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Address: | Keel Beach, Closhreed, Achill Island, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 249 5175
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Blackfield is a unique visitor attraction on Achill Island.The building...
Blackfield is a unique visitor attraction on Achill Island.The building houses a coffee shop selling Illy coffee as well as a surf shop with a wide range of wetsuits, hardware,clothing and surfboard hire.If you need a lesson or to hire some wetsuits, surfnboards or body bosrds, just drop in! Wi-fi is free to customers for 30 mins.In summer we house our surf school in a double decker bus on Keel beach.The Blackfield bus is fully seated upstairs with a fantastic view of the beach and tea, coffee hot chocolate and cold drinks are available every day from 10.30 until 5pm In winter (October - March) our building is closed but we are always happy to run lessons or hire equipment if you just give us a call!
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Excellent surf instructor for teens

Had a fantastic surf lesson with Gerry from Blackfield Surf school on Keel beach in Achill. All 6 of the group enjoyed the afternoon and we were lucky with the weather and... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a fantastic surf lesson with Gerry from Blackfield Surf school on Keel beach in Achill. All 6 of the group enjoyed the afternoon and we were lucky with the weather and waves.Would definitely recommend for teens and had a good long session. Well worth the trip and a highlight for our Breton visitor. Thanks Gerry for all your encouragement.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I organised a group of over 30 of us to get in some surf lessons with Blackfiled while on an adventure weekend in Achill. Gerry went out of his way to make sure it worked and all timed out with the other events we had going on. The setting was amazing on Keem Beach. We have all levels in our... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This summer was our second time visiting Achill with the kids and taking lessons from Gerry ... After we left Achill we went to Portugal to the Silver Coast, known for it's surfing, whilst it is a very beautiful place and magnificent beaches, after the kids took their lessons they came back and said the would prefer to be in... More 

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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us so nicely! Keel is the perfect place to take surf lessons, especially for kids-it is such a safe and lovely beach with waves suitable for beginners most of the year. It was a pleasure to have you here and we'll hopefully see you again on the double decker surf bus... More 

Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stopped for coffee while making our way accross Achill Island and so glad we did. Not only was it excellant coffee, we were also advised of places to visit on the island which we would have missed. My wife also managed to buy some earings in the shop. If you are travelling this may and just fancy a coffee,... More 

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Ilkley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Thanks Gerry for the time you gave me and Harris last week. 10 year old Harris looked like a pro at the end of our session (unlike me!) however we both had fun and slept well that night. The lesson was pitched at the right level for us - there were about 12 on the lesson and Gerry had excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Fantastic cup of coffee. Free information about tourism plus a surf shop. They run a surf school which we plan to go back next year and try out.

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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this review

Hi Roisin- Thanks very much for your kind words-we work hard on our coffee set up to ensure the grind of the fresh coffee is good, that our espresso machine is properly set and that our staff are trained well in the black art of coffee making! It's great when we hear back from our customers that it all comes... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Myself and my brothers had a lesson on Keel beach last week. Some had surfed a few times before, some hadn't. Compared to other lessons I've been to, I could see we all made really good progress with Gerry's advice. A very nice guy with really dead on and practical tips so that you get the most from your time.... More 

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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this review

John, it was a pleasure to have you guys aboard.I think you invented a few new moves that we'll probably see being copied by the pros on the ASP tour next year, once they've worked out exactly how you all managed to do them! Until next time, cheers Gerry More 

Boca Raton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I scheduled a lesson for my children for the start of our week's holiday on Achill but we were delayed for a couple of days due to calm seas and, while we were disappointed, I appreciated Gerry's integrity and determination to give the kids a real lesson. Once the weather was forecasted to be better suited for surfing Gerry called... More 

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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this review

Kathleen, Thank you for such a thoughtful review.We look forward to seeing your guys again in the future. Gerry More 

Sandbach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We booked a family surf lesson as a treat for my daughter's 11th birthday. There were 6 of us with a full range of ages and levels of capability but we all had a fantastic time from start (being loaded into our wetsuits) to finish (enjoying a well earned coffee in the sunshine). Gerry was a brilliant, patient instructor focusing... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Gerry cancelled our first lesson due to unfavourable conditions. Were we disappointed...yes, but after visiting the beach and watching another surf school struggling in the mess of waves our disappointment turned to confidence knowing that we were dealing with an absolute professional whose priority was safety and quality of lesson above all else. We finally got out the next day... More 

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