No.1 Portrush Surf School

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We are the Surf School in Portrush – for you.

Award Winning Portrush Surf school

  • Highest rated surf school in Ireland on Tripadvisor
  • Certificate of excellence 2012 – 2019
  • Three times winner of Best Family Activity Provider by Outdoor NI

Hot Showers

Everyone loves a wee treat and there’s nothing better than enjoying a warm shower after a great surf session.  You deserve it.

Pictures & Movies

Share those awesome moments with your friends and family.  We can capture your session for a lasting experience.

Eco-Friendly Boards

We use 100% recyclable surfboards and are certified by the Economy for the Common Good and part of the European Green Room Surf Alliance.

Expert Tuition

All of our surf instructors have internationally qualified certificates, are certified beach lifeguards. Furthermore they all follow our unique teaching methods which focus specifically on your individual needs.

Free Drinks & Snacks

Surfing makes you hungry, no doubt.  Wash the salt away and recharge after your session with our complimentary drinks and snacks.

Hen & Stags

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Are you Alive?

We – the leading Portrush Surf School will make sure you will be.

Welcome to Alive Surf School in Northern Ireland. As the highest ranked surf school in Ireland on, we are the leading Surf School in Portrush. Why not let Hanno, Hannah and Stevie take you for a surfing lesson on the stunning Causeway Coast? A surf lesson with the friendly and professional team from Alive is an fantastic experience and amazing fun. Or join us on our fantastic cave exploration Paddleboard tours.

Just do it – It will be worth it.

Beginner? Advanced? Doesn’t matter – We love to have you.

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. Our record is 77 years old and we hope to break it this year! Alive also runs regular classes for families 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 Portrush, Northern Ireland with our internationally experienced surf instructors.

Free Boards, Suits, Drinks & Snacks

Warm showers & changing rooms waiting for you

Our surfing lessons last for two hours and include all equipment as well as a free drink and snack. 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… please do not be afraid to contact us with any questions as we are more than happy to help.

Number 1 Priority – Safety.

100% safety record.

All our instructors are also fully qualified beach lifeguards and between the team, we have well over 50 years of surfing and beach safety experience. This makes us the most experienced team of surf instructors on the North Coast. We have a 100% safety record.

We are alive surf school

the No.1 Portrush Surf School

surf lessons

You can coose from a variety of options. The most popular lesson is our standard beginner group session.

Paddleboard lessons & Cave Tours

Come and learn how to paddleboard or join us on our popular cave tours.

Equipment Rental

Rent equipment for 2 hours, all day or several days. SUPs £20, surfboards £10, wetsuits £5, bodyboards £5.


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What our customers say

      I booked 3 days of private lessons for my husband and myself as beginners. Ended up doing 2 days by myself as my husband got sick. The first day, I was with Hano; he was brilliant!! He told me exactly what I would have to...More

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      Friendly, fun and throroughly enjoyable surfing trip at Portrush yesterday. We had a lesson with Hanno from Alive surf school last year and just had to do it again this Christmas. Will be back!

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