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Lahinch Surf School

| Beach Hut, Promenade, Lahinch, Ireland
+353 87 960 9667
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It was a warm and sunny day in Ireland perfect for a spontaneous surf lesson! We called in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arizona D
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John McCarthy's Lahinch Surf School was an easy 5/5 star experience! The day my buddy and I went... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
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Lahinch Surf School is about Friendly, Safe, Fun in the surf.Established by John McCarthy, three times Irish Senior Surf Champion, John established Co.Clare's first Surf School to share his love and 'stoke' for surfing. Lahinch Surf School has stayed true to that dream ever since. When we're not surfing big waves at the Cliffs of Moher (the wave John named "Aileens"), you'll will find us at our 'Beach Hut' on the promenade.The positive ions are infectious dude! Courses: Outside of doing a single two hour lesson any day of the year, our most popular courses are the 'Weekend Surf Course' for adults, which is 3 fun lessons over the weekend and our Kids(9-12), Teens(13-18) and Grom(6-8) Camps in school holidays.You are welcome to come join the fun at Lahinch Surf School.
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“surf school” (18 reviews)
“great fun” (19 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Beach Hut, Promenade, Lahinch, Ireland
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+353 87 960 9667
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a warm and sunny day in Ireland perfect for a spontaneous surf lesson! We called in the morning and were able to book an afternoon lesson easily for 2 adults. Equipment and 2 hour lesson are all provided at a superb price of...More

Thank Arizona D
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

John McCarthy's Lahinch Surf School was an easy 5/5 star experience! The day my buddy and I went, Stuart and Matt helped us out exponentially! I went in being a first time surfer thinking I was going to have a rough time figuring it all...More

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LahinchSurfSchool, Manager at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thanks for the review. We are happy that we could help make your guys trip to Ireland a memorable one. A big "Aloha" from us here at the Lahinch Surf School Family.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Went on the May bank holiday with a group from work and was one of the best group events we attended. The staff were fantastic and could not be more helpful. They could not have done more for us. The lessons themselves were easy to...More

Thank Hugh N
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LahinchSurfSchool, Manager at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Hugh, Glad you had a good time here with us at Lahinch Surf School and happy we could pass on the 'stoke' of surfing to you and your colleagues. Thank you for the review and best wishes from us here at the LSS Family.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Really good instructors, my niece never surfed before but after a week of teen camp she got that surfing bug and loves to surf now. Thank you guys

Thank kasia p
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LahinchSurfSchool, Owner at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi Kasia! Thank you so much for your kind review! We are delighted to hear! It's great to hear your niece is keeping it up, we hope to see her in the surf someday soon! Best wishes! All of the LSS Family :)

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Visited here with 3 friends in November 2017. I’ve had lessons before but I have to say that Alan - our instructor was the best teacher I’ve ever had. We had a great morning.

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LahinchSurfSchool, Owner at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Shauna. Thanks so much for this cool review. We are delighted you had an awesome experience with us. Alan is a brill surf coach. Hope to see you in Lahinch Surf School again soon:) Thanks John

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife and I took surf lessons from Lahinch Surf School in October of 2017 from Jacob. There were only four of us in the group, so we had a lot of one-on-one instruction. The waves that day were great for beginners, not too big,...More

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LahinchSurfSchool, Owner at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hi Kasia. Thank you so much for this great review and recommendation for Lahinch Surf School. We appreciate it so much. We are delighted you had brilliant experience. We always try to make it fun, friendly and safe. Thanks again for the fantastic review. Hope...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Recently popped down with the family to have a bash at this surfing crack . I can't say I was a genius by any means but it was most enjoyable and so glad we had a go of it. Our instructor was Lorcan who was...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We are a family of 4, kids aged 11 and 18. We booked the two hour lesson at a family rate and shared this slot with another family of 4. There children were a lot younger. We made our booking over the phone and the...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A wonderful day - great set up - all gear included, although we had our own wet suits. We were lucky - we were supposed to share our instructor with 2 others but they did not show up - so we had the instructor to...More

Thank Ruthcellan
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I was lucky enough to have a group at Lahinch Surf School with John McCarthy. A really warm and experienced surf instructor, he took lots of photos for us for bragging rights back home :) Ireland is a must-surf destination and Lahinch Surf School didn't...More

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Tara K
27 March 2017|
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Response from LahinchSurfSchool | Property representative |
Hi Tara Thanks for your question! Glad to hear you would like to come surfing with us here in Lahinch! Here's our surf lesson info and prices: Adult lessons cost €35 for one lesson or a weekend surfing...€65 for 2... More
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