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Alive Surf School

Ballywillan Road, Portrush BT56 8GJ, Northern Ireland
+44 7935 952532
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Ranked #1 of 18 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 September 11, 2014 via mobile

Recently had my 10 year old daughter's birthday with Alive surf school and in her words it was "The best birthday ever!". Not only did the kids have exceptional fun in the water but I was confident that they were safe, a major concern for any parent but even more so when taking charge of other kids. Ricky, Ash and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Excellent day with Alive, could not have been any better. Very well instructed lesson. Ricky is a good guy, makes you feel right at home. Can't wait to get out again. Highly recommended, first class!

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My husband and I had a great time with Alive Surf school. A perfect setting for a great day, would really recommend!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had a great time learning to surf. The instructor was very experienced and made everyone feel comfortable in the water. Really good fun.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A big thumbs up to Ricky for sorting myself out and 3 young nephews with boards, wetsuits and a fab location for surfing. Ricky went out of his way to make sure our day ‘Awesome’. There was a mix up with our booking but Ricky was extremely generous in sorting us out with a solution. His customer care and professionalism... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Booked a surf lesson for our 6 year old. Had a great time and Greg was a brilliant instructor. Definitely will be back. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Attended a beginners lesson in Portrush with 15 youths in July. Alive surf school worked very well with the group. Explained the session well, ensured all young people understood the basics and safety requirements involved before supervising and assisting the group in the sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had the best time when in Portrush on a business trip. Booked a session with Ricky and he spent well over his due time with me and some friends. I was recommended to contact him through a friend and I will for sure be in touch in the future when I'm back. Next time il be staying a bit... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

New to surfing, and loved it! Many thanks to Ash (and Greg on day 2) of Alive Surf School for such a fab and memorable experience, and for making it fun even in horizontal rain! I think I may have caught a surfing bug :-) Dajana

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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