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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...more
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Ballywillan Road, Portrush BT56 8GJ, Northern Ireland
+44 7935 952532
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All reviews great fun surf school these guys wet suits paddle boarding west strand hour lesson summer camp two hours brilliant afternoon an absolute blast equipment provided great instructor explained everything group lesson amazing experience hen party
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our hen party had a great lesson with Hanno and Patrick from Alive Surf School. They were friendly, fun and made our surfing trip very enjoyable. Would recommend them for any event.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NiamhA85
HannoWindisch, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey Niamh, Thank you so much for taking the time and leaving your comment - very appreciated. It was great having you with us and seeing you guys enjoying yourself. Hopefully see you again some time - Hanno.

Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Friendly, fun and throroughly enjoyable surfing trip at Portrush yesterday. We had a lesson with Hanno from Alive surf school last year and just had to do it again this Christmas. Will be back!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amelia J
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Great day out learning to paddle board with Hanno. This was great fun with full tuition given in the calmer waters of the harbour before venturing to the open sea. Brilliant exercise without realising it πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Ž

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank martymca33
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

My friend and I had the best 2 hours fun doing this. Hanno was patient and excellent at learning us techniques to help us stay on the board ... for most of the time lol Would urge anyone to give this a go. I will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maps151829
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Once again we would like to thank Stevie for great tutoring and lot of fun. We really enjoyed both lessons we took.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michal B
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Stevie was a great tutor and the two hour lesson was brilliant! We were so sore the next day but it was worth it πŸ˜ƒ

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leigh O
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for my hen party! Hanno was so lovely and our coach Stevie was amazing. It was just such a wonderful day! Thank you again πŸ€™πŸΌπŸ’•

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bexfinney
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We booked our lesson with Hanno and Stevie for my friend’s hen- we had a fantastic lesson with two incredible teachers who made everything achievable and fun! Most of us got to balance, even for a few seconds, on the board after about an hour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hairorosh
Reviewed 18 September 2018

There were 7 of us in the Saturday morning class last week, me and 3 friends and 3 people we didn't know, we were a mix of locals and visitors to Portrush. West Strand is easy to find if you don't know Portrush, and has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I booked 3 days of private lessons for my husband and myself as beginners. Ended up doing 2 days by myself as my husband got sick. The first day, I was with Hano; he was brilliant!! He told me exactly what I would have to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Alive S, General Manager at Alive Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you so much for your brilliant review. Super happy you had a fantastic time and got so much out of your course. Hannah really is great and I'll pass your stoked comment on to her :) All the best and hopefully see you again...More

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3 October 2016|
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
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
25 February 2015|
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