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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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Fantastic morning surfing

My 10 year old son and I had a surf lesson on Sunday 25 September with Hanno at Alive Surf School. I must admit that I was apprehensive - it was cold before we started and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Richard N
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My 10 year old son and I had a surf lesson on Sunday 25 September with Hanno at Alive Surf School. I must admit that I was apprehensive - it was cold before we started and I wasn't sure whether my son would enjoy it. The wetsuits that we used were fantastic and I never felt cold. Hanno was great... More 

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

Thanks Richard for your kind review - very appreciated you take your time and share your view. What a great morning that was. Check our Facebook page, I uploaded a wee video from that session :-) More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great great day with hanno and the guys. I had never been in the sea for a long period of time never mind surfed. The guys are so relaxed they put you at ease straight away. We were with quite a big group but this didn't make us feel left out we got all the help we needed... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We joined these guys today and I was a tad dubious, how wrong can a person be. It was a very poor day, but these guys made it a day to remember. We had fun from start to finish and didn't want it to end. Will definitely be back again. Thanks.

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Thank Raymond S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such a great morning with instructor Hanno- excellent tuition given- and I was surfing! Great beach facilities- hot shower was a bonus. Thanks a million to Hanno. Hope to b back someday

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day at Portrush West strand! The guys supply the suits. There is public toilets and showers there to use for getting changed before and after. We had Nick as our instructor. He done a great demonstration on the beach and told us the basics of getting started. We where in a group of 14, so once we... More 

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

Hi Chris, thank you for taking your time and leaving your valuable feedback. I am very sorry to hear that you didn't get the high-quality Alive Surf School experience that we pride ourselves with normally. Individual support and guidance in the water, professional tuition and making sure everyone is safe are the standard hallmarks that we expect our guests to... More 

Carimate, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should get the beach , change your clothes in the facility nearby.Than Hanno his colleges bring you to the sea and explain what you should do.You take all you need directly from the van.Hanno is very kind and his friends too.My son , we are from Italy , enjoyed the activity a lot and he always stayed longer in... More 

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Thank nigni2002
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a group of 7 veterans up for their first ever experience of surfing. (Collective age 482!) Have used Alive Surf School in the past for other groups and have always had a fantastic time. This was no exception. Hanno pitched it beautifully and gave the boyos from west Belfast an experience of a lifetime that they will long remember.... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always wanted to try paddle boarding and had the opportunity to try it with Alive Surf School. It was fantastic! Many thanks Hanno. Would highly recommend!!

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

Thank you very much for your review Suzanne. I am glad you enjoyed your experience paddle boarding with us :) More 

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great time, instructors really did make the kids feel safe. Highly recommend this, brilliant day out. Thanks guys.

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

Hi Barbara, thank you for taking your time and giving us your feedback, very appreciated. Fun and safety is our motto and we are glad you had a good time and that you felt your kids were in safe hands :) More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2 adults and 2 kids (10 and 12) who will find any excuse to go back. Great teaching which included health and safety, warm up and mobilisation to prepare for the session. Clear instruction on techniques from fun, friendly and helpful instructors. we returned a couple of days later just to hire the wetsuits and boards to get out on... More 

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