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“Surf School Magic”

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 9 September 2018 via mobile

My family visited Achill for 2 weeks in Aug'18. We just couldn't fault the location for scenery and outdoor pursuits. Two of our daughters aged 11 and 8 embarked on their first experience of the surf through the brilliant guidance of Blackfield Surf School. The camp provided, equipment, tuition, and a much needed hot cup of hot chocolate and biscuit at the end of each session. Even though the weather was not the best, the girls had an amazing time and we're eager to head into the water again. As I said the weather was unpredictable and one of the booked sessions had to be cancelled. However, Blackfields organised another day for the girls much to their delight.The tuition was second to none. At no time did I have worries about leaving my children with them. They were safe, happy and had a ball. Thank you. We will definitely return to Blackfields Surf School.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Louisa M
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

My 2 children have been 6 times over the last 9 years. Such continued repeat custom should leave you in know doubt how much they love it and you will to. It's a really professionally run business without the fun been taken out of it. My guys can't praise it highly enough. Go for it. Thanks to Gerry, River, Fionn and the rest of the gang. See you next year

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stephenpaulmoran
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Great tuition. The kids reckon Gerry is the best instructor ever. Great equipment and perfect beach to learn. Other groups teaching on the beach had huge numbers and were at best a waste of time and looked dangerous. Gerry's groups were smaller and we all got loads out of our lessons.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank htyrrell2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

My son doi g a 3 day course and really loving it will def book again when we come back. Really friendly staff and kids all beaming Coming out of the freezing water

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Celladu
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

I had a 2 hour surf lesson with my 3 children (14, 13 and 8) and it was one of the highlights of our two week holiday. Caoimhe was a really fun and engaging instructor and she kept it simple and divided her time equally between each of us and the other two members of the group. We had never really surfed before but were all standing and doing simple turns by the end. The wetsuits they provide are very warm so there's no need to worry about the weather or the water temperature. Caoimhe let us keep the boards for a while after the lesson and my kids were very reluctant to leave. This is a great family activity and Keel beach (with Blackfield Surf) is a great place to learn.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrew F
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