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Alive Surf School

Ballywillan Road, Portrush BT56 8GJ, Northern Ireland
+44 7935 952532
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Highly recommended

Had my group surf lesson with Hanno and Barry today. I had a blast, progressed and learned a lot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maffaman
via mobile
Surf Lesson for a novice

I decided to try surfing while on holiday in Portrush and booked a lesson on line with Alive... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Bruce T
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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 weeks ago via mobile

Had my group surf lesson with Hanno and Barry today. I had a blast, progressed and learned a lot from Hanno. He puts the information across in a clear and easy to understand way. I will definitely be back for more lessons. Nice guys!

Thank Maffaman
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I decided to try surfing while on holiday in Portrush and booked a lesson on line with Alive Surf School. My two hour session with Hanno was a highlight of my holiday. Hanno was very friendly, patient, helpful and knowledgeable. As well as explaining the...More

Thank Bruce T
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

My six year old has been feeling slightly deflated in the way of sports. Well, not now. Hanno and Anna have given him a new confidence. He walked away today feeling completely chuffed with himself and cannot wait until next week. It was such a...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

How I turned up at West Strand, Portrush on my own for a surfing lesson is a long story, but ......Hannah and Hanno were very welcoming and it turned out I'd kind of crashed a kids birthday party so I wasn't entirely on my own....More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend Alive surf school in Portrush👍Amazing instructors including Bernardo & Hanna; very professional, informative, friendly & caring...if you are determined to get up on that board Bernardo in particular will be right behind you... literally😂I tried & tried & by the end of my...More

Thank trevor1344
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Set on the picturesque and surfing friendly North Coast, Alive Surf School made a lesson for me and my two kids (10 and 8) a really fun and motivating experience. Great instructors and great waves! Thanks to all.

1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

From talking to Hanno on the phone to the young people receiving their session from Bernardo I could not praise Alive Surf School any higher. Will definitely be back with another group :)

1  Thank Nora D
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We spent a brilliant afternoon paddle boarding round the coast. Robin was a patient and skilled instructor, making the process from getting on the board to standing up seem very easy. The communication beforehand with Hanno was great. I can't recommend this highly enough. It's...More

1  Thank Greendixy
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

It's easy to see why they're the best surf school in Portrush. We had a fantastic time and were made to feel thoroughly welcome from the start. Our instructor, Robin had the perfect blend of patience and knowledge that resulted in our 7yo standing on...More

1  Thank Steveblac
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Bernando was fantastic. There were only 5 kids in the lesson on the Friday morning. He was brilliant with them - really friendly and encouraging, and got them all on side before taking them in the water. Definitely recommend - we wished we had signed...More

1  Thank pandrmurray
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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
3 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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