But who are you?


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.

We like to feel cozy all the time ;-D

The team

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.

Alexandre 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.

Long long time ago…

Our mission
and vision

Alex Surf School is defined by a personal approach to teaching surfing. Getting away from the concept of large groups and big surf schools, we have created a family business focused on the needs of every single student, trying to make their surf experience unique.

The owner of the school Alexandre Silva combines his own vision of teaching with what he learned over the years working for other local surf schools, creating a simple but personal concept of a surf school.

Having the opportunity to meet exceptional people and introduce them to the experience of surfing has become our reward over the years. Our goal is to keep improving and keep giving the best to make our future students, good and confident surfers.

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Fast facts
about Alex Silva

— Local surfer
— practices surfing for more than 20 years
— The owner/boss ;-D
— knows the best spots to surf around!


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