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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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London, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our Kids 10 and 12, loved 5 days of Surfing lessons in August , and now want to go back evey year . Eddie, Nils ,John and all the staff were great. Can only be recommended!!!

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Manchester
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The is a warning on the wall of the surf school that 'surfing is addictive' and my children emerged from their two hour lesson to declare that this is most definitely true. A great experience ( even for their watching and nervous mother) Will definitely be back

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My girlfriend and myself were touring Ireland and found our way to Lahinch (or is it Lehinch...) by accident, we had great breakfast at Joe's and then wen't to the beach where we came across the small surf shack which was the Lahinch Surf School by John McCarthy. My girlfriend surfed a couple of times before so I had some... More

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Buncrana, Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My 12 year old son and I surfed for two days. Really really enjoyed the experience. It was my first time and I found the instructors to be helpful and friendly. The waves the second day where massive! I took a bit of a battering but managed to stand up a few times. Equipment was first class too! We will... More

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Wexford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

12 & 15 year old kids for a 2 hour lesson. Instructor took great care of both kids. Great fun & learned a lot in one lesson. Would thoroughly recommend this company. Safe & relaxed attitude.

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Cork, Ireland
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13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Katie & Millie really enjoyed their lesson today. They were nervous to start off with but this didn't last long. The instructor was excellent. The changing in the car park was a little akward, I didn't have the car with me when I dropped them off (we walked) but I made sure that I had the car there for them... More

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Dunboyne, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The staff were fantastic with the kids (and there was no hidden extras in the price i.e. hire of wet suits/shoes etc). The lesson was 2 hours and they asked at the start of the lesson at the Health & Safety briefing who had surfed before. I noticed that they paid special attention to those children. If your children want... More

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My wife and I had a surf lesson last week and we had a super time. We both were a little nervous as my wife is not a big water person and I like to ensure I can always touch the sea bed with my feet... I had emailed the school a few weeks before and I received a very... More

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

Hi Shane Thanks so much for your great feedback. It was great to see your wife take to surfing while she was not that excited about it upon checking in:) Thanks again. Hope to see you soon. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I did a surf class two years ago and it was a great experience except for one thing that bothered me, changing in the dirty Car Park. I walked past the Surf School two weeks ago and guess what ? Guys still changing in the Car Park exposed to the elements. Why ?

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

Hi Dave. Thanks for the feedback and glad to hear you had an Excellent lesson with us a few years ago. We do our utmost to make sure everyone has a great surfing experience. Since you surfed with us, we do have a changing room. It's 1minute walk away by lahinch playground. When it's busy at weekends this becomes 'The... More

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