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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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Swirley wrote a review Oct 2021
Somerset, United Kingdom3 contributions
A wonderful sunrise SUP experience. We beached in some spectacular caves, inaccessible by land, and enjoyed a delicious snack of homemade smoothie and biscuits en route. If you want to beat the crowds and see the scenery in the soft glow of sunrise, I would thoroughly recommend this trip. Thank you John for such an amazing experience - I will be back!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Phil wrote a review Aug 2021
New York City, New York7 contributions
We did the sunrise tour of Benagil Caves. As others have mentioned, the early morning start allows for a much more serene experience before the onslaught of day tourists join later in the morning. John was a flawless and experienced guide and I cannot recommend enough. He’s able to adjust to your experience level around paddle boarding, while having a group size of 2-6 allows for a truly bespoke experience. The trip was just the right length for the average traveler, seeing several different sites along the coast but not to the point of exhaustion or fatigue of full day trips. Great experience with John and this tour will remain at the top of my recommendations list for Portugal activities!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Lauren wrote a review Aug 2021
New York City, New York1 contribution
Frequent travelers and not so easily impressed - my husband and I booked a sunrise paddle board experience with John and his company Zen SUP last minute while we were in Algarve. It was an early start at 630 but ended up being one of our all time favorite travel experiences ! John supplied us with wet suits/life jackets/safety tips/basic SUP techniques and off we went literally into the sunrise exploring not just Benagil Cave but so many magnificent others! We were the first in these areas so our views were spectacular and not ruined by too many tourists looking for the perfect Instagram shot. John - thank you so much for giving us our last perfect morning filled with unforgettable memories and phenomenal photos !
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Date of experience: August 2021
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DancingGiraffe wrote a review Aug 2021
Bath, United Kingdom73 contributions20 helpful votes
As a complete beginner I felt supported and well taught in the water to get the best out of the SUP on the Ria Formosa. We were treated to a spectacular sunset and pretty much had the whole area to ourselves. A wonderful and highly recommended couple of hours, thank you Heike and John.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Perso-Bilitis T wrote a review Aug 2021
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From the beginning of our exchange on What's App to have more information, John has been very friendly and helpful. Once the class started, clear instructions on the beach were given to gain confidence once on water. My friend and I recommend this class because John knows how to teach step by step and increase the difficulty as we progress. The spot for the picnic was precious, all by ourselves at that time! The picnic or snacks were simple but delicious and fresh. We can't wait to review the fabulous pictures John has taken! Have fun during your own experience! 😎
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Date of experience: July 2021
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