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Alive Surf School

Ballywillan Road, Portrush BT56 8GJ, Northern Ireland
+44 7935 952532
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Portrush
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: 'Winner - Best Family Activity Provider in Northern Ireland 2011, 2012 adn 2013 ! 'Alive Surf School is the longest running surf school in Northern... more » Owner description: 'Winner - Best Family Activity Provider in Northern Ireland 2011, 2012 adn 2013 ! 'Alive Surf School is the longest running surf school in Northern Ireland and has taught over 11,000 people of all ages, shapes and sizes how to surf! Our simple philosophy is to 'be safe and have fun', we excel at both of these goals and our lessons start from only £20 per person.All lessons last for 2 hours and include all equipment, a drink and snack for afterwards there are even free hot showers at the beach. Our instructors are all fully qualified beach lifeguards, surfing instructors and some have even surfed for Ireland......Book you place now for a really awesome day out! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Our boys are 7, 11 and 14 and love Alive Surf Camp. The instructors are awesome and so good with the kids. It was our 7 year olds first time surfing and at the end of the first day he was standing on his board! The equipment and instruction are top quality! The boys have so much fun at it... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This was my 3rd time having a surf lesson, I wanted to share the experience with my boyfriend who'd never surfed. I was so impressed with Alive Surf School - friendly, approachable and such good fun while relaying all the key points. I couldn't recommend them enough. I also loved how encouraging and personable they were. I did the Surf... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

During a week's stay in Portrush my 3 kids, aged 7, 9 & 12, did the kids 4 day surfing summer scheme with Alive. They had no previous experience, but they loved it! I tried it myself on the final day and wished I'd done it earlier. Ricky and his team at Alive were brilliant with the kids. Great value.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Alive Surf School gives you the absolute ultimate surfing experience of a lifetime. All of the instructors are super friendly and always very encouraging! I have been with Alive Surf School for over a year now and I still really look forward to going. Ricky who runs Alive is always very honest and encouraging and friendly.If there were no waves... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just spent Saturday morning with Ash teaching our Girl Guides group how to surf. We all loved it! You dont see the time going in and its great fun and exercise. A brilliant experience for all! Thank you so much Alive surf school, we will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Myself and a few friends took a lesson with alive last week we had a lot of fun we all had had one lesson before but they were nothing in comparison to this!! Ricky was a great instructor!! It was amazing fun! We defo aren't experts but a few more lessons with alive and you never know!! We will all... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Had a great time learning the basics of surfing. We had a go on paddle boards to break it up a bit as the sea was quite calm. Ricky is a great instructor and was more than happy to point us in the right direction for something good to eat. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Tried surfing for the first time today and was totally blown away by the fantastic service provided by Alive and the expert instruction from Ricky. This experience totally exceeded my expectations I cannot recommend this surf school highly enough. I am definitely booking again for more lessons as soon as possible. If you're reading this trying to decide if you... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had an excellent experience at portush with Alive surf school!! Ricky was very accomodating with our booking and provided first class instruction. Aaron was particularly helpful to my eight year old son - Harry - who thoroughly enjoyed the lesson. It was so good big baldly Mal went straight out afterwards and bought a surf board. Pc

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I booked a surfing lesson on my own with Alive and was made really welcome by Ricky and the big group of children and parents who'd come out for a birthday bash. It was brilliant, Ricky is really friendly and the lesson is very thorough but light hearted and fun - it's great excercise too and the winter wetsuits they... More

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