The Team

Each member of our team brings with them skills, experience and a love of paddleboarding & all things ocean.

Tiago Silva, is the Owner/Manager of Mauka Lodge. He started calling the ocean his second home at age 13, when they couldn’t get him, or his bodyboard, out of the water! His bodyboard was replaced with a surfboard in 2001, and in 2010, Tiago found his true passion with SUP Surfing.

With his degree in Exercise and Wellness and 2 International Certification Courses from ASI and IOSUP he has developed his own method of training athletes based on their individual characteristics and biomechanics. As the founder of Functional Paddling, he has coached world-class paddle boarders like Sean Poynter, Connor Baxter and Izzy Gomez.

Carlos had his first contact with the sea learning to swim at age 6, and knew then and there he was in the right place.  At 17, he became a lifeguard and the leader of the volunteer firefighter lifeguard team and took up various water sports – swimming, body boarding, scuba diving, free-diving, etc.

He graduated in tourism and spent most of his professional life working in the tourist trade in Portugal, Cape Verde and Brazil. On one fateful trip to Catalonia in 2012, Carlos was introduced to a sport that would change his life forever… Stand Up Paddle… and he hasn’t put his paddle down since.

Sara apart of being a Portuguese traveler soul, and being 14 years out the country, is now back, and based in Ericeira, where she’s able to share her passions with others.

Her path in research allowed her to explore and learn different sorts of movement practices, as a way of discovering and connecting to herself.

When she found Yoga in 2000, she understood more than ever this connection between body, mind and soul that is inseparable.

In 2015, Stand Up Paddle appeared in her life, and Sara found a way to connect both disciplines and get the best out of it!

Now as a Certified Yoga and Sup Yoga Teacher, as well as a SUP Instructor, she shares her knowledge and experiences in different places and in different types of training.

Joe is our Marketing/IT junkie.  Started windsurfing at age 12, kiteboarding in his 20’s, and after moving to Portugal in 2008, he started SUP in 2009. He has been a Certified IOSUP Instructor since 2011.

Whether he’s catching waves on his SUP or surfboard, or chasing his next downwinder, he’s on the water as much as we let him!

Want to work with us?

If you’re energetic, hard working, can multi-task, and love the outdoors, we may have just job for you.

Email us your CV, and you could be the next member of the MAUKA LODGE TEAM!