Kalo Surf - Surf School
Kalo Surf - Surf School
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Kalo Surf Surf School offers surf courses for all ages and levels. We will show you that surfing in Crete is absolutely possible! You will be pleasantly surprised by our empty surf spots. We pride ourselves of years of experience teaching in Crete and abroad at popular surf destinations.
Kissamos, Chania Prefecture, Greece

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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Joe M
London, UK3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Fantastic day! Hilarious, informative, friendly and patient instructor. Andy certainly knows his stuff and makes it fun for all ages. Good value for money and a family run business, meaning they value your custom more and take great care of you. Great communication via WhatsApp updates on weather, location and meeting times before departure.

Excellent teacher with good quality equipment for first, second or third timers. Andy took my partner and I out for a lesson and made it his mission to ensure we both stood up and rode the waves in style! Fantastic teacher, very encouraging. Highly recommend.
Written September 23, 2022
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Christos A
Hamburg, Germany1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Solo
Kalo Surfschool was exactly the right choice for me. I was looking for an instructor who really cares about the progress of his students. I went through reviews and was astonished by how many good reviews this Andy Dude from Kalo Surf got, so I was really excited to meet this guy and see for myself.
The first cool thing about Kalo Surf is that they are not based at one spot, but they pick you up with their Van and then drive you just to the right spot for given weather conditions. They were really knowledgeable with the forecast and the local spot conditions which lead to a lot surfing and nice waves for the Mediterranean.
The equipment was new and was treated with great care, so you really had the right material to feel comfortable with.
Surfing with Andy was amazing! I had so much fun. He is a patient and encouraging teacher and I felt like he had his eyes on everyone in the water. I would catch a wave and suddenly I realize Andy is already surfing next to me taking a fotograph and telling me to bring my hips further up and step more to the front...
and smile! :D
I will not forget this picture of him laughing and shouting:" Chris, go big or go home!" and me totally enthusiastic paddling out right behind him super excited for the next big mediterranean wave! So much fun! Thanks to Andy and Julia
Written October 17, 2020
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Влад К
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Couples
We were looking on various surf schools but Kalo surf turned out to have the best price per lesson with chill atmosphere!
We wanted to try surfing for a long time and Kalo surf helped us! During first half of the lesson Andy explained the basics (to my understanding) of surfing, practiced on shore and headed towards the waves. He kept an eye on all the group (5 people) and helped a lot showing the errors and explaining how to fix them. He’s a cool and open person. We will definitely come again to surf with Andy)
Plus Kalo surf proposed is a free spot when it got open just the day before the lesson based on our preferences.
Written July 23, 2021
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Fanny H
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Family
We had an excellent surf experience with Kalo Surf! Andy and colleagues provided the perfect balance between serious surf instructions and having fun while surfing. We went to the best surfspots every day with high quality surf boards. An unforgettable and highly recommendable experience!
Written July 20, 2020
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Daniel L
1 contribution
Oct 2019
In Summer 2019, My wife, our baby and I spent our holidays in Crete. We wanted to find a school that give us some flexibility to arrange our schedules. and this was Kalo Surf.

Kalo Surf is a family company, where the mother (Julia) takes care of the logistics and organizational stuff, and the father (Andy) takes care of giving the lessons. Even we saw their kids one day and they were helping in little stuff.

Julia was very supportive from even before the trip. She communicate clear how can we arrange the lessons and she did not try to over charge us for helping us in the process. Besides she answered very quickly and clear.

Andy was a very good instructor. Funny and a good story teller. We learned many things of Crete from him. He is also a good swimmer, I remember that in our last day, he had to rescue a random person who was drowning in the beach we were surfing.

All in all, it was an excellent experience. Price was fair. Lessons were fun and worthy. They even took picture from us for free. I found this as a an extra plus. They also might take you to different beaches, when you take a multiple days course, this is also an extra plus.
Written September 8, 2020
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Juha
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We had excellent experience in our holiday with Kalo Surf.
Everything went smoothly from arrangements to teaching. Communicating via WhatsApp was prompt and helpful (Julia) and the Andy was very professional in the field of surfing. The atmosphere in the surf class were fun and relaxed!

All the best to Julia and Andy and hope to see you again!
Written August 14, 2020
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Bea1345
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
My son and daughter had 3 days lessons where they progressed rapidly. They enjoyed the experience very much as the teachers are fun and friendly. This is a serious school too where you feel your children are in good hands. The surfing spots around the area especially on the west coast are amazing. It inspired them to want to continue surfing!
Written August 11, 2020
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Andrea T
Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions
Sep 2020
Kalo surf school is just simply great! Coach Andy is very cool and professional. He knows how to help everyone for their needs. If you have something to be improve, he will know and will tell you in a very professional and simply way to understand. Andy can speak very good many languages (greek, english, german, french and maybe more :D), so that's a plus.
Furthermore, Julia is doing a great job in communication via whatsapp and via the Kalo surf blog website. She is very helpful, not only about the surf school but about everything you need (travel around kissamos, things to visit and more). I spent 3 excellent days with them. Highly recommended.
Written October 3, 2020
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Kamil H
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Couples
During our trip to Crete Island me and my wife decided to try surfing. We couldn't choose better - because Andy (surf instructor from Kalo Surf) was great teacher. Everything was balanced - safaty rules, difficulty of practices. I think, that it was fun for everyone from our group (for me fun was most important thing during holidays, so I appriciate it ). At the beginning we planned to buy only one lesson...but we end up with three lessons :). Every lesson was cooridnated with Julia (time, meeting point, weather forecast) and it was done perfectly. I can honestly recommend Kalo Surf!
Written December 4, 2020
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Lea.Klee
3 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We had a lot of fun by attending the surf courses with Kalo Surf. Andy is a really good teacher who showed us the right technique and theory for a good surf. Afterwards we went into the water and it was a lot of fun! I would highly recommend to take surf courses with Kalo Surf! We will sure come back next year!
Written October 14, 2020
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