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Alive Surf School

Ballywillan Road, Portrush BT56 8GJ, Northern Ireland
+44 7935 952532
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Family Surf lesson

We all really enjoyed our lesson . I Can't recommend it enough. Bernardo was our instructor and he... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
glear12
via mobile
Surf school

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

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lorna S
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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
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+44 7935 952532
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Reviewed 2 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 2 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 had an absolute blast learning how to surf whilst on holiday to Northern Ireland. The instructors were very good and gave excellent help to our young ones. Even thought the day was cold and windy I did not hear one complaint...More

Thank radman278
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't recommend Alive Surf School more!!!! Hanno was an amazing host, from my initial booking, to payment and then to the activity itself - nothing was too much trouble! Both instructors were welcoming, friendly and very professional and everything was well organised. We throughly...More

Thank Rachel C
HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rachel, wow, thank you for such a great feedback. You guys were fun and I'm happy to hear that you all had a great time ;-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic surf lessons with Hanno at Portrush! Hanno was very patient and attentive throughout, particularly as this was our first time. He explained things very clearly and was on hand in the water to help us out at all stages. This was...More

Thank ewenbradley
HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ewen, Fantastic - thank you for your review. Brilliant to hear that you enjoyed it, always rewarding ;-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing time at Alive Surf school. Would definitely recommend it to anyone. Such friendly instructor.

Thank Dale N
HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Dale, good to have had you with us :-)

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Kivamc87
3 October 2016|
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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
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cjcopes
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
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olenairl
25 February 2015|
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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
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