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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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I had my surf lesson today with hanno from Alive surf school, I've been wanting to try for a long time but never got around to it and i have to say I'm really pleased i choose... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

I had my surf lesson today with hanno from Alive surf school, I've been wanting to try for a long time but never got around to it and i have to say I'm really pleased i choose these guys for my first experience. Hanno is a great teacher and explained everything with just the right amount of detail to allow... More 

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

Thank you for a great review Johnny. That was a great day and we're happy you had such a good time. Looking forward to seeing you again :) More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My girlfriend and were complete beginners before our lesson with Alive Surf School, but we were standing up in no time and really enjoying it. The instructors were great teachers and very friendly. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We booked the surfing for a friends hen party and absolutely loved it! Great fun and it was still warm in rainy/windy weather. The instructors were brilliant and determined to get you standing up on the board. Can't wait to try the stand up paddle boarding now!

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

Hey Hannah, thank you for your great review - very appreciated. We are glad you guys had a fab time and it would be good to take you out on the paddleboards. Give us a buzz and we'll give you an update on conditions, so far all looking good this week for a wee paddle or cave tour :) More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Rang up the day before for an impulsive surf lesson. Couldn't have been made easier with the Alive van right off the beach. The instructors were brilliant, taking time with each person in the group in the water to give a hand and advice after showing us the ropes onshore. Couldn't have had a better day!

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

Hi Ciara, fantastic to hear you enjoyed yourselves and that you felt well looked after. Thank you for sharing your feedback. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Easy to book, easy to find info on and booked pretty last minute! We went out with Hanno on a pretty stormy day for our first surf lesson- his instruction was so clear both on the beach then in the water- despite stormy conditions we felt totally safe and also saw some great results!! I couldn't recommend Alive surf school... More 

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

Thank you Susan, that was a rough day indeed. You guys did great and I am happy you had a brilliant time. Give us a call when you are back in the area :) More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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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HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this review

Hi Nicola, thank you for your time and leaving this great feedback. It was good to have you with us and we are glad you enjoyed it :) More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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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HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you Raymond, it is always nice to show everyone how much fun can be had on even on rougher days :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 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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HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic feedback Joy, very appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the whole experience - that always brightens up our days too :) More 

Banbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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 

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