Terms and Conditions | Tiny Whale Surf Lodge


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Thank you for your interest in coming to stay & experience a week surfing with us!

Our office hours are 9am - 5pm GMT and we aim to respond to all inquires within 4 hours



In the mean time here's some useful information about a trip with us:

Our packages run from Saturday to Saturday

We know surf holidays are the best they can be when there’s a solid start and finish date to the groups trip for the week. You can arrive a day earlier (Friday) and leave a day later (Sunday) if there’s flight options for these days that are more convenient for you.


We’re serious about surf coaching!

Don’t worry you’re not signing yourself up for a week of 6am starts and intensive paddling drills! We just want to provide the best possible weeks coaching you’ll ever receive, and that includes highly qualified and dedicated surf coaches, a tailored surf coaching plan for the week just for you, plenty of video coaching and a variety of modern techniques to make you a better and more knowledgeable surfer.


Our Surf Lodge 

We’re not your normal surf camp. We’ve upgraded our accommodation & food offering from previous years and are gradually updating our website to reflect all the changes. Forget cramped dorms & squashed private rooms and think sleek, stylish & airy boutique hotel. More info & pictures on our new lodge plus any of our current deals can be found by following us on Facebook & Instagram.


What’s included and pricing   

Virtually everything you’ll need is included, apart from some spending money for two evenings out in our local town of Lagos and airport transfers. A full list of inclusions and prices are featured at the bottom of the package you are interested in on our website.


And finally….

We know booking holidays can be tricky and it’s sometimes nice to speak to a real person. 7 days a week from 9am-5pm we have a knowledgeable team available if you need to chat with us at any point.


Tiny Whale Bookings Team -  +351 91665446


The Tiny Whale Team 


Terms & Conditions



Terms & Conditions


By paying a deposit for any of our services you agree to the following terms and conditions:


Packages & Accommodation 

Payment policy

-To secure a booking a 20% deposit will be taken in advance.

-Payment of the final balance (80%) is required no more than 60 days before your holiday commences.

-We recommend taking out travel insurance, as no cancellations can be accepted within 60 days of your holiday commencing.

-It is only possible to receive a full refund of any balances paid if you give a minimum of 60 days' notice prior to the booking commencing. When refunds are given a 25€ cancellation fee will be applied.

-Reservation dates can be changed up to within 21 days of the holiday date commencing with an administration charge of 25€. Any changes are subject to availability.

-Bookings are taken on a first come first paid basis.

-A late check-in charge of 25€ per booking will be charged for arrivals between 11.00 pm & 7:00 am.

-Prices are subject to change without prior notice unless the initial deposit has already been paid.



Activities (Surf & SUP school + 3rd party providers)

Payment policy

-To secure a booking a 20% deposit will be taken in advance.

-Payment of the final balance (80%) is required no more than 30 days before your activity commences.

-In the event of cancellation, notice must be received 7 days prior to the activity commencing. A cancellation fee of 25€ will be charged and will be taken from your initial deposit.

-Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made within 7 days of the activity commencement date. If you have to postpone your booking, we will try and arrange a mutually convenient alternative date for up to one year from the initial date the deposit was paid.



-For any activities taking place in water, it is required that all clients can swim a minimum of 25 meters.

-Clients are strictly required to follow the instructions of their teacher within the activity they are taking part in at all times.

-All the activities we provide ourselves are fully insured to cover any miss-practice on our part where a customer may become injured.

-The client is not covered by our insurance for 'acts of god' which are uncontrollable by the surf school such a weaver fish stings & lightning strikes etc.

-Any dry land surf coaching on skateboards is not insured as part of our surf school operation and clients take part at their own risk.

-We are not held responsible for the operation of any activities by 3rd party providers we book on behalf of our clients.


Surf Conditions

-The Algarve offers some of the most consistent surf in the world, however, if we are unable to find suitable conditions by 2:30 pm we reserve the right to only offer a tour of the local area or dry land-based surf coaching. Due to the uncontrollable aspect of the surfing environment, we are not able to give refunds when nature does not deliver.


Promotions & Deals

-Primarily we only run offers to fill last-minute spaces at the lodge. 

-We do not allow clients to cancel existing holidays to re-book during last minute offers & we cannot book the same holiday dates again for the same party. 


Airport Transfers

-It is the client's responsibility to read the joining information for the transfer within the email sent by us prior to arrival.

-It is the client's responsibility to find the transfer desk and check in with them within 30 minutes of the plane landing.


Travel Insurance

-We recommend taking out good quality travel insurance for your holiday.

-If traveling from the UK we recommend you have an up to date EHIC card or equivalent for any medical services you might need.


-We are not responsible for any robbery, theft or damage of personal items that occur whilst you are in our care or staying at our accommodation.



Rental equipment

-Any loss or damage to any rented or borrowed equipment of ours in clients care will be charged at our discretion to fix or replace the item.