Summer Surf Camps
We run surf lessons everyday for kids of all ages but by far the best way to learn is by joining one of our weekly summer Surf Camps. Our camps are run by the most experienced surf coaches in Kerry (if not Ireland) and 2024 will be our 20th year running summer camps. (yikes).
Along with teaching kids to surf, the week gives us a chance to teach a little bit of water safety and general ocean awareness each day, which accumulates into some very useful knowledge learned over the course of a week.
The week involves mostly time spent in the ocean but also we mix it up with beach games and ocean learning. In our (biased) opinion and also based on the feedback of parents these camps are hands down the best week of the summer for the majority of kids that take part.
Minimum recommend age for camps is Age 8 and we generally have mixed ages from 8-16. Groups are generally split by ages if suits but we are all close together on the beach anyway.
Our Senior instructor's running the camps are both highly experienced in working with kids and also experienced and accomplished surf coaches.
The majority of our instructor's are level 2 qualified instructor's which is the highest qualification available.
All instructor's hold the instructor beach lifeguard, are Garda Vetted and have also completed a course 'Code of ethics for working with children in sport'.
Below are some 'real' reviews submitted from customers on our Tripadvisor page.
9 years surfing with Kingdomwaves
Another July rolls by Kingdom Waves Surf School still supplying the best,safest ,well run,fun loving, surfing experience even in this fabulous weather with small waves the 3 girls 17,17 and 21 had a blast and managed to have fab fun on the water with the surf camp a big thank you to Tim Barry J'0 and well done to Magic putting in his hours. A big congratulations to Tom for always having the best staff ever... Kingdom Waves have a great set up professional safety first with all their equipment, their staff are second to none one of my 17 year olds has Ataxia Cerebral palsy and she loves the surfing the lads have her standing on the boards and catching waves. A BIG BIG FOREVER GRATEFUL THANK YOU. So if you want your family old or young to have a wonderful experience in improving or learning or just trying it out Kingdom Waves can help...fulfill that 🏄
The best summer camps
Fantastic/Amazing Surf school!! My kids have been doing surfing camps for the last six years with Kingdom Waves and love it. It's the only camp they want to do ever year. The instructors are very professional and great fun. Tom, Jason, Lloyd, Jessie and Laura have a great way with the kids. Take my advice, if you want to learn to surf or just have some fun don't go to anyone else only Kingdom Waves, you won't be sorry! Enjoy. Marie Gannon
Excellent Surf School
We visited the surf school twice last week in Banna, the first time just for rentals and the second time for a 2 hour lesson. We had 4 boys aged between 8 and 11 and they had a ball. Jason was excellent with the boys and by the end of the 2 hours all of them had managed to stand up on the boards. We will definitely be back for another lesson
Definitely a trip highlight. We (adult and two children) learned so much from our instructors, Tom and Tim, who gave loads of one-on-one tips and training. They were always encouraging, helpful and friendly and made the whole experience so much fun that we came back three times. The groups were small so learning was easy. Safety and security were paramount at all times. When one of our classes had to be cancelled for reasons beyond anyone’s control (rough sea and red flags), Tom insisted that the children have a free lesson the next time. Total gentleman! We’ll definitely come back on our next trip. If you want to learn or improve your surfing in a beautiful location, this is the surf school to come to!
Great Fun, Great teaching
My wife & I visited on Wed 15 Aug with our three kids. Magic & Tom (instructors) were really friendly. The lesson was 2 hours and had a big emphasis on structure and learning how to surf. We have taken other lessons elsewhere and there was very little teaching. Kingdom Waves is fun, friendly and they will teach you how to surf/balance and stand. Excellent, enthusiastic and encouraging at what they do. We liked it so much we are planning on coming backwith kids friends for a birthday partt. Well done guys.
We are a family of 4 aged between 53 and 9 years. We have never surfed before and we all had a 2 hour lesson together (total €110) along with a family from New York and a young boy from Ireland, 8 of us altogether. Our instructor was Barry, he was kind, funny and informative and pitched the lesson at just the right level to suit us all. By the end of the lesson my youngest son was standing up, my eldest was getting there and us parents were happy to catch the waves and enjoy the thrill of the ride. Don't worry if it's raining, freezing or blowing a gale because once you get into a wetsuit and start paddling you will be boiling hot and completely knackered afterwards so take a drink. Go in your swim suit with a pair of shorts and a t-shirt and afterwards just put them back on and drip dry or go back to base to shower and change as there are no showers here. We all had the most fabulous time and couldn't stop smiling afterwards. We hired wetsuits and boards for an hour today (€5 each) and both my kids were standing up. I would highly recommend a lesson first to learn the basics even though it's pricey for a family but you won't be disappointed. Give it a go, I promise you will be grinning after catching your first wave!