Welcome to the world of Stand UP Paddling.

You wanna learn how to SUP Surf in waves or Paddle on flatwater ?

With me you can find YOUR entrance to Stand UP Paddling for beginners or advanced.

My Name ist Thorsten Kegler and i train people more than 13 Years in SUP Faltwater / River SUP Level 1+2 / and Sup Surfing. I organiced SUP Races and SUP Surfing contest over europe for more than 8 Years and managed the German Nationl Team to go to Internation Competitions. Now i live in south Portugal and still love to train people all over the world.

SUP Surfing all levels

Surfing is my passion and has been also on the Stand UP Paddle wave board since 2016.I will coach you from your beginnings to the start of the Green Wave. Or from gliding along a wave to surfing techniques such as turns and cutbacks.

Course content :

  • Beginner lessons with theory and practice
  • Advanced Lessons with theory and practice
  • VIDEO Analytics
  • SUP Surf Photos
  • Positioning and trained eye for the Green Wave start
  • Insert the paddle correctly
  • Maneuver with the board and paddle

SUP Flatwater all levels

I have been teaching Stand UP paddling on flat water for every level since 2013. For beginners with all the basics and advanced with different techniques you can choose according to your wishes.

Course content :

  • Beginner lessons with theory and practice
  • Material knowledge and the right board for you
  • Paddling techniques with different paddling strokes
  • Turns and race techniques
  • Flowing water preparation courses Level 1 +2
  • Rescue

SUP River course Level 1+2

SUP skills and safety for advanced stand up paddlers This 4-hour workshop is about practical imparting of the basic knowledge about your safety in running water Level 1 +2. Theoretically and practically it’s about SUP on rivers in general and on large rivers like the Rhine in particular.

The course is suitable for advanced SUP paddlers who would like to experience stand-up paddling in rivers and federal waterways. Surf stance and J-stroke should be mastered safely by all participants, as well as safe swimming and safe climbing on board out of the water.

Previous participation in the River Safety Workshop, test certificate for the flowing water basic course or confirmation of practical knowledge by a certified SUP instructor (VDWS, GSUPA, DKV, ASF, ISA, DWV, ASI ).

Course content :

  • What is different about the Rhine and large rivers Regulations & Laws
  • Why are so many drowning here?
  • Running water vs. standing water
  • Equipment check, safety first vest, leash & Co
  • What, when, why, why, why… currents, whirlpools, eddies District
  • knowledge location course
  • SUP technique

On the first day there will be a SUP preparation course in which your skills will be observed and improved.

Suitable material

  • Boards: Inflatables Board
  • length: 10’6″ to 14 feet Board
  • volume: At least 190 liters of residual buoyancy or more (board volume – rider weight – board weight)
  • Equipment: Shoes, life jacket, neoprene or dry suit – depending on the weather, leash, leash strap

Need Equipment ? Rent at Algarve Board Renatals

Price Course 2024 : soon

Dates 2024 : soon

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