About

Ollie first started surfing in Lahinch in 1988 

Ollie Welsh launched his surf school in Lahinch back in 2003. Since then He and his team have taught thousands of kids and adults how to surf on the easy waves of Lahinch County Clare Ireland. Already an experienced surf Instructor from previously working in a surf school in the Canary Islands since 1999, subsequently over the last 2 decades he has gained invaluable experience coaching beginners Ollies' emphasis is on promoting the fun side of surfing with enjoyable, upbeat surf lessons. You will be surprised by how quickly you will experience the thrill of riding your first wave. All the equipment is renewed regularly and is of the highest quality available. You are in safe hands and fun times are guaranteed! Summertime surf lessons can get booked out so book early or give us a call and we will do our best to fit you in!

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Frequently Asked Questions

I have never done it before is the class suitable for beginners?

Yes! We show you the basics from the start.

Do I need to be a good swimmer?

Only a basic swimming ability is required as surf lessons take place in waist depth water.

How old do you have to be?

Minimum age 7.

Are wetsuits and surf boards included in the surf lesson price?

Yes! We provide update gear to get you going.

Will Lessons go ahead in the rain?

Yes, its Ireland its always raining 🇮🇪🌧🤙

Will lessons go ahead in crazy storms?

No we don't go out in winds stronger than force 6 or ocean swells more than 5 metres.

Will I stand up on the first day

Normally yes but it does depend on personal fitness, we have huge super big easy surfboards for beginners and lots of little techniques to get you standing up on your surf board!

I've done a lesson already somewhere else but didn't stand up is there any hope for me?

Yes we are more focused on your progress than a lot of other surf schools let us know before hand to ensure you get a little extra attention.  

Can I surf with my kids in the same group?

Depending on the day and conditions normally.... yes