Surf Lessons and Surf Camps

Learn to surf with local Strandhill surf school owner Seamus Mc Goldrick and his expert team of Sligo Surf Experience instructors.

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Surf Lessons

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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 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.
For every surf lesson 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. Our Sligo Surf Experience instructors are experienced Strandhill surfers and beach lifeguards so you are always in safe hands.


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Our surf school in Strandhill also offers bodyboarding lessons. Bodyboarding is our specialty here at Sligo Surf Experience. Sligo surfing expert Seamus Mc Goldrick is a professional bodyboarder with Science bodyboards and an experienced bodyboarding coach.
Bodyboarding is a safe and accessible introduction to the sport of surfing and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Our bodyboarding lessons last two and a half hours and are suitable for beginners and improvers. All bodyboarding equipment is provided by our surf school in Strandhill. Sligo Surf Experience have a great range of professional Science bodyboards to suit the needs of every of every customer. We have 34'' board for the smallest eight-year-olds up to 45'' bodyboards to suit the biggest guys and gals.
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Your bodyboard instructor will show you the basic bodyboarding technique that will have you catching waves in no time. You will learn how to get in and out of the water to waist depth safely, how to hold your bodyboard correctly and how to catch a wave from standing by timing your jump correctly. Then it is time to hit the waves to practice what you have learned. Once you have these skills mastered and are catching lots of waves, you will be ready for more intermediate techniques.
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Surf Camps

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Learn to surf in five days with a Sligo Surf Experience surf camp. A surfing summer camp is one of the best things to do in Sligo and is great value for money. We offer five days of surfing activities at a 20% discount. The price includes the cost of hiring the surf equipment for the week.
Our adult surf camps are a structured five-day surfing course that will teach basic surfing techniques to camp participants over the first three days. Once a participant has mastered the ABCs of surfing the goal is to introduce some intermediate surf techniques by the end of the week.
Summer camps for teens (15 -18) are also available. Our most popular summer camp is our U16s Ocean Warrior Surf Camp suitable for nine to fifteen-year-olds. Sligo Surf Experience's Ocean Warrior surf camp is an award-winning five-day surf camp at Strandhill Beach. Activities include surfing or bodyboarding, beach games, environmental education, water safety and ocean awareness and, of course, lots of fun in the ocean. You need to bring swimming gear and a towel and the surf school supplied the rest of the necessary surfing equipment (wetsuit, boots, boards).
Our summer camps are available Mondays to Fridays in July and August. Surf camps are the perfect introduction to Sligo surfing. All our Strandhill surf camps are personally supervised by Sligo Surf Experience owner Seamus Mc Goldrick, a professional surfing coach. All summer camps last two and a half hours per day. The minimum age for surfing camps is nine years old. Camp participants will learn to surf and a lot more in a safe, fun, structured environment. All our instructors are experienced surfers who know everything there is to know about Strandhill surfing.

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A surf lesson in Strandhill is a great way to build a young person's confidence and understanding of the ocean. The summer camp is designed to bring out the inner Ocean Warrior in every participant regardless of ability with the help and expert guidance of Seamus Mc Goldrick and his friendly and engaging team of Sligo Surf Experience instructors. The aim of the Ocean Warrior surf camp is to change attitudes and behaviours towards the water and ensure that each student leaves with lifelong respect and awareness of the ocean. In addition to learning essential water safety knowledge, participants will get lots of information about surfing in Sligo.