THE MALLORCA SUP ACADEMY
Learn to paddle board with The Mallorca SUP Academy. Our courses are run by our qualified instructors, who will give you expert tuition. The paddle board courses are available for beginners and also clients who are looking to improve their technique, stamina and confidence in the water. Our SUP Academy is based in the sheltered bay of Port De Pollenca. We are also able to provide courses in various different locations in North Mallorca upon request. These include Mal Pas Bonaire near Alcudia, Cala San Vicente and Cala Formentor.
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure".
Why have lessons?
Our courses are designed to help you understand everything there is to know about paddle boarding as a sport. Additionally you will learn about the conditions that may affect you. You will be fully prepared to get the most out of your water based adventure!
When you take up a sport or hobby that relies heavily on the cooperation of Mother Nature, it is important to learn a full spectrum of skills. This includes understanding weather patterns, tides, hidden water dangers and rescue techniques. You will learn who to call and what to do if you get in to danger or see others in danger.
THE "ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS" SUP COURSE
This course is aimed at clients who have never been out on a paddle board before. It's also suitable for clients who have limited previous experience and want to learn the basics in a safe and friendly environment.
What will you learn?
Weather and Environment - The first part of your lesson you will learn about the weather. It will include what to look out for when planning your time on the water, using weather apps and weather forecasting. You will learn what to look for when you are on the water, in terms of quickly changing weather conditions. Even the Mediterranean can be subject to change if you don't know what to look for. We will also include information on tides and how these are affected by monthly lunar cycles and how they will affect your paddle positively and negatively.
Know your kit - We will go through the equipment you will need and why you need it. We will also explain how to look after your kit and best practices.
SUP Skills - A short land based lesson will demonstrate the different positions and manoeuvres that you would typically need to know when paddle boarding. You will learn how to carry your board correctly, so that you don't hurt yourself or others. Finally you will get a chance to practice everything you have learnt on land - as we head out to sea. The four main techniques you will learn are:
- The prone position (also known as the rescue position)
- Kneeling, paddling and turning
- Standing, paddling and turning
- How to fall safely
Below are some frequently asked questions:
How long will the lesson last - Your lesson will last for approximately two hours. The majority of your time will be on the water (depending on your strength and fitness).
What equipment will i need to bring - You don't need to bring anything with you. We provide the following equipment and refreshments:
Water and fruit for refreshment
What should I wear - You will need to wear the correct clothing for the duration of your session. We recommend that you wear a swimsuit or bikini and/or a rash vest or gym t-shirt. Board shorts or gym shorts are advisable. We also recommend you wear a sun hat or baseball cap to keep the sun off your head, face and eyes. A wet suit may be required depending on the weather conditions.
How many people will be on the course - We offer one-to-one lessons or a maximum two people. This is so we can really focus on you - the student - so that you get the most out of your time with us. Experience has taught us that big group sessions can feel intimidating if you are not confident on the water. We will also be able to give you greater attention throughout the course.
How much will the course cost - Our prices are listed below:
One to One Session - €60.00 Euros
Two people - €80.00 Euros
If you are not able to meet us on location, we will happily collect you from your hotel, villa or apartment, in our air conditioned vehicle. This can be pre-arranged prior to your lesson.
Finally, we will provide you with a set of professional photos, for you to remember your experience and be proud of!
*Please note, when booking in advance, we require a 50% deposit which is refundable up to 24 hours before your course.
THE "IMPROVERS" SESSION
This is one or two hour course, has been designed to help you improve your technique and grow your confidence and stamina on the water. Our fully qualified instructor will take you out on a guided paddle and examine your paddle technique, positioning, stance and much more.
All equipment and refreshments (as above) are provided.
One Hour Session for one person €40.00
Two Hour Session for one person €60.00
For any additional person add €30.00 (Maximum two people per session)
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