Learn to Surf

Learn to Surf on Achill Island

Take the plunge this year and learn to surf on Achill Island, with stunning back drops and golden beaches, Achill offers the perfect location to begin your surfing career or improve your surfing skills. Surfing is one of the our most popular activities, whether your eight or eighty join us on a surfing adventure and experience the thrill of riding the waves off the west coast of Ireland!


Surfing location

Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, Blue Flag Keel beach offers a stunning location for our surf camps, surf sessions and family adventure activities. Keel beach offers an extremely safe surfing location for beginner, and intermediate surf sessions. Gentle rolling waves breaking over golden sand beaches offer the perfect location to develop your surfing skills, on one of Ireland’s most stunning beaches.


What we offer

While most surf schools offer basic surf lessons, Achill Surf Adventure Centre offers customers a broad range of surfing and adventure packages for all ages and abilities. For children we offer a range of flexible surf camps, surfing sessions and clinics designed around your surfing needs. For adults we offer surf packages designed around your group’s individual requirements. If surfing isn’t your thing then add a range of adventure activities or book our shuttle bus for your transport needs. For school and youth groups we offer day surfing tours or residential surfing packages! Just call for more info!


Our team

Our surfing instructors aim to give the best surfing experience possible, our team includes fully qualified RLSS and IWS beach lifeguards, experienced instructors and great atmosphere guaranteed! For beginners we teach basic surfing skills including, beach safety, paddling, catching waves, body surfing, pop up and correct stance. For intermediate surfers we develop skills encompassing correct turning technique, improved “pop up”, correct surfing etiquette, catching unbroken waves, locating rips and the “peak” and stance refinement.


What’s included?
Basic Sessions last two hours
Qualified friendly staff as standard!
Large selection of surf boards
Premium 5mm O Neill Winter Wetsuits
Tuition & Supervision
All specialist equipment
Shuttle bus (subject to additional cost and booking)


Key Info:
Opening: March – October (Private & School groups)
June – August (General Public) Daily sessions: 10.15 & 14.15
Meeting Point: Keel Beach, Achill Island, Co Mayo

A beautiful beach 5 minutes from the Centre with waves which are ideal for beginners and intermediates to learn and practise their new skills on. Facing head on to the Atlantic Ocean, Keel picks up the best of any swell running and can still have a wave when many beaches on the West Coast are flat. Keel delivers a great wave up to about 6 feet at any stage of the tide. Lifeguard patrolled June – September, Keel has the highest award for water quality. Often visited by dolphins! Facilities include showers, toilets and local amenities. You’ll find us located in the carpark opposite the campsite, just follow the signs!