Surfing Experiences

Private lesson

Elevate your surfing experience with our exclusive Private Surf Lessons, offering a higher level of instruction in an unparalleled scenic location. One to One coaching allows our surf coaches to tailor the lesson to you and focus on specific areas of your surfing.
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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.

All levels
All levels

Our private surf coaching sessions are suitable for surfers of all levels. Beginners who prefer learning to surf for the first time on their own or Improvers looking to accelerate their skills.

Fanore beach
Fanore beach

Aloha Surf School isn't just about catching waves, it's about experiencing the magic of the Burren. Ride the waves of Fanore Beach, explore the unique landscape.

From €80
From €80

Choose your adventure! Solo sessions are €120, while joining a friend in a private lesson brings the price down to €80 each.

1-on-1 surf mastery

1-on-1 surf mastery

In our Private Surf Lesson, we prioritise the areas you’re interested in. Common skills we focus on are paddling, pop-up and stance refinement, catching unbroken waves, take-off techniques, basic turning, surfing in trim on green water waves, wave selection, and positioning.

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What Our Customers Have To Say

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.
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 !!
private surfing lessons - aloha surf school
where the waves meet expertise
100% tailored
100% tailored

In our Private Surf Lesson, we prioritise the areas you’re interested in: paddling, pop-up and stance refinement, catching unbroken waves, take-off techniques, basic turning...

Unparalleled Location
Unparalleled Location

Lessons in Co. Clare's most picturesque setting, combining professional instruction with a stunning beachfront experience.

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.

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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

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. 

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 Private lessons are not on our booking calendar. You let us know when you are available to surf and we can schedule in a time that suits you

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.

Improve your skills
Learning to surf is all about getting the basics right and lots of practice. For maximum progression and water time join any of our sessions where you’ll receive hands on coaching and expert guidance

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