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Alive Surf School

Ballywillan Road, Portrush BT56 8GJ, Northern Ireland
+44 7935 952532
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1st surf lesson.

Had an amazing time at Alive Surf school. Would definitely recommend it to anyone. Such friendly... read more

Reviewed today
Dale N
via mobile
Youth group surfing

Can't rate these guys highly enough. We visited as a group of young people plus leaders, without... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Philly P
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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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 today via mobile

Had an amazing time at Alive Surf school. Would definitely recommend it to anyone. Such friendly instructor.

Thank Dale N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Can't rate these guys highly enough. We visited as a group of young people plus leaders, without any experience and they had all of us hooked on surfing by the end of the session. Safe and informative instruction plus hands on assistance when needed. Hanno...More

Thank Philly P
HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for this fantastic review. It was great to have you guys with us and we are glad you had such a good time.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Myself and 7 of my friends recently had a brilliant time with the guys at Alive surf school having a paddle board lesson for my 30th birthday. The staff are super friendly and lots of fun. This was my 3rd time using Alive surf school...More

Thank Gina M
HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey Gina, thank you for taking your time and leaving such a nice review. Glad you enjoyed it :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just wish to thank you Hanno for an excellent lesson! For your patience, great instructions and fun for myself and Pat's first time to try this. Felt very safe and we were so well looked after. Def recommend this school for all ages.

Thank ubtir
HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for a great review. It was good to have you with us and I am glad you had a good time. Next time we can explore the caves :) Give my wishes to Pat please.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent surf lesson with Hano. Plenty of excellent tuition. Certainly the quality of the waves helped but overall I felt got a huge amount from the lesson. Would definitely recommend

Thank Peter G
HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Peter, very appreciated. I am glad you had a good time and that we could help you progress your skills :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son took lessons on portstewart strand he had an amazing few lesdons he was standing up straight away on.his first lesson and the instructor couldnt get over him said he was amazing but sure ur only as.good as ur teacher great health and safety...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I came up from Belfast to go paddle boarding. Our instructor, Hanno, was very friendly and patient with us as we'd never done paddle boarding before. It was brilliant value for money, great fun and very relaxing. Would recommend it to anyone...More

Thank Roisin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi a lovely morning with my son learning how to surf with the school. The instructor, Hanno, was really friendly and helpful. Both my son and I will be back again. Could not recommend it more.

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have nothing but praise for Hanno and Alive Surf School. I emailed Hanno to enquire about the surf lesson's offered and he was quick, friendly, and informative in his responses. On the day, he kept us up to date on the conditions at the...More

Thank SuziWilkin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a superb day with Alive Surf School 20/5/17. Well organised, very welcoming & great wet suits & boards etc. Showers beside the beach are great option. We will be back & would definitely recommend.

Thank Nigel M
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Kivamc87
Hi we are hoping to be in the area in late November. Do you still operate at this time of the year? Could you send me prices, packages etc. Many Thanks Caoimhe
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
Hi what age group do you take lessons from?Am heading to Portrush on 30July for a week and think that surfing lessons would be something my 2 kids would enjoy. They are aged 12 and 7,
4 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
Hello, how far are you from airport , any shuttle bus goes to Natur-Med Thermal Springs and Health Resort?
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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