Blackfield Surf School
Surfing & Windsurfing • Water Sports • Stand Up Paddleboarding
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11:30 - 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

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2022

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Sarah T
5 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Our girls had great fun and we’re in really safe hands with the instructors. My only regret is not joining in. Deffo next time though!
Written 21 August 2022
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Tracey M
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
In one word, brilliant. My three children had never surfed before and had an absolute amazing experience. Loved it so much, there's talk of purchasing surf boards etc. Hot chocolate and a chocolate cookie at the end of the lesson was a nice touch. Would definitely recommend Blackfield Surf School.
Written 9 August 2022
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droghedajinx
Drogheda11 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Fantastic experience, excellent customer service. 3 kids including two teens did the one day surf camp. Instructors were excellent.
Well worth a visit 🥰🥰
Written 20 July 2022
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Bernadette D
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
I signed up two boys aged 13 and 14 for the surfing lessons which they really enjoyed. The instructors were really attentive and made the lessons great fun.
Written 15 July 2022
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julieellwoodclinic
Sligo, Ireland9 contributions
Jul 2022
My husband and I had a fab surf lesson with Fionn. Caoimhe was also super helpful. We will definitely be back. We learnt more in 2 hours than we have ourselves in the last 2 years. Highly recommend.
Written 11 July 2022
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Baileygal
Dublin, Ireland34 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
12 yr old newbie son loved it - wonderful instruction with fun and engaging tutors. Great value for money.
Keel beach absolutely amazing - there is a St Patrick legend in there somewhere.
Written 7 July 2022
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Sightseer641008
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
Great surfing lesson my teenage boys loved it suited beginners………..Great location too on Keel beach!
Written 25 August 2021
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Maeve C
County Mayo, Ireland9 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Adult surf got cancelled due to no waves We were offered an alternate date or a refund and choose the refund. This was processed immediately and with no issues We had also booked a children's surf and this went ahead. They ranged from 11 - 9 and absolutely loved it! My son rated it as 10/10 and the hot chocolate and biscuits after the session was 1000% appreciated by them all. We caused a bit of an issue on arrival by going to the wrong surf company in error. By the time it was identified almost 30 mins had passed Blackfield still gave the children their full slot and were very professional and so accommodating even though the error was totally ours. Communication with the company was excellent throughout from initial booking to the refund . I would definitely recommend.
Written 27 July 2021
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Erina60763
Castlebar, Ireland3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Blackwater is just the best at teaching surfing ! The staff are so so friendly !!! So professional and excellent at what they do ! They know all the kids name after 5 minutes ! Top class ! You will not be disappointed !
Written 27 July 2021
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Eric B
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
What a shared experience for the family. Fantastic customer service started with phone comms with Caoimhe. Really set the tone. minded and guided by the instructors at all times, having care for our personal safety and other beach goers safety. Our kids throughly enjoyed the day. Couldn’t find a more perfect place on earth to try your hand at surfing. People make the experience and the people running blackfield surfing delivered with spades. As we say in Cork ‘Savage’!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to all. We’ve banked that memory.
Written 24 July 2021
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