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Blackfield Surf School

| Keel Beach, Achill Island, Ireland
+353 89 422 1553
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Week long surf lessons with Blackfield - a must if in Achill for a week

For two & half hours each day, Blackfield supply the wetsuits/boards/instruction, but most of all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
oneillse
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County Dublin, Ireland
Awsome surflesson

We booked the lesson in the morning but the weather was to bad to surf so we did the lesson in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susanne S
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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!
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Keel Beach, Achill Island, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

For two & half hours each day, Blackfield supply the wetsuits/boards/instruction, but most of all, they supply a personal touch that made each of my children feel as they were King of the Waves. Jerry/Fionn/Caoimhe & River are keen to advance each child/adult in their...More

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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kind words-many thanks from us all!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the lesson in the morning but the weather was to bad to surf so we did the lesson in the evening from 7-9.30 pm. the People were really frendly and they had perfect tips for improving the surfskills. the place is perfect to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a family lesson for all of us - children from 10 to 17 and adults, none of whom had tried surfing before. Gerry was absolutely brilliant with everyone - very calm approach with excellent advice and tuition tailored to everyone's personal requirements/ needs....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderfull experience!!! fantastic spot!!! very professional team, we were only 4 guests for 1 instructor. clear explanations, individual explanations. I recommend this surf school.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got a surf lesson for two children aged 11 and 9 in this school recently. Fionn and caoimhe gave them individual personal attention and were attentive and encouraging throughout. The children had never done surfing before and really had a fabulous first introduction to...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

My nearly 10 year old spent a week last summer surfing with Gerry and Fionn and has been looking forward to going back for the whole year. This week he's finally back at surf camp with Gerry, Fionn and Caoimhe and having a fantastic time....More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic family lesson with Gerry ( children10,9 and 6yrs ). Gerry’s instruction was clear , constructive and concise which meant we had loads of time in the water ... a thoroughly enjoyable experience , which we highly recommend .... we will definitely...More

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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Thanks for the great review! Gerry

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Last weekend myself and three friends tried our hands at surfing for the first time. It was an overcast day so we had Gerry all to ourselves for the surf lesson. Now, we are women in our late 40’s so not your average surf students....More

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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Thanks NIckie-like I said, gazelles on the serengheti!

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

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 8 June 2018

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 26 May 2018 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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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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