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Blackfield Surf School

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Blackfield Surf, kitesurf and SUP School is the only approved surf School on Achill Island.We are fully approved by the Irish Surfing Association and are one of only two schools in Mayo with this accreditation. If you need a surfing lesson or to...more
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| Keel Beach, Achill Island, Ireland
+353 89 422 1553
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

My 10 year old niece went here for a week last Summer. She & I have surfed together in Keel before. I thought it was time she clocked up some consistent time in the water as oppose to our sporadic, but fun, sessions. As a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

So, my 24 year old daughter finally decide that a wetsuit was need for getting in the water around Achill Island. She decided this on Sunday when everywhere was closed. Thankfully we found Blackfield open and in we go to see if they had any...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank stephkev
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My 3 daughters did a weeks summer camp at surf school and had a great time every day they were there. They can all pretty competently surf now which is testament to how good the teachers at Blackfield are. The two main teachers, Abdel and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Mick B
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Our two sons aged 10 & 12 had a fantastic time at Blackfield surf camp for the second year running; it was great to see their skills and confidence building on what they'd learned last summer and Keel beach is just spectacularly beautiful. A very...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We had a lesson with Gerry recently. Joined another family and had great fun. Gerry is an absolute professional and made the experience an exceptional one for us. Would recommend everyone on holiday in the area to book a lesson!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Emer C
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

Hi Emer, Thanks for the great review..delighted that you had such a good time and hopefully we will see you again the next time you're in the west!

Reviewed 4 July 2016

we were in achill for a week with 3 teenagers, we took a surf lesson with gerry from blackfield surf school. we all had a brilliant time. Gerry gave us all a group lesson but also took the time to coach each of us one...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank linda10138
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

Hi Linda, It was a pleasure to take you guys into the water and see how well you all did-especially as there was a bit of nerves at the beginning! See you again hopefully!

Reviewed 30 June 2016

Six 16 year old beginners had a surfing class with Gerry, who was with them in the water throughout the session to give advice and encouragement. Two hours later, all of the lads were standing up on their boards and riding the waves.....It was great...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank LighthouseCrew
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

Pretty good surfing going on with those guys! Good enough to put the video on our Facebook page!

Reviewed 22 June 2016

My 11 year old son took his first ever surf lesson with Gerry, who was patient and methodical in his approach, which saw him stand up repeatedly. He is now so excited and motivated to try it again, so we'll be back sooner rather than...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Johan S
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

Thanks Johan, hope the rest of the trip was a success!

Reviewed 15 June 2016

We came as a group of beginners excited to surf and we all succeed with Gerry's help! He was focused on teaching us and not on the time. He was excellent with giving positive feed back and showing us where we could improve. By the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank TiffRaz
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

Hi Tiff, Great to meet you and your buddies on such a nic Achill day! Thanks for the review. G

Reviewed 10 June 2016

Second time with Gerry. He is very kind and patient ; he's in the water with us and gives us many advice, and help us. He also took pics of all of us (at the end…). fabulous! We'll go back ! Thanks!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Estelle S
blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review Blackfield Surf School-Hope to see you all again when the summer is over and we start to get the first of the lovely Autumn waves!

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27 August 2016|
Response from blackfieldachill | Property representative |
Hi there-thanks for your question. Our surf school is a fully approved Irish Surfing Association school and we have a reputation amongst our customers for excellence in our approach. Over many years, our reputation as being... More