Blackfield Surf School
Blackfield Surf School
5
Surfing & WindsurfingWater SportsStand Up Paddleboarding
10:30 - 17:00
Monday
10:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 17:00
Thursday
10:30 - 17:00
Friday
10:30 - 17:00
Saturday
10:30 - 17:00
Sunday
11:30 - 17:00
About
Blackfield Surf, kitesurf and SUP School is the only approved surf School on Achill Island.We are fully approved by the Irish Surfing Association and are one of only two schools in Mayo with this accreditation. If you need a surfing lesson or to hire some wetsuits, surfboards or body boards, just drop in! If you would like to learn to kitesurf, or improve, just give us a call.If you would like to go on a stand up paddleboard expedition through caves and arches-let us bring you! We run a hugely popular and (very small) surf camp for children aged 8-16 during the months of July and August.The surf school runs from our iconic double decker bus on Keel beach. In winter (October - March) our bus is closed but we are always happy to run lessons or hire equipment! Just call us!
Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Blackfield Surf School
Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor
Want other options you can book now?
Show options
Travellers talk about
(11 reviews)

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
5.0
139 reviews
Excellent
135
Very good
4
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Georgina S
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
Brilliant lessons with Jude who looked after my son and his two friends for a 16th birthday treat. They had such a great time, we booked another 2 hour lesson for the following day! Really professional school and great teachers - the boys were standing on their boards in the first 20 minutes. They didn't stop talking about it for the rest of the weekend!
Written 3 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

carolina deniss... s
3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
I Totally recommend Blackfield surf school. The staff is friendly and easy going. It was my son (7 years old) very first time jumping on the surf board and it couldn’t have been better! Thank you guys!
Written 18 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Liliana E
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
Great place, highly recommended. My son did 2 surfing lessons and had a blast. The teachers were amazing.
Written 9 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lornaisabel
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Great little school with enthusiastic and professional teachers. Jude was a really lovely and made us feel very comfortable in the water!
Written 6 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

sarahjm971
Dublin, Ireland51 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Myself and my partner had a fantastic experience with Blackfield. Neither of us had ever been surfing before, but Jude was a brilliant instructor and we loved every minute of it! Both of the instructors (Jude and 1 other, who's name I didn't catch), provided plenty of guidance in the water, while also giving us ample time to find our feet on our own. Such an enjoyable experience - 100% recommend!
Written 5 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Debbie C
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
My 11 and 8 year olds went to a 2 hour lesson as complete beginners and finished being able to stand on the board no problem. They begged to back the next day, Sarah was lovely and so encouraging. Would definitely come back, the kids are still buzzing from it
Written 21 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

NodtoBob
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We had an excellent experience with Blackfield Surf School this week. Great instruction from Jude and she was so supportive and encouraging to us all out on the waves! Thank you 😊
Written 6 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mary M
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
Fionn, Sarah and Jude are amazing. I’ve never met three more patient and kind instructors who greet the kids at surf camp with enthusiastic smiles every morning. My 3 kids have learnt so much and are loving camp.
Written 5 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jody W
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
Had a great time surfing with Fionn on the June bank holiday! He was super helpful and was very knowledgable and gave us great insight on how to get up on the board! Overall great experience.
Written 4 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sarah M
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Had an amazing time. Jude and Fionn were sound, very chill, supportive and got some great go pro footage of us! Had an absolute blast, the sore arms today are totally worth it!
Written 29 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 134

BLACKFIELD SURF SCHOOL: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)