Surfing in Harmony with Nature

At Aloha Surf School we aim to provide Surfing Adventures in a professional, accessible and sustainable manner, minimising as much as possible our footprint on our local environment.
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We live, work and play outdoors. icon-7 Everything we do depends on icon-37 natural playground around us and as such we have particular interest to strive as much as possible to minimise any impact icon-17 that we might have.

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The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark

The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark

We run our surfing adventures at one of the Geosites of The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCOGlobal Geopark. In 2011 the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher gained UNESCO GlobalGeopark status. Making up over 530 square kilometres the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark offers diversity that is second to none. The natural beauty of the 330 million years old limestone pavements and the world famous Cliffs of Moher.

The rich and alluring landscape of staggering sea cliffs, limestone karst terraces, fertile valleys, vibrant villages and welcoming communities offers some truly inspiring experiences.

- Our Burren landscape tells a fascinating geological story that spans over 330 million years.
- Only here in The Burren can you find an extraordinary botanical combination of Artic, Alpine and Mediterranean flowers growing side by side.
- The Burren has over 3,000 archaeological monuments that record 6,000 years of history.
- We have farming and musical cultural traditions that are thriving and celebrated.
- The earliest evidence we have for the first inhabitants of the Burren comes from Fanore (just beside our surf school!) where hunter-gatherers arrived sometime before 4,000 BC.

The Burren Ecotourism Network

The Burren Ecotourism Network

We are also a member and siton the Board of the Burren Ecotourism Network which is a network of tourism businesses with the objective of establishing The Burren as a premier internationally-recognised sustainable tourism region ensuring the future economic and social growth and sustainable development of its communities, environment and heritage.

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The Network encouragesresponsible, sustainable tourism that conserves our environment and improvesthe lives of the local people.
- It seeks to support continued training, mentoring and accreditation in sustainable tourism for its members and for businesses interested in joining the Network.
- Its members adhere to the Geopark Code of Practice for Sustainable Tourism.
- Its members commit to yearly independent accreditation in ecotourism best practice.

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Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is a set of principles and an outdoor educational program designed to promote responsible outdoor ethics. It works to educate people on how to minimise their impact on the environment while enjoying outdoor activities. The increased popularity of outdoor recreation in Ireland brings a requirement to try and conserve the beautiful natural resources we get to enjoy. We are Accredited Leave No TraceTrainers and promote the Leave No Trace Principals in all of our activity.

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- Plan ahead and prepare
- Be considerate of others
- Respect farm animals and wildlife
- Travel and camp on durable ground
- Leave what you find
- Dispose of waste properly
- Minimise the effects of fire
With all this in mind we have a number of guidelines along which our business is run in order that we can be as environmentally and socially responsible as possible.

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