates in the development of SUPfoil & Surfoil
Member of the French surf team since 2014: 1 selection in the junior surf team in 2014, 4 selections in the Stand Up Paddle team in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
🌎 2019 Stand Up Paddle Surfing World Champion and Nations Gold Medal
🌎Top 10 of the professional world circuit of Stand Up Paddle Surfing in 2012 (9th), 2015 (9th), 2017 (7th) and 2019 (7th)
🌎 Bronze medal at the 2017 World Stand Up Paddle Surfing Championships and silver medal of the nations
🇪🇺 European Junior Longboard Champion 2014 and nations gold medal
🇪🇺 Vice Champion of Europe professional longboard circuit 2020
🇪🇺 European Stand Up Paddle Surfing Champion 2017 and nations gold medal
🇪🇺 Top 10 of the professional European longboard circuit in 2018 (7th), 2019 (4th) and 2020 (2nd)
🇫🇷 French Junior Longboard Champion 2014
🇫🇷 French Stand Up paddle Surfing Champion 2018, 2021