The Douro is the perfect location for all your experiences of Stand Up Paddle Surf. or groups whether private or corporate SUP is easy to master and fun to do. Stand up paddle on the Douro gives you the perfect opportunity to experience Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia from the magnificent Douro river which flows through its center.
The popularity of this modern standing paddle sport (SUP) originated from the Hawaiian Islands in the early 1960s. The Waikiki Beach Boys were standing on their long boards, paddling with shovels to take pictures of tourists learning to surf . It was here where the term “Beach Boy Surf”, another name for SUP Surf, was born.
The paddle standing on a surfboard “SUP” is one of the sports that has been growing more worldwide. The migration of some athletes from WindSurf, Surf, Hawaiian Canoeing and other rowing sports make “SUP” the perfect combination for practice.
International athletes such as Laird Hamilton, Gerry Lopez, Dave Kalama and Robbie Naish are major players in spreading sport in the 1990s to this day.
We except reservations for groups of 6 people upwards and can customize your teambuilding event, bachelor party or private group gathering to suit your adventurous wishes.