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Blackfield Surf School

Open today: 10:30 - 17:00

Blackfield Surf School
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Keel Beach, Achill Island, Ireland
+353 89 422 1553
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Really friendly, communicative, and helpful instructor. It was my first lesson and we were on the water and standing up on the boards pretty quickly. Will definitely be back to take further lessons.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank iainsproat
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We had a brilliant private lesson with Fionn who improved our surfing so much within 2 hours. He was really communicative and flexible to ensure we were going out at the rights time in relation to waves and weather.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

My family visited Achill for 2 weeks in Aug'18. We just couldn't fault the location for scenery and outdoor pursuits. Two of our daughters aged 11 and 8 embarked on their first experience of the surf through the brilliant guidance of Blackfield Surf School. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Louisa M
Reviewed 30 August 2018

My 2 children have been 6 times over the last 9 years. Such continued repeat custom should leave you in know doubt how much they love it and you will to. It's a really professionally run business without the fun been taken out of it....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stephenpaulmoran
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Great tuition. The kids reckon Gerry is the best instructor ever. Great equipment and perfect beach to learn. Other groups teaching on the beach had huge numbers and were at best a waste of time and looked dangerous. Gerry's groups were smaller and we all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank htyrrell2018
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

My son doi g a 3 day course and really loving it will def book again when we come back. Really friendly staff and kids all beaming Coming out of the freezing water

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Celladu
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I had a 2 hour surf lesson with my 3 children (14, 13 and 8) and it was one of the highlights of our two week holiday. Caoimhe was a really fun and engaging instructor and she kept it simple and divided her time equally...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank oneillse
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Kind words-many thanks from us all!

Reviewed 2 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susanne S
Reviewed 1 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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