John Hogan, the founder and leading instructor at ZEN SUP, is fully qualified and holds ASI qualifications in water safety and rescue, in SUP Level 1 (flat waters), Level 2 (exposed waters and beginner surf) and Level 3 (downwind and distance paddling) and is an ASI qualified SUP Yoga Teacher.

Growing up in Ireland, he accumulated many years of experience in water related activities, including rowing, windsurfing and sailing. Furthermore he has studied extensively the Eastern traditons of yoga and meditation and holds numerous certifications in both disciplines. Now he brings those years of expertise to ZEN SUP.


John , Founder and Leading Instructor

Heike is John´s partner at ZEN SUP and a fully qualified instructor. She is qualified by the ASI for Level 1 (flat waters) and Level 2 (exposed waters) and holds ASI qualification in water safety and rescue.

Her background is social work and art therapy and she worked and lived for many years in Berlin, before she moved to Portugal.

Her passion for sports and being in nature make her an ideal candidate for being an inspiring SUP instructor.


Heike, Instructor

Roger, recently arrived from the UK, has volunteered his time and services to ZEN SUP and is acting in the capacity of both on and off the water support.

With a great deal of experience in extreme sports including snowboarding, windsurfing and speed sailing, he is surely a huge asset to the marketing and development at ZEN SUP.


Roger, Instructor

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