Sligo Surf Experience Blog
8 September 23
This blog is all about letting businesses know about Sligo Surf Experience's team building surfing activity at Strandhill Beach. Treat your team to one of our award-winning surfing experiences. Help your staff unwind after a busy season. Energise your team with a thrilling surf lesson with our expert team of surf instructors.
Mahalo from Seamus Mc Goldrick at Sligo Surf Experience.Sligo Surf Experience's team building days are a great way to facilitate team bonding, reduce stress and improve staff morale. Trying something completely new will be a welcome break from routine. Your team will learn basic water safety and learn how to look out for each other in a dynamic, changing environment.
Now Sligo Surf Experience has moved to its new location in the National Surf Centre, we have an even better offering for our team building groups including indoor changing rooms and warm showers. We have availability for small or large groups throughout the year.
Group surf lessons cost €40 per person and last 2.5 hours from start to finish. The price includes access to indoor changing and shower facilities, hire of all necessary surfing equipment (wetsuits, boards, boots) and surf instructors to guide your group through the whole process.
Sligo Surf Experience - Team Building DaysYour team building day will start with a meet and great with myself and the Sligo Surf Experience instructors at our surf school based in the National Surf Centre, Shore Road, Strandhill. Everyone will get sized up for a wetsuit and have access to indoor male and female changing rooms. When everyone is ready, your surf instructors will guide you to the beach. Next, the group will pair up into surf buddies for the day. Two people work together to carry their two boards to the beach and make a semi-circle so your instructors can being their beach demo. Our beach talk covers basic surfing safety and the ABCs of surfing technique: always be cool, always be calm and always be confident.
No experience is required to try our surf experience. Complete beginners are welcome and you don’t need to be an expert swimmer as all lessons take place in waist deep water. Your group will be completely safe with our expert team of surfing instructors. After your group practices a few dry runs on the sand, we all head in the water to experience the thrill of catching your first wave at Strandhill beach.
Your group will learn all about how surfing equipment works and how waves break. They will learn how to balance and paddle on their surfboard, catch waves and stand up in 1, 2 or 3 easy steps. They will also learn essential water safety and how to stay stay calm during a wipeout and watch out for themselves and each other in the water.
We have worked with Sligo Rovers, ATU Sligo, Overstock, Foto Wildlife Park and Centre Parks Longford among others on team building days. The courageous staff from the emergency department at Sligo University Hospital enjoyed their annual surfing team building day with us so much they create a highlights video of their surf team building day on YouTube.
To book your surf team building day with Sligo Surf Experience send us an email at email@example.com.
More about Sligo Surf Experience Team Building DaysSligo Surf Experience owner Seamus Mc Goldrick is Strandhill's most experienced surf school manager. Seamus has been running a successful surf school in Strandhill for the last ten years. He is a national surfing champion, an Irish surfing pioneer and a lifelong Strandhill surfer. Sligo Surf Experience was voted Ireland's #1 surf school 2022 by the Travel and Hospitality awards and you can find out more about
me and the surf school on my website.
It is important to keep your team happy by doing something different, engaging and exciting. Seamus is also a Wild Atlantic Way champion and a Clean Coast Ocean Hero. Our 2.5 hour surfing activity can be combined with a Beach Clean up activity. I also work with Clean Coasts Ireland and I am happy to help your group facilitate their own Clean Coast beach clean up. This additional activity has worked well with corporate groups I have worked with in the past.
Seamus is also a Sligo historian and tour guide. So we can also combine your team building surf day with a guided tour of Strandhill Beach or the Coolera peninsula taking local history and mythology of Knocknarea, Carrowmore and Killaspugbrone.
Strandhill has plenty of great food options for after your surf session. We can organise a healthy post-surf lunch with Shells Cafe or a pizza menu with The Strand Bar. Or you could try fine dining with world tapas at the highly recommended Stoked Restaurant across the road from our surf school.
National Surf CentreThe National Surf Centre is the ideal location for your team building or corporate event. This unique building is a flagship project for the north-west and a key piece of infrastructure along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. There is a large upstairs meeting room with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Knocknarea designed to host business meetings and team building activities. The meeting room has a kitchen and all the facilities you will need to run a successful event.
Email the National Surf Centre for hire enquiries.