Our Surf Lessons

Surfing at this Co. Clare beach

At Aloha Surf School, all of our surf lessons are conducted in a supportive, fun environment with an emphasis on safety and enjoyment.

We run surfing lessons for adults, group and individual lessons and also kids surf lessons in our 5 day Kids Surf Camps.

For families that wish to surf together, we have our Family Surf Lessons where young and old get to catch some waves side by side. Mum and Dad can enjoy being out in the surf knowing that the kids are being safely looked after by our professional coaches.

We also have a dedicated Stand Up Paddleboarding school running lessons and tours out of Ballyvaughan. (See our Bay SUP page for more details)

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.

At Aloha you’re not just another sheep in the flock! So unlike other schools our groups are kept small, so surfers greatly benefit from the close personal attention of our professional instructors who are are Irish Surfing Association Approved Surf Instructors, qualified Beach Lifeguards and have a certificate in Child Protection.

While the focus of the surf lessons is learning to surf, you will also gain valuable information regarding surfing etiquette, beach safety and knowledge of the ocean.

The first section of the surf lesson consists of some dry land exercises where you will learn the techniques of wave selection, paddling, catching the wave and then standing up; the reason you’re here!! Practising the skills on a stable surface makes it easier to learn the right techniques before taking the plunge.

The second section of the lesson is out there in the surf putting all that you’ve learnt into practice.

We provide special soft boards for beginners, wetsuits and wetsuit booties. In Winter we also use hoods and gloves. So all you need is your swimming kit, towel and lots of energy!

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Aloha are now running Stand Up Paddleboarding through their sister school Bay SUP in Ballyvaughan. Click here for more info on our SUP lessons and tours