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Address: Lahinch Beach, Lahinch, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 844 8622
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00

Ben has been coaching surfing since 1993 and set up Bens Surf Clinic in...

Ben has been coaching surfing since 1993 and set up Bens Surf Clinic in Lahinch Co. Clare to become the top Lahinch surf school. We provide top quality surf lessons with a difference. We work in small groups (max 6) with a level 2/3 surf coach to give lots of personnal attention and hopefuly help you progress quickly. We coach all levels from beginner to advanced including video analysis. We were Irelands first hard board surf school and are delighted to coach you on your own board, or bring you throuhg the complete basics.All our lessons are for two hours in the water, as we believe time in the water is waht people really wnat and is also the best place to learn. We have a wide range of lessons and course for kids right through to the old adventurer so come along and try a new surf experience.

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The best surf lesson you could hope for

I did a one day surf lesson with Ben. After about an hour I wanted to throw the towel in and quit. After another thirty minutes everything he was saying clicked into place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I did a one day surf lesson with Ben. After about an hour I wanted to throw the towel in and quit. After another thirty minutes everything he was saying clicked into place. Without a doubt this was the best surf lesson I ever had. Ben's a professional coach. The lesson was hugely motivating and I'd highly recommend him to... More 

Thank JohnDennehy
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent teaching from Ben and the other teachers. The pace is just right, and Ben teaches the basics well which stood to me later on. I lost my fear of surfing, and really improved after a couple of lessons. I enjoyed the session and had a repeat visit, I liked it so much. I would recommend this school.

Thank aoshea13
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We felt as if we were mad but others were in the waves and the staff kitted us out in excellent quality wetsuits, boots and gloves. Off we went for a hugely enjoyable 1.5 hours. And the water temperature was fine. Warm showers and I would have given 5 stars

Thank 24handicapper
Ben B, Manager at Ben's Surf Clinic, responded to this review

Showers on the way :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Lahinch for me is synonymous with a visit to Ben's. Whether renting boards or taking lessons, I always get great service. The lessons are brilliant and the teachers are really dedicated. I don't know how they always manage to find the best teachers at Ben's, but the quality is always first class. Having full changing facilities is... More 

Thank Katily
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Best surf school in lahinch. We were in a small group class, and the instructor was really friendly, and took time with each of us. Facilities are good, but could do with a shower on site. You have to use the one by the life guard station. It's a pretty small complaint.

Thank Graham B
Ben B, Manager at Ben's Surf Clinic, responded to this review

Hi Graham, thanks for your review. Hopefully next time you visit we will have showers on site :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Best in lahinch. As improver this is excellent , staff are well trained and experienced. Ben has the surfers best interest at heart and not just the business

Thank niall f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Learned to surf with Ben's a few years ago, came back recently for a refresher lesson.... as always a great experience, really lovely instructors and excellent customer service. Of all the surf schools operating in Lahinch, Ben's is far and away the best - the others focus on just having fun, but if you want to progress in the sport,... More 

Thank Aédín N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Spent five days at the surf clinic in July. Went down on my own, had never surfed before bar for an hour when I was teenager, had three different trainers over the course of the week, each helpful in their own way. Managed to get from struggling to stand up to just about making turns, thanks to the pointers from... More 

Thank Elfordbags
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Brilliant fun, great teaching. Good availability of equipment, and class size was perfect. I had 4 teachers in total over the week i was staying there, the quality, energy and enthusiasm was consistent. They managed to look after me, and all the others on the class easily.

Thank J_1_M2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Had great fun doing the archery. It was a miserable and wet day. The beach was closed so we gave it a go. Great way to spend an hour especially if you have a competitive streak!!!! The following day a few of us rented boards as we did not have our own. V reasonable prices and good way to spend... More 

Thank Siobhain C

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