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“Best Surf Lesson Ever!!!”

Lahinch Surf School
Ranked #4 of 9 Tours in Lahinch
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lahinch Surf School is about Friendly, Safe, Fun in the surf.Established by John McCarthy, three times Irish Senior Surf Champion, John established Co.Clare's first Surf School to share his love and 'stoke' for surfing. Lahinch Surf School has stayed true to that dream ever since. When we're not surfing big waves at the Cliffs of Moher (the wave John named "Aileens"), you'll will find us at our 'Beach Hut' on the promenade.The positive ions are infectious dude! Courses: Outside of doing a single two hour lesson any day of the year, our most popular courses are the 'Weekend Surf Course' for adults, which is 3 fun lessons over the weekend and our Kids(9-12), Teens(13-18) and Grom(6-8) Camps in school holidays.You are welcome to come join the fun at Lahinch Surf School.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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“Best Surf Lesson Ever!!!”
Reviewed 28 October 2011

My sister came over to visit from Spain, she wanted a one to one lesson in the capital city of surf in Ireland so we chose Lahinch Surf school for tuition. John McCarthy met us at the beach hut and arranged for Pat the sintructor to take her out, she had the best surf lesson ever and had a fantastic time!! While she had surfed numerous times in Spain she found Pat the most enthusiastic and fun instructor to work with. She cant wait to book her next lesson!! Thanks so much also to John for organizing this for us with such and ease and fantastic at fantastic value.

Visited October 2011
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Thank kyntire
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LahinchSurfSchool, Public Relations at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this review, 13 April 2013
Thanks for your great response! We are thrilled to hear that your sister had such a great experience here at our surf school as we strive to reach the highest standard.

It's true Pat is an enthusiastic instructor and great fun to be around, Pat has been instructing for years and has great experience!

Thanks again and hope to see you soon!
:)
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“Excellent Tuition - recommend to children”
Reviewed 10 August 2011

My 3 children undertook a 2 hr lesson here recently and it is highly recommended. From 12yrs to 6yrs old they had a great time. Ollie and crew were very helpful, friendly and the instructor was super with the children. Dedicated time spent with each person meant everyone got good attention and all managed to get plenty of active surfing.

Top marks to the instructor on the day (5th August 2pm).

Visited August 2011
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LahinchSurfSchool, Owner at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this review, 3 October 2011
Delighted to hear the staff were very friendly, helpful and all the kids got lots of attention.

Thank you so much for your the great feedback. We've just finished our 10th summer of Kids (9-12yrs), Teens(13-17yrs) & Grom(5-8yrs) Camps, so we've had had lots of time to perfect every aspect:) Ollie and the rest of our surf coaches have been with us for a long time, so we all know what's important to each child.

Thanks again and hope to see you summer 2011:)
john
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“Check out the accommodation type you are booked into!”
Reviewed 8 August 2011

Hi
I spent the long weekend in August in Lahinch with the surf school and it was one of the best weekends I have had in years! The classes themselves are excellent, after a short talk on the beach it was straight into the water and down to it. Our instructor Pat was great, really friendly and laid back. The restaurant as part of the package, the Cornerstone Bar, was excellent - had an amazing meal here which was great value as part of the package. The only complaint I would have is the B&B we were placed in, it wasn't great but this was acknowledged by the Surf School. So, only word of warning if you want a nice B&B make sure you say that when booking. But, overall had a brilliant experience and am heading down on another weekend surfing in the next few weeks. Top marks for Lahinch Surf School!

Visited July 2011
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LahinchSurfSchool, Owner at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this review, 3 October 2011
Thanks so much for the great feedback. Great that you got to surf with Pat. He is our head surf instructor for good reason - definitely patient!

Whether you're crawling to your feet or looking for perfection, he is a fantastic instructor. Glad to hear he was able to give you good tips. Hopefully you will have many happy hours in the water implementing them:)

Thanks again.

john
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 7 March 2011

Tried surfing for the 1st time in Lahinch. it was brill, our instructor Pat, very laid back - gave us a lot of good tips and was v.patient and easygoing, had a great time.

Visited March 2011
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LahinchSurfSchool, Owner at Lahinch Surf School, responded to this review, 19 October 2011
Maxieire thanks a lot for taking the time to recommend Lahinch Surf School. We are delighted Pat was able to give you excellent coaching tips. All our instructors are brilliant surf coaches and great surfers themselves and we take pride in the standard of coaching. Pat certainly is laid back:) Hope to see you in Lahinch some time soon:) Thanks again. John
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