The BIG SUP Week

Posted on February 28, 2013
February 28, 2013
by JSS

We are excited to announce our BIG SUP Week dates for 2017!

The ultimate stand up paddleboarding holiday, great for all level paddleboarders!


Bringing together SUP'ers from all over Europe to network and meet new friends with a shared passion on our dedicated SUP week. Ideal for all levels and interests with a huge variety of SUP disciplines on offer.

The Algarve is slowly being recognised as one of the world's top five SUP destinations. Boasting two unbeatable coastlines, plus a variety of lakes, rivers and lagoons, there's something to please everyone. Jaw dropping flatwater paddling locations, perfect teaching conditions & world class surf make this an unforgettable trip. 

Pick and choose a bespoke week based on your ability and interests. Choose from 11 specially designed options to improve your skills and confidence whilst exploring this magical part of Europe.

Test a wide variety of equipment from Naish and Fanatic, including dedicated race boards, sup inflatables, wave riding boards and a variety of paddles.

With fantastic conditions and weather, you’ll be enjoying 25ºC + sunshine whilst the rest of Europe slips into Autumn. Benefit from low cost flights from all European Airports to Faro, just an hour from the Lodge.

Here's a couple of the exciting SUP workshops and paddleboarding days you can choose from

Caves and Grotto Tour

Launching from Praia Dona Ana beach, we’ll follow the dramatic limestone cliffs of the south coast line. Weaving in between the famous rock formations of the Algarve, we’ll explore caves and a vast network of grottos only accessible via SUP and Kayak.

The 3 hour tour is ideal for all SUP Levels, with calm flat crystal clear water and a chance to soak up the sun. It’s the most popular of our SUP activities in the Algarve.

Tiny Whale Surf Lodge, Portugal. (1 of 3)

Tiny Whale Surf Lodge, Portugal. (2 of 3)

Sardine Run

This relaxed SUP Tour is one not to be missed! Paddling across Alvor Lagoon, weaving between moored super yachts and traditional sail boats. Stopping mid-tour for freshly grilled sardines caught that morning by the local fishermen, best enjoyed with a glass of local wine or ice cold beer. Definitely one for foodies.

SUP Surf Sessions

The Algarve boast two coastlines offering some of the most consistent waves in Europe. With a variety of spots, there’s great waves for beginners to advanced. We'll hunt down the best waves for your level and give you the quality instruction you need to return home with new skills under your belt.



Tiny Whale Surf Lodge, Portugal. (3 of 3)


Feel the power of the wind on your back on our Downwinder SUP Session. With two coastlines to explore, there’s plenty of downwinder routes to try! Launching from one beach, we’ll head down wind, following the coastline to a designated pick up beach. It’s a thrilling experience and a fantastic opportunity for beginners to try downwind SUP in a safe environment with qualified and experienced instructors.

SUP Yoga

Join our experienced yoga instructor Miri for a fantastic dynamic yoga session on a stand up paddle board! SUP Yoga is fantastic for the mind and body. Using the board as a mat, you’ll move through sequences of yoga poses, improving your balance and flexibility. .  SUP Yoga is not just for experienced Yogis, each sessions will be adapted based on your ability.


Tailor the week based on your SUP preferences and experience. With a variety of SUP tours, SUP tuition and specialised training, it’s the perfect week for all levels. 

Pick up to two SUP sessions a day:

  • Sunrise cave and grotto tour
  • Sardine lagoon run
  • River tour
  • Paddle technique workshop
  • Race conditioning
  • Down winder 
  • Introduction to wave riding
  • Beginner SUP surfing
  • Intermediate SUP surfing
  • SUP yoga
  • Night SUP with underwater lights




Please send us an enquiry for 2018 dates

Package includes: 649€ 

  • 7 Nights shared room 
  • 5 Two course dinners with wine
  • 5 Beach lunches
  • 7 Delicious breakfasts
  • 5 SUP Days - two sessions per day
  • Expert tuition from experienced instructors
  • 5 Days wetsuit and board hire

Optional Extras

  • Yoga Sessions 
  • Room upgrades available
  • End of week BBQ 

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