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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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SURF PACKAGE

Surf Europe’s most consistent waves with our friendly and experienced instructors. Explore the Algarve’s unspoilt beaches whilst soaking up Portugal’s great weather all in the peaceful setting of a stunning national park.

LEARN TO SURF WITH US

Our guests are the center of what we do. That's why this year, we've moved to a stunning new lodge with lots of luxurious extras and made huge improvements with one single goal; to make sure we have the best surf holiday experience in Europe. 

We've reduced our surf course capacity to just 12 people. For you, that means the highest level of surf experience possible. You'll get unmatched surf coaching tailored to your individual needs from an ISA level 2 qualified instructor, in small groups of no more than 3 people. This allows your instructor to give you a personal plan, carefully analyse your lessons, and track your surfing as you progress. 

At our brand new surf lodge, we now offer a higher level of service in every aspect of your holiday. Yes, Tiny Whale has taken a leap forward to the world of luxury & we can't wait to put even bigger smiles on faces this year! Scroll down the page to get an idea of what's included on an unforgettable week surfing with us at the all-new Tiny Whale Surf Lodge.
 

LOCATION

Our surf lodge location has been carefully chosen to take advantage of two of Portugal’s best surfing coastlines, the south, and southwest. Spanning 744 km², Portugal’s south-western National Park boasts idyllic countryside, unspoiled beaches and some of the cleanest water in Europe. We're a 5-minute drive from the nearest town, Lagos. Here you can find plenty of restaurants and lashings of culture amidst art-lined streets. Be sure to try the local dishes of sardines or cataplana (fish stew), and of course a pastel de nata with every coffee!

"SIMPLY AMAZING, YOU WON'T WANT TO LEAVE!"

“This was the best quality surf instruction I've had! I wasn’t expecting video coaching and it was a great bonus. I could really see the improvement in my surfing over the lessons… Great food, really lovely, attentive staff and nice, clean accommodation. It's the whole package!” — Savannah, London, Sept 2016

INSTRUCTORS

All of our friendly, supportive instructors are ISA (International Surfing Association) level 2 qualified, or hold equivalent experience and training. This includes industry standard life guarding qualifications, so you’ll be as safe as possible in the water with us. Our instructors are trained to teach anyone from first-timers to advanced level surfers, and our courses are based around tried and tested coaching techniques that get results.

LEVELS

We’ve broken down the different stages of surfing into levels. Check through the levels below to find the best course for you. If you're not sure which level you’re at, our bookings team is on hand to help you figure it out. Our contact details can be found here.

  • LEVEL 1:

    BEGINNER 

     

    If this will be your first time surfing, Level 1 is right for you. Our highly experienced team will guide you through the first stages, getting you standing on the board and teaching you vital information about handling yourself in the water. We aim to get you to beaches with small, manageable waves, gradually building your confidence through the week.

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  • LEVEL 2:

    BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE

     

    So, you’ve surfed a few times before and definitely have the basics down. Now you want to improve your pop up and get into the green waves. Level 2 provides the coaching you need to get ‘out back’. You’ll learn essential surf etiquette and advice for safety in the water, all the while honing your skills towards an intermediate level.

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  • LEVEL 3:

    GREEN WAVE RIDERS

     

    This is our intensive, intermediate course - ‘Green Wave Riders’. If you’ve already got your confidence up and are happy in green waves but you want to perfect your pop-ups, get to grips with a few turns and cut backs, and generally catch more waves on your sessions, this is the course for you. We will train you to choose safe places to surf, forecast the conditions and feel comfortable going out on your own as an independent surfer.

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  • LEVEL 4:

    ADVANCED COACHING WEEKS

     

    You’re confident ‘out back’, have a great pop-up, and some basic cut backs and turns. Now you're looking to advance your skills. This course trains you in improving turns, duck diving, positioning, speed, control, cutbacks and a variety of other techniques. Video coaching throughout the week from our advanced coaches means you can monitor your progress, seeing exactly how and where you need to improve. Getting to the best waves of the day is essential for this course. Whether that’s a 6am dawnie or a sunset session, our coaches will get you to the right beach at the right time to take advantage of the best waves.

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"EVERYTHING A HOLIDAY SHOULD BE!"

"The Tiny Whale Lodge was a spectacular place to visit and I could really see the improvement in my surfing during the lessons. The staff were always very helpful and accommodating, it's a great chance to meet interesting people from all over. The lodge had a lovely, amenable atmosphere that would congregate around the pool during the sunny days and spill over into the bar in the afternoon. The range of activities offered were endless and The climate is unbeatable for a quick getaway from the UK. The Algarve is packed with amazing Portuguese culture, breathtaking beaches and cheap pints of local beer."

George, October 2016

INCLUDED

  • 5 carefully structured days surfing with our ISA level 2 coaches based on your individual surfing goals
  • Your own surf coach for the week, teaching in a 1 to 3 coach to student 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 for your surf 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 surflodge facilities including pool, jacuzzi, garden etc
  • Optional deep tissue massage to relax and restore
  • Tiny Whale's experienced team on hand

 

SEASON  SHARED ROOM   PRIVATE ROOM*   EN SUITE ROOM*   NON-SURFERS*   COMPLETE LODGE 

LOW:
March
April
November

599€ 699€ 799€ 349€  9,999€ 

MID:
May
June
September
October

699€ 799€ 899€ 449€ 11,499€

HIGH:
July
August

799€ 899€ 999€ 549€ 12,999€

 

*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 on your second week.

Non-Surfer prices are for shared, private and en-suite rooms. Non-Surfers must have a surfing companion/s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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