Strandhill Surf School
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Strandhill Surf School offers surf lessons for children and adults as well as stand up paddleboarding. We have an ideal beachfront premises right by the surf. Distance from Sligo is only 8 kilometres.
Strandhill Surf School is the centre of surfing in Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland. Located in the adventure hub of the north west, Strandhill beach is a great place to learn to surf, or improve your surfing skills. Come and experience the excitement of surfing and stand up paddleboarding with highly qualified instructors who have valuable knowledge of the local waves. The most popular surf school, with a great premises on the beachfront, we ensure easy access to the best surf for our lessons. We offer a variety of lessons catering for individuals, small and large groups and special occasions.
Beginner lessons are the best way to learn the basics of surfing. Each lesson takes three hours with all wetsuit gear and equipment provided. Our qualified surf instructors work in the water with you throughout the lesson, which takes place in waist deep water. They ensure you are in the best, safest location on the beach with quality waves. You will be given tuition on the beach before you hit the waves, although most teaching takes place in the water with instructors giving you constant advice, encouragement and guidance in a controlled environment. Our instructors are fully qualified lifeguards, ensuring your safety at all times. We run lessons all day scheduled at different times. All you need to bring is a towel and swimwear. Changing facilities with showers and toilets are available. Both individuals and groups are catered for. A great experience guaranteed for all ages! If you’ve had lessons before, you can bypass the beginner’s tuition and head straight out into the surf with your own instructor. Children's lessons and summer camps are also available. We look forward to surfing with you!
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Strandhill Surf School has now introduced stand up paddleboarding, or SUP for short, to its activities. SUP is a fast growing sport that appeals to everybody. It involves standing on a large, buoyant surfboard and using a paddle to move the board through the water. Ideal if you want to try something new, SUP is an great activity for flat water conditions. We have a few locations around Strandhill which provide excellent paddleboarding in a picturesque environment. Culleenamore Bay is a beautiful, tidal reserve, home to one of the largest seal sanctuaries around. The pristine waters of Lough Gill, just a short drive from Strandhill, also offers easy paddleboarding with spectacular views of the surrounding forests and mountains. For the more adventurous, flat water conditions at Strandhill Beach are a great option. This is a great, easy going water sports activity! All gear and equipment is provided.
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