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8 Day Beginner and Intermediate Surf Camp in Bensafrim, Lagos

Oct | Nov | Mar | Apr | Oct | Nov | Feb, 2024–2026
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    8 Day Beginner and Intermediate Yoga and Surf Camp in Bensafrim, Lagos

    Oct | Nov | Mar | Apr | Oct | Nov | Jan, 2024–2026
      from US$ 1,245
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      Sietse Van De Voort

      from Netherlands, October 2023

      "Group 23sept30okt"

      Loved the food, good vibes and professional approach to the coaching


      from Sweden, August 2023

      "Serious surf instruction and amazing food"

      Had a great time! Wonderful staff took great care of us. They take the surf instruction very seriously and it really makes a difference. The video coaching and surf-skate practice are both great for improving technique.

      Also the surf house and pool were really nice and the food was simply fantastic.

      Katrin Kosch

      from Germany, June 2023

      "Can’t wait to come back"

      I had the best week at Tiny Whale Surf Lodge and would highly recommend it to everyone!!

      The lodge itself is beautiful and you get amazing food every day. The perfect conditions to spend the best time with a group of amazing people from all over the world, while working on your surf and yoga skills. Everything is perfectly organised, from the check-in to the daily activities and the snack or cocktail you receive after a long day in the water.

      The surf coaches are doing an incredible job at helping you progress as much as possible. I’ve never met more fun, motivated and encouraging coaches :) and the small groups, skate sessions and video-coaching really are super helpful to improve your surf skills a lot.

      Would also highly recommend to book the yoga package. Stretching and chatting with Chloe every day was definitely a highlight a needed for my sore body!

      Overall, an amazing experience and I can’t wait to come back.

      Antonella Ardito

      from Italy, May 2023

      "Beautiful location, is like to be at home."

      Food was very good

      All the staff was really like a big family.

      The program of the week was busy but funny

      The staff super kindly

      The instructors very good


      from Sweden, April 2023

      Excellent surf coaching and great accomodation and food

      Hanna Weimerskirch

      from Great Britain, April 2023

      "Best week ever!"

      My whole week at Tiny Whale was incredible! I have never returned from a holiday thinking “that was all perfect, I wouldn’t change anything”, until now. From the structure of each day, to the surf instruction, to the yoga sessions, everything was well thought out and so fun.

      I learned so much about surfing, I feel so much more confident in the water and have left feeling so excited for my next surf trip!

      The video coaching really helped me progress in a way I couldn’t have on my own, and made me feel like I was making the most of each session. Michele was an incredible coach, he was very patient with my repeated rookie mistakes, and really excited about helping us all progress! Overall, I felt really supported in my surfing in and out of the water.

      The food and the accommodation were amazing, Pablo is an amazing chef and we were repeatedly blown away by his skills in the kitchen!!

      I couldn’t recommend the Roxy week enough, it was the best holiday ever. I learned so much about myself, I made some lifelong friends, and I ignited a real love & passion for surfing, I’m already trying to plan another week at Tiny Whale!!

      Thank you so much to Kat, Claudia, Michele, George, Javi, Pablo, and the rest of the team at Tiny Whale!! Thank you for making our week so incredible, I’ll see you all again soon!! <3


      from Netherlands, August 2022

      "Love it"

      The food was AMAZING. Everything was super well organised.


      from United States, June 2022

      "Great stay"

      The instructors were awesome and catered to every student independently. Every student was given adequate 1:1 instruction. The food was great and all dietary requests were accommodated. Water refill station was present. Beautiful pool and jacuzzi.


      from Hungary, October 2021

      "A perfect week"

      Beautiful and chill place with cool acitivities and even cooler people.

      Lakshmi Ananth

      from Great Britain, November 2019


      Roxy week was an incredible week! Everything from the friendliness of the staff, the food and the amazing inspirational women I met. It was honestly such a great week. The surf coaching was great, a special thanks to Ana, for being so supportive and not giving up on me! Miri the yoga instructor was incredible too. All the food was delicious, and I loved having coffee and cake everyday haha. I will be back :)

      Rim Benmaamar

      from Switzerland, October 2019

      "The best surf and yoga lodge ever!"

      I’ve been to a few surf and yoga retreats, but this one by far beats all the rest!

      The entire team members are simply wonderful, warm and extremely caring. The new accommodation is beautiful and comfortable, the rooms are spacious and the entire lodge has a real homey atmosphere. The surf instructors go out of their way to offre the highest quality of surf coaching and guiding. The yoga is both deeply healing and invigorating. The food is simply amazing!

      A huge thanks to Tariq (Tak), Chris, Shaf and Anna for their deeply professional surf coaching and their good vibes and energy, both in the water and during on land training (surf skating and theory sessions). Tak, I’m so grateful for having spent a week with you and the progress you have guided me to!

