surf lessons northern ireland

Surf lessons Northern Ireland is something all your friends and family can do and an experience that will bring you closer together. The surf lessons Northern Ireland is an ABC structure which has been advised by Water Skills Academy and gives you the best opportunity to learn the essential techniques in order to stand up and surf on your first surf lesson.

Be part of a normal beginner surf lessons with other surfers or enjoy one of our private surf coaches for your own session and get some private time with family and friends.

Age 8 and up


Each surf lesson Northern Ireland is 2 hours from arrival to departure.

Surf and Hire:

Make a day of it, Have a surf lesson and practice what you learned on a 3 hour Hire session in the afternoon or the next morning.

Afternoon Session: 1:30pm – 3:30pm


  • Private Session with personal Coach:
  • £35 per person (minimum number of 6)
  • £30 per person (minimum number of 10)

Frequently Askes Questions about our Surf Lessons 

How big are the groups?

Surfing Group sizes vary depending on the level of ability and bookings on that particular day. Typically, tuition is provided along the industry guideline of a maximum ratio of 1:10. For 1-1 and Private Small Group Lessons it will just be you and your instructor.

Water Trails Group size will never exceed 6 at anyone time as we try to be sustainable and give consideration to others using the waterways. The minimum we can take is two put private sessions can also be arranged.

Do I need to hire equipment?

All equipment hire is provided free of charge during your surfing lessons with us. All you will need to bring is a swimming costume and towel.

Can I bring my own wetsuit?

If you have your own wetsuit that you’d like to bring along with you please feel free to do so! We provide winter wetsuits all year in order to stay warm for the entire lesson. Please check that your wetsuit is 5:3mm thickness

Can I keep hold of my equipment after my lesson to practice?

Equipment can be hired out after the session depending on time of day. Please look at our Hire page for prices and times.

Are there any age limits?

Surfing: The minimum age is 8 years, we cannot accept children younger than this. There is no upper age limit. Children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult during a beginner surf lesson otherwise we do offer Kids Surf Lessons.

Do I need to be able to swim?

It’s ideal if you can swim 50 metres. If you are a non-swimmer or have limited swimming ability then please inform us upon booking so we can make additional arrangements to ensure you are looked after and we have sufficient coaching cover. Lessons are typically held in waist deep water, which make the activity safe and fun regardless of your swimming ability.