Freeride Surf School

Freeride Surf School

Freeride Surf School


Freeride was founded in 2002 by brother and sister Marta and João Mealha, from Portugal. Both shared a passion for all Nature, especially the ocean and the waves.

Through surfing they found a way to connect with the ocean in a much deeper level and, in 2002, finally decided to start their own Surf School.

After all these years of experience and success stories Freeride guarantees you the best coaches, best surf lessons and the most amazing time in the best surf breaks in the SW Portugal.

BECOME A FREERIDER and learn one of the most thrilling sports of all time!

Freeride Surf School is located right outside the Hotel Memmo Baleeira’s reception.

The Surf School and the Hotel work in partnership in order to create the first Surf Hotel in the SW Portugal. Working to guarantee the best accommodation in addition to the best surf professionals in the area, Freeride Surf School and Hotel Memmo Baleeira prove surf vacation is not only for the younger crowd but also for those who enjoy the commodities and luxury that a hotel can offer and still have those active holidays. You can choose to take the most advantage of the Nature, waking up early to go searching for the best surf breaks in the SW Portugal and come back at the end of the day to relax at the Hotel’s SPA and enjoy the view! For the ones looking for different types of accommodation we also have other tips!

Marta Mealha and João Mealha put their efforts into creating a brand that exhales quality and high standard surf coaching. There’s new gear that arrives every year from surfboards to wetsuits for all sizes and ages. Every year Freeride invests in the training and refreshment of the skills of each one of the Surf Coaches that are carefully chosen to become part of Freeride Dream Team.

Freeride Surf School challenges every member of Freeride Dream Team to be their best from the Headquarters to the surf coach at the beach. Freeride’s main mission since the beginning has been to be the best professionals in surf coaching not only teaching the best techniques but also introducing everyone who really wants to become a Freerider to what’s really like to live life as a surfer and uphold this conscious lifestyle.