Portrush Surf School
Portrush Surf School
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Learn to Surf, Paddle Board and BodyBoard with 11 x Irish National Champion Martin Kelly. Current British Number 3 TK runs lessons everyday all year round from the first class facilities of Portrush Yacht Club. All equipment included. 2 Hour Surf Sessions. Small and Large groups catered for. Private changing facilities and HOT Showers included free of change. N.Ireland No.1 Surf Coach ! Surfing Lessons Surf School Paddle Board Lessons SUP
Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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2022

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Jenny
Belfast, UK6 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Booked a surprise paddleboarding lesson for Johnnys birthday and from start to finish it was amazing. The guys were so professional and polite when we arrived, kitted us out with the all the gear then Hector took us out for our lesson. He made it extremely enjoyable and even managed to get someone who is afraid of the sea out riding the waves. Its a worthwhile experience and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to step outside their comfort zone. Top tip: Don't believe it when Hector tells you to put your feet on the black dots at the back of the board hahaha you go vertical and fall in. So much fun we will definitely be back. Thanks so much guys Jenny and Johnny.
Written August 15, 2021
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Jonathan Pollock
1 contribution
Mar 2020
Me and a group of 7 friends had booked to go surfing for the first time with TK Portrush Surf School and we could not rate them highly enough. The weather was pretty bad and we were concerned about being cold but we did not need to worry, all equipment was provided and we did not feel the cold one single bit. The instructor was fantastic and could not of been more helpful, even recommending bars and restaurants for after! We were out for over two hours which absolutely flew by. The facilities for showering afterwards were top class, will definitely be making this a frequent activity!!!
Written March 2, 2020
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roisins1
Magherafelt, UK63 contributions
Jul 2021
Booked a 3 hour session for my son and his brother, they had an absolute ball, they did really well and both felt confident enough to hire a surf board the next time they were at the beach. I'm now looking at booking SUP lesson for myself and friends. All the trainers were so happy, friendly and knowledgeable.
Written July 26, 2021
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Bryan B
Belfast, UK18 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Never been on a paddle-board before, so was a bit nervous as to how I’d manage (I’m in my 60’s). However had a great time with Hector who was a calm friendly instructor. Small group. Started in Portrush harbour which is v sheltered and simple to learn the basics. (Despite my worries it was actually quite straightforward to get up standing on the stable boards they supply, and easy to get back on the board if you fall off - twice deliberately as a trial and once by accident). As it was lovely weather we were then able to leave the harbour on the boards and explore along the cliff at nearby Ramore Head. Great two hours.
So if you fancy giving paddle-boarding a go I would thoroughly recommend these guys
Written July 21, 2021
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Michael McCartney
3 contributions
Jul 2021
Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire. W.B. Yeats said that and Jonny our surf instructor lives it when he's teaching how to surf. I brought my teen son for a one-on-one lesson and the improvement was amazing. Bi shout out to Portrush Surf School for a job well done. Totally safe, fun and educational. Best coaching I've encountered in Ireland. Super cool. Thanks guys.
Written July 19, 2021
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Alison M
4 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This is the second time my kids have attended Portrush surf school ( aged 9, 11 and 13). They absolutely love it! Most importantly the instructors were great according to them. Hectar, Connor and Megan were really helpful, built their confidence by getting them to try things, but most importantly made it fun which is really what it’s all about for kids. Thanks so much.
Written August 6, 2021
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Patricia T
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Friends
My first ever hen party and as mother of the bride, I just want to say I had a ball. Martin and his team of instructors were just brilliant excellent and made us feel very confident in the water, 5 stars all the way with a glass of bubbles & strawberries waiting for us at the finish of our lesson. I would highly recommend this a very fun activity for a hen party or any occasion. Can’t wait to try surfing again.
Written August 3, 2020
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Nuala
Cookstown, UK2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
I had a group lesson as part of a hen party. It was absolutely brilliant! We all loved every minute! Most of us had never been surfing before and we all can’t wait to surf again. Hector was our surf teacher and he was fantastic. I highly recommend you give surfing a try if you are visiting Portrush with Portrush Surf School! 😊
Written August 3, 2020
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Paul B
Belfast, UK23 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
I tried to book in for a sup board session on line but it was fully booked. I chanced my arm a rang and spoke to TK. Told him I was trying to book for 5 people but there was no availability. Long story short, he sorted us with an out of hours session. Not only was it out of hours but he kept it exclusively for us as I had young children and it would be less intimidating for them. What a gentleman and service I thought.

As it turned out, only three of us made it, Me 47, my Daughter 13 and my son 11. I informed them in advance of this which was no problem.

We got instructor Jonny. What a guy. My son has been saying all week he won’t be standing up and he 100% won’t be going out of the harbour. Jonny had him doing both and loving it. He gave the exact amount of info and instruction for you to have maximum fun and experience.

Very knowledgable Which was good as I had a thousand questions, gave me all the info I needed to know if I wanted to go buy my own board. He actually said if I need any more info when it came to buying it to just ring the school.

All the gear supplied, nice warm showers afterwards, no rush, nice n chilled, great way to spend the evening. Brilliant instructor, great school, unreal service. They really went out of their way to look after us.

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
Written July 19, 2021
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jellybeanaddict20
Naas, Ireland18 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
Recently had the privilege of experiencing Portrush Surf School surf lessons. Our instructors, Hector and Joe, were fantastic and the owner was incredibly kind and helpful. Despite the waves being slightly calm and the changing rooms being closed (due to COVID-19), we had an amazing time and would definitely recommend surfing with them!
Written July 26, 2020
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