Surfs Up in Ireland

Ireland is renowned as one of the world’s premier surfing destinations and is constantly ranking in the world’s best surfers list along with South Africa, Sydney, Hawaii, and Bali – and we’re not at the bottom of these lists either!

Ireland’s coastlines are known for their beauty as well as their surf breaks making it a surfer’s paradise, regardless of ability. Surfing provides every group with endless entertainment, beautiful scenery and great memories – we cannot recommend surfing enough. Every group can rest assured that Ireland’s surf schools are of an exceptionally high and safe standard.

Bundoran on the southwestern tip of Donegal is known among surfers as “cold water Eden” so wetsuits are recommended to enjoy these constant swells! The stand-out surfing spot here is The Peak, a challenging reef break. Fear not, surf lessons are plentiful in Bundoran which makes this the perfect spot for newcomers to surfing.

County Clare on Ireland’s West coast is a magnet for surfers of all levels. Lahinch’s sandy beach, reefs, and deep bay deliver some protection to beginners while producing great waves for more established surfers. Aileen’s Wave is located at the base of the world famous Cliffs of Moher. Big wave surfing surrounded by the most surreal and dramatic settings makes Aileen’s an international favourite among surfers.
The kingdom of Kerry has some of the most magnificent surf spots in Ireland that are surrounded by breath-taking scenery. Beaches offer beginners a great introduction to the sport, whereas the rocky reefs are preferred by the top surfers. Ballybunion is recognised as one of north Kerry’s best surf spots.


Waterford, Wicklow, Antrim, Cork, Mayo are all excellent Irish surfing destinations for seasoned surfers while also perfect for learners. No matter what the skill level, we will find the perfect surf experience that will get your group up on their feet in no time! Come and experience the thrill and excitement of surfing in Ireland.

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