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Address: Lahinch, Ireland
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+353 86 844 8622
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Ben has been coaching surfing since 1993 and set up Bens Surf Clinic in...

Ben has been coaching surfing since 1993 and set up Bens Surf Clinic in Lahinch Co. Clare to become the top Lahinch surf school. We provide top quality surf lessons with a difference. We work in small groups (max 6) with a level 2/3 surf coach to give lots of personnal attention and hopefuly help you progress quickly. We coach all levels from beginner to advanced including video analysis. We were Irelands first hard board surf school and are delighted to coach you on your own board, or bring you throuhg the complete basics.All our lessons are for two hours in the water, as we believe time in the water is waht people really wnat and is also the best place to learn. We have a wide range of lessons and course for kids right through to the old adventurer so come along and try a new surf experience.

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Fantastic lessons and really good fun!

Did a weekend of lessons and had a ball. Had no prior surfing experience but with Bens help I was up and standing on the board in no time. Got a great overview on how to read... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Ciaran E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Did a weekend of lessons and had a ball. Had no prior surfing experience but with Bens help I was up and standing on the board in no time. Got a great overview on how to read waves, the beach and the various surf websites. I'll be back surfing again for sure!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to learn how to surf properly and have a great time doing it then this is the place! I took part in a group weekend surf clinic with Ben. It was a mix of some fun informal talks (on proper technique, on reading waves and on how to read Magic Seaweed too) plus loads of time in... More 

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1 Thank Caroline M
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was in Lahinch with a group of friends for the long weekend and we booked three sessions with Ben's Surf School. The weather was too rough to go out on Friday but Ben and team moved sessions around and offered us the three sessions on the following two days, even including one for Sunday, a day we hadn't booked... More 

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1 Thank Kieran O
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Did the weekend lessons with a group of friends, got some really great coaching on the details of how you surf and also some really useful info on how to read wave/surf forecasts. Enjoyed every moment of it, and definitely learnt a lot, even if we didn't get be best waves there are.

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1 Thank finnci
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to a few surf schools on the West Coast (Group trips - First time/beginner style lessons) and they don't really compare. Ben brought us out (Group of 7) and made sure to learn everyone's names and actually coached us for the duration of the lesson. I learned lots of things nobody had ever mentioned to me that really... More 

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1 Thank Dearbhail K
Laytown, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ben is by far the best instructor I have ever had for surfing. He helped me resolve some key issues, build my confidence and gave valuable tips to improve my surfing. Would highly recommend him and his team and look forward to the next time I am back in Lahinch where I would definitely book more lessons from Ben.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My second surf lesson and I learnt so much more than previously (elsewhere ) - I was standing for several seconds by half way through. Very friendly, patient, encouraging and supportive teaching with a lot of 1-1 attention.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I did a one day surf lesson with Ben. After about an hour I wanted to throw the towel in and quit. After another thirty minutes everything he was saying clicked into place. Without a doubt this was the best surf lesson I ever had. Ben's a professional coach. The lesson was hugely motivating and I'd highly recommend him to... More 

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1 Thank JohnDennehy
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Excellent teaching from Ben and the other teachers. The pace is just right, and Ben teaches the basics well which stood to me later on. I lost my fear of surfing, and really improved after a couple of lessons. I enjoyed the session and had a repeat visit, I liked it so much. I would recommend this school.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We felt as if we were mad but others were in the waves and the staff kitted us out in excellent quality wetsuits, boots and gloves. Off we went for a hugely enjoyable 1.5 hours. And the water temperature was fine. Warm showers and I would have given 5 stars

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