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Address: Ballywillan Road, Portrush BT56 8GJ, Northern Ireland
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+44 7935 952532
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'Winner - Best Family Activity Provider in Northern Ireland 2011, 2012 adn...

'Winner - Best Family Activity Provider in Northern Ireland 2011, 2012 adn 2013 ! 'Alive Surf School is the longest running surf school in Northern Ireland and has taught over 11,000 people of all ages, shapes and sizes how to surf! Our simple philosophy is to 'be safe and have fun', we excel at both of these goals and our lessons start from only £20 per person.All lessons last for 2 hours and include all equipment, a drink and snack for afterwards there are even free hot showers at the beach. Our instructors are all fully qualified beach lifeguards, surfing instructors and some have even surfed for Ireland......Book you place now for a really awesome day out!

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Awesome first time surfing!

Had a great individual lesson with Jonny this afternoon. My first time surfing but he was really patient and knowledgeable, adjusting the lesson to my ability. I'm really pleased... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John G
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a great individual lesson with Jonny this afternoon. My first time surfing but he was really patient and knowledgeable, adjusting the lesson to my ability. I'm really pleased that I picked Alive for my lesson! Met Hanno at the start of the lesson too- he was really friendly and gave some great advice before I got in the water.... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great session with Hanno - we are 2 adults and 3 kids (ages 7-13). Despite starting out as a cold and wet morning, once in our wetsuits and in the water everyone warmed up and had a ball. Really good fun.

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HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this review

Hi Ian and thank you for your feedback - very appreciated. Looking forward to taking you out on another fun session :) More 

cullybackey
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say my nephew had a great day with Alive Surf, he was so excited, on the way to Portrush he keep saying how many more minutes. I guess for a child of six he didn't understand that we had to travel almost 45minutes before we would get to the coast.. He loved his lesson and the two instructor's... More 

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Thank diver53
HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great feedback. So good to hear RJ had a great time and enjoyed himself so much. Looking forward to seeing him again :) More 

County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get yourself down to Alive Surf School on West Strand beach in Portrush for surf and SUP lessons. Always service with a smile from Hanno and tips on how to stay safe in the water. Great quality and range of body boards, SUPs and surf boards for hire along with boots, hoods and gloves for those who don't like the... More 

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HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - greatly appreciated. It would be great to get you guys out to explore the caves next time :) More 

County Antrim
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joined up with Hanno from Alive this afternoon for some paddle boarding which then turned into body boarding due the lovely waves which came in. We asked to switch boards from SUP's to bodyboards and Hanno got us sorted out quickly with no probem and we were soon back in the water. Great wee fun afternoon all round! Would recommend... More 

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HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this review

Hi Laura, Thanks for your time to leave a review, very appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the surf and hopefully you'll get to go out on the SUPs next time. More 

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

My girlfriend and I have just got back from our first ever surf lesson with Hanno today in Portush. Absolutely fantastic experience. We thought it would be a bit cold seeing as it was only 8 degrees out but the equipment provided by the Alive surf school; which included wetsuits, shoes and gloves kept us more than warm. Hanno is... More 

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HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review Barry. It was good having you guys with us. Let us know when you feel the itch to head out again :) More 

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely lesson this morning! We thought it would be freezing but once we had our wetsuits, gloves and boots the cold didn't bother us. Was a great way to spend my boyfriend's birthday :)

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Nyon, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Went to try out surfing for the first time with my brother and used alive surf school for the lesson. Made the lesson extremely easy and clear, we were in the water pretty quickly which was great. Very highly recommend, will definitely be back, thanks Hanno!!

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HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this review

Hi Cormac, Thank you for your feedback. Great to hear you had a good time. Hope to see you soon again :) More 

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

I had my surf lesson today with hanno from Alive surf school, I've been wanting to try for a long time but never got around to it and i have to say I'm really pleased i choose these guys for my first experience. Hanno is a great teacher and explained everything with just the right amount of detail to allow... More 

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HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review Johnny. That was a great day and we're happy you had such a good time. Looking forward to seeing you again :) More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

My girlfriend and were complete beginners before our lesson with Alive Surf School, but we were standing up in no time and really enjoying it. The instructors were great teachers and very friendly. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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