      A hearty and warm thanks to Miri who’s deep and inspiring yoga practice left me speechless after each session. I will carry your words of wisdom with me and hope to continue on the path you’ve lead us on!

      Katie, thank you so much for putting your heart and love into your cooking, and for spoiling us with your delicious recipes! I’ll keep an eye out for your book (you should definitely create one!)

      Jess, Hannah, Flo, thank you so much for taking such good care of us all and for making us feel at home at your lodge!

      This week was one of the best in a long time, thank you all for being there for us and I look forward to seeing you soon next year!

      Warm hugs to all,


      Oriol Juve

      from Spain, August 2019

      Everything. The team is amazing. The house is fantastic. The food is really good and really healthy. It was my first retreat experience and won't be the last. What an amazing week. It also helped out a lot that the other 10 persons at the lodge were amazing hunan beings. We had a blast and we learned how to surf and how to practice yoga (life changing for me).

      Daniel Barbieri

      from France, October 2017

      V Df

      from Panama, October 2017

      "No descarto regresar en el futuro. Muy bueno!!"

      - La comida (mejor que en hoteles cinco estrellas)

      - El lugar (algo lejos de la ciudad, pero vale la pena el ambiente campestre y de granja que tiene el lugar) Te puedes quedar sin hacer nada en el hostal y igualmente la vas a pasar super bien.

      - La noche en la que haces tu propia pizza. (increíble experiencia)

      - La música super buena y crea un ambiente relajado(deberían de vender la lista de reproducción)

      - Las clases de Yoga. (Miri es excelente) Las clases fueron variadas, para todos los niveles y sobre todo con muy buen ambiente. El estudio esta ubicado al aire libre y es increíble ver el atardecer entre los arboles de frutas mientras haces yoga. La profesora te trasmite muy buena energía lo que hace que todas las personas quieran ir a clase.

      - El servicio no es 5 estrellas (mucha gente joven y relajada) sin embargo es muy superior al de otros hostales que he estado, todos son educados, agradables e incluso en ciertos momentos puedes compartir buenos momentos con ellos.

      - El surf. Aprendí varias cosas nuevas, nos llevaron a diferentes playas lo que estuvo muy bueno y los instructores son bastante profesionales.

      Joanna Mcgrath

      from Great Britain, September 2017

      "First time solo traveller"

      It was my first time travelling solo, so I was a bit nervous before arriving, but instantly felt welcome when i arrived. Everyone there- workers and visitors created a great atmosphere. What I had planned as a retreat turned into a few party days due to the great people I met there. The surfing instructors were really good too and the yoga teacher is amazing!


      from Austria, September 2017

      "Different than expected but still relaxing"

      I really liked how open everyone was there, how they managed to make everyone feel welcome. The chef did great work as well - the pizzanight and the bbq night were the best nights!!

      Marissa Alves

      from Great Britain, September 2017

      "Stay at Tiny Whale"

      I arrived late (approx 10:30pm) on a Thursday evening to check in. Unfortunately there has been a mistake with my booking and there was no staff available to check me in.

      I phoned the emergency number provided on the Tiny Whale website and left a voice message. Within half an hour, Natalie from Tiny Whale, phoned me back and came to the accommodation.

      Natalie was very efficient, she arranged my stay at a hotel for two nights and taxi transfer to the hotel. Tiny Whale covered the cost for the hotel and taxi.

      I returned to Tiny Whale & stayed for 5 nights in a private en-suite. The facilities are clean & staff are friendly. The is a great social atmosphere in the evenings.

      I booked a paddle boarding package with David. He is a fantastic instructor and makes the experience most enjoyable! I would recommend that everyone who stays at Tiny Whale should do the early morning paddle board, its epic!

      I am definitely returning to Lagos to do a longer paddle board tour :)


      from Germany, August 2017

      "Okay wer es sehr einfach mag und nicht viel erwartet"

      Im yogakurs sehr gute Führung auch für Anfänger. Sie hat es geschafft eine entspannte Atmosphäre zu schaffen. Sehr freundlich und professionell.

      Als ich die Surfkurse absagte wurden mir sofort zwei Alternativen angeboten.


      from Spain, August 2017

      "Great holiday "

      Great atmosphere, good food, 100% relaxing

      Isabel Mohammar

      from Sweden, August 2017

      "Great retreat in wonderful countryside"

      The tipis you could stay in, the awesome food, the tiki bar, the bonfire at night, the great vibe.

      Arta Zuta

      from Switzerland, July 2017

      I'd book it again! Had a great time.


      from Finland, July 2017

      "Lovely experience"

      Loved the atmosphere at Tiny Whale!

      +relaxed, superfriendly vibe, nice staff and instructors.

      +Clean and comfy dorm

      +Great dinners at the lodge

      +morning/evening Yoga was amazing

      +enjoyed the pool area

      Natalia Rabel

      from Germany, May 2017

      "Perfect Week of Standup paddling "

      Great instructor, good food, nice place and met so many likeminded people!