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Alex Surf School

Baleal, Portugal
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Located in Baleal beach. Personalized surf lessons on reduced groups. Surf rentals and accommodation.
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Alberto B wrote a review Aug 2020
16 contributions1 helpful vote
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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mudf250 wrote a review Jul 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania4 contributions2 helpful votes
Loved these guys. Had two days of beginners lessons with a variety of Daves/Davids (4-lessons, 3-instructors). Baleal seems to be a good spot, being benefitted by two breaks facing different directions accommodating the wind a bit. We were benefitted by 2-4 foot surf, with a slightly outside break for more experienced surfers and a decent whitewater ride for us newbies. Instructors were very friendly, knew multiple languages, and really helped focus on the technical details to get up and riding. Equipment was foamies, and the wetsuits were fine. Not sure if board and break selection changes as you grow, but my teenager and I definitely enjoyed the experience and came away surfing better after two days. Also can't speak to the facilities, but I think they also have a house or apartments too that sound like they do a nice job with. If in the area would book again maybe even make a specific return trip from the USA.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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IVae wrote a review Jul 2019
Helsinki, Finland7 contributions
Stayed here for a week and loved it. The rooms are nice, spacious and clean and so are the common areas. Alex and the staff are helpful, friendly and welcoming. The location of the hostel & shop is also good as everything you need (incl. the beach) is just a few minutes away. You can also rent bikes for a few hours or a day if needed. We signed up for surf lessons twice a day for five days, and were also lucky enough to be able to book an extra lesson for our last day. The lessons were really good and we learned a lot (and had a great time while learning) thanks to great instructors and small groups. Booking of both accommodation and surf lessons was also easy. All in all a really nice experience, and for sure a place worth visiting - and revisiting!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Gavin S wrote a review Jul 2019
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Natalie was amazing teach us 5 first timers. Super experienced, patient and good fun. Thanks from Scotland.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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