Surf Lessons Sligo

Tour Type: Outdoor Attractions Duration: 2.5 Hours

Learn how to surf with the local Strandhill surf school owner and professional coach Seamus McGoldrick and the expert team of Strandhill surf instructors.

Provider: Sligo Surf Experience
Surf Lessons Sligo
per Adult

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Duration: 2.5 Hours
Surf Lessons Sligo
per Adult
Date & Ticket Options Close

Learn how to surf with the local Strandhill surf school owner and professional coach Seamus McGoldrick and the expert team of Strandhill surf instructors.

Provider: Sligo Surf Experience

What to Expect

  • Group Surf Lesson
  • Suitable for Total Beginners and Improvers
  • Learn the Surfing Basics then Hit The Waves

Full Description

Join Sligo Surf Experience for a fully guided surf experience.

All the surf instructors are beach lifeguards so the surfers will always be in safe hands.

The surf lessons take place on a space on the beach accessed as safe for the surfers by their surf instructor.

All of the lessons take place in waist deep water between a pair of flags to designate the surf zone.


The instructors will size up each surfer for a wet suit to fit them and provide them with surf boots.

Surfers and then lead to the surf centre changing rooms and can store their belongings in the surf school van in the baskets provided.


Once at the beach, your surfers are guided by their instructors to set up a semi-circle with their boards on the beach. Next, our instructing staff will introduce themselves before asking the class to introduce themselves to their instructors. The participants will listen to a brief safety talk and surf demo before entering the water and enjoying the rest of their surf session.


Surf Lesson

Enter the water between the flags in the company of the instructors. The session involves putting what you have learned on the beach into practice while being coached and encouraged by your instructor and simply catching waves and having fun!


Please allow 2.5 hours to visit the surf school. This will include time for meet and greet, surf sign-in, changing into wet suits and getting to the beach for your surf lessons, which includes a beach talk and safety demo. You also leave 30 mins at the end to get back to the surf centre where surfers will use the changing room and shower facilities.


Fáilte Ireland, National Surf Centre, Strandhill on Shore Road (opposite the stand bar) F91 XH50

Tour Details

  • Children under eight years old will not be accepted on the surf lessons.

  • Children aged younger than ten years old should be accompanied by a parent/guardian for the duration of the lesson.

  • If driving or arriving by coach please aim to arrive 15 minutes before start time to get a parking space.

  • It is recommended that you park in the larger main car park where there are two coaching bays - one minute walk towards the seashore from the coach parking

Additional Information

What To Bring

  • Each surfer need to bring their own towel and swimming gear to wear underneath their wet suit.

  • The surf schools will supply all the rest of the necessary surfing equipment i.e. Super warm 5 mm tiki wet suits, surf boots and soft, safe learner boards.

  • Surf gloves and hoods are available for colder days. A warm jacket is a good idea even on a sunny day.


Short beach demo

1-1.5 Hours of water time to practice what was learned

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 5mm tiki wet suits
  • Surf Boots
  • Safe Learner Boards
  • Instant confirmation
  • Swimming Gear
  • Towel
  • Sun Cream

Guides & Languages

The surf lesson is provided in English only

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