Below is our best effort at answering the most commonly asked questions. The intention is that you get an immediate response to your question to save you the time of email.
We can't cover everything of course but we hope you find all of your answers below. If there is something you can't find please get in touch through our contact page here.
Summer Camp F.A.Q's.
We recommend age 8 for kids to join our camp. We do make exceptions and take younger kids but they need to already be comfortable in the water and able to manage a small surfboard on their own if needs be. This is really a decision for parents as we can’t know for sure until we take the kids into the water.
Yes, is the short answer but kids don’t have to be great swimmers by any means. Our classes are held in waist deep water and all our instructors are qualified lifeguards. The camps are run with a strong safety first emphasis but all kids should at least be able to swim a little so we can be sure they wont be afraid when a wave hits them.
June is the only month where we offer ‘Teen only’ camps. During July and August when we have groups with a mix of ages we normally have more than one instructor so one instructor would be with younger kids for example and one with older. If there is a family with kids of different ages, then of course then can all be together if that is what you would prefer.
Towel, swimming togs and a bottle of water for after. If its warm , then sunscreen but please put it on a little in advance so it is not running into their eyes the minute they hit the water J.
Yes, camps are probably the only lesson we offer that needs to be booked in advance as they do book out. You can pay a 25e deposit on booking or payment in full.
If a deposit has been paid the remainder is due on the first Monday the camps starts.
The camps run every week during June, July and August, mon – fri, 10am – 11:45am. 5 consecutive days. It is the same times and dates for both Inch and Banna beach. Basically you are dropping kids off at 9:45 and picking up at 12pm. The exact dates can be seen on the booking page of our website when you click the calendar.
On the Monday please arrive at 9:45 am at the latest as normally there are a lot of parents signing kids in so it can take a little longer just on the first day. The rest of the week, 9:45 – 9:55 is fine.
Yes, the discount for families is as follows, 2 kids is 95 p.p, 3 kids 90 p.p, 4 kids 85 p.p
Surf Lessons F.A.Q.
Group lessons are generally 2 hours long. If the group is 3 the lesson is 90 mins, 2 its one hour. Assuming suitable conditions, students that have a lesson less than two hours are allowed to keep the equipment to practise for the remainder of the time up to two hours.
All equipment and a qualified instructor is included in your lesson price. We use the best foam boards on the market and warm 5mm suits so for sure you will be snug. (not to mention the most experienced instructor's on the island)
In the colder months we also provide boots and hoods when needed.
A basic level of swimming is needed. All our classes are held in waist deep water in the presence of a qualified instructor/lifeguard so it is a very safe environment but that said Yes everybody needs to be able to swim a little.
35 euro for adults, 30 for teens and students and 25 for kids. Price includes equipment.
Yes , discounts start with groups of 10 or more so please contact us with the exact number and we can give you a quote.
Yes , generally our group times during June, July and August are 12: 15 and 2:30pm weekdays and 12 and 2:15pm weekends.
Outside of these months times are variable , weekdays 11 and 1, weekends 11 and 2.
If it is quiet and you have 3 or more as a group we will do our best to accommodate you with a time that suits.
Surf forecasts are very accurate from around 5 days away, any further ahead than this is purely guesswork :-)....especially in Ireland!
That being said we can generalise and say the summer months tend to have suitable learning conditions the majority of the time, i.e not too big not too small.
April and May are also very reliable as is September. October and November it can very often be on the bigger side but again nothing is set in stone and it can be different every day, week and month.
Normally 3-8. We operate on a strict 1:8 ratio for instructors to students so if the group is 9 or more there will be 2 instructors, 17 or more 3 etc.
40 is our comfortable max with the group being split into 5 X 8.
If it is a summer booking and you are sure of dates it's best to book in advance.
Outside of summer we can always fit you in no problem.
Summer Lessons times are pretty set times. Week days 12 and 2pm, weekends 11 and 2.
If you are already a small group then for sure we will do our best to go at a time that suits you.
Outside of summer we have more flexibility but generally weekdays 11 and 2 and same times for weekends.