Sligo Surf Experience

Learn to surf with local Strandhill surf school owner and professional coach Seamus Mc Goldrick and his expert team of Strandhill surf instructors.

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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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Bodyboarding

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, staff parties, corporate groups

Calling all surf lovers to come to Strandhill Beach and visit Ireland's #1 surf school, Sligo Surf Experience.

We are a top-ranked European surf school established in Sligo in 2018 by professional surf coach Seamus Mc Goldrick, an Irish surfing pioneer from Strandhill. Our dedicated surf instructors love introducing people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to the sport of surfing: the ancient Hawaiian sport of kings and queens.

You can find us in the Failte Ireland National Surf Centre at Strandhill Beach where you will enjoy our brand new facilities. We run surf lessons and bodyboarding classes as well as special events, team building activities and summer camps for children, teens and adults. We run our surf sessions all year (except January and February) offering a high-quality service with a friendly, personal and safe approach.

As well as being a top ranked European surf school, we were voted the Irish surf school of the year 2020 by the Travel and Hospitality Awards by always doing our best to provide a premium and fun outdoor experience you won't forget at Strandhill Beach.

Seamus has over 28 years of surfing experience at Strandhill Beach. All our trained instructors are Irish Surfing approved surf instructors and beach lifeguards.

Step off the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way and catch the wave of your life at Ireland's #1 beach break in Strandhill. Sligo Surf Experience invites you to visit our picturesque county and learn why the poets call it 'The Land of Heart's Desire'.

Sligo Surf Experience Strandhill voted Surf School of the Year 2022

Travel & Hospitality Award Winner 2022

Sligo Surf Experience Strandhill 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

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Surf lessons in Strandhill with Sligo Surf Experience

Why Sligo Surf Experience surf school?

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.
Sligo Surf Experience is owned and run by world-famous bodyboarder and Science Bodyboards team rider Seamus Mc Goldrick. Seamus has been surfing Strandhill since he was ten years old and has been a professional surf coach for over ten years.

Where will you find our surf school in Strandhill?

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Sligo Surf Experience is located in Ireland's first 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 back of the centre. You can't miss us. Sligo Surf Experience customer have access to the changing rooms and showers at the National Surf Centre.

Scroll to the bottom of our home page and put in your home address to get directions to our surf school in Strandhill.
If you are looking for any more info, please check out our FAQ page.

What can you expect from our surf lessons in Strandhill?

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All our surf lessons in Strandhill are suitable for total beginners as well as improving surfers. You will have your own Irish Surfing certified instructor to guide you through your two-and-a-half-hour surf lesson at Strandhill Beach. All the necessary surfing equipment is provided by the surf school and is included in the price.

When everyone is ready, Your surf instructor will help you get ready to surf and will guide you to the safest surf zone on the beach. You learn the ABCs of surfing on the sand before getting you out in the waves to practice what you have learned on the beach. Find out more on our surf lessons or FAQ page.

Will I be safe?

Sligo Surf Experience owner Seamus Mc Goldrick is a lifelong local Strandhill surfer and has expert knowledge of Strandhill beach. Sligo Surf Experience is an Irish Surfing approved surf school. Seamus and his team are all qualified Irish Surfing instructors and beach lifeguards so you are always in safe hands. Find out more about our safety set up on our FAQ page.
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