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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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Brilliant Surfing

We went surfing over Easter and had a great time. Gerry was a fantastic teacher and ensured we all had a blast. We were a group of two adults and two 11 year old girls and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gareth H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went surfing over Easter and had a great time. Gerry was a fantastic teacher and ensured we all had a blast. We were a group of two adults and two 11 year old girls and everyone had fun. Having the lessons indoors before heading to the beach which was a few minutes away was a big advantage and the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must-do in Achill. Gerry is a fantastic instructor and we had an amazing afternoon surfing - we were sad when it was time to pack up and leave. Great activity for all ages. Highly recommend Blackfield Surf School.

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1 Thank Jenna L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Brilliant day surfing in Achill, Gerry is a super instructor and the great gear provided meant that the group were able to stay out in the water for an hour and a half without getting cold in early February!! Will definitely be back again.

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Thank Ruth C
Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017

My 10 year old niece went here for a week last Summer. She & I have surfed together in Keel before. I thought it was time she clocked up some consistent time in the water as oppose to our sporadic, but fun, sessions. As a surfer myself I wanted her to be safe, learn & have fun. All these boxes... More 

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Thank Suzanne L
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Reviewed August 5, 2016 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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Reviewed July 28, 2016

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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Bray, Ireland
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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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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
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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
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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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