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About Alex Surf School
Located in Baleal beach. Personalized surf lessons on reduced groups. Surf rentals and accommodation.
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Aine T wrote a review Apr 2022
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It's difficult to properly describe how good this was, as from the great staff to the hostel everything was just amazing, but above all the lessons were the best. We feel our surf skills have improved as much as they could under the guidance of our surfing instructor (André). He made every lesson one to remember and you can simply feel the love and care he puts in, and that makes all the difference, just lots and lots of FUN. In general the dedication and passion of the people working here creates an incredibly worm and welcoming environment and Alex's effort to create bonds even between the guests takes it to another level and gave us the opportunity to make new friends from around the world, while getting to know better Baleal and all it has to give. The hostel itself was exceptionally clean and whenever we had any questions Paloma was, really, always ready to help and make our stay even better. Overall we'll definitely come back (we didn't even want to go home), to make some more beautiful memories here. Àine and Giulio (AKA Italian submarine)
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Date of experience: April 2022
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BasilJio wrote a review Oct 2021
Stuttgart, Germany45 contributions
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Very nice accommodation, friendly crew, nice accommodating boss, the local Alex! Invitations for beer and Skatebowl included! I didn’t took Lessons but they who did was very satisfied. The location is very good to surf and various spots are within walking distance. I will be happy to come back again!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Frank wrote a review Oct 2020
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During our stay a friend booked surf lessons. Even though it was not peak season anymore, the owner asked for the peak season prize without giving any real argument. It got really funny when I met the guy out in the water and he dropped into one of my waves telling me afterwords that this is a local spot and I shall "f*ck off". Apparently the owner does not know who puts food on his table and maybe he should also take surf lessons to learn the rules 😆. We all know that localism is a problem in Baleal, but from a surf school owner!?! This is new. If possible book with another surf school for the sake of surfing and good manners. There are plenty rentals/schools around.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Alex_surf_school, Gerente at Alex Surf School
Responded Mar 12, 2021
Hello Frank We think this opinion should be referred in other place as Alex surf school is a company. You are not talking about the quality of the lessons or any characteristic of the surf school since you never experience our services. You are just giving a personal comment about a person that we cannot know that was the owner, on a personal situation. Tripadvisor shouldnt be used for personal revenges. The prices were rised to try to keep our workers, not just for your friend, for everyone, as last year was a terrible year for tourism in Portugal and for our business. As a company we have the right to increase our prices, we dont had to argument that, and you have the right to accept or not.
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Alberto B wrote a review Aug 2020
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I bought a package of 5 days of lessons, two for each day, and the hostel accomodation. Lessons were great, being in no more than 5 for each teacher really makes the difference. Hostel was good too, clean and with everything you need. People of the school are fine, hope to be there again soon.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Marie V wrote a review Aug 2020
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My friends and I really enjoyed our time at Alex Surf School and even ended up extending our stay! Alex and the rest of the staff are super nice, it was really great getting to know everyone who works there. They were all super helpful: Helped me getting my board fixed (thanks again Tiago ;) ) and did everything they could to get my friends to the busstation in time when my friends were running late (big thanks for helping them make the bus Alex and Louisa). The hostel is really clean and has everything you need, including a veeery nice pool ;) It's just a walking distance away from the beach where you can rent boards or even get surflessons. My friend took a couple of surfclasses and she said that both Davide and Tiago made her feel more confident in the water and was having so much more fun when surfing with the tips they gave her. My friends and I really felt at home and definitely recommend this place to all of you! (Both families, groups of friends, solo travellers...)
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Date of experience: July 2020
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