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Blackfield Surf School

79 reviews
Achill Island, Ireland
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About Blackfield Surf School
Blackfield Surf, kitesurf and SUP School is the only approved surf School on Achill Island.We are fully approved by the Irish Surfing Association and are one of only two schools in Mayo with this accreditation. If you need a surfing lesson or to hire some wetsuits, surfboards or body boards, just drop in! If you would like to learn to kitesurf, or improve, just give us a call.If you would like to go on a stand up paddleboard expedition through caves and arches-let us bring you! We run a hugely popular and (very small) surf camp for children aged 8-16 during the months of July and August.The surf school runs from our iconic double decker bus on Keel beach. In winter (October - March) our bus is closed but we are always happy to run lessons or hire equipment! Just call us!
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Caoimhe was amazing and put my at ease. The whole family was well supervised in the water by instructors meaning everyone had a blast!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Y769GFdaniellem
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Danielle! It was a pleasure to meet you guys - keep up the surfing and hope to see you on the beach again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My almost 11 year-old has spent the last three days surfing with Caoimhe, Sam and Fionn at Blackfield Surf Camp. He loved every minute of it, didn't want to leave the water or Achill. Can't wait to go back again. Super instructors; so friendly and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Roisin - hopefully see you all later in the summer!

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Really friendly, communicative, and helpful instructor. It was my first lesson and we were on the water and standing up on the boards pretty quickly. Will definitely be back to take further lessons.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank iainsproat
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We had a brilliant private lesson with Fionn who improved our surfing so much within 2 hours. He was really communicative and flexible to ensure we were going out at the rights time in relation to waves and weather.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kelly W
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

My family visited Achill for 2 weeks in Aug'18. We just couldn't fault the location for scenery and outdoor pursuits. Two of our daughters aged 11 and 8 embarked on their first experience of the surf through the brilliant guidance of Blackfield Surf School. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Louisa M
Reviewed August 30, 2018

My 2 children have been 6 times over the last 9 years. Such continued repeat custom should leave you in know doubt how much they love it and you will to. It's a really professionally run business without the fun been taken out of it....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Great tuition. The kids reckon Gerry is the best instructor ever. Great equipment and perfect beach to learn. Other groups teaching on the beach had huge numbers and were at best a waste of time and looked dangerous. Gerry's groups were smaller and we all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

My son doi g a 3 day course and really loving it will def book again when we come back. Really friendly staff and kids all beaming Coming out of the freezing water

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Celladu
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I had a 2 hour surf lesson with my 3 children (14, 13 and 8) and it was one of the highlights of our two week holiday. Caoimhe was a really fun and engaging instructor and she kept it simple and divided her time equally...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrew F
Reviewed August 13, 2018

For two & half hours each day, Blackfield supply the wetsuits/boards/instruction, but most of all, they supply a personal touch that made each of my children feel as they were King of the Waves. Jerry/Fionn/Caoimhe & River are keen to advance each child/adult in their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Kind words-many thanks from us all!

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Audrey C
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Hi There-if you can call us on 089 4221553, we should be able to help!
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August 27, 2016|
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Hi there-thanks for your question. Our surf school is a fully approved Irish Surfing Association school and we have a reputation amongst our customers for excellence in our approach. Over many years, our reputation as being... More
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