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About ZEN SUP
Stand Up Paddle is the fastest growing water sport in the world today. It´s easy and fun to learn and can be done by almost anyone, from 5-6 years of age upwards. ZEN SUP is based in the Central Algarve in Portugal and offers a fantastic way to enjoy the region´s waterways on your next holiday break or for local residents also. SUP offers freedom, fitness and fun on the water and from once you master some basics you can do it anywhere. There is no better time or place to learn than right here and right now in Portugal´s sunny Algarve.
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dnil68 wrote a review Oct 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom44 contributions31 helpful votes
John at Zen SUP is totally committed to getting people, at whatever age and ability, out on the water to enjoy, not only the standup paddle boarding (Supping) experience, but also to appreciate the Algarve coastline from a unique perspective. Always ensuring people are safe and comfortable on the water, understanding not only their paddling ability, but also the tides, winds, and currents, (which is a skill in itself), getting it wrong could make for a very difficult trip. I have now paddled with Zen Sup about 6 or 7 times over the last few years, sometimes in a group, but other times, a tailor made trip just for me! Going out with John on the water is my ‘must do’ thing when I am in the Algarve, each trip has been a different experience, to a different location along the coast, and equally fantastic. The most recent trip, a couple of days ago, was just magical, a superb trip out to a sand bar just off the Ilha da Armona....spectacular! Zen Sup customer service is ten star!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from ZEN S, Owner at ZEN SUP
Responded Dec 22, 2020
Ola Cara Linda, Ta tudo bem? Seems like a lifetime away since we SUP around the point of Armona Island, what a spectacular afternoon we had. As always I am very happy to be out on the water with you here in our back garden. Looking forward to the next we meet and SUP again. Warmest Regards, John
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Zaphod Beeblebrox wrote a review Oct 2020
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Heike and John are just fantastic! Kind, friendly, good instructors, the whole lot. We took an evening tour in the Ria Formosa with our five year old. Very calm conditions even on a windy day. The whole experience was very personalised, adapting to our skill level on the go, nice and pleasant chats during the tour, some delicious water melon juice for the break. Highest recommendation. We'd definitely do it again.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Enrico A wrote a review Oct 2020
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My first time doing paddle boarding, it was great and I will definitely do it again! Thanks to John for explaining us the technique before going into the water, and being supportive throughout the experience! 100% recommended, very fun morning!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sebastian L wrote a review Sep 2020
Munich, Germany5 contributions
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What a fantastic experience we had doing the Benagil tour with Zen SUP. Please, picture this is your mind: "You start the tour early enough in the morning to catch the beautiful sunrise at an empty Benagil beach; You then get a set of very clear instructions on how to paddle that will make you a pro (at least in your mind); You get into the water and as you get on your board, you get a better look at the sun coming up in the horizon and a look into Benagil cave and you feel that waking up that early was totally worth it; You then get inside the cave and wonder at its immensity and feel great about having the cave all for yourselves since at this time of day there are only bird in it; you take lots of amazing pictures that will make your Instagram friends envy you forever." This was just the first of at least three caves you will visit in this tour! We also had the pleasure of being guided by John who also doubles as a photographer during the whole trip. I can tell you that I have done tours in many parts of the world and John is simply one of the best guides there are. The are just some many things to love about the experience we had that I could go on forever. I will just finish by saying that the time, location and guide where just a miracle to come all together for us, the good news is that it can come together for you too when you book a tour with them. Happy paddling!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Gonon F wrote a review Sep 2020
Zurich, Switzerland8 contributions8 helpful votes
We went for the sunrise tour. Besides having to stand up early in the morning, this tour has only advantages :) And John is the perfect guide!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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