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Fin McCools

Surf School in Bundoran, Ireland

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About

Since opening in 2006, we have gone from strength to strength. We are located right on the beach so there is no need for tedious and time to consuming bus transfers. We also offer a fully stocked surf shop and indoor changing facilities. Our surf instructors are all local surfers and offer a fun, safe and relaxing introduction to the sport of Surfing. Can't wait to see you here...

Lessons:

Adults

Kids

Level:
  • Kids Surf
  • Beginner Surf
Main Surf Beach:
Rossnowlagh
Meet at:

The beach

     
Reviews (9)
4.5 out of 5
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  • Due to changing tides exact surf lesson start times are not decided until the week of your lesson.
  • After you book we will contact you the week of your lesson to tell you your lessons start time.

Kids Surf

We offer kids lessons for ages 8-16. The lessons last for 2 hours and include all wetsuits and equipment. We also run a weekly kids camp in the months of July-August which last from Mon-Fri from 10-1 daily.

Beginner Surf

Our lessons generally take place at 11am and 2pm daily. They last for 2 hours and include all wetsuits and equipment. The student ratio is 1:8. All lessons go from our shop on Rossnowlagh Beach.

Prices from 16 March to 20 December


Group Rates

Prices per person 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Kids Surf Lessons €25 €50 €60 €80 €95
Beginner Surf Lessons €35 €60 €90 €110 €120
  • We meet you at the beach

9 REVIEWS
     

Shauna
dublin, Ireland
August 2018
Travelled with friends

How were the surf lessons?

     

Our surf lessons were great and our instructor was great! I would definitely recommend surfing here to anyone we are looking to plan out next trip!

Rob
Dublin

The waves weren't amazing but we still had lots of fun and most of us got to stand up on the boards a few times! And the instructors were great too. The weather was absolutely amazing up there that weekend so we really can't complain about the surf! On the Monday the waves were a lot bigger so got a bit of a taste for it!

Cédric and Camille
Zurich

Well,how to explain....surf was good teachers too and waves good. We like a lot this place. Beach is fantastic. My daughter had a great time on the waves and it's begin to be less difficult for me to stand up on the surf ! It was a very good experience to surf in Ireland where people are so welcoming and landscapes incredibles

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Pete
Naas

The instructor (Brice) was terrific - rarely have I met someone so enthusiastic and dedicated. He gave us some extra instruction on body boarding which was a huge hit with both my son and myself. So I know what to get him for Christmas already! Neil was great also. He's a really pleasant guy,  runs a nice outfit with a great ethos. The surf ? Being a newbie to all this - I wouldn't be able to comment except it was perfect for us - it certainly didn't scare us off !

Nevi & Ivan
Ljubljana

I am glad to tell you, our staying at Fin Mccools was great. Neil and his crew are great. Always smiling. We met lots of people. Surf lessons were great, we had lots of fun with the waves.

Alison & Rhiannon
Hamburg

Neil was great - nothing seemed a problem.  2nd day of lessons we were at first left a bit on the limb with the rest of the group from day 1 as didn't know who our instructor was until we were in the sea and saw 2 surf teachers with some kids.  Once we asked them for help though, they were great. Can only say good things about the whole experience = a great place to learn. I do need a lot more practice, so will just have to come back!  Love to one day, hopefully with not just my daughter = she enjoyed herself immensely too.

Marc & Jessica
Wymeswold

Neil and Stephanie made us all feel very welcome. The lessons were great and the Frenchman who took Jessica's lessons was very enthusiastic! We loved it so much, I would say there was a 90% chance of returning there  within 12 months!

Richie
Dublin

Surf was awesome, perfect beginner/intermediate beach. Owen was a great teacher and we all progressed really well under his guidence.

Rob
Dun Laoghaire

We all had a great time,unfortuneatly the surf was small but Neill took us to Bundoran where we got some waves. Everybody had a blast,and a few of us including myself are hooked,were already talking about our next surf trip. The area was real nice,the restaurants in particular were amazing,would recommend to anyone,especially if you like seafood.

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As the Stormriders Surf Guide says “Donegal Bay is one of the few places in Europe to warrant the title ‘a surfer’s paradise"

Tullan Strand surf beach in Bundoran is one of the most consistent beginner's waves in the country. It is the perfect place to start, and is great for intermediates with a perfect wedge appearing off the cliff.

A few km's north is Rossnowlagh, said to be the first beach ever to be surfed in Ireland back in the 60s. It’s a perfect place for beginners and intermediate surfers to polish their skill. Don’t forget to have a drink in the legendary Surfers Bar before you leave!

In the centre of Bundoran town is The Peak, one of Ireland's best wave. Numerous World and European surfing competitions have been held here, it’s a perfect place to watch the locals rip it up.

40 minutes south of Bundoran, in Sligo, is the surf promenade at Strandhill, a very popular surf beach with surf shops and the famous Strand Bar.

For intermediates and advanced there are countless choices, it’s all about exploring and finding out for yourself. Mullaghmore head is Ireland’s premier big wave spot, made famous when local tow-in surfers caught 60 foot waves. Drive further west in Sligo and you will reach Easkey, home to Ireland’s most famous wave.

Come Surf Bundoran with us…

Payment

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due when you arrive at the beach.

Cancelling

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.

What happens if the surf school cancel the Surf Lessons?

In the rare occasion that conditions do not allow for the surf lesson to go ahead you will be given a full refund.

Debit/Credit cards are not accepted on site – cash only.

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  • Instructor Neil Britton in Fin McCools Neil Britton