Tiny Whale

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COME IN & MEET

OUR TEAM AT THE LODGE

 

WHO ARE WE?

We're a team of surf lovers, ocean fanatics, explorers and free thinkers. We have a strong mutual understanding of the power of surfing for both mental and physical well-being and its ability to connect like-minded people from all over the world. We're here to facilitate that experience, ensuring you grow as a surfer and do so in an environment that allows you to completely switch off, have fun and relax.

MEET THE LODGE TEAM

FOUNDER

NEIL

From: England

The Founder of Tiny Whale, Neil moved to Lagos with a dream to open the best surf camp in Lagos almost 10 years ago. His passion for surfing began in the South West of England, and after years of working in sales and marketing, he decided to pursue his passion for the ocean.

Now a father to Hali, you won't see Neil often around the lodge, but keep an eye out on a Saturday night, when he may swing by for his favourite social event - pizza night!

GENERAL MANAGER

RAMON

From: Spain

Ramon studied Sports Science in Spain and obtained his bachelor's degree. He is also enjoys teaching surfing and sharing his vision of the sport like nothing else but surfing.

Obsessed with almost every sport, but only one captured him like no other, and that's why he has been surfing for over 20 years enjoying every single moment on the water. According to Ramon, the Algarve is one of the very best places in Europe to improve your surfing & general surf knowledge for its consistent waves and ever changing conditions. 

BOOKINGS MANAGER

KAT

From: England

Possibly the only other member of the team who doesn't surf! Kat has lived in Portugal since 2017 and settled down here after many years traveling and working in hotels and restaurants across the world. 

Although surfing is not her strong point, she loves the ocean and hiking the coastline around the south west Algarve and when she gets the time, she loves to explore Portugal in her campervan.

LODGE MANAGER

MARIJE

From: The Netherlands

Marije joined our team in 2021 as an Assistant Host after finishing her Hospitality Management Degree and quickly picked up a passion for surfing. She now has the purpose to make every guest feel at home and has 0 plans to return to her native country. Marije loves to work in a tidy environment, keep an eye out for her around the lodge, no doubt making it look gorgeous for everyone to enjoy!

HOST

HANNAH

From: Scotland

Hannah got her first taste of surfing as a guest with Tiny Whale! Now having lived here for almost 5 years, she's a true Algarve local. Hannah is full-time human to her fur baby Vigo, if you are lucky you may see him around the lodge from time to time. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, hanging out at the beach, and spending time with her friends.

ASSISTANT BOOKINGS MANAGER

SUSAN

From: UK

Susan will be the first person you speak to when reaching out to us, she will help you with any questions you might have and knows the Algarve the best as she has been around for over a decade. Our longest standing team memeber, she has been around since we first opened the doors 10 years ago! 

MEET OUR YOGA INSTRUCTORS

YOGA INSTRUCTOR

MIRI

Our long-time resident Yoga teacher Miri is a certified Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT®) with over 8+ years of teaching experience and regularly attends continued teacher training workshops all over the world. As a surfer, she has the first-hand experience of the physical benefits of adding yoga to your surfing and uses both traditional and modern perspectives to help relax the body after a day in the ocean.

YOGA INSTRUCTOR

CHLOE
 

Chloe has been teaching yoga full time since 2017 and enjoying the Algarve lifestyle since 2019. A combination of movement, breath, laughter, and poses - Chloe offers an all-inclusive practice appropriate for everyone, whether a complete beginner or experienced yogi.

YOGA INSTRUCTOR

IGOR

Igor is a passionate teacher, and also a vivid surfer who wakes up at sunrise on a Sunday morning to check the waves. Heal your body in his yoga class will speed up the recovery process of your pains between surfs. Regardless of your surf or yoga experience, you will enjoy his class because you learn a lot about yourself and your body.