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Secret Surf School was born with the idea of transmitting surfing as a lifestyle. They offer surf lessons located in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Valeria is from the North of Italy. 10 years ago she moved to California and fell in love with surfing. After five years, she decided to come back to Europe to stay closer to her family and moved to Tenerife - Canary Islands, the Hawaii of Europe. After several trips to Panama and Indonesia, she decided to transform her passion into a job and become a surf instructor three years ago. She is an experienced regular, longboard, and shortboard rider.
Israel is from Tenerife, Canary Islands, and is a local surfer in the south area. He started surfing when he was 10 years old and during all these years of surfing was always a big part of his life. He started teaching surfing 10 years ago, training people to improve their technique, with video and photos corrections, in order to compete. He's traveled all Canary Islands to surf as well as in the north part of Spain and France. He loves to catch small to medium waves that permit make gradual maneuvers with a shortboard and longboard.
from Germany, December 2021
"Wonderful place, perfect instructor "
The instructors Valeria and Gianfranco are super kind and thoughtful, they make sure that the guests have everything they need. They stay available at all times. About the surfing, Gianfranco was great, very clear, patient and talented for teaching. Very suited for beginners as well as for more advanced surfers. In the days without wind I could do stand up paddling, snorkelling and biking. All in all it was great fun and relax. The little town is a small paradise, the apartment is excellent, the weather was gorgeous during Christmas week, I will come back for sure. Thanks so much guys!!
from Great Britain, December 2019
The surfing was excellent and Israel did a great job helping people of varying abilities.
from Great Britain, December 2019
"Amazing experience "
Israel fantastic, Sergio amazing
from Belgium, October 2019
"Enthusiastic and down to earth experience! "
I liked that it wasn't a touristic spot, yet everything else is easily accessible (by car at least). All the staff is very friendly, laid back and helpful. It's a great team, that put passion in what they do. Thank you for the experience! Looking forward to going back there again :)
Francisco Perales Covas
from Spain, May 2019
Muy buen rollo, un lugar muy cogedor, la gente muy amable, los voluntarios Dani, Rosana y Gonzalo un 10! Los instructores unos auténticos gurús del Surf.
Repetiría la experiencia sin lugar a dudas.
from Switzerland, April 2019
"Tenerife Secret Surf camp "
The camp itself is great, close to the surf shop and the beach. I loved the people at the hostel. Very friendly and always ready to help and share! I liked the accomodation and the common spaces, everything clean and well kept. I liked the 100% availability of equipment in the shop and the help provided in mounting everything in the car. Of course always following "el ritmo canario" ;)
from Great Britain, April 2019
"SUP is fun too (It is!)"
The village was lovely: authentic and quiet. The bay was safe for SUP and Israel gave me the confidence to soon be able to paddle on my own. People were so relaxed, kind and welcoming. It reminded me that there is still a lot of kindness and care in the world.
from France, April 2019
"Simply amazing "
To simply put it - I loved it. The vibe was amazing. Great people working there! Loads of laughs and loads of smiles. Relaxed atmosphere and our instructor was super flexible and adapted to each person's needs! Oh, and I loved the music. To sum up - I hope to come back!
from Spain, March 2019
Great hostel. So roomy, homy and clean with stunning views. Thank you for making my stay there such a comfortable. All the efforts you made are truly appreciated!
from Norway, February 2019
Great location if you want to get away from the crowd, with cute restaurants and nice hiking paths in the area.
Very attentive staff: Francesca was great at hosting & Israel, the surf instructor was very good at making people feel comfortable in the waves and to challenge them step by step. Also I was offered alternative activities(SUP-padling, snorkeling) if the waves were too low to surf.
from Great Britain, January 2019
Our instructor Israel was fantastic, the school as a whole was great!
The accommodation was clean and as advertised.
Most of the staff were super friendly and made you feel welcome.
from Ireland, November 2018
"A wonderful surf family"
The people running the surf house were so warm and friendly and helpful. The barbecues were amazing- you get to meet everyone and eat some of the BEST food.
Israel the instructor is incredibly patient and kind, even when we struggled with the very basics of surfing, he made sure to give us extra tips, help and time to practice.
The memories I made on this trip are priceless and it would not have been as amazing without the genuinely incredible people running everything!
from Poland, October 2018
"Great for first surfing steps!"
Atmosphere in the surf house was amazing. Staff there is really helpful and kind. Surf lessons with Israel was amazing with excellent sense of humor. I definitely can recommend this offer!
Giulia De Amicis
from Switzerland, September 2018
"Great surf camp and location in Tenerife for surf beginners!"
The accommodation is set in a beautiful villa, clean and perfectly equipped. The guys of the staff are cool, friendly and very professional too. Surf classes take place in the morning, the instructors are friendly and helpful, always working to keep a good atmosphere and take the spirits high! I would def recommend it to anyone who's looking forward to learn how to surf and wanting to have a good time in Tenerife :-)
from Russia, August 2018
"The greatest vacation on the surf!"
It was a really good time, spent in El Poris with the Secret Surf School! Best place to start surf: no so many tourists, good waves, perfect atmosphere! The best istructors, who helped me so much with the surfing technics (I thought before I'll never do it, but with their advices it wasn't hard at all)! Thank you Valeria, Franco and Israel!
The Surf camp as well is so nice place to stay! Staff is really nice, I get a lot of new friends! Hope I'll come back one day)
from Austria, April 2018
The hostel, the place, the people...
I felt like home in a different Country. Its such a nice place. If you are thinking about Booking it, don't hesitate just do it, you won't regret it, -promise :)
Milan Ruben Kappen
from Germany, February 2018
Had a great time learning to surf with Gianfranco & Miguel. Actually the whole team & experience was awesome! Yoga, the atmosphere and people at the hostel: super relaxed and world open - perfect retreat.
The hostel itself was very chilled out with two kitchens, a pool table, wifi, beautiful terrace, clean, solid breakfast ... next to a local supermarket ... with a very nice tapas bar at walking distance... who could possibly ask for more.
Was so good I'm planning to return with my whole family. Actually that's what I'm doing right at this very moment - planning my return.
from Czechia, November 2017
Miguel is great, great class and tips for surfing.