Alex Surf School

Peniche, Portugal

Beginners, intermediates and advanced, all can enjoy surf lessons with a champion at Alex Surf School in Peniche, the surf capital of Portugal.

Surf Camps 1

Speaks English

from US$488
from US$488
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Testimonials 7

  • A traveler Germany

    TripAdvisor website

    Alex and Paloma are great hosts making sure everybody is enjoying their holiday. The surf school has excellent teachers who teach in small groups and watch everyone carefully to give individual advice so everyone can improve. It is a great place to learn to surf, make new friends and have a great vacation!

  • Chris

    TripAdvisor website

    Family of four all complete beginners to surfing. All had a great time. Incredibly patient teacher. Good communication from the team before arriving in Portugal. Reasonably priced. Decent equipment. Would definitely recommend.

  • Daniel

    TripAdvisor website

    A friend and I stayed at Alex Surf School 19-24th of May 2016, the lessons were excellent, made me annoyed with all the bad advice I have been given over the years, the equal parts encouragement and pushing were ideal. The accommodation was simple but did the trick, clean, tidy, decent shower, cooking facilities etc. we were shown the new area of the hostel that is due to open soon and it is looking superb! We were looked after by Alex and his team, ranging from being picked up and dropped off at the bus station, to going out for breakfast/dinner or having BBQs at the hostel, we were always made to feel welcome, if you want to improve this is a great place. We wish we could have stayed longer...

  • Michael

    Trip Advisor website

    A friend and I just got back from a week-long stay at Alex Surf School. Alex, Paloma and Tiago were all so welcoming and encouraging, and the lessons we had with Tiago were excellent. The hostel has been recently built - looks great, with comfortable beds and lovely bathrooms. All in all, a really great time, and we wished we'd stayed longer. Great waves too!

  • Ragnheidur F., Reykjavik, Iceland

    Trip Advisor website

    My boyfriend and I stayed and surfed with Alex in August in 2014 and it was an excellent experience! There are a lot of surf schools in Baleal but I felt like Alex's surf school has the most chilled atmosphere and its the most affordable! If you want to stay in a large group of people or in a crowded party hostel choose one of the other schools but if you want a personal approach, small groups and affordable housing stay with Alex :) When the waves were dead one day, we drove to another beach about 20 minutes away where it was beautiful - Alex works very hard to make every visitor happy! The organizing was a bit messy sometimes, that was the only flaw, but for me that was just a part of the chill, homey atmosphere! I loved it!! And Denise is the best instructor ever, ask for her if she's still around! I'll be forever grateful to Alex Surf School for offering me one of the best experiences in my life, to learn how to surf! As for Baleal as a place: I fell in love with it, it's wonderful to stay there so I very much recommend it!

  • Stephanie H., Odense, Denmark

    Trip Advisor website

    Even though the waves werent perfect, we had more than two hours of good fun! Surf teacher Timmy was great and forthcoming. He explained moves and tricks patiently and understandable. Our group consisted of both experienced and unexperienced people and everybody got enough attention from the teacher. A sporty experience everyone should try!

  • ReviewsByAbby, London, United Kingdom

    Trip Advisor website

    My husband and I booked 4 two hour private lessons with Tiago. He was an excellent teacher and a good laugh. We both progressed significantly during our week in Baleal. We are now much more confident about turning on the waves. He was always with us in the water (often giving us a push!) unlike other surf schools we've been at, where the instructor is back on shore! For one of our lessons we were filmed on every wave we caught for the 2 hours and afterwards watched back our footage with Tiago while he pointed out our errors. This was very helpful. We would not hesitate to recommend Tiago and Alex Surf School!

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