LONGBOARD COACHING TRIP WITH NIENKE DUINMEIJER
This specialized longboard week is developed for those that would like to get into the next step of longboarding. In this 7 day longboard clinic longboard pro Nienke Duijnmeier will teach you new skills, step-by-step. Drop knee turns, cross step, nose ride, but also more common maneuvers like paddling in and bottom turning. Join us on this magic carpet ride. Read full program details below. Limited places are available.
A surf trip different than any other one!
Come along with us to one of the most beautiful destinations of Europa; Aljezur at the South-West coast of Portugal. Aljezur is a great starting point for exploring the sunny sights in the South West tip of Europe (known as the Californias of Europe). Nearby in walking distance you find the local farmers market, typical Algarvian restaurants, hiking and biking trails. And off course, the region offers a lot of great surf spots with excellent quality & consistency. A great location which is still quiet & fairly unspoiled in this time of the year. Next to the surfing on our home break, we will (depending the conditions) plan several road trips to nearby spots.
DETAILS OF THE COACHING TRIP
Nienke started surfing at the age of 12 as a volunteer of the local lifeguarding community. She never stopped. Very soon she traded the cold North Sea for countries as Costa Rica, Indonesia & New Zealand and she was getting in love with ‘the art of longboarding’. “Longboarding is about style and flow and you can put your own twist to it”. After traveling for a long time, she became Dutch Champion in 2013 and reached the semi-finals during the biggest longboarding competition of Europe; Salinas Longboard Festival. Next, to her big passion for traveling, she is coaching a young talented surf-team from Holland.
During her educations, she followed the ISA surf coach level 1 & lifeguard SLSGB course to be able to work as a coach in the Netherlands, France, Spain, Australia & Panama. By combining her knowledge in tourism, passion for traveling & longboarding and her experience in surf coaching, she started Single Fin. Surf Travel in 2013.
There will be 5 different coaching sessions with Nienke of 1,5 hours each. Our vans will take you to the best spot in the area depending on the daily conditions. Of course, there will enough time for another free surf every day.
FILMING & PHOTO SESSIONS
On this trip will arrange two filming & photos sessions for analytics and of course for your new Instagram posts showing off your new skills and smooth style!
After our daily surf sessions, there will be evening theory sessions on the panoramic rooftop terras of the Atlantic Lodge. from which two sessions will be including video analysis!
ATLANTIC LODGE | ALJEZUR
Wake up and just sit down at our extensive breakfast table with fresh bread, a variety of sweet and savory fillings, an egg, cereals, fruit, pancakes, milk, orange juice and a daily special.
Every morning during breakfast you can make extra sandwiches to bring with you to the beach.
There are three dinners included in this coaching trip (Welcome, midweek and a Friday night BBQ at Taberna do Lago.
In Aljezur you can find all kind of nice (Portuguese) restaurants like ‘Taberna do Largo’ (close to our reception), ‘Café Andre’, the popular restaurant ‘Gulli’ or you can visit the restaurants in Arrifana. There you can enjoy good food along the seaside restaurants. There are many possibilities around, so there will be always something fitting to find.