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Address: Main Street - Shop/Cafe, Lahinch, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 87 9609667
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Lahinch Surf School is about Friendly, Safe, Fun in the...

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.

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These guys provide the best lessons I've experienced. Brought beginners here who were all able to stay up on the first lesson

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

These guys provide the best lessons I've experienced. Brought beginners here who were all able to stay up on the first lesson

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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Went here as part of a hen party with a group of 12, everybody had a brilliant experience. Our two instructors (Eddie and Pete) were so patient, encouraging and most of all great crack! Would definitely recommend this surf school can't wait to go back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Thanks to the team at Lahinch Surf Experience for looking after our 12 year old son and 8 year old daughter. They spent 3 days in the water with excellent tuition and equipment supplied. Both children up surfing in no time. Really friendly set-up and nothing too much trouble. Continued success and hopefully see you again sometime!

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Oslo, Norway
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It was awesome to be there! Cool people good explanation. Perfect instructors and wonderful fun! It was very windy and raining day but no matter what the surfing lesson was worth it! I would love to be back there one day! thank you guys!

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Maynooth, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

2 lessons over 2 days with my girlfriend. Definitely worth doing more than 1 with the same company so you can work on pointers from the first lesson. Instructors were really supportive and friendly. All gear supplied and plenty to go round if wetsuits didn't fit. Longer boards for guys like me (tall and a few extra pounds). On both... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had a group booking with Lahinch Surf School. Some of our group commented on the size of the waves however, from those in the group who had never surfed to those with plenty of surfing experience we all had a great time. Two instructors looked after us and were able to offer advice to everyone in the group. Great... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I planned a day out with my son and his partner to Lahinch. They are regular surf users in Lahinch and always ring and book the boards they require. They normally book with "Lahinch surf experience" (Who are an excellent bunch) but this time they rang and pre-booked boards from here. got a voice mail back to confirm all was... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

What can I say? What a great experience! Mixed group of people some of who had surfed before and others who hadnt. The guys were great instructors and made sure we were all safe and happy. Special thanks to Eddie who kept an eye on me and helped me because I cant swim and am actually terrified of water....and I... More 

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Greystones, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We've surfed twice in Lahinch, both times with John's company. He and his staff could not be any friendlier. Both times, the instructors were excellent and gave us loads of time. John also made sure to ask us how we got on. It's a great way to spend a day or a weekend all year round.

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London, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I've surfed before but wasn't able to do so this trip. My friends were lucky enough to be able to meet John in advance of their lesson. What a great person! Oskar was wonderful and I played camera person as they both went from face plants to standing tall. A perfect location and surf for beginners. The price was right... More 

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