We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 09:00 - 21:00
Save
Review Highlights
Best Experience

Had an absolutely amazing experience with Ben's Surf Clinic! All the staff members are amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2019
ekbarrett
Incredible Experience

Took a lesson this weekend and had an amazing time. Instructors were very helpful in how to improve... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2019
molsul
via mobile
Read all 263 reviews
  
Reviews (263)
Filter reviews
263 results
Traveller rating
250
13
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
250
13
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews rock climbing few years catching waves spent a week renting boards having fun body boards two days whole team these guys top notch hour lesson first timers laid back group of friends habits improver
Filter
Updating list...
89 - 94 of 263 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We did 4 days of surfing lesson's at Ben's Surf Clinic and it was fantastic. The surfing part was obviously loads of fun. The great thing about Ben's was the fantastic instructors. Each day we had different people out on the water with us, giving us great advice and tips. It was great having a mix of people to teach us, because they all had different things to share with us. The instructors were also top surfers themselves. They take safety really seriously and there were always plenty staff in the water with us, and they made sure we all had safety training as well. All the surf gear was supplied, so boards, wetsuits, booties etc, and it was top notch in terms of quality and was always clean. The guys are really friendly and laid back, and if you want to learn to surf there's really no better place.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank jennypU2633MG
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

A great experience from start to finish.

- Friendly, practical & fun instructors (Brian)
- Great, clean, warm gear
- safety & fun conscious
- hands on help throughout 2hr lesson
- I expected to freeze to death, did not feel cold at all.
- I was pretty crap at it but still enjoyed it, hugely.
- think we invented our own new sport 'Knurfing' (knee surfing!!).

Can't wait to drag the family for an adventure.

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank NatalieFitzgerald
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I did two lessons over two days in a group of six. Most of us had surfed before and picked up bad habits along the way however Ben and Mike did their best to get rid of these. The second day we went back they had selected boards for us based on our strengths / weaknesses shown from the previous day. Very good attention to detail in helping us become better surfers.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Conor O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Definitely recommend them. Even though there was a group of six of us Ben always came over after each wave and gave a few pointers to look out for for the next wave. Very patient and clear advice. It was great fun and each of us felt we improved a lot, although I wouldn't be too sure for one or two of them.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank rudiger1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ben B, Owner at Ben's Surf Clinic, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

Thanks for the review, really appreciate you taking the chance and coming down to us enough though you had thoughts of just rent. You and all the guys did really well so fair play, and give us a shout any time for surf forecast or advise, thanks again ben

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Our group had mixed experience with surfing. From beginners, to somewhat experienced surfers. I had only ever surfed once before. Ben was our instructor the first day, with Mike on the second. Both instructors displayed an incredible amount of knowledge of the waves and surfing. They were extremely personal and attentive to us. Almost every wave, they would come over and suggest improvements, as well as explaining what we were doing well. They made time in the water a priority and we were more than satisfied with our time in the water. We all came along leaps and bounds thanks to the two guys. I could not recommend them more, as well as swimming in Lahinch. Incredible value and service. Equipment is exceptional and the entire company is without fault.

One of the best services and activities I have ever done in Ireland.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Mark D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews