Lahinch Surf School
Lahinch Surf School
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Lahinch Surf School is all about being friendly, safe and fun in the surf! Established by John McCarthy, three times Irish Senior Surf Champion, John established Co.Clare's first Surf School to share his love and 'stoke' for surfing. Lahinch Surf School has stayed true to that dream ever since. When we're not surfing big waves at the Cliffs of Moher (the wave John named "Aileens"), you'll find us at our 'Beach Hut' on Lahinch promenade. The positive vibes are infectious dude! Courses: Outside of doing a single two hour lesson any day of the year, our most popular courses are the 'Weekend Surf Course' for adults, which is 3 fun lessons over the weekend; and our Kids(9-12), Teens(13-18) and Grom(6-8) Camps in school holidays. You are welcome to come join the fun at Lahinch Surf School.
Lahinch, County Clare, Ireland

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Helen
Ireland’s Ancient East, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Had a 2 hour surfing lesson with John during the week and it was brilliant! John was very enthusiastic and a great teacher. He gave everyone in the lesson his time to help them get up on the board. For a group of complete beginners everyone was able to ride a wave by the end. All the gear is provided too.
Very handy that you can book online, with a variety of times available. Conveniently located right by the beach in Lahinch with loads of parking ( we were running late and John went above and beyond to help us with the parking).
We will definitely be back and will be recommending to friends!
Written July 25, 2020
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Roisin O
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Brilliant experience for myself and my 2 kids age 9 and 11. We booked a family lesson, it was our first time attempting to surf. We thoroughly enjoyed it and recieved great instruction and encouragement from our instructor. Our 9 year old got up standing on the board, my 11 yo and I got up as far as our knees but can build on the skills we learned. Will defo go again. Highly recommend.
Written August 23, 2020
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Leamy.S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Took a lesson with Lahinch surf school and it did not disappoint. Two hour lesson with Aoife and it was the highlight of our staycation.
Aoife was great fun and made everyone feel like they were a pro by the end..... even though we certainly weren’t!!!!
Definitely great value and would recommend it to anyone.
Written September 29, 2020
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Grainne
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Had an absolutely brilliant time surfing last week. There was 8 of us in the group (4 of us a part of my own group), which was an ideal size. We did nothing but laugh and enjoy the full session! Our instructor was Eddie and he made us all feel very at ease and comfortable in the sea. He was great fun and really made the session so enjoyable. So much fun and would definitely come back again and recommend to anyone! Thanks guys!
Written August 27, 2020
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Eimear H
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Amazing experience. John our instructor was very encouraging and motivational. We were inexperienced and he was so helpful and patient and made the experience fun. We had lots of time in the water. The gear was in excellent condition and changing facilities were available. I would definitely go back again my next time in Lahinch.
Written April 8, 2023
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Garrett W
Skerries, Ireland1,469 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Wind was very light on the day we were visiting, which is probably fine for beginners, but intermediates would prefer a few more waves. Daughter completed 2 hour session. Changing facilities = 1 big room near the main car park. Instructors seemed energetic and knowledgeable. Different levels of experience in the group. Group seemed big for 1 instructor, and they were kept together as opposed to being spread out. This caused issues for more experienced surfers as they came towards shore, and had to come off their boards to avoid collisions.
Written August 22, 2020
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sarah c
Athlone, Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This was a great day and with great instructors. We had Aoife for our lesson and she was so energetic and knowledgeable. We had different levels of experience in the group and it worked for all of us (from beginner to previous experience). She helped everyone out and this made the experience excellent. Amazing group of people and a fantastic day.
Written August 4, 2020
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myranid
Cologne, Germany28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
My dad and I did an early lesson with Liam. Definitely recommend the earlier lessons, since you're almost on your own. We had a lot of fun and could stand up every now and then!
The prices are also okay and definitely worth it.
Written August 27, 2022
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Nick B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Kids had a fantastic time for two hours this morning.
Thanks to Pat for looking after my son who is a wheelchair user and thanks to John for organising a brilliant day.We will definitely be back again!
Highly recommend.
Written August 16, 2020
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Stephen M
Gorey, Ireland94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We booked a few days in advance. Didn’t have to pay till the day. Guys were very lax and sound and really made our experience enjoyable. We booked to do it ourselves but it was a rough day so they got us going and we did the rest. Great fun
Written July 31, 2020
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