For some time I have wanted to tell the story of how Pedro and I started Algarve SUP. Eventually I have gathered together all the footage and edited up the story (well only HALF of it to date). It’s all on my YouTube channel and the plan is to make 10 episodes telling the story through flashbacks while I paddle through the winter of 2016.
Starting a business selling paddleboards: Algarve SUP DONE
Travelling up to Peniche, Portugal for the ASI stand up paddle course DONE
Exploring the Algarve’s hidden gems and secret spots DONE
Red tape and disaster strikes, Pedro leaves.
My first customers- RyanAir tours
A full summer – the tours!
Exhausted. I need a partner.
TransAlgarve, SUPfm and the Guadiana Challenge
Sometimes I think it’s crazy producing these videos and it’s only for self gratification and to preserve the memories. If that is NOT just the case and you actually enjoy them, please let me know? Just leave a comment on the videos, here or anywhere on social media – I’d love to hear what you think and what videos you suggest I should make.
I really love creating videos, so what should I make next?
Many of you have been asking about the Guadiana Challenge 2016. Apologies, I was planning to open registration in January but the organization of the event is running a little behind. We still have tons of time before the event and everything is almost good to go, so I will be opening registration very soon.
Stages. We are dividing the event into four stages:
Stage 1 – Mertola to Penha d’Aguia (10km) Morning coffee and pastries
Stage 2 – Penha d’Aguia to Pomarao 9km (19km) Lunch
Stage 3 – Pomarao to Puerto de Laja 5km (24km) Afternoon snacks
Stage 4 – Puerto de Laja to Alcoutim 8km (32km) Drinks at the finish line.
Registration will cost €20 and is payable online here on AlgarveSUP.com very soon. We will limit the entrants to the first 40 people on a first come, first serve basis.
transport from Alcoutim back to Mertola on Saturday evening after the finish for you and your board
food as described above
VHF emergency radio
Accommodation – it would be worthwhile to plan to stay in or near Mertola on the Friday 1 April and Saturday 2 April . There are beds available in the Nautical Clube of Mertola, The Castelo Inn, Alentejo Star Hotel and Hospedaria Flor do Guadiana.
Are there any questions? If so, just drop them in the comments below this blog post. Huge thanks and we’ll see you on the water!