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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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Bangor, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Took a group of 15 girls for a surf lesson on a very stormy but stunning afternoon on the beautiful Portrush West Strand. Ricky and his team provide a fantastic fun session with all the equipment needed. There are public warm showers which are very welcome after the session but they are very limited and basic. The girls in my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a great day surfing in portrush with Greg and Ash who were our instructors, Although the lesson had been postponed the previous day due to bad weather there was no problem rearranging and the guys were very informative and accommodating. All equipment was provided and we did some practise on the beach before hitting the waves. While in the... More

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Guys I just wanted to express my thanks to Ricky for sorting my very 1st paddle board session. Gregg thanks for a great afternoon out on the west bay and what an experience to see the cliffs and cave up close. Money well spent and goes to prove that you're never too old to give it a go if I... More

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Windsor, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went with friends of ours to Alive Surf School this morning where our two eldest children (both 7 years old) had their first surfing lesson with Ricky. The whole experience from start to finish was excellent. He made sure that everyone was kitted out properly so that they didn't get cold and then the kids surfed for two whole... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was my first attempt at surfing, and I was suprised by how much I enjoyed the experience. I was met by Greg and Ash, and we wasted no time getting into our wetsuits (probably the most tiring part of the experience for me!). We then headed down to the beach, spent 20 minutes or so warming up and covering... More

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Absolutely brilliant time had by our 8 year old boy and a few friends who did the surf school. Could not recommend these guys highly enough. Very professional, safety conscious yet managed to make it all great fun, they worked extremely hard over the two hours and the four day course for what you get is really good value.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Had our first surf lesson on Sunday and loved every minute of it. Instructors were very friendly and helpful and the day was made even better when we discovered that it was buy one get one free! !! Really good value for money and a great day was had by all

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Fantastic time with the Alive Surf School again! As a family of four we have all enjoyed surfing at Portrush with Alive for the past 3 years. They cater for the whole family (the parents who like to think they are still up for anything) and the kids (11 & 9) who seem to be naturals despite the once a... More

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Carnforth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

First off, Ricky, Ash and Greg are 3 really decent guys and their attitude towards us as absolute surfing beginners was brilliant. We are a family of 4, 2 forty something parents, a teenage girl and a 7 year old boy and went for our first lesson last Saturday and had a really tremendous time, so good that we came... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was my second lesson with the guys from Alive and it was great to see that the genuine enthusiasm, encouragement & skills of the instructors haven't changed! The instructors have the ability to engage both the young & not so young in the class & encourage everyone to have a go & enjoy themselves! All in all a great... More

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