Surf Lessons Northern Ireland – Alive Surf School – Portrush!

Welcome to Alive Surf School in Portrush, Northern Ireland. Why not let Hanno, Nick and Hannah take you for a surfing lesson on the Causeway Coast? A surf lesson with the highly experienced team from Alive is an incredible experience and amazing fun.

Surfing Packages for beginners and advanced, all ages welcome!

We believe surfing is a sport for absolutely everybody no matter age, shape, size or fitness. Our classes are suitable for kids from five years and upwards, there is no upper age limit, record is a 77-year-old and we hope we can break that record this year! Alive also runs regular classes for family and people with learning difficulties so please get in touch to find out more. Alive is the longest running surf school in Northern Ireland and we pride ourselves on our philosophy – ‘be safe and have fun’. Learn to surf in Northern Ireland with our internationally experienced surf instructors.

Equipment is Free

Our surfing lessons last for two hours and include all equipment as well as a free drink and snack for after the lesson is finished. Free hot showers and changing rooms are also available at the beach. Check out our video below to see what you can expect when you come surfing with us…any questions please do not be afraid to contact us as we are more than happy to help.

Safety Is Our Number One Priority

All our instructors are fully qualified beach lifeguards and between the team, we have well over 50 years of surfing and beach safety experience making us the most experienced team of surf instructors on the North Coast. We have a 100% safety record, surfing can be fun when done properly, book your surf lessons here online.
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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)

Learn to stand-up paddleboard (SUP) with Alive Surf School either during the day or for an evening session.

It is easy to see why SUP is the fastest growing sport in the world; it is now even more popular than surfing!

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Equipment Hire


Call Hanno on 07935 952 532 to reserve equipment or come to the van, parked on the grass in front of the car park at west strand.

Equipment is hired out for 2 hour periods. Paddle boards £20, surfboards £10, wetsuits £5, snorkel and mask £7.50

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