Surfing in Sligo

Where else in the country are you situated so close to the majestic waves of the Atlantic ocean, long stretches of unspoilt beaches and so many professional, Irish Surfing Association Approved Surf Schools. If you are a seasoned surfer or an absolute beginner with a longing to get out on the waves you have a huge choice among all the beaches for your surfing holiday in Sligo.

Located at the foot of Knocknarea in the shadow of Queen Meadhbh’s grave, lies the surfing beach of Strandhill, one of Europe’s best and most consistent beach breaks and is only 8km from Sligo town.

Perfect Day Surf School

In Strandhill has over 11 years experience and has a reputation for being one of the safest and most progressive schools schools in Ireland.

Perfect Day Surf School caters for the needs of all surfers regardless of ability. Young & old - whether it is your first time or if you are looking for more serious professional surfing coaching, Perfect Day Surf School will fuel your stoke.

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Strandhill Surf School

Strandhill Surf School is the centre of surfing in Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland. Located in the adventure hub of the North West, Strandhill beach is a great place to learn to surf or improve your surfing skills. Come and experience the excitement of surfing with highly qualified instructors who have valuable knowledge of the local waves. The most popular surf school, with a great premises on the beachfront, we ensure easy access to the best surf for our lessons. We offer a variety of lessons catering for individuals, small and large groups and special occasions. We look forward to surfing with you!
The Strandhill Surfschool Team.

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7th Wave Surf School

Cater for all levels

The surf school caters for all, whether you are a beginner, novice or advanced surfer, we have a course to suit you. We can now offer level 2 coaching to those who want to take their surfing further. Surfing lessons and coaching are available in a safe and enjoyable environment with surfboards and wetsuits provided.

Let our expertise guide you
The School is run by Linda Byrne, who managed the Irish Junior Surf Team, and Gerard Byrne, one time Irish Surf Team Member. Gerard has 35 years surfing experience. Gerard is one of the few instructors in Ireland who has completed a Level 2 coaching award, and can now take your surfing to the next level. On board this year is Irish Junior Surfing champion 2007/2008 Ione Byrne. Ione has competed in both European and World Surfing competitions. She was ranked 8th in Europe at the moment. Click here for more information