Sligo Surf Experience Strandhill Surf LessonsSligo Surf Experience Strandhill Surf Lessons

Surf Lessons

Fully guided 2.5-hour group surf experience. Suitable for total beginners and improvers. All surfing equipment is provided. You need to bring swimming gear and a towel. Your instructor will show you some surfing basics on the beach before guiding you into the water to catch the wave of your life.

Adults: €45
9 - 16 yrs: €40

Sligo Surf Experience Strandhill Bodyboard LessonsSligo Surf Experience Strandhill Bodyboard Lessons

Bodyboard Lessons

Fully guided 2.5 hr bodyboard experience. Bodyboarding is a safe and accessible introduction to the sport of surfing. Top of the range bodyboarding equipment is provided. Recommended minimum age is 8 years old. Children between 8 - 10 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. No maximum age limit.

Adults: €40
8 - 16 yrs: €35

What's included?

Surf instructors as guides. Rental of surfboards, wetsuits, boots. Storage for belongings.

What to Bring

Swimming gear, a towel, water resistant suncream and a back pack for belongings.

Where to meet?

The yellow Sligo Surf Experience van at the back of the National Surf Centre, Shore Road, Strandhill.

Our Instructors

We only use trained and qualified surf instructors to guide and supervise surfing groups.

About our Surf School in Sligo

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Sligo Surf Experience is located in Failte Ireland's 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

The National Surf Centre was expertly designed as a home for local Strandhill surf schools. Sligo Surf Experience is stoked to offer our customers the best surf school facilities on the west coast of Ireland with purpose built changing rooms and warm showers.

There are two free car parks: a seafront car park and a main car park located two hundred metres up the road. If driving, please aim to arrive early (15 minutes before the start time) to find a parking space. The seafront car park is often full, especially in summer.

Surf lessons in Strandhill

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Our surf lessons in Strandhill last 2.5 hours from start to finish including arrival time, changing and getting to and from the beach. Surf lessons include a short beach demo followed by 1 - 1.5 hours of water time to practice what you have learned. Your surf instructor will help you have lots of fun learning to get on your board, catch waves and stand up on your board in one, two or three easy steps.

Once you arrive for your surf lesson in Strandhill, we will ask you to sign in before we give you your own wetsuit and surf boots to keep you warm. You will use the changing rooms at the National Surf Centre and can store your belongings with us while you are on the beach. Hot are available for after your surf lesson. All wetsuits and boots are washed and santised after each use

Age Requirements

The minimum age for surf or bodyboard lessons with Sligo Surf Experience is 8 years of age. From our experience, our 2.5 hour group lessons are not suitable for children younger than eight years old. The recommended age for a surf lesson with is 10+ years of age. Bodyboarding is our most suitable surf experience for children aged 8 - 10 years. Children younger than 10 years of age should be accompanied by a parent/guardian for the duration of the surf or bodyboard lesson.

Top Surf Coaching Team

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Our epic Sligo Surf Experience surf coaching team are friendly and engaging. They will teach you to surf by breaking down the skills you need to learn into a simple ABC technique. Surf instructors guide you to the safest part of the beach and explain everything you need to know on the sand before you hit the water.

All our surf instructors are certified by Irish Surfing. For every surf lesson we run in Strandhill, we employ a minimum one to eight instructor-student ratio. An instructor will always be nearby to assist and you will get plenty of surfing tips. Head coach Seamus Mc Goldrick has 12 years of surf coaching experience. Seamus grew up surfing Strandhill Beach and is an Irish Surfing national champion. Seamus and his team will be happy to fill you in on everything you need to know about surfing in Sligo. We will make sure you have a fun and enjoyable time with your safety as our number one priority.

More Strandhill surfing Information

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Sligo Surf Experience runs surf lessons at Strandhill Beach seven days per week during June, July, August and September. Our surf school in Strandhill is open every weekend in March, April and May as well as in October and November. Book your surf lesson in Strandhill via our surf lessons booking page.

Places are limited on each surf lesson so advanced booking is recommended. Walk-in bookings are welcome. We also take bookings by phone or email. Sligo Surf Experience runs two to four Surf Lessons per day in summer. Surf lessons in Strandhill depend on the tides, so surf lesson times can vary from week to week. Our most frequent times for surf lessons in Strandhill are 9 am, 10.45 am, 12.30 pm, 2.15 pm, 3.30 pm or 5.15 pm


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All surf lessons in Strandhill are weather permitting. When the weather or surf forecast is very bad, we will try and give as much notice as possible in the event of cancellation (24 to 48 hours). However, in the interest of safety, lessons can be cancelled at any time, up to ten minutes before the lesson. If Sligo Surf Experience decides to cancel your surf lesson in Strandhill due to poor surfing conditions, you will be offered a full refund or a gift voucher for an equal amount for our surf school in Sligo.

During peak season in July and August, if you cancel your surf lesson with us by informing us by email seven days before the start date you will be entitled to a full refund. During the off peak season, if you cancel your lesson with us by informing us by email 48 hours before the surf lesson start date, you will be entitled to a full refund. Our full refund policy set out in our terms and conditions.
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