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Rentals & Lessons

SUP in Thessaloniki ? YES !!! beginners lessons with the expert instructors of Active sport club and learn how to paddle in the waters of Angelochori ,25 khm from the city center by bus or by car and only 15 minutes from Macedonia airport .
It doesn’t matter if you have tried padding before or not. At Active sport Club watersports you will become the rider you’re aiming for. With a one 2 one tuition, you will have your instructor all by yourself to get confident and learn how to paddle safe and easy the board. All the lessons are perfectly designed and cut depending on the student’s needs.

It doesn’t matter if you have tried padding before or not. At Active sport Club watersports you will become the rider you’re aiming for.

The Spot

There is so much beauty, experiences and adventure in Thessaloniki that it can be hard to know where to start if you are a visitor to the city this summer!
Thessaloniki is the paradise for SUPing . The beach of Angelohori is one of the best beaches in Northen Greece covering almost all needs of watersports lovers.
Angelochori a special place where nature and man exist in harmony.
The spot is ideal for SUP with low water level and sandy beache. From May to September.

SUP Lessons

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boarding traces its roots back to Waikiki, Oahu in Hawaii. Its origins stem from combining the traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe with the surf board. Stand Up Paddle boarding proved to be a great way to catch and ride the gentle rollers of the South Shore. Nowadays, ironmen such as Laird Hamilton and Garrett McNamara stroke into Goliath sized waves on the North Shores of Maui and Oahu or anywhere else they can find them on their SUP boards. Most of us, however, prefer to simply get a decent workout and ride some of our own gentle local rollers.

 

The beauty of learning to SUP is that it can be done on any flat, calm body of water. Maybe you’ve already taken this step, but now you’d like to bring it to the ocean and attempt to surf on your Stand Up Paddle board. With some basic instruction, you will be on your way to not only paddling out in the ocean, but catching waves as well.

 

The first challenge is learning to get out and establish your sea legs. The ocean is the most dynamic environment on earth. Everything is constantly moving, and the key is to let go and feel that movement beneath you. Instead of struggling to fight and resist the movement, you will learn to go with it, allowing the ocean to ebb and flow under your feet and your Stand Up Paddle board. Using similar paddling techniques and core muscles, you will quickly enjoy the feeling of rising up, over, and down the backs of the slow-rolling open ocean swells.

 

Once you’ve reached a stable comfort level paddling in the ocean, you will be taught how to read the waves. For someone that already surfs, this may come naturally. For those that haven’t, it will be a skill that comes with time and patience. There are methods that you will learn which will be helpful for predicting breaking waves, where to be as they approach, and how to catch them. Like riding a bicycle, once you’re moving on your board, you will feel an increased sense of stability that comes with your momentum.

 

The thrill of sliding down the face of a breaking wave is intoxicating and addictive. If this is your first time gliding along like the dolphins or pelicans, be prepared to spend the rest of your life enjoying it as they do. You will gain an appreciation for the ocean, wave riding, and life, like never before!

 

Group & Private SUP Lessons

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) has become the fastest growing water sport in recent years for several great reasons. First and foremost, it’s very easy to learn. It’s also a great outdoor activity which stimulates the mind and the body. You can learn quickly, have fun, and receive a great low-impact workout all at the same time.

 

Our proven and progressional instructional methodology offers a step-by-step approach for your skill development. The best way to get introduced into the world of SUP’ing is through personalized private surf instruction. Our private SUP lessons allow you to receive one-on-one instruction on the beach and in the water, ensuring your safety and an optimal learning curve. Our private lessons are scheduled according to your desire and our availability. First time lessons consist of 20 minutes of our “Ground School”, and 1 hour and 40 minutes of personalized water time. Second and consecutive lessons consist of all water time!

 

Another great attribute of SUP’ing is that, similar to surfing, it is not a competitive activity, by nature. Sure, there are competitions, but most enthusiasts love it as is and learn in an encouraging environment. You’ll be stoked on how easy and enjoyable Stand Up Paddle boarding is once you find your balance. During private lessons, your instructor will work with you on land first, where you will learn how to stand on your board, hold your paddle, and utilize different paddling techniques for propulsion and steering.

 

Regardless of age or weight, you will begin to feel an elevated comfort level and gain confidence by using your legs and core muscles to maintain stability once on the water. You will discover that with the increased buoyancy of a SUP board, balance and coordination are relatively easy to master. SUP boards were developed by combining the design aspects of the traditional Hawaiian longboards and outrigger canoes, to make them stable without being too bulky.

 

Just a few advantages of the SUP lesson:

  • One on One private or group instruction
  • Healthy, low impact, core workout
  • Gained confidence
  • Mental relaxation
  • Ecosystem/wildlife exploration

Let our certified instructors teach you the fundamentals and joy of Stand Up Paddling. Come experience the high quality attention and professional instruction that we provide. All lessons emphasize safety, fun, and learning in order to build your confidence while enjoying SUP boarding includes all equipment and instruction. There is a world of enthusiasts waiting for you to join in on the fun of Stand Up Paddleboarding. There is no better time than the present to sign up!

About the Coach

SIMOS NALMPANTOGLOU is a Sailing Coach , specializatied in Windsurf, from the Greek General Secretariat of Sports . He also graduated from the German School “WORLD WINDSURF SCHOOL” B / II – Lizenz and obtained a degree in International Windsurf Instructor – Manager for Inland and Coastal Waters in Garmisch Partenkirchen in Bavaria, and gained the right to issue International Diplomas . He is certified in Sports Sciences as Athletic Pedagogic Specialist & Psychology . He is also a BSUPA SUP Instructor.

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