catching the breaks

wild atlantic way specials


A world class surf for all abilities

Where better to experience the wild Atlantic than atop a surf board, with the wind at your back, stunning panoramas and rugged coastline all around you. With four miles of golden Blue Flag beaches, Ballybunion, with its world class surf breaks, is a must whether you’re an absolute beginner or a more advanced surfer.

If you are taking to the surf for the first time well then with Ballybunion Surf School, you’re in very capable hands. Surf lessons at Ballybunion Surf School are run by fully qualified surf instructors and beach lifeguards. For those just starting out on the surf and a little nervous rest assured: lessons will take place in waist deep water and an instructor will be there to help you.

You’re in expert hands for some exhilarating surf

For those looking to progress their surf then what better place to find yourself, as Ballybunion’s Atlantic cliff break -  widely renowned in surfing circles – serves up some exhilarating surf. In the more advanced classes we’ll help you fine tune your skills including: duck diving; taking off in forming waves; wave selection; positioning in line up and catching waves.

Whatever your level, at Ballybunion Surf School, we keep our groups smaller so you get more out of your surf lesson. Classes are grouped with surfers of a similar ability and experience so that the topics covered are relevant to that particular group.

Given that your surf lesson will take place in the colder months, wetsuits, booties and gloves – along with a surf board, of course – will be provided. Hot drinks will also be available after your surf lesson.

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