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Group taking stand up paddle boarding lessons in Obidos Lagoon, Portugal

Stand Up Paddle-SUP

The SUP - Stand Up Paddle - is a water sport born from surfingToday, SUP is a highly successful alternative sport and an excellent option for training and maintenance, strengthening legs, arms and abdomen, improving balance.

Stand up paddle boarding is one of the fastest-growing water sport in the world. It's a great way to get in shape, since SUP is a highly successful alternative sport and an excellent option for training and maintenance, strengthening legs, arms and abdomen, improving balance. You can also just have fun with friends. Variations include flat water paddling, racing, surfing, whitewater SUP, yoga, and fishing. With our stand up paddle board lessons, our instructors are trained professionals who will teach you how to surf and cruise in our beautiful lagoon. They'll also show you how to pop up, turn and maneuver your SUP board through the water so that you can enjoy all that the Obidos lagoon has to offer. Our goal is for everyone who comes here to be able to stand on their own SUP board and enjoy the lagoon! We also offer SUP board rentals. If you want to practice to stand up paddle board without having to invest in a board of your own, then our rental program is for you! 

If you want to learn how to stand up paddle board, then our lessons are for you! We offer 1-hour individual SUP lessons as well group lessons that allow multiple people to learn together. Our instructors will teach you everything from proper stance and technique to paddling techniques and safety tips. As a beginner, it's important to remember that a paddle board is very different from a surfboard or kayak. It requires a lot of balance and coordination to stand up on one. We recommend taking an introductory stand up paddle boarding lesson with one of our instructors before renting your own SUP board. Our instructors are trained professionals who will help you learn how to stand up paddle board. In the calm waters of the Óbidos lagoon, you can safely start this sport full of potential. 


If you want to start in the sport, then a lesson is enough to acquire the confidence and technique necessary to be able to practice the sport in complete safety and comfort. Lessons last 1 hour.
1 person 35€
2 people 60€
3 people 80€
€ per additional rider


If you already practice Stand Up Paddle, then the EVL rental scheme is exactly what you are looking for. You don't need to have or carry your equipment, just come to us, where you will have a range of boards at your disposal. 

prices include suit and life jacket

group activities
Stand Up Paddle is a perfect activity to do in a group. With a fleet of 30 boards, the EVL could be the ideal solution for a company activity, a bachelorette party, or any other occasion that involves several people who want to go to the water. With durations from 1h30 to 3h, you can find more than one program for your group.
From 15 practitioners - from €18 (for an activity of 1h)
prices include wetsuit, life jacket and detached instructor


Students learning to paddle with SUP in Portugal
Practitioners enjoying Obidos Lagoon, Portugal with paddle board
Group of students practicing SUP boarding in Obidos Lagoon, Portugal
Kids learning to paddle board in Portugal

Is stand up paddling for me?

Once again, Obidos lagoon is a phenomenal place to practice Stand Up Paddle. What makes it probably the safest and most suitable place in the country are the calm, shallow waters, free from waves, currents and maritime traffic, but also its extension and wonderful corners to explore that never end.

When planning your SUP session at Escola de Vela da Lagoa you should focus on light wind days, and the morning hours (10 am), in order to maximize your chances of having a perfect SUP day.

This sport is perfectly adapted to all practitioners from 10 years of age, who know how to swim and who feel comfortable in the water. For those who prefer shallow waters, you will find a shallow water plateau in front of the School to practice comfortably.

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