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Your Stand Up Paddle school in Eastern Algarve – unforgettable SUP sessions in Ria Formosa Nature Park.

What' SUP?

In the good graces of nature and the SUP Gods

The stunning beauty of this place continues to leave us breathless. Luckily, the route is very easy! Come and discover the joy of SUP in a safe and memorable way.

Route through the Ria Formosa, between Cabanas de Tavira and Cacela Velha, starting from Praia do Lacém (37°08’52.0″N 7°34’14.0″W).

SUP HUT is a Stand Up Paddle school founded in 2022. We are certified by the Portuguese Surf Federation (Registration No. 642) and by Tourism of Portugal (RNAAT No. 820/2019) and operate on a licensed route with an extension of approximately 5km, within the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park.

What sets us apart? We are exclusively dedicated to SUP lessons and SUP rentals, and we believe that no one surpasses us in the passion we have for what we do and in how we welcome all customers with open arms and go above and beyond to deliver memorable and stress-free SUP experiences and establish ourselves as a reference for quality in the industry.

But to be honest, we are aware that our main asset has nothing to do with usthe fabulous stretch of Ria Formosa in which we are fortunate to operate is solely the responsibility of Mother Nature. Humbly, we pay homage to her work with our students, gliding through a portion of the intricate network of channels, islands, marshes, and sandbanks that make up the most important wetland in southern Portugal. Unforgettable journeys through fantastic landscapes, shared with friends and the little egret, herons, stilts and more.

SUPHUT - Rafael Henriques - Aulas e Rentals Stand Up Paddle

The face of SUP HUT

Rafael Henriques

A surfer since the age of 14, Rafael Henriques is a certified coach by the Portuguese Surf Federation and by the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth. In 2018, he completed a post-graduate degree in Surfing and Performance, in Lusófona University, Lisbon.

But it was in 2022 that his passion for Stand Up Paddleboarding went out of control when he discovered the extraordinary conditions of Ria Formosa for this activity! He then moved to the Algarve to open SUP HUT and has since completed the Stand Up Paddleboarding Instructor specialization at the Portuguese Stand Up Paddleboarding Association.

Always with a smile on his face and contagious enthusiasm, he is living life to the fullest, an energy that spreads to everyone who comes to SUP HUT, simply because it is too big to be confined within his body.

We master SUP from head to toe

SUP HUT is a SUP school accredited by the official entities of the sector

SUPHUT - Aulas e Rentals Stand Up Paddle

Book a lesson or rent a board and paddle your way!

Safe Stand Up Paddling in sublime landscapes of the Eastern Algarve.