Ben's Surf Clinic
Bens Surf Clinic is Ireland’s original hard board surf school, with over 23 years coaching experience we run fun surf coaching sessions for all levels. Groups are kept small (max 6 per coach) with a focus on water time and lots and lots of tips and pointers to either start you of the right way or improve your surfing.
Based right on the sea in Lahinch we are the only surf school on the West Coast , to provide their own changing facilities and indoor coaching areas right on the surf. Get hooked
- Kids Surf
- Beginner Surf
- Intermediate Surf
- Advanced Surf
- Private Surf
- Getting There
- 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.
We offer surf lessons for children from 6-18, all our lessons are for two hours in the water and we provide all the equipment and coaching (you can however use your own boards if they are deemed appropriate). Lessons are divided roughly by age and ability levels. We work on a 1:6 student to coach ratio. We also provide week long camps during all school holidays, camps are progressive.
We provide all equipment and quality coaching with level 2 surf coaches. Begniiner surf lessons are for two hours, we start of with getting your basics solid and the best way to do this is get you in the water, catching waves and proning to the beach. Once you can catch waves and flow to the beach we work on popping up and riding to the beach. we know how to get you going well right from the start
Intermediate lesson are run in groups of no more than 6 this is to ensure that you get the coaching and focus that you need at the right level for you, Our level 2/3 coaches will fine tune your basics to make sure you get more fromyour surfing & look to develop and progress your skills no matter what the surf conditions. We focus on green wave riding, turns, speed, clean pops, and paddling out.
Advance lessons will be with Ben a ISA Level 3 coach. Sessions will be disucssed before hand to ensure you get what you are looking for and can include surfing reef, working on tighter sharper turns and manoeuvres. There is also an option to video session and analysis it afterwards, with feed back and progressive coaching plan for the future.
Private surf sessions will be run for whatever standard you like and cant be booked for any day. Lesson plan will be decided on by the surfer and coach. This is a great way to really focus in on what you are doing but also if you are looking for move into a new area of surfing, be it getting out back for the first time, surfing reef etc.
We offer a surf guide service to experienced surfers looking to be put on the spot , as we have been surfing and coaching in Ireland for 20 years we know all the little options that can make a surf trip. Alays get in touch if you are not sure where to go even if it means you dont end p with us , we love to see people score the wave of their life in Ireland.
we have a number of partners that can offer yoga in the area contact us for more details.
Prices from 01 January to 31 December
|Prices per person||1 Day||2 Days||3 Days||4 Days||5 Days|
|Kids Surf Lessons||€25||€50||€70||€85||€100|
|Beginner Surf Lessons||€35||€70||€95||€125||€150|
|Intermediate Surf Lessons||€35||€70||€95||€125||€150|
|Advanced Surf Lessons||€35||€70||€95||€125||€150|
|Private Surf Lessons
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- We meet you at the beach
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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…
- A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
- Your balance is due when you arrive at the beach.
- 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.
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How were the surf lessons?
Travelled with friends
How were the surf lessons?
Everything was brilliant! Really loved it. Instructors were great beach was fab.great wetsuits and shoes. Very friendly.
We had a great time in Lahinch, Ben and the lads, Brian, Nix, CianÂ & Co were brilliant. As Arnie says" we'll be back". All the best.
The surf clinic was great and Ben himself was a true star. The girls really liked him and the other instructors
Ben's surf school was GREAT. The lesson was the perfect size to give everyone the right amount of instruction and attention. And we really learned alot (I did much better than I thought I would)!
We had a great week in Lahinch. Ben's surf school was . The ratio of surfers per instructor was much better than Portugal and the kids preferred this. Beautiful place and the weather was very good which really helped.
Ben's surf clinic was excellent, the instructors were great, very patient, friendly and professional, they made us feel right at home and were very accommodating, we'd thoroughly recommend them. Special mention goes to Cian and Olly.
Travelled with family
How were the surf lessons?
Perfect surf lessons with Ben surf clinic. Teacher was really friendly and professionnal. What I particulary appreciate was the time spent in the water and the technical informations given. Neither too much nor too little. And not only on the beach but also in the water. He didn't hesitate to make us going out the water to show us corrects movements after checking us into the water.
Perfect beach and good material