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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!

About Us

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 Lobo
Founder & Instructor

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.

"The sea is not an obstacle - it's OUR path".

Classes & Courses

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.

  • Winter - Morning 9:00AM - 1:00PM
    Afternoon 3:00PM - 6:00PM

  • Summer - From 7:00PM
    Fridays and saturdays until sunset. 

  • Available Locations
    Lagoa de Albufeira, Setúbal, Arrábida, Cova do Vapor, Jamor
Private Class


Per person

  • 2h x 1 session
  • Board + Wetsuit + Paddle + Leash
  • Personalized Instructions
Private Course


Per person

  • 1h x 8 sessions
  • Board + Wetsuit + Paddle + Leash
  • Personalized Instructions
Group Class


Per person

  • 2h session
  • Board + Wetsuit + Paddle + Leash + Water + Snacks
  • Personalized Instructions

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


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Contact Us


(+351) 926 177 338


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