Surfing Experiences

Adult improver

Progress your surfing skills with in depth surf coaching in our Improver Surf Lessons. If you’ve already had some lessons but are struggling to advance past the basics then this is for you. We run these as a One to One session so as we can tailor the session to your level and goals.
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2 hours
2 hours

Surfing lessons are 2 hours long with your instructor alongside coaching you in the water at all times.


Our Improver Surf Lessons are suitable for people with some prior surfing experience and are looking to advance their skills. Coaching is tailored to your level and goals.

Fanore beach
Fanore beach

As the only surf school based at Fanore Beach, we get to enjoy relatively uncrowded waves. This allows you to learn and progress in a less zoo like atmosphere than some other surf locations.


To accelerate your learning curve our Improver Lessons are run One to One with one of our professional instructors. That way you make maximum progression.

Advance your skills

Advance your skills

If you’ve mastered getting to your feet in the whitewater but are struggling to progress then our Improver Lesson is for you. These sessions build on the skills you’ve already learnt and help you progress to the next level. We tailor the lesson according to your level and surfing goals. Using theory and practical guidance, our experienced coaches will help you gain confidence in the surf, work on your technique, catch more waves and progress your surfing.

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Mary Taaffe , May 2024
Excellent surf rental in fanore! Gave fantastic advice before we headed out and were the best quality rental boards we've ever had. Really friendly and helpful. We will definitely come back
Andre Hoarau , May 2024
We had an amazing experience at Aloha surf school! We were a mixed group of experiences and Ricardo our instructor made sure everyone felt comfortable and learned something new! Such a highlight of our trip!
Olli Stan , August 2023
A Hu , May 2023
I have booked a 2 hour surf lesson and it was just awesome. A huge thank to Ricardo for the expertise and his support. Never had such a good instructor. I can recommend the aloha surf school to 1000% Thanks Ricardo, Pete & Ali Best Regards Sabine
james kenny , August 2022
Bernadette Elder , August 2022
A brilliant lesson for a family of four. We've had lessons on occasion over years and these guys were easily the best we've had. A holiday highlight for our teenagers. We have already recommended to other other family members heading this way. Thank you. X
james coady , July 2022
All the team were great and ensured we had a fun week. They were able to work with adults and children in the same group and help all of us understand how the technical side of surfing works too. Ali, Peter, Jude and Ricardo were extremely professional. Thank you Aloha!
Enid Mcaleenan , July 2022
My grandson Eamon, aged 8 and French/Irish had a brilliant week with all the crew at Aloha Surf School. Great instruction from Ricardo and Jude. They were so good with the young group. Well done. Ali at base and Peter your standards are excellent and you run a great school. I can highly recommend Aloha for anyone wishing to surf the Wild Atlantic Way.
Alastar Mac Aongusa , July 2022
We had a great week at the surf school in Fanore. None of us had ever been surfing before, but we were in great hands with Pete, Ali and the team. Would highly recommend! A very active, enjoyable holiday for two adults and two young teenagers.
Caolan Brennan Gavin , June 2022
Fantastic day out. Peter was a brilliant instructor. He had huge patience and really knew everything to do with surfing and the water. I would recommend this to anybody.
Maoliosa Mac Elwain , May 2022
Me and my friends went for a surf weekend in Fanore and booked a lesson for the first day. The group were of mixed ability and Pete was amazing at ensuring everyone was engaged and learning something new the entire time. He took his time explaining the basics, but also showed a few of us how to catch a green wave. Amazing experience. Couldn't rate it any higher, and having completed many lessons before with numerous other instructors, Pete was definitely the best. Worth a lesson with him no matter what your ability. Looking forward to heading up surfing with Pete and Ali again soon !!
Valerie Kendall , April 2022
My very first time surfing and I had an awesome experience with Pete and Ali at Aloha Surf School! Pete gave an excellent lesson, breaking down the basics and coaching in the water, making the experience super fun and encouraging. And Ali was so welcoming and helpful with fitting the wetsuits. Plus, their location on Fanore Beach is spectacular with the Burren and sand dunes as a beautiful backdrop. A great experience all round with Pete and Ali :) I definitely recommend Aloha Surf School for their lessons and rentals. I'll be back for sure!
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Skills Progression
Skills Progression

We focus on the areas you’re interested in. Common skills we focus on are paddling, pop-up and stance refinement, catching green waves, basic turning, wave selection and positioning.

Comprehensive Coaching
Comprehensive Coaching

Advance your skills with our comprehensive coaching that includes in-depth knowledge of wind, waves, tides, water safety, and surf etiquette.

Uncrowded Location
Uncrowded Location

Located away from big towns or developments we get to enjoy relatively uncrowded waves giving you more space and waves to focus on your surfing.

Get in touch to book Get in touch to book
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Where to find us
We are located in the beautiful Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark, only 1 hour drive from Galway City


How do I book?

We schedule in these sessions at a time that suits you. Get in touch via email or phone to book in your session

Is all the equipment included?

Yes all equipment is included, You just need your swim gear, towel and some warm clothes for afterwards. We provide surfboards, warm wetsuits and boots. In the colder months we also provide gloves and hoods

Can I use my own equipment?

Yes you can. We also have a selection of other boards you can try depending on conditions on the day

What are the lesson times?

Our lesson times revolve around the tide times. These change daily and so our lesson times can be at different times according to the tide times for that day 

Can’t find a lesson time scheduled for when you want to go?

The Improver sessions are not on our booking calendar. You let us know when you are available to surf, we’ll check the forecasts and then schedule your session when forecasted conditions look good

Is it a Group or Private lesson?

We run our Improver lessons on a One to One basis so we can tailor the session to your level and goals. That way you get maximum benefit from your session

What if conditions are unsuitable??

We always run in the rain as you’re getting wet anyway! If it looked like sea conditions were going to be unsuitable, we would get in touch to let you know and reschedule or refund. Please check our Terms and Conditions for more details

Are there toilets and showers available?

Yes there are toilets at the beach and also outdoor showers available

Have another question? Feel free to contact us on Whatsapp.

Working on the basics?
Learning to surf is all about getting the basics right and then lots of practice. All of our courses offer a great way to learn the fundamentals of surfing. We have options to suit all ages and levels

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