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Lahinch Surf School

Main Street - Shop/Cafe, Lahinch, Ireland
353 87 9609667
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Ranked #2 of 9 activities in Lahinch
Type: Surf Camps
Owner description: Lahinch Surf School is about Friendly, Safe, Fun in the surf.Established by John McCarthy, three times Irish Senior Surf Champion, John established... more » Owner description: Lahinch Surf School is about Friendly, Safe, Fun in the surf.Established by John McCarthy, three times Irish Senior Surf Champion, John established Co.Clare's first Surf School to share his love and 'stoke' for surfing. Lahinch Surf School has stayed true to that dream ever since. When we're not surfing big waves at the Cliffs of Moher (the wave John named "Aileens"), you'll will find us at our 'Surf Centre and Cafe' on main street, Lahinch or at our Beach hut on the promenade.The positive ions are infectious dude!Courses: Outside of doing a single two hour lesson any day of the year, our most popular courses are the 'Weekend Surf Course' for adults, which is 3 fun lessons over the weekend and our Kids(9-12), Teens(13-18) and Grom(5-8) Camps in school holidays.You are welcome to come join the fun at Lahinch Surf School. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

I was surfing for the first time in my life. And it was awesome! It was hard, but I still was happy because it was something new to me, interesting and now I want to surf everyday of my life. Thanks for the greatest experience ever! Instructors were so nice and inspiring(:

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This has got to be one of the most amazing experiences in my life. John and Oscar were the perfect instructors and helped us catch more than a couple waves and given the size of our group (15) getting the individual chats and advise was phenomenal. They are so attentive. If your out Lahinch way, look them up!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The guys at the surf school were great! They helped us a lot, were very instructive, and they even followed your progress with every wave, while continuously giving us good tips. The suits were good and clean and they had all sizes. They even let us go shower in the Complex next door and return the suits after as it... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Great friendly instructor which gives extremely useful tips. Good equipment. Nice place. After three lessons all of us started to surf! I would definitely recommend to get a few lessons here to get addicted by surfing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Aching all over this morning after two days with patient Pat the instructor......anyone who can get this poor excuse of a 50 year old body to stand up on a surf board deserves a medal. We dragged ourselves out of bed Sunday morning for the best 2hour hangover cure of all time.Take advantage of the great weekend B/B deal they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We went as a goup of 6 to celebrate a 30th Birthday in September to Lahinch Surf School, and it was a brilliant experience. Everyone got involved from age 57 to age 6 and were very enthusiastic. We surfed for 2 days and learned a lot, I can't wait to bring return. Great place to surf whether in a big... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Great fun! Instructors are very kind and patient. It does not matter if you are beginner or advanced. They provide classes for all levels. Really excellent experience and a must do if you are visiting Lahinch!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I brought a group of 30 people on a Surf Trip in March to Lahinch Surf School, and it was a brilliant experience. Everyone got involved and the Surf Instructors with the school were really encouraging and enthusiastic. We surfed for 2 days an learned a lot, I can't wait to bring back a new group next year and do... More

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LahinchSurfSchool, Owner at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your awesome Review:) It really was a pleasure to have your group surf with us at that time of year:) Hope to see you in 2014:) John More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

the instructors were very nice, and the girls in the hut were lovely, (niamh is stunning). it was raining the days we were there so having nowhere to change into and out of your wet suit was a problem.any sort of a shelter would have been better than a wet and wind and public carpark, even an big old van... More

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LahinchSurfSchool, Owner at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this review

Thanks for giving our awesome crew a positive review. We do have a changing room just 1 min away. It is mainly for ladies though, which works fine for the men unless it's drissley or lashing rain:) Prior to that we had changing tents - they were amazing - however the local authorities insisted we take them down:( Next time... More

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I've been here 6 or 7 times now. Recently I convinced my dad and little sister to join me. They were skeptical of being able to surf their first time out but the guys at Lahinch Surf School were amazing. They were really nice when we arrived and our instructor spent loads of time with my dad and sister in... More

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LahinchSurfSchool, Owner at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. Glad the hard board is working. The 10foot board worked really well with your dad on the first lesson. I can safely say it is the biggest and easiest board in Lahinch to learn to surf on. Keep surfing:) See you soon:) Thanks again. John More

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