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Alex Silva opened a surf school in 2009, led by his passion for surfing. He wanted to share his knowledge acquired over time and show the joys of surfing to as many people as possible.


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The team

Alex Silva

Alex is the founder of Alex Surf School. He had been visiting Peniche area since he was a child so it was no surprise when he decided to move here. Lots of things have changed since then. Before he started his own business, he taught for the biggest surf schools in Baleal. As a person, he is outgoing and friendly, and always tries to make you feel at home and help you with anything you need. As a surf teacher, he is a real perfectionist and technical. He focuses on the details that make his students improve fast and feel confident in the water. He loves to see stylish surfing, calm but strong and powerful manoeuvres! If you have the opportunity to take a surf lesson with him, he will push your surfing to the next level.

Paloma Merino

Paloma is a big part of Alex Surf School. She came to Baleal for a surf holiday and she fell in love with the place. Originally from Spain, she has been managing the surf school since 2014. Anything you need, she is there to help you. You can see her everywhere, running from one place to the other during the busy summer months! Easy going, friendly and a sweet person, she will always try to make the best of your experience at the camp. Being a big surfing fan herself, she is always grateful for a surf session with friends.

Tiago Felix

He is the main teacher at Alex Surf School. Originally from an inland Portugal town, he started surfing at the early age of 14. His love for surfing made him move to Baleal, the capital of the waves, and start teaching surfing with Alex. Certificated teacher, he has been working for us for a long time. Tiago is easy-going, open, funny, and most of all focused on the technical improvement of his students. Many students from the beginner to the advanced passed through his hands and they all are grateful to meet him along the way.

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