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Surf with Gerry Lopez - The Legend!
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October 6, 2011

The Gerry Lopez Standup Paddle & Yoga Camp will take place on October 20, 21 & 22, 2011 at the CINCO Watersports Center, Hotel des Artistes, in Punta de Mita, Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - There are still a couple of spots left for the upcoming Gerry Lopez SUP Camp, taking place October 20-23. Legendary Lopez is returning to Punta de Mita, and you won’t want to miss this opportunity to hone your Stand Up Paddle techniques from one of the sport's all-time masters.

The Standup Paddle & Yoga Camp will take place on October 20, 21 & 22, 2011 at the CINCO Watersports Center, Hotel des Artistes, in Punta de Mita, Mexico.

Gerry will offer personalized standup paddle instruction as well as lead morning yoga classes and the clinic will explore water lifestyle with discussions including diet, the aloha spirit of surf, longevity and Gerry’s own philosophy. This clinic is the ultimate invitation for those who want to improve their Paddle Surfing alongside one of the greatest surfers of all time.

After a day on the water, evenings will feature land lessons that will cover technique, equipment, surfing etiquette, water safety, as well as hearing Gerry speak about the aloha and the history of surfing.

Clinic Director Dennis Oliphant of Sun Country Tours proclaimed, "This is a great opportunity for Paddle Surfers to learn from one of the greatest surfers of all time. In fact, it is truly a chance of a lifetime for those wishing to improve their surfing and their overall health and wellness, as Gerry epitomizes the wholeness of a healthy surf lifestyle."

The clinic is limited to just twelve participants and includes:

7:00 am – Yoga Stretching Session
8:30 am – Breakfast on the rooftop
9:15 am – Get ready to surf – equipment tweaking, Q and A, etc.
9:30 am – Morning session begins
1:00 pm – Lunch
3:00 pm – Afternoon session begins
5:00 pm – Free time to practice/surf, sunbathe or relax.
6:00 pm – Land session – Various topics (equipment, surf etiquette, technique, etc.)
7:00 pm – Dinner
8:30 pm (20th) – Talking Waves, slide show by Gerry
Note: Daily schedule may vary due to tide and surf conditions.

The clinic is geared towards all ability levels in both yoga and Standup Paddling. Cost of the three day clinic is $1,395 USD per person, covering all instruction, yoga classes, all meals, special evening social functions, equipment rental, use of boats to get to great surf spots, and camp swag (gifts) worth hundreds of dollars! Hotel or condominium accommodations, air & land transportation, etc. are not included. The Hotel des Artistes is the official site of the camp.

For more information on the Gerry Lopez Paddle Surf Lifestyle Clinic contact: Dennis Oliphant, 800-770-2161 or dennis(at)suncountrytours.com, or Horacio, Concierge at Hotels des Artistes: (+52) 329-291-6857 concierge(at)hoteldesartistes.net.

Online reservations available at SunCountryTours.com.