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Lahinch Surf School is about Friendly, Safe, 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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Beach Hut, Promenade, Lahinch, Ireland
+353 87 960 9667
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All reviews great fun these guys hour lesson staff were fantastic wet suits john school wetsuits waves board surf equipment bug mates newbies cheers ireland
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

These guys are the best surf rental co in Lahinch. They sorted us with top end boards and wet suits for the best price. Really sound lads even told us the best spot on the beach to head for. Would +00% reccomend.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rossmurphy2
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We tried booking online the night before with a couple places with no luck so we just decided to show up. We tried the first school and they were full so recommend we try this place. They were very accommodating to get our 10 year...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Guyfromsaskatchewan
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

It was a warm and sunny day in Ireland perfect for a spontaneous surf lesson! We called in the morning and were able to book an afternoon lesson easily for 2 adults. Equipment and 2 hour lesson are all provided at a superb price of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Arizona D
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

John McCarthy's Lahinch Surf School was an easy 5/5 star experience! The day my buddy and I went, Stuart and Matt helped us out exponentially! I went in being a first time surfer thinking I was going to have a rough time figuring it all...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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LahinchSurfSchool, Manager at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Thanks for the review. We are happy that we could help make your guys trip to Ireland a memorable one. A big "Aloha" from us here at the Lahinch Surf School Family.

Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Went on the May bank holiday with a group from work and was one of the best group events we attended. The staff were fantastic and could not be more helpful. They could not have done more for us. The lessons themselves were easy to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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LahinchSurfSchool, Manager at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Hi Hugh, Glad you had a good time here with us at Lahinch Surf School and happy we could pass on the 'stoke' of surfing to you and your colleagues. Thank you for the review and best wishes from us here at the LSS Family.

Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Really good instructors, my niece never surfed before but after a week of teen camp she got that surfing bug and loves to surf now. Thank you guys

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank kasiapreising
LahinchSurfSchool, Owner at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Hi Kasia! Thank you so much for your kind review! We are delighted to hear! It's great to hear your niece is keeping it up, we hope to see her in the surf someday soon! Best wishes! All of the LSS Family :)

Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Visited here with 3 friends in November 2017. I’ve had lessons before but I have to say that Alan - our instructor was the best teacher I’ve ever had. We had a great morning.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Shauna K
LahinchSurfSchool, Owner at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Shauna. Thanks so much for this cool review. We are delighted you had an awesome experience with us. Alan is a brill surf coach. Hope to see you in Lahinch Surf School again soon:) Thanks John

Reviewed October 23, 2017

My wife and I took surf lessons from Lahinch Surf School in October of 2017 from Jacob. There were only four of us in the group, so we had a lot of one-on-one instruction. The waves that day were great for beginners, not too big,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank cezrah
LahinchSurfSchool, Owner at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Hi Kasia. Thank you so much for this great review and recommendation for Lahinch Surf School. We appreciate it so much. We are delighted you had brilliant experience. We always try to make it fun, friendly and safe. Thanks again for the fantastic review. Hope...More

Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Recently popped down with the family to have a bash at this surfing crack . I can't say I was a genius by any means but it was most enjoyable and so glad we had a go of it. Our instructor was Lorcan who was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

We are a family of 4, kids aged 11 and 18. We booked the two hour lesson at a family rate and shared this slot with another family of 4. There children were a lot younger. We made our booking over the phone and the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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January 4, 2019|
Response from LahinchSurfSchool | Property representative |
Hi Patrick, First apologies for the delayed response. A surf lesson is a great activity to do for a stag party. We do many stag and hen parties through the year . We can accommodate a group of 20 lads no problem. The... More
Tara K
March 27, 2017|
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Response from LahinchSurfSchool | Property representative |
Hi Tara Thanks for your question! Glad to hear you would like to come surfing with us here in Lahinch! Here's our surf lesson info and prices: Adult lessons cost €35 for one lesson or a weekend surfing...€65 for 2... More