We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Aloha Surf Acadamy should be your number one choice”
Review of Aloha Surf Academy

Aloha Surf Academy
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: We are a surf Academy for beginners, intermediate & advanced surfers!- you get a Premium Surf course - Alex the teacher teaches in English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish & Italian !- Alex teaches to small groups (max. 6 students) for a personalized, fun and performing course! Our surf academy is appropriate for clients who wish to learn to surf or to keep on learning in a serious and exclusive way. Our office is located at our private address. For surf classes/ surfari, we pick you up directly at your accommodation or at the surf camp. Shall you wish to meet us, please make an appointment so that we can meet.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 11, 2013

If you consider learning to surf, go to Fuerteventura and take some lessons at The Aloha Surf Academy. Alex, the instructor, is a certified surf instructor and a professional beach life guard. But above all, he is a passionate waterman and a brilliant surfer. He speaks and teaches effortlessly in five or six languages. If you are taking lessons, you want the right advice, but as a beginner or intermediate wave hog, most probably you’ll be more at ease - which is pretty important as a learner - knowing that someone competent stands ready to pull you out of the water if you get in trouble. Alex knows the ocean and he knows what he is doing. He is very easy going, extremely patient and somewhat amazingly notices all the goods and bads of your performance in the water. From what I saw in Fuerta, most surf schools have an industrial approach to surf teaching. They take out 12+ persons. Not so with with Aloha Surf Academy. They only take smaller groups (apart from offering individual lessons etc). If you get the chance to see how it works with 12+ people trying to handle their boards in the white water, you realize that being a small group not only optimizes your progress, it is also much safer. Sophie, who takes care of the administrative side of things, showed great friendliness, professionalism and allowed all the flexibility I needed in booking lessons from day to day. The Aloha Surf Academy should be your preferred choice of surf school in the Canaries.

Go surf - Morten P.

Thank Morten P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (250)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

42 - 46 of 250 reviews

Reviewed September 2, 2013

Me and my partner are beginners and decided to try the one day taster session.
We were picked up from our hotel and driven to a cafe first to have the introduction which lasted about an hour. The pace was very leisurely if not a bit too much. The introduction/ risk assessment appeared a bit irrelevant especially as he explained about rip currents when he told us afterwards the beach we were going to didn't have one. I felt bad for the other three who had done days before this and had to listen to it all again.
He gave us lessons on how to stand up however I struggled on land so it wasn't going to be promising in the water. I didn't find the method as easy as I was taught in a one day taster session in Barbados - even if it is the proper way.
We stopped for lunch / snacks for 30 mins. NOTE: bring lots of food and water! It is a long day and it the email he just said snacks which wasn't enough when you are out from 10-5.
We then returned to surfing - I stopped for a rest towards the end because it was exhausting. It was great fun however it does tire you out lots! We were both in bed by 10!
The instructor was very friendly and spoke every language. We would recommend.
I think he struggles for being the only instructor when there are varying levels of expertise however he does watch constantly and advise you from the sand what you should try to do through out the whole time which is good.

Thank Teacher2710
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 16, 2013

We have just returned from our holiday in Corralejo. Our two teenage sons aged 16 and 14 had 6 days of surf lessons and enjoyed them very much. This is the second time they have surfed with Aloha.

Alex is an excellent instructor, and thank you Sophie for keeping us informed of surf times and locations.

Highly recommended

Thank LianeBillericay
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 26, 2013

The best surf school in Fuerteventura by far..Alex is a great instructor, pro and truly passionate.
We did a week course back in April of 2013 and everything was perfect, the location, surf baords wet suits and the patience of Alex to teach us the right gestures, etc.
If you have the time ask him to take you to Los Lobos a fantastic and powerful wave hititng the small island in front of Corralejo..

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Spent 1 week in corralejo and found the aloha surf academy. we booked 3 days for beginners and had a lot of fun. alex - the owner and trainer - is quite relaxed while teaching you how to surf. he always watches his crowd and give useful hints how to improve the surf skills. always again!

Thank toki k
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Aloha Surf Academy also viewed


Been to Aloha Surf Academy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing