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'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...more
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Ballywillan Road, Portrush BT56 8GJ, Northern Ireland
+44 7935 952532
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All reviews great fun surf school these guys wet suits paddle boarding west strand hour lesson summer camp two hours brilliant afternoon an absolute blast equipment provided great instructor explained everything group lesson amazing experience hen party
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Great day out learning to paddle board with Hanno. This was great fun with full tuition given in the calmer waters of the harbour before venturing to the open sea. Brilliant exercise without realising it πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Ž

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank martymca33
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I had the best 2 hours fun doing this. Hanno was patient and excellent at learning us techniques to help us stay on the board ... for most of the time lol Would urge anyone to give this a go. I will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maps151829
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Once again we would like to thank Stevie for great tutoring and lot of fun. We really enjoyed both lessons we took.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michal B
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Stevie was a great tutor and the two hour lesson was brilliant! We were so sore the next day but it was worth it πŸ˜ƒ

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leigh O
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for my hen party! Hanno was so lovely and our coach Stevie was amazing. It was just such a wonderful day! Thank you again πŸ€™πŸΌπŸ’•

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bexfinney
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We booked our lesson with Hanno and Stevie for my friend’s hen- we had a fantastic lesson with two incredible teachers who made everything achievable and fun! Most of us got to balance, even for a few seconds, on the board after about an hour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hairorosh
Reviewed September 18, 2018

There were 7 of us in the Saturday morning class last week, me and 3 friends and 3 people we didn't know, we were a mix of locals and visitors to Portrush. West Strand is easy to find if you don't know Portrush, and has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed September 10, 2018

I booked 3 days of private lessons for my husband and myself as beginners. Ended up doing 2 days by myself as my husband got sick. The first day, I was with Hano; he was brilliant!! He told me exactly what I would have to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cocohernaez
Alive S, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Thank you so much for your brilliant review. Super happy you had a fantastic time and got so much out of your course. Hannah really is great and I'll pass your stoked comment on to her :) All the best and hopefully see you again...More

Reviewed September 5, 2018

I attended a 2 hour lesson yesterday with my dad who also decided to give it a go. It was a quiet day so we were the only ones in the lesson with Hanno. He was a great instructor, very calm and patient (and took...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank skyefreya
Alive S, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Hey Skye, thank you so much for your kind words. It was good having you guys with us and I am glad you enjoyed it :) Keep it up and hopefully see you guys again :) Thank you, Hanno

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

My 2 grandsons aged 10 and 8 did 2 4 morning courses at the end of August. They had a fantastic time. The sessions are very well run and the instructors engage the children with their enthusiasm. I was amazed by how quickly complete novices...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Margaret B
Alive S, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Thank you Margaret, your comment is very appreciated and we are happy to hear the boys had a great time. There are some great pictures of the two riding the same wave on our facebook page :) Thank you, Hanno

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October 3, 2016|
Response from HannoWindisch | Property representative |
Hi Caoimhe, thanks for getting in touch. Yes, we operate year round. In fact, the most consistent season for waves is the winter time. Apart from toasty wetsuits, we will then also provide boots and gloves to keep you nice... More
July 3, 2016|
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Response from HannoWindisch | Property representative |
Hi, we start taking kids from the age of 5, so 7 and 12 are perfect age. The kids camps are really great for the kids as they have others of similar age around them, boosting their confidence and contributing to overall fun... More
February 25, 2015|
Response from Alive S |
Hi, thanks for getting in touch and apologies for the delayed reply, we must have missed your enquiry unfortunately. We are about 1 hour and 20 minutes from the Belfast City airport and 40 minutes from the Belfast... More