A new stand up paddle collaboration in the Algarve

Exciting news for us, but YOU probably won’t notice any difference as Zen SUP now manages all the Algarve SUP Tours. Zen SUP have been friendly competitors with us since the day we both started and strangely arrived on neighbouring beaches to start work. It was to be the start of a long lasting friendship where we have shared business and traded ideas. They have always supported us on the yearly Guadiana Challenge (in 2017 they arrived on a Mega Board all dressed as pirates!).

What changes will you see?

No changes, just new friendly faces and the same old excellent service. All Zen SUP guides are well experienced and qualified ASI instructors, so safety and peace of mind out on SUP adventures will still be of paramount importance. Feel free to book your SUP tour through AlgarveSUP or Zen SUP – it all now goes to the same place.

What happened to Nick and Mauro?

After three fun filled years, we have decided to move on:

  • Nick back to his beloved digital marketing where he builds, maintains and runs websites (you can get in touch with him through his site about the Algarve called Algarve Addicts).
  • Mauro has returned to his favourite corner of the Algarve near Sagres and is planning on travelling and doing more surf instructing.

We are all happy and super excited for you to come and enjoy the Algarve with John and his team at Zen SUP. Have fun!

What about the Algarve SUP Jobe boards?

We’re selling them, but keeping a few for our own adventures with family and friends. It’s tough to get SUP out of your blood and we both still paddle regularly.

Call Nick on +351 916634007 if you’re interested or know anybody who is.

Currently for sale:

Al boards come with paddle and leash (pump needs to be bought separately – easily purchased from Decathlon in Faro or Portimão).


Jobe 10.0 Volta x 2

10′ long / 32″ wide / 4.75″ high

Brand new price from Jobe is €779 Our price is €400


Jobe 10.6 Yarra x 6

10.6′ long / 32″ wide / 6″ high

Brand new price from Jobe is €869 Our price is €445


Jobe 11.6 Duna x 1

11.6′ long / 30″ wide / 6″ high

Brand new price from Jobe is €899 Our price is €445


Jobe 12.6 x 1

12.6′ long / 29″ wide / 6″ high

Brand new price from Jobe is €999 Our price is €395