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“Spring surfing Portrush” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Long Johns Surf Academy

Long Johns Surf Academy
104 Coleraine Road, Portrush, Northern Ireland
07598 572 017
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Ranked #7 of 17 attractions in Portrush
Type: Classes/Workshops
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Owner description: Long John's Surf Academy invites you to come and try surfing/SUP at the surf capital of the Causeway Coast - Portrush.This is the perfect place to learn to surf with fully qualified ASI instructor and 4 times Irish National Longboard Champion ' Long John McCurry'. Being a waterman - Long John has unparalleled knowledge in this field, surfing for the Irish Surf Team since he was eighteen, he holds various awards both on an national and international level - see below: At The Academy professional surf instructors bring you everything you would every want from your surf/SUP lesson, ideal for children, adults, groups of families, stag and hens, corporate events etc.. - really anyone who wants to learn this unique surfing lifestyle.So whatever your level of surfing The Academy can help.making you surfing/SUP better whilst keeping you safe and having a fantastic experience.. The vision of Long John's Surf Academy is not only to get you on a board but also evaluate, monitor and progress you to the point that you are trimming along a wave, by that time you have caught the surfing bug!! All lessons are two hours long and include all equipment prices start from £15.Long John McCurry - AcheivmentsResults: Irish National Longboard Champion 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011. Runner-up 2005, 2007. 16th ISA World Surfing Games (Ecuador, 2004). 17th European Surf Championships (France, 2007). 3 time National Student Longboard Champion. West Coast Surf Club 2009 Champion. 8 caps for Irish National Surf Team. International Sporting Fair Play Award 2009. Sports person of the year 2009 - Coleraine Council Sports Awards.
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Spring surfing Portrush”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Had two excellent surfing lessons this weekend. Tuition, equipment and knowledge of the waves/water safety 10/10. I needed to improve my technique so having lessons from a National Champion was greatly appreciated. John caters for all ages and levels, great value for money. Immense fun and highly recommended.

Visited April 2013
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“Great experience, very professional and friendly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Despite the cold weather, we braved the North Coast waters for what turned out to be a brilliant idea! We had a great lesson, entered the water knowing nothing about how to surf and now we can! It was a great birthday present and we will definitely be booking more lessons! John is an amazing teacher, very patient and lots of fun :)

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“Harbour Supping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Had a group lesson with john in Portballintrae during a sunny Saturday in August 2012. I had tried Stand up Paddling before and struggled but this time the tuition was first class and i was up and paddling in no time. First rate equipment was provided and the knowledge of the sea was very impressive.

Visited August 2012
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“New Kid on The Block”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I booked a lesson for my son and his friends with Long John's Surf Academy. Amazing value for money, lesson was two hours long and included all equipment. John's credentials speak for themselves, the kids were impressed with the lesson (its hard to impress teenagers!' and being a mum I was pleased that water safety was included in the lesson. He was great with the kids and gave them all individual tuition during the lesson.
When the lesson was finished John did not leave until all the kids had been picked up. If you are looking for an activity when visiting the area, this 'new kid on the block' has to be tried after all there is not many kids that can say they have been taught by a pro surfer. We will definitely be rebooking. Thank John!

Visited September 2012
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“One to try!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Our family booked a lesson with Long John's Surf Academy last time we were down. My husband surfed years ago and our two boys had not.
John took us to East Strand Beach, he spent time explaining about water safety and how to 'pop' up on the board.
He was great with all the kids and that includes my husband!! We really enjoyed our day and were very happy with the price as that included all equipment, he made sure that we all got some individual time with him. By the end of the lesson one of my sons was able to pop and surf some of the waves.
If you are looking for good value for money and have lessons with a 4 x national irish champion, could not recommend his school enough.
Suffice to say I have bought christmas vouchers from him. Thanks to John and his whole team we will be rebooking.

Visited October 2012
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