Stand Up Paddle Rental Santa Maria
Stand up paddling for sure is the most accesible watersport in our range and very easy and quick to learn. For us at the ION CLUB Stand UP Padddling is therefore much more than simply a no wind activitiy. It´s a great way to explore the coastline, use it for a little workout or SUP Yoga session, or take your kids along on a little tour. When it comes to waves, Stand up paddling not only is great fun, it also makes catching a wave and riding it so much easier.
All our Centers around the world, feature a great variety of different Fanatic SUP Boards. If you already have a windsurf or kitesurf rental package booked with us, you´re free to also use our SUP Boards whenever you like.
If not, book your SUP Board now and add some great fun activitiy to your holiday with us!
SUP Equipment Rental
Duration: 5 hrs or 10 hours
Duration: 5 hrs or 10 hours
Duration: 5 hrs or 10 hours
- Swimming costume/shorts
Stand Up Paddle is a sport similar to surfing, the difference is, that you use a paddle to move forward and you are standing on the board. This sport, like most of the other water sports, is coming from Hawaii, where it is practised since the 50 ties. Since a few years already the S.U.P has arrived in Europe and is enjoying since 2010 a big success. However, this is really not surprising. No matter if you head out into flat water or waves, if it’s windy or windless, if you see S.U.P as pure workout or as an relaxing trip over the sea – it’s great fun in any conditions, it trains your body and improves your balance and it can be done by anyone.
To start with, the easiest way is to be on your knees and as you get more secure progressively stand up on the board. Let the fun begin !
All participants must know how to swim
All our ION CLUBs offer some tailormade SUP Excursions and Activities depending on their location. If you feel like having a real adventure, you can join us on a SUP Crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar. On Mauritius we teach you how to catch a wave with your SUP Board and in Golf de Roses we organise SUP Breakfast & Sunrise excursions.
Join a SUP Yoga Session in Dakhla or let us organise a custom made Excursion or Event for you in whatever ION CLUB Destination you are!
Feel free to use our Stand Up paddle boards if you have booked a minimum of 3 consecutive days of windsurf or kitesurf rental, we won’t charge any extras for it !
If you are not a guest already, you have the possibility to rent it of course.
A word about
ION CLUB Sal – Santa Maria
In the middle of the Atlantic, 1500 km south of the Canary Islands and 450 km west of the coast of Senegal, is the small island group of Cape Verde. Appearing almost insignificant, but very valuable - and not only for us windsurfers and kitesurfers. The seamen used the favorable winds of the Cape Verdes to cross the Atlantic Ocean long before us. In the late eighties, Club Mistral recognized the potential and benefits of Cape Verde and decided to stay on the island.
The small ION CLUB Center in Santa Maria is centrally located on the beautiful beach of the fishing town of Santa Maria. Due to its location the center is a great meeting point to decide where to go and which spot to ride for the day. All our Kitesurfing guests would meet in the morning at the center and than either get a 5 minute shuttle to the kite beach on the windward side of the island, or kite right in front of the center.
Windsurfers will enjoy our good windsurfing conditions and bigger choice of boards and sails at our other center on the other side of Santa Maria - ION CLUB Ponta Leme - (only 15 minutes walking distance). Here at ION CLUB Santa Maria, we are only using big boards above 148 liters, and only beginners lessons are available.
The spot in front of the ION CLUB Santa Maria is due to the conditions, side offshore wind from the left, only suitable for experienced kitesurfers. ION CLUB guests can ride upwind from the Santa Maria center to enjoy the perfect flat water on the inside or the waves at the point. For less experienced kitesurfer we recommend to kite at Kitebeach (few minutes by Taxi; can be arranged with us).
Perfect flat water on the inside or waves at the point. shore break service/rescue boat.
HOW TO GET THERE ?
From Almilcar Cabral Airport to Santa Maria
It is virtually impossible to get lost on your way from Almilcar Cabral Airport to Santa Maria, where the ION CLUB Center is located; after all, there is only a single road on the island, running in a north/ south direction.
Transfer from the airport to the hotels takes about 15-25 minutes.
Taxis cost about €2/km.
A rental car is not at all necessary.
If you take a taxi, give Santa Maria Angulo restaurant as your destination - the price is around 20 EUR. The Center is right behind the restaurant
If you have a rental car, simply drive in the direction of Santa Maria in the southern part of the island (a distance of about 20 km). Turn left right after the “Enacol” gas station and follow the street all the way to the end. Then turn right and follow the road down to the beach and Angulo restaurant.
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A story of pioneer since 1985
The story of the ION CLUB tells of people who have turned their passion for windsurfing and kitesurfing into a profession. Since its founding in 1985, customer orientation, team spirit, innovation and professionalism have been the top priorities of our corporate philosophy.
The ION CLUB / Club Mistral has gained a lot of experience in the 30 years of its existence and has developed more and more into a company that focuses on communicating with guests and fulfilling their needs and wishes.
With 16 water sports schools worldwide, we are one of the leading companies in this field. ION CLUB has a network of international partners in different countries. We strive to be international and multicultural and express this through the selection of our employees, who currently come from 24 different countries.