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Address: | Beach Hut, Promenade, Lahinch, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 87 960 9667
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Lahinch Surf School is about Friendly, Safe, Fun in the surf.Established by...

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 'Surf Centre and Cafe' on main street, Lahinch or 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(5-8) Camps in school holidays.You are welcome to come join the fun at Lahinch Surf School.

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Family of 5 made feel very welcome and kept well informed on a spectacular 2 hour lesson that I would highly recommend.

Peter, our guide was highly informative, good natured with the kids, and a lot of fun to learn the basics of surfing with. A really great experience that I cannot recommend highly... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Darren H
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Peter, our guide was highly informative, good natured with the kids, and a lot of fun to learn the basics of surfing with. A really great experience that I cannot recommend highly enough. Its the only place to go in Lahinch if you really want a fantastic and unforgettable lesson. Darren H.

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LahinchSurfSchool, Owner at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this review

Thanks so much Darren for the great feedback. It is very encouraging:) Many thanks John More 

Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great surf lesson here and even managed to get up on the board.. lovely people, really warm welcoming fun and full of chat... Pete's a star..!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Couldn't have been a better experience. I was only there for one day on Friday and was lucky to get a booking. Was told when I emailed a month out there was a slight chance it wouldn't be available since weekdays they require 2 people to book for a group and I was the only one at the time till... More 

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Aigle, Switzerland
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Alan looked after us very well. Professional, patient and a great instructor. The overall vibe is epic!!!

Thank ollon
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Lahinch Surf School were very flexible when booking for our group of 7. Nils was a nice guy and was great for motivating any of us who began to get frustrated after a few failed attempts! The equipment was all good, we were provided with wetsuits and shoes as well as our surfboards.

Thank Bobby R
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

These guys taught me years back how to surf and it is always great coming back. Even though I still can hardly stand on a surfboard for more than 10 seconds, these guys are great and never gave up on me!

Thank Lilee88
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

Our three children (9,11 & 13) had an absolute ball in this surf school. The owner and instructors were lovely to deal with and great with the kids. The sea and waves at Lahinch were great for the week we were there. The sea temperature was fine. The kids were delighted with how much they improved during the week.

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We had our twin granddaughters and it was an ideal activity for them to meet locals and to have an adventure Much colder and unpredictable than California waters But the wet suits were warm that they said they were never cold They came out of the water confident with the instructions and encouragement they received from their instructors You may... More 

Thank Kathy C
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Excellent little surf shack for all your surfing needs. Whether your a beginner and need a good teacher, or your an advanced surfer and just need to rent a board this place is great. I went in mid-May and needed to rent a board and wetsuit for myself (I've been surfing for ten years) and I wanted to buy the... More 

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Reviewed 17 May 2016

We went to John Mccarthys school for our surf weekend. Although the waves were small, the instructors did a very good job of making the most of them with us. They were very friendly and helpful. We would recommend the school to anyone else looking to surf in Lahinch.

Thank Ddan C

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