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Alive Surf School

Ballywillan Road, Portrush BT56 8GJ, Northern Ireland
+44 7935 952532
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Great first time experience

We had our first surf lesson, ever, with Alive Surf School down at West Strand. Robin took us for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shauna M
Alive Surf School

Our son Jack was part of the summer school last week and he loved it as always!!. The instructors... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
stuart b
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'Winner - Best Family Activity Provider in Northern Ireland 2011, 2012 adn 2013 ! 'Alive Surf School is the longest running surf school in Northern Ireland and has taught over 11,000 people of all ages, shapes and sizes how to surf! Our simple philosophy is to 'be safe and have fun', we excel at both of these goals and our lessons start from only £20 per person.All lessons last for 2 hours and include all equipment, a drink and snack for afterwards there are even free hot showers at the beach. Our instructors are all fully qualified beach lifeguards, surfing instructors and some have even surfed for Ireland......Book you place now for a really awesome day out!
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Ballywillan Road, Portrush BT56 8GJ, Northern Ireland
+44 7935 952532
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had our first surf lesson, ever, with Alive Surf School down at West Strand. Robin took us for it and was a great teacher. He was very patient and explained everything perfectly; he was also a good bit of craic too! A great activity...More

Thank Shauna M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our son Jack was part of the summer school last week and he loved it as always!!. The instructors (Hanno, Hannah, Bernardo and Robin) have such a fantastic approach, informative, engaging, fun and have a calm confidence in the water. This was not our sons...More

Thank stuart b
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Daughter, nephew, niece and I had a blast at the surf school on Saturday 22 July. Robin is an excellent instructor, very patient and with a good sense of humour - in my case he needed both! Many thanks

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My daughter Olivia who is 6 absolutely loved surf school last week. The coaches were fantastic, made learning to surf lots of fun and were really patient helping the younger ones get on their feet (which was much sooner than I expected!!). She says it...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We all really enjoyed our lesson . I Can't recommend it enough. Bernardo was our instructor and he was fun , enthusiastic, clear and patient with us all . The kids really loved it and can't wait to surf again .

Thank glear12
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic afternoon surf school with Robin. Everyone up on the boards and enjoying the great waves. Thank you

Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our Kids just completed Surf School and absolutely LOVED it - the coaches Hanno Bernardo Røbyn Hannah and Sienna were fantastic we would totally recommend it and will definitely be visiting again when we are back on the North Coast - Johnny says 'hi' Hanno...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time during our two hour lesson, and the instructor Barnardo was enthusiastic, friendly and clear. The beach is lovely and the near by facilities are good.

Thank 830harriett
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 2 kids, aged 9 & 7, had an awesome time learning to surf at Alive surf schools. Instructors were all very friendly, helpful and great with the kids. Would def recommend to anyone 👍👍

Thank KCT2006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I joined the 4 day surf camp for a beginner intro to surfing and Hanno, Bernardo and Robbin made it such a fun and relaxing experience! I will definitely be back - great people and great spot, 100% recommend!

Thank Vanessa W
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3 October 2016|
Response from HannoWindisch | Property representative |
Hi Caoimhe, thanks for getting in touch. Yes, we operate year round. In fact, the most consistent season for waves is the winter time. Apart from toasty wetsuits, we will then also provide boots and gloves to keep you nice... More
4 July 2016|
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Response from HannoWindisch | Property representative |
Hi, we start taking kids from the age of 5, so 7 and 12 are perfect age. The kids camps are really great for the kids as they have others of similar age around them, boosting their confidence and contributing to overall fun... More
25 February 2015|
Response from Alive S |
Hi, thanks for getting in touch and apologies for the delayed reply, we must have missed your enquiry unfortunately. We are about 1 hour and 20 minutes from the Belfast City airport and 40 minutes from the Belfast... More