Surfing Experiences


Dive into the ultimate family bonding experience with our Family Surf Lessons on breathtaking Fanore Beach in Co. Clare, Ireland.
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2 hours
2 hours

Surfing Lessons are 2 hours long and take place in waist depth water under the careful supervision of our surfing instructors who are in the water with the surfers at all times.

8 - 80yo
8 - 80yo

No age limit for Mums and Dads and Kids from 8 years old. From Beginner to Improver level, we deliver coaching to each individuals ability

Fanore beach
Fanore beach

Fanore is a special place. A Blue Flag, lifeguarded beach with golden dunes and an amazing backdrop where you’ll get to enjoy the true surf experience.


We offer discounted surf sessions for Families depending on the number of people surfing

Family Fun in the Sun

Family Fun in the Sun

Our family-only surf lessons allow parents to try surfing while staying close to the kids, ensuring a shared and enjoyable experience. This is particularly reassuring for younger kids who may feel a bit nervous initially. Under the careful guidance of our qualified instructors, everyone can catch waves, with kids becoming pros and sharing laughs over mum and dad's epic 'wipeouts.'

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Jack Dummer , July 2024
This was an incredible experience! We took the bus from galway and spent 2 hours learning the basics of surfing. The instructors were great and even dropped us off at the local pub afterwards. Highly reccomend.
Katie Lively , July 2024
This was an awesome experience! The instructors were super friendly and accommodating and supervised closely for the full lesson. Helpful tips and encouragement, highly recommended!
Martin Blaimer , June 2024
Excellent choice! Our family (mum, dad, two teenage daughters) had three family lessons. It was great fun for all of us and there is really no age limit. Pete coached each of us according to our individual abilities, so everyone felt really comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed the experience at this beautiful location.
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.
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Decades of experience:
Decades of experience:

We’ve been running our Family Surf Lessons for 20 years so safe to say we’re experts at delivering an amazing surfing experience

Amazing location:
Amazing location:

Only an hour drive from Galway City, Fanore Beach is truly one of the most beautiful surfing beaches on the Wild Atlantic Way

Safe and fun:
Safe and fun:

Our Instructors are highly experienced, fully qualified Surf Coaches, Beach Lifeguards, certified in Child Protection and awesome fun!

Book your lesson Book your lesson
If you can’t find a lesson time available that suits, please contact us as we schedule in lessons all the time.
Where to find us
We are located in the beautiful Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark, only 1 hour drive from Galway City


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

Do you need to be a good swimmer?

Our lessons are held in maximum waist depth water with an instructor in the water at all times. However you do need to have some basic swimming ability and be able to thread water

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.  Contact us for additional times that may not be in our booking calendar yet

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

We schedule in lessons all the time according to demand. If you can’t find a lesson on a day that suits you, please get in touch and we can let you know what we have available

Can we just show up or do we have to book in advance?

All our lessons are pre-booked. We schedule lessons all the time. If you can’t find a lesson time that suits, please get in touch

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

How many people are in a Family Group lesson?

The most people you would have with one instructor would be 8 people. Generally our lessons are run in small groups of 4-6 people

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.

Crave more waves?
Everyone enjoys learning to surf and most get hooked! For even more fun and time in the water, we have a range of options to keep your surfing journey progressing

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