Surfing Experiences

Kids & Teens

A fun and safe introduction to the sport of surfing. Our Kids and Teens Surf Lessons allow your child to gain confidence in the ocean and learn all the necessary skills to stay safe and have fun in the waves. Experience the thrill of learning to surf in a supervised, supportive and encouraging environment.
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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 surf instructors who are in the water with the surfers at all times.

8 - 16yo
8 - 16yo

Our Kids and Teens Surfing Lessons are suitable for those aged 8-16 years. From Beginner to Improver level, we deliver coaching to each individuals ability.

Fanore beach
Fanore beach

Our location in Fanore, a Blue flag lifeguarded beach, with its golden dunes and amazing Burren backdrop allows your child to really experience the true surfing experience immersed in nature.


One off Kids and Teens Surfing lessons cost €35 per person. We also have the option of our 5 Day Surf Camp for €140.

Safe and Fun Surfing

Safe and Fun Surfing

Learn to surf in a supportive, fun environment. While the focus of the lesson is learning to surf, we place a high emphasis on teaching your child how to stay safe in the ocean. Our experienced and highly qualified instructors are alongside the whole time offering assistance, tips and encouragement. Our goal is that they leave with new skills and memories that will last a lifetime. “Stoked” as surfers say!

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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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Your Child's Surfing Journey Starts Here
Decades of experience
Decades of experience

We’ve been running our Kids and Teens Surf Lessons for 20 years this year so safe to say we’re Pros at this!

Professional Surf Instructors
Professional Surf Instructors

Our instructors are highly qualified, experienced Beach Lifeguards and Surf Coaches. Fully certified in Child protection and Garda vetted. Super fun and super patient!

Ocean Confidence
Ocean Confidence

While really it’s all about fun. We place a high emphasis on teaching how to stay safe in the ocean. Learning all the necessary skills for a lifetime of fun in the waves.

Book your lesson Book your lesson
If you can’t find a lesson time available that suits, or would like to book in just one child/teen, please contact us as we schedule in lessons all the time and can most likely accommodate.
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 I just show up or do I 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 Kids and Teens 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.

Everyone can surf!
Everyone can surf!
One lesson is great but more water time in our Surf Camps is even better. It’s always more fun in the water and we have lots of options to get everyone in the family out catching waves

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