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Blackfield Surf School
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Achill Island
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Blackfield is a unique visitor attraction on Achill Island.If you need a surfing lesson or to hire some wetsuits, surfboards or body boards, just drop in! We run a hugely popular and (very small) surf camp for children aged 8-16 during the months of July and August.In 2016 we are also running a coding and robotics camp for children aged up to 14. In summer we house our surf school in a double decker bus on Keel beach.The Blackfield bus is fully seated upstairs with a fantastic view of the beach and tea, coffee hot chocolate and cold drinks are available every day from 10.30 until 5pm In winter (October - March) our building is closed but we are always happy to run lessons or hire equipment!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We took a family lesson with Blackfield while on a weeks holidays. The level of professionalism and duty of care was exemplary and it was conducted in a fun and relaxed way. My son who has autism and is aged 10 had a fantastic experience and the instructors all participated in giving him and also ourselves a very memorable experience.
I would highly recommend Blackfield Surf and a big thanks to Gerry and all the crew.
Thanks Karl and family

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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thanks Karl,
I really enjoyed meeting you all-I don't claim to speak for the rest of the team but I'm sure they would echo that sentiment.It was a pleasure to have you with us and I hope that we see you again at some stage.Thanks once again for your more than generous tip,which has been converted into pizza!
Gerry

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Gerry is a class instructor, very enthusiastic and encouraging. The equipment is of top quality and the setting of the beach is stunning. With just four of us in the lesson at varying abilities, Gerry offered one to one tuition to each of us at the beginning of the lesson and then gave us the chance to surf for as long as we wanted after he felt we had the hang of it. He also took pictures of us surfing on his GoPro at no extra cost. Highly recommend- brilliant set up for beginner/intermediate surfers.

Thank Kirstie H
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Had a surf lesson here with the excellent Gerry who is a top class gent and excellent teacher....was so good went back for another lesson the next day... also was great help to my 2 kids who wanted to body board and also with wetsuit advice for them...I will be back again for sure and cannot recommend highly enough...

Thank Marc W
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

My two teenagers had a great time at Blackfield surf school. They loved their lesson. Online booking easy and straightforward

Thank Kay M
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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks Kay,
it was a pleasure to have them..
Gerry

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We went surfing over Easter and had a great time. Gerry was a fantastic teacher and ensured we all had a blast.
We were a group of two adults and two 11 year old girls and everyone had fun. Having the lessons indoors before heading to the beach which was a few minutes away was a big advantage and the waves on Keel strand are perfect for beginners and more advanced surfers. Next time we are in Achill we will be using Blackfield surf school again.

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