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“First time family surf lesson”

Blackfield Surf School
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Achill Island
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 hire some wetsuits, surfboards or body boards, just drop in! If you would like to learn to kitesurf, or improve, just give us a call.If you would like to go on a stand up paddleboard expedition through caves and arches-let us bring you! We run a hugely popular and (very small) surf camp for children aged 8-16 during the months of July and August.The surf school runs from our iconic double decker bus on Keel beach. In winter (October - March) our bus is closed but we are always happy to run lessons or hire equipment! Just call us!
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We booked a family lesson for all of us - children from 10 to 17 and adults, none of whom had tried surfing before. Gerry was absolutely brilliant with everyone - very calm approach with excellent advice and tuition tailored to everyone's personal requirements/ needs. The equipment was great - really warm wetsuits so getting cold wasn't an issue. Everyone got standing up on their first lesson and we all had absolutely brilliant fun. Couldn't recommend it highly enough. And they even looked after our dog for us back on the beach! Thanks very much again, Peter, Edelle & family

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

wonderfull experience!!! fantastic spot!!!
very professional team, we were only 4 guests for 1 instructor.
clear explanations, individual explanations.
I recommend this surf school.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Virginie P
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We got a surf lesson for two children aged 11 and 9 in this school recently. Fionn and caoimhe gave them individual personal attention and were attentive and encouraging throughout. The children had never done surfing before and really had a fabulous first introduction to the sport. They are looking forward to returning next year. Would highly recommend this for children and families.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

My nearly 10 year old spent a week last summer surfing with Gerry and Fionn and has been looking forward to going back for the whole year. This week he's finally back at surf camp with Gerry, Fionn and Caoimhe and having a fantastic time. They are wonderful instructors, very safety conscious but relaxed and and have a great rapport with the kids. It's a brilliant learning environment.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic family lesson with Gerry ( children10,9 and 6yrs ). Gerry’s instruction was clear , constructive and concise which meant we had loads of time in the water ... a thoroughly enjoyable experience , which we highly recommend .... we will definitely be back !

Date of experience: July 2018
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blackfieldachill, Owner at Blackfield Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Thanks for the great review! Gerry

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