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Welcome to Coastline Algarve!

We are a family company based in Raposeira, Algarve, Portugal. Explore Algarve with stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) lessons and tours between Sagres and Lagos. Discover  the Grottoes, secret beaches, beautiful rivers, family SUP days and SUP equipment rentals. We provide an awesome cliff jumping adventure — coasteering! We love to show our clients the coastal beauty and local traditions of the Algarve. We offer special multi-activity packages so you can make the most of your holidays in the Algarve.

Our teaching and safety methods are our priority, and we believe, are second to none. Our guides are qualified and continuously trained in order to achieve that. They also have a wealth of local knowledge in a lot of areas, but specially regarding the coastal waters and weather conditions of the southwest coast of the Algarve, Portugal.

Meet our Team!

a man swimming in the water Nelson Louzeiro

Nelson is the owner, Standup Paddle and Coasteering coach, and local guide of Coastline Algarve. He loves his family, water sports, the Ocean and Nature. And he loves to share those experiences with everyone!

Born in Lagos, Portugal in 1984, he soon developed a passion for this ever changing line between the Land and the Ocean. As a child playing on the beaches around Lagos with family and friends, and when a teen learning about surfing on the wild beaches of the west coast. At age 19 he starts working as a Surf coach and moves to the nearby town of Sagres. A couple of years later in search of knowledge and new ideas, he enrols and completes in 2008 the BSc Applied Marine Sports Science degree at the University of Plymouth in the UK.

Nelson started SUP’ing in 2008 after seeing it for the first time in Biarritz, France in 2007. Paddling along the Algarve’s coastline was always magical and full of adventure and this led to the creation of the company.

Coasteering came naturally to Nelson since he grew up by the coast. The curiosity of discovering what’s around the next headland and inside each nook and crannie of the coast, combined with the fun of jumping to the water from the cliffs, led to loads of summer adventures since he was a kid. It was during his lifeguard course in Newquay, UK in 2006 that he saw a group of people doing coasteering. Since then the idea of doing it in the Algarve started growing until it came to life in early 2013.

Nelson’s professional certificates:

  • Professional Title of Sports Coach – Surfing Grade I (IPDJ)
  • ASI Stand Up Paddle Instructor Trainer
  • ASI Standup Paddle Instructor Level II (Academy Surfing Instructors)
  • ASI Standup Paddle Instructor Water Safety Rescue
  • Coasteering Safety and Rescue (Surf Life Saving Great Brittain)
  • Navegador de Recreio – Patrão Local (Powerboat License)
  • First Aid with CPR
  • Sea Survival Course (Royal Yacht Association/MCA)
  • Beach Lifeguard (Royal Life Saving Society)
  • First Aid at work with Oxygen amin. (Heath and Safety Executive)
  • Surf Coach Level II (British Surfing Association)
a close up of a woman Taly Minkov-Louzeiro

Taly is the reservations manger. She was born in Israel and moved to Sagres, Portugal in 2004 after a career as a professional dancer and percursionist with the world famous Mayumana show. The love for this corner of the Earth surrounded by the ocean was her main attraction. But falling in love with Nelson probably helped her stay too!

If you’re looking for information regarding our tours, have any enquiries or just looking to make a booking, Taly will attend you and make sure you have a great experience with Coastline Algarve!



a group of people standing next to a body of water Nayeli and Lianne

Nayeli and Lianne are Taly and Nelson’s daughters. Their role is to play as much as possible and fill their parents’ hearts with love.

a man flying through the air while riding skis “Job Offer”

We are looking for a Stand Up Paddle and Coasteering Assistant Guide to join our team at Coastline Algarve for the summer season. We offer training. Come work in sunny Algarve, Portugal. We provide accommodation. Job offer description.

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