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Address: Ballywillan Road, Portrush BT56 8GJ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 7935 952532
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'Winner - Best Family Activity Provider in Northern Ireland 2011, 2012 adn...

'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!

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Would give six stars if could

Friendly helpful and really good with children. Very safety conscious with great teaching. My son was able to stand up very quickly and just wants to keep coming back. Flexible... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Friendly helpful and really good with children. Very safety conscious with great teaching. My son was able to stand up very quickly and just wants to keep coming back. Flexible, so you can also just rent a board and wet suit if you don't need the lesson.

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Thank Stephenjohn43
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friends and I had a lesson with Hanno for my hen party and it was fantastic fun. Although there weren't many waves on the day, we all really enjoyed the lesson and said we would love to come back again for another go. Hanno is a great teacher and very professional. Highly recommended!

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Thank flora129
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked surf lesson for myself and 2 children aged 12, we had surfed only once before so thought I was good idea to have another lesson. Had a brilliant day and all the staff were brilliant, definitely recommend this surf school and will be back again :)

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Thank nc977
Cookstown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arranged the surf lesson for my daughter and myself after much debating over what to do on a damp Saturday in the summer hols. The Alive team were fantastic, very well organised and approachable. We had the best day ever and we plan to return before the end of August. A great day out, thanks Hanno

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Thank Marc_Slevin
belfast
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 2 eldest boys went this week aged 8 and 9 and I can honestly say they both loved it! There has been strong winds all week so there was plenty of wave action to help them on there boards. We used Alive's wet suits and this worked very well for us..... There were no complaints of being cold as... More 

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Thank ianw22
Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a lesson with Catherine from Alive Surf School. Having never surfed before we weren't sure what to expect, but it was brilliant. She showed us the basics before getting in the water, then after a short time brought us back out to show us how to 'surf'. I wasn't expecting a first lesson to teach you the standing... More 

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Thank Chris_586red
Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great way to spend one of our afternoons and if we had more time we would have done it again. Our instructor was so patient, accommodating and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend it!!!!!

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Thank Melissa H
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our trips back home have got so much more fun since we discovered Alive surf school. Our kids (10&12) love the 4 day holiday club and we hire suits and join in too. Wish it had been running when we were kids.

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Thank KGEF
HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this review

Wow, thank you very much for your fantastic review :) Let us know next time you join in and you'll get the suits for free. Thank you, Hanno More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 2 young boys and I had a brilliant time with the Alive team...the boys did 4 days of surfing and despite the weather loved every minute of it. I even managed to get a paddle boarding lesson and I will definitely being going back again. Thoroughly enjoyed it and all the instructors were brilliant. Thanks again see you soon

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Thank rebeccarossetto
HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca, thank you for taking your time and leaving a review for us, very appreciated. We are happy to hear you and the boys really enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to seeing you soon. More 

Belfast
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three boys (7, 8, 11) who hadn't surfed before, really looking forward to a week of surfing and they weren't let down. Rained every day but one but it didn't make a difference they had a great time and were very impressed with themselves that they could stand up by the end!

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Thank Angela M
HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this review

Dear Angela, thank you so much for your feedback. It definitely wasn't the best weather but sure everyone was wet anyway, glad they enjoyed it thoroughly :) More 

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