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“Amazing experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alive Surf School

Alive Surf School
Ballywillan Road, Portrush BT56 8GJ, Northern Ireland
+44 7935 952532
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Portrush
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: 'Winner - Best Family Activity Provider in Northern Ireland 2011, 2012 adn 2013 ! 'Alive Surf School is the longest running surf school in Northern Ireland and has taught over 11,000 people of all ages, shapes and sizes how to surf! Our simple philosophy is to 'be safe and have fun', we excel at both of these goals and our lessons start from only £20 per person.All lessons last for 2 hours and include all equipment, a drink and snack for afterwards there are even free hot showers at the beach. Our instructors are all fully qualified beach lifeguards, surfing instructors and some have even surfed for Ireland......Book you place now for a really awesome day out!
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Ricky and Hanno were amazing teachers. Being a beginner to surfing and trying it out for the first time, I had a blast (even though I wiped out more than once). They had a great lesson plan that taught the fundamentals of surfing, and put us right in the water to try it out. Even though there were 12 of us learning at the same time, they gave everyone ample one-on-one training time. Personable individuals who you can have a great laugh with. I'm definitely going up there again this year!

Visited February 2013
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“Thirty something's surfing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Had our first surfing lesson today, in Portrush and the lesson was taken by John. The instruction was first class and all of the equipment provided was in excellent condition. We started with the basics, then spent time practising. We had a great time.
Overall, for two hours, with all equipment included, I thought the price was very reasonable. Highly recommended.

Visited February 2013
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“What a way to start a Winter Stag Do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Group of us went to Alive a few days before Christmas to start off a stag do, expected to be standing on a beach in the freezing cold getting shown how to stand on a board for ages.....couldn't' be more wrong. After being provided with top quality gear by the boys of Alive, a quick warm up and tutorial we were straight in the water. Instructors were brilliant. Really helpful and gave you plenty of time to "find your feet." Top quality service provided. Such a great laugh and well worth the very reasonable price tag. Amazing location, great instructors and great fun. Highly recommended. Can't wait to head back! Few good bars in town afterwards to quench the thirst after a demanding session! :-)

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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Have had 3 lessons since Christmas - had a brilliant experience every time. Ricky, Johnny and Hanno were really welcoming. They gave us really useful advice and encouragement. Booked at late notice too and we were always accommodated. Water surprisingly warm too! Be back soon for more.

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“Great 50th birthday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We booked Alive for a friends 50th birthday and we had a ball! Ricky and team looked after us so well and made sure we were totally confident with the boards and skills we needed to hit the waves. They made sure we had a laugh as well as being taught how to surf. Would thoroughly recommend for a great day out:)

Visited August 2012
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