Learn the paddle boarding technique in a dreamlike natural setting close to Portofino. Inside the bay of Paraggi, forbidden to boat traffic and therefore totally safe for taking confidence with the board, learn everything you must know to enjoy the best of paddle boarding. Starting from the basics – equipment and terminology – together with the instructor you will be able to learn the primary skills – posture, boarding, direction changes. On the beach the instructor will explain how to set the paddle, show the correct posture to keep while paddling and give some technique basics before getting in the sea. You will learn how to direct the SUP, how to turn pivoting with the legs, how to paddle backwards and how to fall and get up again. Without overlooking safety: during the course you will be taught how to “read” the weather and learn the means of communication at sea. This course is thought for people of all ages who have little or no experience.
How to consult weather reports, how to use information for a safe exit, how to evaluate sea and wind.
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How to reach us
The meeting point is at our sports center in Niasca, in the Bay of Paraggi. Once in Santa Margherita L. continue towards Portofino until the bay of Paraggi. Passed the inlet of the bay, after 200m on the left you will find a sandy beach where Outdoor Portofino is located. This area has very limited parking areas, especially during summertime. In Paraggi there is a paid parking lot, but we suggest to reach our office by alternative means (bus, boat, bicycle) or walking from Portofino (about 10 minutes) or S. Margherita L. (about 40 minutes). Here are some suggestions on how to reach us:
By train The train station of Santa Margherita Ligure/Portofino is reachable from Milan (2 h 30 min), from Genoa (45 min), from Pisa (2 h). You may then continue walking, by bus, boat or taxi.
By bicycle You can easily rent a bike - normal and electric bike - in our new outdoor sports center in Santa Margherita Ligure. Rental of bicycles - and other equipment - is by reservation, find out how to book your equipment!
By bus With the n. 82 line from the train stations of Santa Margherita Ligure or from Rapallo.
Walking From Portofino (approx. 10 min.); from Santa Margherita Ligure (approx. 30-40 min.); from Camogli, through the trails of the park of Portofino.
By boat There are two lines serving the promontory of Portofino. From Santa Margherita Ligure you can reach Portofino with the Consorzio Marittimo del Tigullio. From Genoa, Recco or Camogli, instead, the boat service Golfo Paradiso, embraces the route to San Fruttuoso, from where you can then take the ferries of the Consorzio Marittimo del Tigullio to Portofino.
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