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Lahinch

Lahinch has become Ireland's main surf town over the past decade. With its traditional Irish pubs and numerous surf shops the town has a great buzz about it that is hard to experience elsewhere in Ireland. It has one of the most accessible beginners surf beaches in Ireland, just off the main street, as well as nearby Spanish Point and many other spots for different standards of surfers.

Surfing Lahinch has become famous in recent years with the discovery of Aileens, one of Europe's biggest waves, at the foot of the Cliffs of Moher. Lahinch is a great town to use as a base to discover the rich choice of waves along the county Clare coastline.

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Surf conditions for Beginners:

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Surf conditions for Intermediates:

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Surf Conditions in Lahinchon NOV for INT level
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Surf Conditions in Lahinchon DEC for INT level
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Surf conditions for Advanced:

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Surf Conditions in Lahinchon MAY for ADV level
M
Surf Conditions in Lahinchon JUN for ADV level
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Surf Conditions in Lahinchon JUL for ADV level
J
Surf Conditions in Lahinchon AUG for ADV level
A
Surf Conditions in Lahinchon SEP for ADV level
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Surf Conditions in Lahinchon OCT for ADV level
O
Surf Conditions in Lahinchon NOV for ADV level
N
Surf Conditions in Lahinchon DEC for ADV level
D

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Not happy with some of the best surf in Europe?? Well then there is plenty more to do in the area.

Lahinch is located on the west coast of Ireland, northwest of the River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland. The Cliffs of Moher are a 10 minute drive north. The sheer scale of the 6 miles of Limestone cliffs can be experienced along the perfectly safe 5 mile stretch on top. The view from the cliff tops is superb – you can even see the Aran Islands in the distance.

If you like a round of golf the town has one of Ireland’s greatest links golf course in Lahinch Golf Club.

The main street is home to many restaurants and bars. Every night will be a lively one, especially in the summer months with music sessions going until the early hours.

Further north you will find an amazing Karst limestone region called The Burren, which features caves, underground streams and rare alpine flora. The area also has plenty of fascinating archaeological sites, including the 5000-year-old Megalithic tomb Poulnabrone Dolmen.

Charming nearby villages like Doolin, Fanore and Lisdoonvarna are famed for their traditional music sessions. As well as surf there is a great many walks, bike trails and areas to stop for picnics. The area is also one of the areas in Ireland where many of the region's inhabitants still use Gaelic as their everyday language.
Lahinch is 40 minutes away from Shannon airport. Cork and Kerry airport are also nearby.

Shannon Airport - Ireland second major airport. It serves the West and South West of the country. www.shannonairport.com

From Dublin
It’s a 3 hour drive from Dublin with roads improving all the time and new bypasses allowing for a speedier journey. Best thing to do is log on to www.aaireland.ie and type in where your leaving from and ‘Lahinch’ as your destination.

Car Hire
Most major rental companies operate at Shannon airport. We have a discount car hire section on our website where you can rent a car.

Train and Bus
You can take a Train to Ennis and a bus to Lahinch 30 minutes away.Take a look at www.irishrail.ie and www.buseireann.ie
The area around Lahinch, in the West of Ireland, offers a huge selection of surf spots ranging from mellow beginners beaches to epic reefs and points. Lahinch promenade is one of Ireland's best learn to surf beaches, a long sandy beach offering many different areas to surf.

A few kms south of Lahinch is Spanish Point which has a mellow beach break and some excellent rights. Keep going towards Kilkee and you will find many more spots.

Travel a few kms north and you will find the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. When the conditions are good enough you might see some tow in surfers surfing Ireland’s monster wave “Aileens”. Continue on a few kms north reaching the Burren and you will come across many beautiful beaches including Fanore, another perfect surf spot for beginners & intermediates.

Come Surf Lahinch with us…

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