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Address: | Keel Beach, Achill Island, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 249 5175
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Blackfield is a unique visitor attraction on Achill Island.If you need a...

Blackfield is a unique visitor attraction on Achill Island.If you need a surfing lesson or to hire some wetsuits, surfboards or body boards, just drop in!

We run a hugely popular and (very small) surf camp for children aged 8-16 during the months of July and August.In 2016 we are also running a coding and robotics camp for children aged up to 14.

In summer we house our surf school in a double decker bus on Keel beach.The Blackfield bus is fully seated upstairs with a fantastic view of the beach and tea, coffee hot chocolate and cold drinks are available every day from 10.30 until 5pm

In winter (October - March) our building is closed but we are always happy to run lessons or hire equipment!

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Made a repeat customer out of me

So, my 24 year old daughter finally decide that a wetsuit was need for getting in the water around Achill Island. She decided this on Sunday when everywhere was closed. Thankfully... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
stephkev
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So, my 24 year old daughter finally decide that a wetsuit was need for getting in the water around Achill Island. She decided this on Sunday when everywhere was closed. Thankfully we found Blackfield open and in we go to see if they had any wetsuits in stock. Now here's the good bit. We found some and in her size... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 3 daughters did a weeks summer camp at surf school and had a great time every day they were there. They can all pretty competently surf now which is testament to how good the teachers at Blackfield are. The two main teachers, Abdel and Liam were very patient and enthusiastic and owner Gerry was especially kind and helpful to... More 

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Thank Mick B
Bray, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Our two sons aged 10 & 12 had a fantastic time at Blackfield surf camp for the second year running; it was great to see their skills and confidence building on what they'd learned last summer and Keel beach is just spectacularly beautiful. A very successful add-on this year was the coding session in the afternoon: they enjoyed it hugely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We had a lesson with Gerry recently. Joined another family and had great fun. Gerry is an absolute professional and made the experience an exceptional one for us. Would recommend everyone on holiday in the area to book a lesson!

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Thank Emer C
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this review

Hi Emer, Thanks for the great review..delighted that you had such a good time and hopefully we will see you again the next time you're in the west! More 

County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

we were in achill for a week with 3 teenagers, we took a surf lesson with gerry from blackfield surf school. we all had a brilliant time. Gerry gave us all a group lesson but also took the time to coach each of us one on one and some of us even managed to stay up on our boards during... More 

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Thank linda10138
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this review

Hi Linda, It was a pleasure to take you guys into the water and see how well you all did-especially as there was a bit of nerves at the beginning! See you again hopefully! More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Six 16 year old beginners had a surfing class with Gerry, who was with them in the water throughout the session to give advice and encouragement. Two hours later, all of the lads were standing up on their boards and riding the waves.....It was great to watch from the beach and even more fun for the boys themselves. Gerry took... More 

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Thank LighthouseCrew
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this review

Pretty good surfing going on with those guys! Good enough to put the video on our Facebook page! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My 11 year old son took his first ever surf lesson with Gerry, who was patient and methodical in his approach, which saw him stand up repeatedly. He is now so excited and motivated to try it again, so we'll be back sooner rather than later! :)

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Thank Johan S
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this review

Thanks Johan, hope the rest of the trip was a success! More 

County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We came as a group of beginners excited to surf and we all succeed with Gerry's help! He was focused on teaching us and not on the time. He was excellent with giving positive feed back and showing us where we could improve. By the end of the lesson each of us were able to stand on the board. We... More 

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Thank TiffRaz
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this review

Hi Tiff, Great to meet you and your buddies on such a nic Achill day! Thanks for the review. G More 

moscou
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Second time with Gerry. He is very kind and patient ; he's in the water with us and gives us many advice, and help us. He also took pics of all of us (at the end…). fabulous! We'll go back ! Thanks!

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Thank Estelle S
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Blackfield Surf School-Hope to see you all again when the summer is over and we start to get the first of the lovely Autumn waves! More 

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We went as a group of four on our first surf lesson. Gerry was an excellent instructor, and brought us to the best possible part of Keel beach for surfing. His explanations were clear and we all managed to stand up on the board. Not bad for a first lesson! Highly recommended.

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Thank Fergus B
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this review

Thanks Fergus.. More 

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