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Address: Ballywillan Road, Portrush BT56 8GJ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 7935 952532
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Description: 'Winner - Best Family Activity Provider in Northern Ireland 2011, 2012 adn...
'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!
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Used alive surf school for our first surf lesson....a hen do with 8 girls. Was fabulous fun, very well organised and great value for money. Everyone who took part loved it!!I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Used alive surf school for our first surf lesson....a hen do with 8 girls. Was fabulous fun, very well organised and great value for money. Everyone who took part loved it!!I didn't book it but have been told it was very easily organised and there enough helped with our accommodation problems by recommending places to go! Would recommend fora anyone-... More 

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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My daughters aged 7&8 had a great week of surf school at Alive. Great equipment (warm wetsuits) and great staff who coped great with the less than ideal weather adding extra games both in and out of the water. Both girls were thrilled to be able to stand on their boards. Thanks to Reece and the rest of the staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fantastic week just completed, couldn't recommend them highly enough. My two daughters and a friend (14,12 and 14) have just finished four days and they couldn't be happier, great coaches, great knowledge and fun even when the surf was absent they kept them throughly entertained. I think we might be back again in August for another go

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I have tried other surf schools in the area for lessons and found this school one of the best. I'm in my early thirties and not the easiest to teach. They had me standing on first lesson and made me feel safe in such a potentially dangerous environment. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

A brilliant evening for 4th Portstewart Brownies - learning to surf as part of their Water Safety Badge. Thanks to Johnny, Catherine and Aaron - they had a blast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Had such good fun learning to surf! Wetsuits, board and boots provided. Instructor Johnny and Catherine very good, and made the experience fun start to finish. Would def do it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Both my daughters took a lesson and had a great time. The only thing that was poor was the weather, very cold and some rain. Wetsuits kept them pretty warm though. Beautiful beach and waves were great. The showers at the changing area were locked up so that was a bit disappointing but not Alive's fault. Great instructor and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My daughter Holly has taken a one week beginners course 2 years running and has enjoyed it so much that she books in for a 2 hour session each time we're on the North coast. Ricky and the coaches are professional, friendly, very helpful and enthusiastic. I would highly recommend them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Can't express enough how amazing out first ever surf lesson went.. Ricky was fantastic! ,explaining everything,helping catch those 1st waves and getting me up on my feet on the first lesson.. Will definitely be back again and again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great instructors and well run. Went with 2 kids and they loved it too. And the water wasn't too cold with the wetsuits boots and gloves

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Address: Ballywillan Road, Portrush BT56 8GJ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 7935 952532
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Portrush

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