Surf lessons in Strandhill with a trained instructor.

Our most popular experience is our group surf lessons in Strandhill. Learn the ABCs of surfing with a trained Sligo Surf Experience instructor. Join a group and let your instructor patiently guide you through your surf lesson at Strandhill beach step by step. A Sligo Surf Experience is 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. Our Irish Surfing instructors are experienced Strandhill surfers and beach lifeguards so you are always in safe hands.

Sligo 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: €40
U16s: €35

Sligo Surf Experience Strandhill Bodyboard Lessons

Bodyboard Lessons

Fully guided 2.5 hr bodyboard experience. All bodyboarding equipment is provided. Suitable for beginners and improvers. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Bodyboarding is a safe and accessible introduction to the sport of surfing.

Adults: €35
U16s: €30

What's included?

All necessary surfing equipment (soft surfboards, warm wetsuits and boots) and storage for personal belongings.

What to Bring

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

Where to meet?

All our surf lessons take place at Strandhill Beach.

Our Instructors

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

Essential Sligo surfing information

2.5 hour surf sessions

Our surf lessons in Strandhill last two and a half hours from start to finish. This includes time for our meet and greet, changing, beach talk, surf lesson and changing after the surf lesson. Your 2.5 hours included arrival time, changing and getting to and from the beach. All our surf lessons include a short beach demo followed by 1 - 1.5 hours of water time. Sligo Surf Experience asks customers are asked for each surf lesson to arrive early to Strandhill as latecomers may delay the class for the rest of the group. In extreme situations, latecomers may miss out on the surf lesson altogether.

Top Surf Coaching Team

For every surf lesson we run in Strandhill, 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.

More Strandhill surfing information

Sligo Surf Experience runs surf lessons at Strandhill Beach seven days per week during June, July, August and September. Places are limited on each surf lesson so advanced booking is recommended, especially during peak season at Strandhill beach in July and August. We do accept walk-in bookings on the day when there is space. You can book your surf lesson in Strandhill directly via the surf lessons booking engine about. We also take bookings by phone or email. You can also find us on Whats App, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linked In.
Sligo Surf Experience runs two to four surf lessons per day in summer. As surf lessons in Strandhill depend on the changing tides at the beach, surf lesson times can vary from day to day and week to week as the time of high tide changes and due to the effects of spring and neap tides. 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

Opening Times

Our surf school in Strandhill is open for surf lessons every weekend in March, April and May as well as in October and November. You can book a weekend surf lesson in Strandhill through our website booking system at the top of this page. Mid-week surf lessons can be arranged during these months in advance through email.


All surf lessons in Strandhill, whether pre-booked or walk-in, are weather permitting. When the surf forecast is bad, we will try and give as much notice as possible in the event of cancellation (24 – 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. If the instructor has decided to go ahead with a lesson, the lesson may still be cancelled at any time by the instructor for any appropriate reason (a sudden change in weather conditions such as surf, tide or wind conditions, hazardous sea conditions etc). Also, a surf lesson at Strandhill beach may be cancelled due to a participant becoming ill, receiving an injury or being deemed unfit to surf or some unforeseen situation. Refunds in this instance will be offered according to the refund policy set out in our terms and conditions.

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