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The Surf camp
Our Surf camp Ireland options are located on the West Coast of Ireland, overlooking Ireland's world famous wild Atlantic waves.
Ireland's surf offers great conditions for surfing all year around and is suitable for surfers of all levels. Winter (October to April) is the best surf season for experienced surfers with big clean swells coming from the Atlantic Ocean.
The summer season (May to September) is perfect for beginners due to the warmer water and smaller swells. Regardless of conditions though, Ireland is ideally suited as a surfing destination for both beginner and advanced surfers as it is situated close to several world class reefs as well as gentler, more sheltered beaches.
Aside from surfing, Ireland is a great location for cycling, hiking, paragliding, snorkeling and scuba diving.
The Surf schools in Ireland are completely mobile. Using the surf school's vans, lessons can be held at the most suitable wave up or down the coast, depending on daily weather conditions.
Depending on your level of surfing, the surf instructors will guide you and help you to improve your surfing skills. The instructors will be in the water with you at all times helping you get the most out of your lesson.
We guarantee that after one week at an Irish surf school a complete beginner will be able to surf and the experienced surfer will have improved greatly.
While all surf schools have a different set up most tend to offer the following:
- 2-3h surf school lessons, 5 days per week
- All surf equipment provided
- Lessons all year round. From November to March lessons can be just on the weekends
Surfari is a great option for experienced surfers and some of our surf schools offer this option. Every day there is a different swell, a different wind etc. This doesn't matter if you book a Surfari with us. Every day you will be accompanied by a professional local surf guide who will show you the best breaks of the region.
Your surf guide will tell you all about the spots, how to get in and out, the currents, type of wave, etc. Some surf guides will also bring a waterproof video recorder and will take footage of you surfing the local breaks every day.
Apart from providing entertainment, this video analysis is a great way to improve your surfing skills.
Ireland has a great selection of world class reef breaks and fast and mellow beaches with a multitude of breaks. Your surf guide will take you to one surf spot per day allowing you to explore the local breaks yourself for the rest of the day.
The following is often included in the Surfari:
- Accommodation at the surf camp - Standard or Upgraded
- Surfaris with a local guide every day of your stay
- Pick up/ drop off at airport, bus or train station
- All surf equipment needed
- Transportation to the best waves of the day
- Video analysis of all surfari sessions
Irish Surf Camp accommodation varies between surf hostels and camps to self catering houses and hotels overlooking the surf.We offer accommodation options across the West coast of Ireland from Cork to Kerry, Clare and Sligo and Donegal, offering an unforgettable experience close to the wild Atlantic surf.
In Surf Camp accommodation expect a mix of shared bedrooms (dorm style) and private double rooms where you will hang out with surfers from across the world where you will eat, drink and surf together.We also offer self catering options for groups and families including some amazing cottages overlooking the ocean.
With unobstructed ocean views from the relaxing lounge, it is easy to unwind in the evening. All rooms have TV and there is free Internet.
The breakfast served every morning is a buffet style continental breakfast with plenty of tea, coffee, toast, homemade brown bread, cereal, fruit and juices.
Arrival to Ireland is easily done through a number of airports - Dublin, Cork, Knock, Kerry and Sligo. Each surf camp will have details on transfers from their nearest airport or train/bus station
The Bus and Train stations in Ireland have connections with Dublin, Galway and Belfast, all of which have airports that service multiple cities in the UK and of the rest of the world.
Alternative routes are via Knock (NOC) and Derry Airport (LDY) which service Bristol, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and East Midlands in the UK.
This camp is rated 4.6/5Based on 22 surfing experiences
Value for money
All in all a very nice accomodation; good staff; good waves Female, age 21, from Germany
Surf n turf Bundoran were amazing. couldn't have been a better stay just wih I could have stayed longer. Female, age 25, from Australia