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Make 2014 the year that you learn to surf - get started by choosing from one of the many surf schools in Ireland.
There’s nowhere more exciting than Ireland when it comes to surfing. Blessed with a rugged and beautiful coastline, we have a fantastic variety of beach, reef and break points to choose from. Little wonder serious international surfers make a beeline for Irish shores.
The surfing season starts in September, with warm weather and swells coming in from both the north and the south. So grab your board - a world of watery wonder awaits.
And when you’ve had your fill of riding the ocean waves make the most of the ‘après surf.’ A host of fun pubs, top-notch restaurants and great value accommodation awaits, wherever the current takes you.
Bundoran in Donegal isn’t known as the surf capital of Ireland for nothing. Wherever you go on the Donegal coast you'll find fantastic surf spots and with 10 Irish Surfing Association schools to choose from, you’ll be hanging ten in no time.
Mayo is rich in great surfing beaches by day, and by night, you can enjoy the craic in the buzzing pubs and restaurants. For a total getaway, head for the windswept beaches, bag a big one, or try your hand at stand up paddle boarding.
Sligo is one of the best known adventure holiday spots in the country, with top-notch surfing to boot. Wherever you go you you'll bag big waves, clean waters and great surfing, not to mention surf schools devoted to getting you up on your feet.
Any surfer worth his or her sea salt will be familiar with the waves of the surfing mecca of Lahinch in Co Clare. Throughout the year the surf schools here are a hive of activity, making it buzzing spot for a surf holiday.
The south west is the great surfing secret of Ireland, just waiting to be uncovered. The diverse coastline of Co Kerry hosts many surf spots from beach to reef point. Gentle beach breaks and world class surf breaks make it perfect for all levels of ability.
Don’t miss Waterford’s gorgeous Copper Coast, fringed with sandy beaches that, in the right conditions, can rival the west for fun. Tramore is the centre of the surfing action around here and it’s perfect for beginner and intermediate alike.
West Cork has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country so grab your board and take advantage at scenic highlights such as Barley Cove, Garrettstown or Castlefreke. Or how about the endless beach at Inchydoney, the perfect place for family lessons?
Just because you’re heading to the east coast doesn’t mean you can’t surf! The county’s most famous beach, Brittas Bay, now has its own surf school, which opens to students right through the autumn and, depending on demand, beyond.