Surf lessons in Strandhill

Learn to surf and have lots of fun at Strandhill Beach with local Strandhill surf school owner Seamus Mc Goldrick.

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Learn to surf with the #1 surf school in Sligo.

Calling all beach lovers. Visit our surf school at Strandhill Beach and find out why our surf lesson in Sligo are the #1 Outdoor Activity in Strandhill on Trip Advisor. Our fun and friendly team provides the best surf lessons in Strandhill as well as bodyboarding classes and summer camps for children, teens and adults. Check surf lessons times and availability on our super easy online booking system.
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Surf lessons

1 lesson - 2.5 hours
All equipment included
Surf as part of a group
Fully guided by trained instructors

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Surf camps

5 lessons - 2.5 hours per day
All equipment included
U16, teen and adult surf camps
Learn to surf in 5 days

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1 lesson - 2.5 hours
Suitable for 8 - 80 years
Top of the range bodyboard equipment
Catch more waves and have more fun

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Team building

1 lesson - 2.5 hours
All equipment included
Mutiday activites available
Schools, universities, hen and stag parties, corporate groups

More about surfing in Strandhill

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All our surf lessons in Strandhill are suitable for total beginners as well as improving surfers. All the necessary surfing equipment is provided by the surf school and is included in the price. You just need to bring swimming gear and a towel. Our fantastic location in the National Surf Centre is one of the reasons we were voted the best surf school in Ireland. You will have access to the best surf school facilities on the west coast with access to changing rooms and hot showers.

You will have your own Irish Surfing certified instructor to guide you through your two-and-a-half-hour surf lesson at Strandhill Beach. Learn the ABCs of surfing on the sand before hitting the sea to practice what you have learned on the beach. We hope you will catch the wave of your life.
Sligo Surf Experience Strandhill voted Surf School of the Year 2022
Sligo Surf Experience Strandhill Co.Sligo was voted Surf School of the Year 2022

Sligo Surf Experience was voted Irish Surf School of the Year 2022

Amazing experience!!

We were three beginners, and we all had an amazing time! We were a bit afraid to take a class on a rainy day, but thanks to their great equipment, we barely felt the rain and did not get cold at all. The instructor really took the time to advice each one of us, which was very much appreciated. If we ever come back here, we will do it again.
MalaurieCH, July 2023Sligo Surf Experience reviewed at Tripadvisor

Why choose Sligo Surf Experience?

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Sligo Surf Experience is a top-ranked European surf school. We were voted Irish Surf School of the Year 2020 by the Travel and Hospitality Awards. As one of the best surf schools in Ireland, we always do our best to provide a premium and fun outdoor experience you won't forget at Strandhill Beach.

Sligo Surf Experience is owned by local surfer Seamus Mc Goldrick, the most experienced surf school manager in Strandhill. Seamus is passionate about delivering the best surf lessons in Ireland. Seamus is an Irish Surfing national champion and a Sligo surfing pioneer who has been surfing Strandhill for nearly three decades. All our team are qualified surf instructors and beach lifeguards so you know you are in safe hands.
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The best surf school in Sligo

Surfing is the best way to have fun on Strandhill Beach. Our expert team of fun and friendly Sligo Surf Experience coaches helps you connect to your inner surfer and catch the wave of your life. Whatever your ability, you will love your introduction to surfing: the ancient Hawaiian sport of kings and queens.

Meet Strandhill native Seamus Mc Goldrick, a Sligo surfing pioneer. Learn to surf with an expert team of Strandhill surf instructors in a safe, fun environment. Try a surf lesson in Strandhill and catch the wave of your life with Sligo Surf Experience surf school. Step off the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way at Strandhill Beach and experience an amazing outdoor adventure with the number one surf school in Sligo.

Check out our online Surf Shop if you are interested in getting your own trendy and eco-friendly surf school hoodies and t-shirts.

Kids Ocean Warrior Surf Camp Sweater
Plain black ladies long sleeve surf school t-shirt
Black sweater with classic logo
Classic surf school hoodie
Classic grey surf school t-shirt

Eco-friendly beachware is available in our online surf shop.


Surf lessons in Strandhill

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Our most popular experience is our group surf lessons in Strandhill. Learn the ABCs of surfing with a trained Sligo surfing instructor. Join a group and let your instructor patiently guide you through your surf lesson in Strandhill step by step. Our surf lessons are the ideal entry-level surf class. You can expect to have a wonderful, fun and safe time during your two-and-a-half-hour surf lesson in Strandhill.

For every surf lesson we employ a minimum one to eight instructor-student ratio which means you'll get plenty of surfing tips and an instructor will always be nearby to assist if necessary. Your safety is our number one priority and you will always be in safe hands.


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Our surf school in Strandhill also offers bodyboarding lessons. Bodyboarding is our specialty here at Sligo Surf Experience. Sligo Surf Experience owner Seamus Mc Goldrick is a professional bodyboarder with Science bodyboards and an experienced bodyboarding coach.

Bodyboarding is a safe and accessible introduction to the sport of surfing. Our bodyboarding lessons last two and a half hours and are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Our surf school in Strandhill has a great selection of top of the range bodyboard equipment to suit all our customers. Your instructor will show you the basic bodyboarding technique that will have you catching waves in no time.

Surf camps in Strandhill

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Learn to surf in five days with a Sligo Surf Experience surf camp. A surf camp in Strandhill is one of the best things to do in Sligo and is great value for money. We offer five surf lessons at a 25% discount. All equipment is provided and price included access to changing rooms and hot showers in the National Surf Centre.

Our teen and adult surf camps are a structured five-day surfing course that will teach basic surfing techniques to camp participants over the first three days. Once a participant has mastered the ABCs of surfing the goal is to introduce some intermediate surf techniques by the end of the week. Surf camps last 2.5 hours per day and are the perfect introduction to surfing in Sligo.

Our most popular summer camp is our U16s Ocean Warrior Surf Camp: an award-winning five-day surf camp at Strandhill Beach. Camp participants will learn to surf and a lot more in a safe, fun, structured environment. Activities include surfing or bodyboarding, beach games, environmental education, water safety and ocean awareness and, of course, lots of fun in the ocean. Our Sligo summer camps are available Mondays to Fridays in July and August. All our Strandhill surf camps are personally supervised by Sligo Surf Experience owner Seamus Mc Goldrick

All our instructors are experienced surfers who know everything there is to know about surfing in Strandhill. The summer camp is designed to bring out the inner Ocean Warrior in every participant with the help and expert guidance of Seamus Mc Goldrick and his friendly and engaging team. The aim of the Ocean Warrior surf camp is to change attitudes and behaviours towards the water and ensure that each student leaves with lifelong respect and awareness of the ocean.

Where to find out surf school in Strandhill

Sligo Surf Experience is located in the National Surf Centre on the Shore Road, Strandhill opposite the Strand Bar. Our meet-up point is the yellow Sligo Surf Experience van at the front of the centre. You can't miss us. Scroll to the bottom of our home page and put in your home address to get directions to our surf school in Strandhill.
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