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Portuguese Court Determines Illegality of ICF World SUP Championship

At the request of the Portuguese Surfing Federation (FPS), the Portuguese Court of Arbitration for Sport decreed an injunction against the Portuguese Canoe Federation (FPC), ordering it to refrain from organizing, collaborating or giving support to the 2018 ICF Stand Up Paddling World Championship, scheduled for August 30th to September 2nd, in Viana do Castelo and Esposende, and that circumvented the laws of the sport.

  • Published in News

Standup Paddle the Guadiana River in Portugal

2017’s Guadiana Challenge exceeded all our exceptions’, explained Nick Robinson from Algarve SUP, founder, and organizer of the successful Portuguese stand up paddle event. Over 140 paddlers and hundreds of spectators came out to enjoy an amazing 3 days of fun in Mértola, Southern Portugal on the Guadiana River.

  • Published in News

Escape to Portugal for SUP Yoga

Have you been on the lookout for the perfect SUP Yoga Retreat? Something that combines health and fitness along with some great activities and some learning and hands on experiences as well?

  • Published in Travel

Paddlers Set To Take On 240km Stand Up Paddle Challenge

An international team of four men and one woman (including two Algarvians) is paddling down the Spanish Border across Northern Portugal to Porto on stand up paddle boards. They will cross through the beautiful Douro Valley which has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.

  • Published in Journeys

Record Participation Seen At Third Annual São Jorge 2 Pico Challenge

The São Jorge 2 Pico Challenge was held on July 30 for the third consecutive time of the mythical crossing of the channel between the islands of Pico and São Jorge. This year the São Jorge 2 Pico had a record participation of 20 athletes, it has been growing in number of participants year after year, which shows that those who come to participate love it and bring friends when they return.

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70 Stand Up Paddlers Set To Paddle The Guadiana River In One Day

In 2014 Nick Robinson paddled 32km down the Guadiana River and loved it so much, that he vowed to do it again. In 2015 he created the "Guadiana Challenge" and asked 12 stand up paddlers to come with. 18 willing paddlers clamored to join him. Now this year more than 70 paddlers from all over Portugal and Europe will paddle down alongside Nick from the picturesque Alentejan town of Mertola and onto the Algarve's jewel of the river, Alcoutim.

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Visit And Train With Tiago Silva In Portugal At Mauka Lodge

If you want to start or improve your SUP surfing skills or you are already a good SUP surfer who wants to explore the best surfing spots in Europe, you want professional and private service, you want to meet other nice SUP surfers, and/or relax in the fantastic atmosphere of Portuguese country side then you must check out Mauka Lodge.

  • Published in Opinion

Paddle Boarding Expedition Across Portugal

On a quiet morning in early November, three stand up paddlers entered the Atlantic ocean from the town of Sagres, Southern Portugal. They were about to attempt the first crossing of the Algarve region by stand-up paddle board.

  • Published in Journeys

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Through Algarve's Legendary Benagil Caves

Is there a better way to explore Algarve’s remote marine caves than via SUP? Probably not. The Basecampers, who are a group of friends traveling around the world seeking alternative experiences in popular travel destinations, traveled to Faro in the Portugal’s Algarve region where Nick Robinson, a SUP instructor in the area, guided them through the legendary Benagil caves. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, watching their video of one of the most-photographed caves should jog your memory!

  • Published in Journeys

São Jorge 2 Pico 2015 Race Sees Difficulties And Camaraderie

For the second consecutive year stand up paddle athletes crossed the channel between the islands of Pico and São Jorge. The SãoJorge2Pico race, an oceanic event between islands that integrates adventure, effort, navigation and concentration, was held this past July 11th, 2015.

  • Published in News
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