Learn to surf with Award-Winning Alive Surf School

All our lessons are two hours long and include all equipment, changing rooms and warm showers.

Discounts are available for groups over 9 surfers.

Session times are 10-12, 1-3 and 3:30-5:30 daily

Covid-Proof Surf Lesson

This is our most popular option and whether you are a complete beginner or have surfed a couple of times before, you will benefit from a lesson with the Alive Surf School. As well as teaching the technique and skill of surfing we also place a great emphasis on safety and water awareness. Our highly experienced instructors will make sure to give you the individual support you need.
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Covid-Proof Hen&Stags

Hen party ideas in Ireland can be tricky to think of so let us help! Alive Surf School is a specialist in organising hen party packages in Northern Ireland; we make sure you have the best hen party ever. We can help you organise the whole trip including accommodation, entertainment and of course a surfing lesson!

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Kids Camps

There is a reason we have won ‘Best Family Activity Provider in NI’ three years in a row. Our four days kids camps are all about having as much fun as possible and are suitable for ages from six years to 16 years old. Parents can also join in 🙂  As well as learning how to surf these courses include beach games and beach awareness and water safety modules! The kids will see a real improvement in their surfing in a fun and safe environment! 

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Paddle boarding

Learn to stand-up-paddleboard (SUP) with the most experienced paddleboard instructors on the North Coast or join us on our exciting cave tours along the cliffs of West Bay. This is a unique experience and guaranteed to give you the best memories you can imagine. 

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Surf club

Join our fortnightly Surf Club and progress your skills and ocean knowledge on a regular basis. For members, this two-hour surf lesson including all equipment (wetsuits, surfboards, changing rooms, warm showers) for only £10. You can sign up anytime and membership is £60 and lasts for a full 12 months.
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surf and stay

We have a range of accommodation options to suit everyone from a cosy hostel to award-winning luxury bed and breakfasts or well situated hotels. We will make sure you will get the best out of your stay in Portrush and help you plan your trip. We would recommend a minimum of three nights to fully experience the treasures of the fantastic Causeway Coast area. Get in touch with us to arrange your surf and stay package! 

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Some FAQ’s


How do I book?

You can a book and pay online, call 07935 952 532 or email lessons@alivesurfschool.com.

How much is a surfing lesson and what's included in the price?

An Adult surfing lesson is £30. If you have a group of ten or more people everyone gets £5 off their lesson. The summer kids camp is £70 for four days, Monday-Thursday.

We try to include as much as we can in the cost, you will get all of your equipment (surfboard, wetsuit, boots and gloves in the winter), a drink and snack for after the surf and free showers and changing rooms are at the beach. We can also arrange for photos to be taken if you ask when booking. All you need to remember is a towel and swimwear for below your wetsuit.

How safe is surfing?

While learning to surf is a very safe sport there is a risk involved as with almost any sport you may try. We do everything we can to adhere to our motto ‘be safe and have fun’.

Alive is the only surf school in Ireland that has achieved ‘Adventuremark’ accreditation. This is the highest standard in safety available for activity providers in the UK. All of our surfing instructors are fully qualified beach lifeguards, we take every class through full safety briefings and are more than happy to answer any questions. A rescue board is always available on the beach as are several first aid kits. Please feel free to peruse our Risk Assessment and Emergency Action Plan.

What is your level of insurance?

We are insured to £5,000,000

Still got questions?

If you decide to come surfing in Portrush with Alive we want to make sure we leave no stone unturned! It is normal to have lots of questions when booking a surfing lesson so we have tried to answer the most common questions below however if you want more detail or if you have a different question please contact us

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