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Blackfield Surf School

| Keel Beach, Achill Island, Ireland
+353 87 249 5175
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Fantastic morning at surf school!

My boyfriend and I had a brilliant morning with Gerry this week. As a beginner I was nervous but... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Excellent surf school!

We booked the kids in for a week of surf camp (Mon-Fri 10.30 - 12.30-1(ish). We stayed in the... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Liz W
Dublin, Ireland
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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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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Keel Beach, Achill Island, Ireland
+353 87 249 5175
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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
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
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

Thank nanorelyob
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

Thank karmad1
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

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
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Had a surf lesson here with the excellent Gerry who is a top class gent and excellent teacher....was so good went back for another lesson the next day... also was great help to my 2 kids who wanted to body board and also with wetsuit...More

Thank Marc W
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

My two teenagers had a great time at Blackfield surf school. They loved their lesson. Online booking easy and straightforward

Thank Kay M
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks Kay, it was a pleasure to have them.. Gerry

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We went surfing over Easter and had a great time. Gerry was a fantastic teacher and ensured we all had a blast. We were a group of two adults and two 11 year old girls and everyone had fun. Having the lessons indoors before heading...More

1  Thank Gareth H
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must-do in Achill. Gerry is a fantastic instructor and we had an amazing afternoon surfing - we were sad when it was time to pack up and leave. Great activity for all ages. Highly recommend Blackfield Surf School.

1  Thank Jenna L
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Brilliant day surfing in Achill, Gerry is a super instructor and the great gear provided meant that the group were able to stay out in the water for an hour and a half without getting cold in early February!! Will definitely be back again.

Thank Ruth C
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27 August 2016|
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