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Ben's Surf Clinic

Lahinch Beach, Lahinch, Ireland
+353 (0) 86 8448622
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Ranked #1 of 13 Activities in Lahinch
Type: Surf Camps, Adventure
Owner description: Ben has been coaching surfing since 1993 and set up Bens Surf Clinic in Lahinch Co. Clare to become...
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Type: Surf Camps, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: Ben has been coaching surfing since 1993 and set up Bens Surf Clinic in Lahinch Co. Clare to become the top Lahinch surf school. We provide top quality surf lessons with a difference. We work in small groups (max 6) with a level 2/3 surf coach to give lots of personnal attention and hopefuly help you progress quickly. We coach all levels from beginner to advanced including video analysis. We were Irelands first hard board surf school and are delighted to coach you on your own board, or bring you throuhg the complete basics.All our lessons are for two hours in the water, as we believe time in the water is waht people really wnat and is also the best place to learn. We have a wide range of lessons and course for kids right through to the old adventurer so come along and try a new surf experience.

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Kildare
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We booked first lesson (Boys ages 17,13 & the Mother!)... absolutely brilliant, no flapping about, safety rules, basic how to stay on surf board tips & bit practice on the sand, then out we went, helped along out at sea... had a ball ! Even the Mother !! Absolutely wrecked after, but throughly enjoyed. Boys booked in for another session... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Well worth getting a lesson from Ben. Great for genuinely learning how to surf, how to read waves and understand where your going wrong and what to improve on. He knows your ability immediately and will coach you based on that. Staff are helpful and friendly and great value to rent a boards and suit. I'll be back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Ben's Surf Clinic in Lahinch, County Clare, is where you want to go if you (a). You want to learn to surf, (b). You are looking for an active activity in Ireland. Decided to go surfing on a vacation to west Ireland on a whim with my brother and 14 year old daughter. First off, Lahinch is considered one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Signed up for weekend clinic to learn some much needed technique to progress to the next level. Ben's coaching is fantastic and I learnt heaps while having a super fun weekend in the water and meeting lots of great people. Highly recommend it for surfers at any level !! Loads of time in the water... So much fun and my... More 

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Thurles, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Booked a surf lesson with Ben's Clinic for myself and a couple of friends, we thoroughly enjoyed it, everything was very professional from the emails confirming the booking, point of contact getting kitted out with the wet suits and especially the surf instructor himself. What I really liked was the attention to detail, he was very clear on the instructions... More 

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Greystones, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had never been on any kind of board before, and we decided to book the lessons about an hour before actually going. Our instructor was incredibly patient and encouraging, and I was actually able to stand up a few times! Changing into the wet suits was a challenging experience, but so much fun. My friends and I had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Booked a surf lesson with Ben's Clinic for a group of 30 college students. We were mostly beginners but those that had more experience really benefited from the small instructor-student ratio and were getting more and more confident as the lesson went on! The instructors were very friendly and got very excited as we got the hang of it! Some... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went with a work group for the wkend. We had multiple levels in our group from beginners to improvers and overall feedback from the group was excellent regarding the enthusiasm & knowledge shown by the instructors. Definitely would recommend Ben & his surf clinic.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

I booked with Ben's surf clinic for a surf lesson for four people. The lesson was great and the instructor insured we were on the water as soon as possible. He was really positive the whole time which I feel helps to give people confidence. Everyone improved and had a great time.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Booked up with Ben for an afternoon climbing session. The instructors were brilliant, very calm and encouraging, a great experience and well organised. Majority of the party had climbed before and so the instructors warmed us up and then took us up some of the more challenging climbs. Great fun, and everyone enjoyed themselves.

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