Sligo Surf Experience. Born and raised in Strandhill

Calling all surfer guys and surfer girls. Come and see what Sligo surfing has to offer with an epic Sligo Surf Experience at Strandhill Beach. Learn to surf with local Strandhill surf school owner and professional coach Seamus Mc Goldrick and his expert team of Strandhill surf instructors. Catch the wave of your life at Ireland's best surfing beach in Strandhill Village on the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way.

With Sligo Surf Experience, you don't need to look any further for the best surf lessons in Strandhill for adults and children, beginners and improvers, individuals or groups. Our surf school in Strandhill also provides bodyboard lessons. You'll have lots of fun trying an easy and accessible introduction to the sport of surfing suitable for eight to eighty-year-olds. Learn to surf in five days with our Strandhill surf camp. And you can buy a Sligo Surf Experience voucher for a friend or family member over on our gift voucher page. See why surf lessons in Strandhill are one of the best things to do in Sligo.

What we do

Sligo Surf Experience lesson - Surf lessonsSurf lessons

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

Sligo Surf Experience lesson - Surf campsSurf camps

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

Sligo Surf Experience lesson - BodyboardingBodyboarding

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

Sligo Surf Experience lesson - Team buildingTeam building

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

Surf lessons only: surf rental are not permitted under Strandhill Beach bye laws.

Voted Surf School of the Year

Travel & Hospitality Award Winner 2022

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


I have used Seamus's Sligo surf experience company each time I have been out in Strandhill and have made steady progress each time I have gone out. He has a team of great instructors with loads of tips and patience. Highly recommend you take a dip with them if given the chance. You definitely won't regret it. Also for the price with all the gear supplied to you, it is incredible value. Stuart

- Stuart ONeill, September 2020

Staff very nice and attentive, equipment was great with warm winter wetsuits and boots, keeping you warm the whole time.

- Jude M, September 2020

Simply fab time surfing

Seamus and his crew were a great team. They encouraged positivity in our daughter when all she wanted to do was give up and before we knew it she was back on the board having a great time. We all had a great few hours trying surfing and would definitely go back again if in Sligo. All the wetsuits and boots were top class also unlike some places we have been before with really old ones. Give it a try, you wont regret it. It was our first time surfing but we all came away tired but full of joy.

- Ken, August 2020

Real Sligo surf experience! Incredible family fun with a great bunch of instructors

So good we went back for more! The whole family had a lesson last week and the guys were absoluely brilliant - so encouraging & knowledgeable. We had all had a blast, from the complete beginner (me) to the teenager!! So we went back again today for more! Brilliant!! Thanks to whole gang!

- SallieE, August 2021

Great fun, expert knowledge, we'll be back!

Best surf school in Strandhill! We had a fantastic afternoon of surfing with Seamus, Ruairi and Miguel. The group was a nice size with plenty of one to one instruction given throughout. It really felt like the guys genuinely wanted you to improve and have fun at the same time, which was different from other spots. We will definitely be going back and I would recommend them to anyone wanting to try surfing for the first time, or hoping to improve their skills.

- Anne-Marie F

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

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