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Thank you for your interest in coming to stay & experience a week surfing with us!

Our office hours are 9am - 5pm GMT and we aim to respond to all inquires within 4 hours

 

 

In the mean time here's some useful information about a trip with us:

Our packages run from Saturday to Saturday

We know surf holidays are the best they can be when there’s a solid start and finish date to the groups trip for the week. You can arrive a day earlier (Friday) and leave a day later (Sunday) if there’s flight options for these days that are more convenient for you.

 

We’re serious about surf coaching!

Don’t worry you’re not signing yourself up for a week of 6am starts and intensive paddling drills! We just want to provide the best possible weeks coaching you’ll ever receive, and that includes highly qualified and dedicated surf coaches, a tailored surf coaching plan for the week just for you, plenty of video coaching and a variety of modern techniques to make you a better and more knowledgeable surfer.

 

Our Surf Lodge 

We’re not your normal surf camp. We’ve upgraded our accommodation & food offering from previous years and are gradually updating our website to reflect all the changes. Forget cramped dorms & squashed private rooms and think sleek, stylish & airy boutique hotel. More info & pictures on our new lodge plus any of our current deals can be found by following us on Facebook & Instagram.

 

What’s included and pricing   

Virtually everything you’ll need is included, apart from some spending money for two evenings out in our local town of Lagos and airport transfers. A full list of inclusions and prices are featured at the bottom of the package you are interested in on our website.

 

And finally….

We know booking holidays can be tricky and it’s sometimes nice to speak to a real person. 7 days a week from 9am-5pm we have a knowledgeable team available if you need to chat with us at any point.

 

Tiny Whale Bookings Team -  +351 91665446

 

The Tiny Whale Team 

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GREEN WAVE

A course designed to make you a more complete all round surfer, this is a week where surfing comes first. Strategically placed in March, May, October and November - our Greenwave weeks take place right when Portugal's best waves hit.

 

WHO'S THE WEEK FOR?

If you can pop up and ride unbroken waves without being guided, you’re ready for this course! Build your water confidence, read surf forecasts well, understand 'trimming' and learn your first proper turns and cutbacks. Greenwave weeks are all about progressing and learning new skills to help you get most out of surfing.

HIGH LEVEL COACHING

Coaching is broken down into easy to digest detailed chunks. Learning and progression are the goals and you can expect a variety of teaching methods including theory lessons, carving skate sessions, muscle memory exercises, in water instruction and a large chunk of video coaching.  

MEET TARIQ

The coach of our intermediate and advanced courses. With over nine years of experience and extensive knowledge of the Portuguese coasts, Tariq is the perfect coach for surfers looking to enhance their surf skills.

This week is about hitting the best surf, whether that's a 6am dawnie or a sunset session! Together we'll read the conditions and find the best waves the Algarve serves up!

As an ISA Level 2 instructor and a qualified personal trainer he's an expert in his field, trained to develop and lead courses from novice levels through to advanced and competition ready surfers.

 

Watching yourself surf is such a powerful tool. We'll analyze videos of your sessions so you can really see where and how to improve.

Having lived, surfed and instructed in the area for the past years Tariq has intricate knowledge of a variety of beaches, breaks and the right conditions required for each location, meaning you will have the best possible surf sessions on your course.

I'M READY TO IMPROVE

TEACHING METHODS

  • 1:3 coach to student ratio
  • Personalised program for each surfer’s requirements
  • Surf theory classes
  • In-water coaching
  • Video coaching
  • I-Pads for direct beach feedback
  • Muscle memory training
  • On land carving skate sessions
  • Surf-inspired yoga sessions
     

WEEK OBJECTIVES

  • Get out back: How to spot and use channels & rips
  • Paddling: Technique, posture, speed & control
  • Ride down the line: Angled take offs, going left & right
  • Turns: Top & bottom turns, cutbacks
  • Video coaching: Every day where possible
  • Ocean knowledge:  Reading conditions, catch more waves
  • Surf forecasts:  Reading surf reports
  • Boards: Design, try a range of different hard boards
  • Independence: Feel confident surfing on your own

CONDITIONS & WAVES

Spring and autumn bring great swell, low wind, and quiet beaches here meaning great sessions for you! We’re located close to a large range of beaches on both the south coast - with swell from the Gulf of Cádiz, and the South West coast - with swell from the North Atlantic Ocean. A variety of breaks at a variety of angles including beach, point, and rivermouth breaks combined with Tariq’s intricate knowledge of the area and dedication to getting you out at peak condition times each day mean you’ll get the best possible sessions!
 

"THE BEST QUALITY INSTRUCTION I'VE HAD!"

"I reached and totally exceeded my goals! Plus... great food, attentive staff and amazing accommodation. It's the whole package!"

Rich - solo traveller 2016

INCLUDED

  • 5 carefully structured days surfing with our ISA level 2 coaches based around your individual surfing goals
  • Your own surf coach for the week, teaching in a 1 to 3 coach to student teaching ratio or less
  • Daily video coaching or surf theory sessions
  • All the surf equipment you'll need 
  • Transport to the best beaches each day
  • 5 beach picnics on your days at the beach
  • 5 delicious 2 course evening meals at our lodge from our in house chef
  • 7 healthy breakfasts
  • Accommodation of your choice - forget surf camps and think luxury ski chalet!
  • 2 surf inspired yoga sessions
  • Wifi available in all bedrooms
  • Daily tea, coffee & cakes back at the lodge after your surf sessions 
  • Use of all surf lodge facilities including the pool, jacuzzi and garden
  • Optional deep tissue massage to relax and restore
  • Tiny Whale's experienced team on hand
2019 DATES SHARED ROOM  PRIVATE ROOM*  EN SUITE ROOM* 
13th - 20th APRIL 599€ 699€ 799€
25th MAY - 1st JUNE 699€ 799€ 899€
26th OCT - 2nd NOV 699€ 799€ 899€

 

*All private and en suite rooms are priced per person based on double occupancy. All private and en suite rooms can be shared by up to three people. Extra 150€ for a private or en suite room for 1 traveler. 

*Reserve two of our weeks in a row and receive a 10% discount from your second week

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