SUP Albufeira is a young and dynamic project, which emerged from the passion of the sea and for Stand Up Paddle. Our objective is to divulge SUP in the Algarve and show that it is a complete sport and accessible to all age groups, can be practised anywhere, as long as you have a board and water!
If the Algarve is the best kept secret, then we will take you to discover it on a Stand Up Paddle board! Get to know our cliffs, caves and shallows and find the perfect equilibrium between man and nature, in a 100% natural environment.
People have no idea of the most fascinating places around them. By practising SUP, anywhere you look, you will imagine it is possible to do it on top of a board.
That is our mission, to provide you with a perfect blend between Stand Up Paddle getting you to know the Algarve from another perspective.
"thinking of you"
With over 20 years of experience of water sports, from early age he was used to having water as his natural environment. He was an athlete of Ginásio Clube Figueirense, in top-level Rowing, between 1993 and 1999, where he became Long course National Champion Speed National Champion.
After the first contact with SUP, he realised that this was his elected sports. In order to perfect his technique, he sought training, having done the “FLAT WATER” INSTRUCTOR course, obtained in WELLXPROSCHOOL, and certified by IOSUP, and FUNCTIONAL PADDLING” INSTRUCTOR, which gives him knowledge and experience not only in the area of leisure, but also in the training of athletes and those practising the sport. Besides his role as an instructor, and due to his enjoyment of competition, he returned to competing, now in the SUP RACE category, being an athlete of the SUP RACE NATIONAL CIRCUIT, organised by the PORTUGUES SURF FEDERATION.
As he knows of the importance Safety in water sports, he also invested in that area, being an ISN certified Lifeguard, which enables him to have knowledge in the area of first aid and rescue.
Fruit of having been born and raised by the sea, the passion he has always had for the water environment is forever present in his life. Practicing sports for over 25 years, he truly understands the concept of team spirit and the importance of physical activity.
With over 10 years’ experience as an ISN certified Lifeguard, he knows the sea and its secrets well. He fell in love with Stand Up Paddle the first time he used a board. Since then, he had done over hundreds of kilometres on top of a board.
He has a special passion for waves and loves to use SUP as a means to venture in places where few imagine it to be possible to reach. Aware that to teach it is not sufficient to have a liking, he sought training in the Workshop “Functional Paddling” where he was able to perfect his technique and obtained the title of “FLAT WATER” INSTRUCTOR, at WELLXPROSCHOOL, certified by IOSUP, which gives him knowledge and experience not only in the area of leisure but also teaching.