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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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Our group of eight had a 1pm session on Saturday. Everyone had an absolute blast, ages ranged from 10 to 50 and we all agreed it was an experience well worth having. Instructor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Larne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our group of eight had a 1pm session on Saturday. Everyone had an absolute blast, ages ranged from 10 to 50 and we all agreed it was an experience well worth having. Instructor was great & took extra time to show & explain when one or two of struggled.. Recommend thus to anyone visiting Portrush.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful 2 hours last week in great surroundings. Our group of 8 ranging in age from 8 to 50 years old all had a great time, despite wind direction that day making smallish waves (actually that was probably good for 1st timers)! All the staff were very professional and yet approachable, putting us at our ease. We... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Missing 1/4 point due to rather chilly air temperature of 13 degrees during 2 hour windsurfing course in the morning. But wet suits protected well against the cold. Everything else was just perfect. Ricky is a wonderful host, he is really in his element and so good with the kids. The same goes for his colleague Katherine. My son can't... More 

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N Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I couldnt recommend these guys enough!! my threee kids took the surf shool for 2 weeks - ages 11, 10 and 5. they loved it. The staff were 1st class - Rees, Nick and Catherine looked after them so well....and gave them the confidence and skills they needed to enjoy the surf. thanks guys!!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Booked online for a 2 hour session in the surf. Easy booking system and friendly dealings with the organisers. Well equipped activity and top quality instruction. All 4 of us had a great time, with varying levels of success!! Instructors were great at giving extra time and tips to those who needed it. Thoroughly recommend.

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My 12 year old son went to surf school at the start of July. The instructors did a great job at teaching him how to get up on the board while making it fun. The wetsuit and board was included in the price and it was well worth the money. He had a fantastic time and is booked to go... More 

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northern ireland
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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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