We are a Stand Up Paddle School specialized in offering top-class experiences.
Either looking for classes or a guided tour, rest assured our professionals, with long experience inside the water, will carefully curate top-class experiences for you, your friends and family.
So what are you waiting for? Come along and join us.
You'll find us in the water!
Stand Up Friend Paddle School was founded in 2013, with the dream to provide more than simple Stand Up Paddle (SUP) classes for customers. With this, in mind, we aim to provide enriching and unforgetable experiences. As a sport, SUP is known to provide an extremely complete workout, within the various disciplines that we find in it. These disciplines include Race, Wave, Yoga, Pilates, or simply as a form os leisure through the form of a SUP tours. This incredible versatility, attached to the physical well-being and the contact with nature, will fullfil each individual expectations.
As our name indicates, our foundation lies in the friendship and sharing, in each instructor you'll always find someone willing to help and accompany your path and individual progression.
Carlos started with bodyboard in 1987 and was the founder of the first bodyboard club in Costa de Caparica.
A lifeguard from 1992 until 2017, volunteer fire fighter, paramedic and emergency responder since 1998.
He was introduced to Stand Up Paddle in 2009 and became a coach and our school founder in 2012.
"Zé" started surfing and lifeguarding in Santos, Brazil in 1977.
In 1989 moved to Portugal to live in Costa de Caparica.
After taking the monitor course with ASUPP he began teaching in our school regularly.
Sofia has been paddling since 2016 and a became a full SUP instructor in March 2018.
She is the calm one on our group, always ready to welcome you with positive vibes and a big smile.
Rosarinho has been paddling since 2018, she started has a student, became our friend and later also an instructor at our school.
Nowadays she is also our project coordinator and an associate of SUP Friend School.
Our classes take place thoughout the year and have an average duration of two hours. They can be booked by phone, e-mail or through the website. The availability may vary depending on climateric conditions and our own instructors availability.
Photo: Portinho de Árrabida - Carlos Lobo
Lunch & Paddle Tour
We will pick you up at your hotel or at a meeting point in the city of Lisbon, and we will take an incredible trip to Setúbal, in the natural reserve of Arrábida, 40 minutes away from Lisbon. Arrábida offers an incomparable beauty, where the blue of the sea contrasts with the tones of the limestone cliffs and green dense mediterranean mantle that covers the mountain.
After the arrival, we will have a class / tour of Stand Up Paddle, visiting the marvelous desert beaches, caves and other secret spots. After the activity, we will have lunch either in Albufeira Lagoon or at Portinho da Arrábida, where you will be able to taste portuguese flavours wrapped in a traditional meal.
Price: 260€ (Max. 4 person)
Duration: Full Day
Photo: Monsaraz - Carlos Lobo
Sunset Fridays & Saturdays Tour
Free paddling in a pre-determined location to watch the best sunset in Portugal. The value includes insurance, SUP gear and a private instructor. We will culminate this experience with a gastronomic experience, usually consisting of petiscos (tapas style) and wine.
Price: 80€ p/person
Duration: 3 Hours
"The professionalism and experience of the instructor, always aware of each individual own paddling level, offering tips and technical corrections, in between fun and interesting conversations. These transformed our SUP trip into a fantastic harmonious moment. Thank you, for what you provided us!"
"We had an unforgettable experience in Arrábida. During the two hour tour we visited beautiful beaches and a small island. Our guide Carlos explained us everything we needed to know about paddling. I can absolutely recommend doing a tour with Carlos in this amazing landscape. Thanks to Carlos"
"Carlos is an excellent guide and instructor. He's truly knowledgeable and easy to be around. He took me to many cool secret spots / lagoons that I wouldn't have gotten to discover on my own. I also learned quite a bit about Lisbon and the surrounding areas - but it did not feel like a lesson or lecture, simply a conversation with a friend. It was a perfect peaceful but fun experience for my last day in Portugal!"
"Pure fun, good vibes, professionalism, and amazing landscapes both on land and sea. Must repeat! How happy we felt. 5*"
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