Beginners surf lessons
Enjoy the thrills of speeding towards the shore on your first wave.
Ollie's Surf School on Lahinch beach men and women learning to surf

Beginner Surfing Lessons


Your first surf lesson involves a bit of theory on the beach where you learn about ocean awareness and local conditions including tides currents waves wind etc, you will learn about board control and how to safely proceed with the lesson, we practice board positioning, paddling technique, how to catch waves and pop up to your feet. Then we hit the waves and with our help, we will ensure you catch waves using our experience and knowledge of surf coaching!Over the next hour and a half you will be amazed at how much fun surfing is and will quickly gain the skills needed to surf standing up on your own, surfing all the way to the beach, all the time we will be helping you with thoughtful and positive feedback.
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Beginner Packages

Lessons To Suit At Ollie's Surf School Lahinch

Child 2 hr lesson
For children age 7-17 years old. All instructors are fully qualified in child protection and are registered beach lifeguards and surf instructors. Wetsuit and board included. Kids and teens absolutely love our school surf lessons and benefit from a new awareness and respect for the ocean as they will learn about tides, currents, beach positioning and all aspects of beach safety.
€30
Adult One off 2 hr lesson
You will learn about board control and how to safely proceed with the lesson ,we practice board positioning, paddling technique, how to catch waves and pop up to your feet.Then we hit the waves and with our help we will ensure you catch waves using our experience and knowledge of surf coaching!
€40
2 day Beginners course
To make the most of your time here with us at surf school Lahinch, we recommend the 2 day course so you can iron out the kinks in technique from your first lesson.We also cover some more basic turns and generally progress from the first lesson.
€75
3 Day Beginners course
If you have time a 3 day course is the ultimate to get your surfing skills on the right track. Depending on your ability we will get you on the right track to your new surfing career. We take it one step further from the 2 day course to hone your skills and work on any areas of your surfing technique that need improving!
€110

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 all the gear to get you going, You may bring your own wetsuit and or boots, beginners must use our boards which are amazing to learn to surf on!

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, 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 we can provide family lessons!

Ollie's Lahinch Surf School

Safe, fun and affordable surfing in Lahinch County Clare on the wild Atlantic Way