6 years ago, I randomly booked my first surf-lesson with Turf&surf. Upon our arrival on Friday evening, the staff were good craic, helpful and hospitable. They showed us our rooms, pointed us to local restaurants and bars. The Lodge is located conveniently right at the seafront overlooking Bundoran bay, which has a splendid view, specially for a sunset watching! Rooms are bright and clean. Good start of a great weekend!
On Saturday morning,we all woke up with a mild hungover, had a breakfast in the Lodge and off we went for our first lesson to Rossnowlagh beach.
I never surfer before, but I stood up on my first wave and that was it for me, I found my new addiction...
I came back next month, bought wetsuit and board. Season later I bought a car and started coming up every weekend.
I progressed from my minimal to surfing shortboards, from mellow beachies to punchy reef-breaks. I went on few surf-trips to Indonesia, Australia and around Europe.
Surfing became part of my life as much as...eating or sleeping.
Over the years, the staff in Turf& Surf became my good friends and I got to know many interesting people staying in the Lodge too.
Seeing, how much fun weekend away from Dublin can be, I organised few weekends trips for my colleagues at work. We would have anything between 10 to 50 people joining us and Turf&surf were always able to make sure the weekend was a success. My colleagues were leaving happy, surfed out and looking forward for next trip.
To sum up, I would recommend Turf&Surf to anyone, whether you are looking for a beginner/intermediate weekend away with a group of friends, family surf lesson or a place to stay on your surf-hunt for Winter swells.
T&S are very accommodating and you might leave with an addiction to ocean and few new friends :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- TurfnSurf Lodge is a family run business established in 2006. We provide dorm and private ensuite rooms with breakfast included. We are located in the centre of Bundoran town, Ireland's Surf Capital.We run 2 day, 3 day, 5 day & 7 day tours direct from Dublin City Centre with TurfnSurf Tours. We also have a surf school, sea-kayaking tours and Blo-karting (land sailing).The Lodge offers a range of services including sea views, linen & towels, TV in all rooms, free WiFi, full kitchen facilities, chill out room, changing rooms for activities and outdoor chill out areas. Your accommodation is located in the centre of town close to all shops, restaurants, bars and other services.We can also offer you self-catering accommodation located in the town centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- TurfnSurf Lodge & Surf School Bundoran, County Donegal