Learn to surf in Bundoran, the spiritual home of Irish surfing…
Wetsuits might be mandatory, but don’t let the sharp sting of the Atlantic Ocean put you off surfing an area blessed with several world-class waves. A coastline that pioneered the coldwater surfing movement, learn your standing series on the infamous beaches of Tullan Strand in Bundoran.
Bundoran is in Donegal Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way. Considered the best beach in Ireland for surfing, Tullan Strand beach is home to the annual Irish National Surfing Championships. The low-lying coastline that passes through Counties Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo and Mayo is a true surfer's paradise with a consistent SW swell along the coastline.
Meet your instructor at the activity base on Tullan Strand beach for this beginner’s surfing lesson. Organised according to age and ability, group lessons take place a stone’s throw from Bundoran town with one of the team's ISA coaches on a three-hour lesson. Kit up with a wetsuit and surfboard before you head to the beach for a quick safety briefing and warm up session. If you’re totally new to surfing, your instructor will take you through the step-by-step standing series on the beach – heading out into the white water to put your new skills into action. Learn how to paddle out, catch a wave, balance and ride it into shore – working on your technique with every take off!
Tullan Strand in Donegal is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Beginner lessons take place in waist-deep whitewater and are fully supervised by a coach.