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Surf on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

achill island, Ireland

Experience hosted by Gerry

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

We'll get sorted out with really good ,warm wetsuits for our dip in the Ocean.Ireland is a great place to take a surf lesson if you are properly dressed!
Then we'll have a chat about what experience you might have had before.We will have a talk about how the session will go and we will introduce you to the essentials of what you need to know, and match you with a suitable board.
You will do a short dry run of the movements that you'll need on the beach, (which will also be your warm up) and then we will jump into the waves for the next hour and a half, if you're not exhausted first!
During the lesson we will make sure that you get all that you need to give it your best shot, building the process from catching waves to standing up, while having lots of fun!
Other things to note
The focus will be on small groups of up to 4 people and is ideal for first timers or beginners.
We will need to confirm the conditions before the experience, so please ensure you can be contacted.
We'll get sorted out with really good ,warm wetsuits for our dip in the Ocean.Ireland is a great place to take a surf lesson if you are properly dressed!
Then we'll have a chat about what experience you might have had before.We will have a talk about how the session will go and we will introduce you to the essentials of what you need to know, and match you with a suitable board.
You will do a short dry run of the movements that you'll…

What's included

  • Equipment
    We can also provide boots, gloves and hats if you need them!

Meet your host, Gerry

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I've been in water and around the sea for most of my life and have taught thousands of people to surf.
Surfing in Ireland's crystal clear waters is a great way to begin a lifelong love of the ocean.The Wild Atlantic Way is a haven of empty beaches where nature and you can enjoy each others company and play long into the slow Irish evenings.
I am an ISA level 2 surfing coach/lifeguard as well as being a sea kayak leader and am fully licensed to operate on Achill Island.
My team and I have taught in Ireland, as far away as Africa and several places in between, we will take great care of you!
I've been in water and around the sea for most of my life and have taught thousands of people to surf.
Surfing in Ireland's crystal clear waters is a great way to begin a lifelong love of the ocean.The Wild Atlantic Way is a haven of empty beaches where nature and you can enjoy each others company and play long into the slow Irish evenings.
I am an ISA level 2 surfing coach/lifeguard as well as being a sea kayak leader and am fully licensed to operate on Achill Island.
My team an…
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Where you'll be

Keel beach on Achill Island is 4km of fantastic, safe, sandy beach bounded on one end by cliffs and surrounded by mountains.The beach is southerly facing so it usually has waves in summertime when many other beaches are calm.It has a European Blue Flag
We have a variety of sealife, the migratory of route basking sharks (huge harmless plankton eaters!) brings them into Achill every summer and dolphins,porpoise and seals are all commonly seen.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Neal
August 2018
Gerry is a great instructor and took time to show us the techniques of surfing as we were novices. The beach is perfect, the surf excellent and once in the water Gerry was patient and supportive, and when we were more confident he left us to practice but was always close by to give handy tips. By the end of the session we achieved our goal of catching a few waves.
Gerry is a great instructor and took time to show us the techniques of surfing as we were novices. The beach is perfect, the surf excellent and once in the water Gerry was patient…
Kaspar
August 2018
My girlfriend an me booked our first surfing lesson and we were excited how it’s gonna work out. On arrival Gerry welcomed us in the double decker bus which is located directly at the beach. After getting dressed in thick wetsuits (it wasn’t the best weather we had, but perfect waves for beginners) we got a proper introduction into what we were going to do and what’s important about surfing. Throughout the whole lesson Gerry was very kind and patient. He adapted to our different learning skills and gave us individual tips and helped us a lot. In the end we got to surf several waves and even looked good on the pictures Gerry took of us while surfing. It really felt longer than 2 hours, which is a good thing if you have fun.
My girlfriend an me booked our first surfing lesson and we were excited how it’s gonna work out. On arrival Gerry welcomed us in the double decker bus which is located directly at…
R
June 2018
I had the opportunity to work with Fionn, who did an exceptional job! He was patient and had a lot of great tips to share. I had never been surfing before, yet managed to catch my share of waves!
Dominique And Timothy
June 2018
Fantastic course! We had an awesome time and actually were able to stand on the board a few times. The beach is absolutely beautiful as well!
Amanda
June 2018
Gerry was a great instructor-the best of my three lessons! He focused on my development of a good technique and at a fast enough pace for me to catch a few waves. He was also great with my boys, who enjoyed the waves at age appropriate levels.
Gerry was a great instructor-the best of my three lessons! He focused on my development of a good technique and at a fast enough pace for me to catch a few waves. He was also great…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimming costume

Towel