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almost got me addicted to surf already

We had an amazing time with Jerry and Fion that introduce us to the surf-world. A lot of tips... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Federico C
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Dublin, Ireland
Great way to enjoy an afternoon with friends

Visited with group from our stag party. Blackfield school were really helpful and flexible when it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shannon R
via mobile
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Blackfield is a unique visitor attraction on Achill Island.If you need a surfing lesson or to hire some wetsuits, surfboards or body boards, just drop in! We run a hugely popular and (very small) surf camp for children aged 8-16 during the months of July and August.In 2016 we are also running a coding and robotics camp for children aged up to 14. In summer we house our surf school in a double decker bus on Keel beach.The Blackfield bus is fully seated upstairs with a fantastic view of the beach and tea, coffee hot chocolate and cold drinks are available every day from 10.30 until 5pm In winter (October - March) our building is closed but we are always happy to run lessons or hire equipment!
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| Keel Beach, Achill Island, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing time with Jerry and Fion that introduce us to the surf-world. A lot of tips, patience and kindness were donated. The boards are perfect for learning and we quickly forgot of the time and we stayed in the ocean for longer...More

Thank Federico C
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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks F(r)ederico..It was a pleasure to have all three of you in the water.I hope that you really enjoyed your time in Achill and maybe we will see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with group from our stag party. Blackfield school were really helpful and flexible when it came to making the booking. Everyone in the group had a really great time, support from the teacher was excellent with lots of coaching and tips throughout the lesson....More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

There’s only one bus you need in Achill... jump on it at Keel Strand - Blackfield Surf School HQ!! It’s the only fully accredited surf school in Achill and the team know the waters so well. Our lads, Paddy and Billy did a weeks surf...More

Thank triona2018
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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thanks Triona-hope to see you again soon! Gerry

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Took my teenage son and his friend whilst on holiday, they had a brilliant time, straight in the water, and good tuition, communication was good, my son and his friend both said “ it was brilliant” what more can you ask for, definitely worth a...More

Thank Karen L
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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks Karen!

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Really good way to amuse and also tire out two teenage boys. Throw them to the instructors, leave for two hours, return and the boys were wiped out and not just by the surf. The guys at Blackfield are amazing. Very patient and really good...More

Thank Peter L
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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Peter, Many thanks for your review.Glad your boys had a great time and we hope to see you all again sometime!

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

My boyfriend and I had a brilliant morning with Gerry this week. As a beginner I was nervous but Gerry had me standing on the board by the end of the session! He was encouraging and gave great advice to my boyfriend who had surfed...More

Thank emso2
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We booked the kids in for a week of surf camp (Mon-Fri 10.30 - 12.30-1(ish). We stayed in the caravan park, from which you can see the Blackfield bus, so it's only a minute walk to the park. The weather was pretty shocking on most...More

Thank Liz W
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience with Gerry and valei , spent the full day enjoying achill sea . Surfing in the morning on keel was amazing and Gerry was a great teacher . After a tasty lunch in the cottage we spent the afternoon kayaking in...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We took a family lesson with Blackfield while on a weeks holidays. The level of professionalism and duty of care was exemplary and it was conducted in a fun and relaxed way. My son who has autism and is aged 10 had a fantastic experience...More

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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thanks Karl, I really enjoyed meeting you all-I don't claim to speak for the rest of the team but I'm sure they would echo that sentiment.It was a pleasure to have you with us and I hope that we see you again at some stage.Thanks...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Gerry is a class instructor, very enthusiastic and encouraging. The equipment is of top quality and the setting of the beach is stunning. With just four of us in the lesson at varying abilities, Gerry offered one to one tuition to each of us at...More

Thank Kirstie H
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ZeeGoes
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Response from blackfieldachill | Property representative |
Hi there-thanks for your question. Our surf school is a fully approved Irish Surfing Association school and we have a reputation amongst our customers for excellence in our approach. Over many years, our reputation as being... More
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