I couldn’t believe it when I heard it for the first time that you can surf in Ireland, but, why not? Ireland get big waves year round.


Summers like anywhere in Europe will be more difficult but there are swells at any time of the year.


Spring is the best time to surf in Ireland, days are getting longer, better waves and it less crowded.


With the prevalent airflow from the SW and mainly north facing aspect, open to most Atlantic swells, Counties like Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo and Mayo makes surfing a paradise.


where to surf in Ireland
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Best Spots to Surf:


  • Donegal: Check it out some information about schools and spots to visit


  • Sligo: Beaches at Strandhill and Enniscrone are great for seasoned surfers but also perfect for learners, with loads of surf schools in the area devoted to getting you up on your feet in no time.


  • Mayo: The main locations for surfing in Mayo include Belmullet, Achill Island and the beaches around in the Westport/Louisburgh area. More and more people are discovering the joys of surfing, doesn’t matter what age you are surfing should always be tried at least once!


  • Clare: Do you want to find the perfect wave, we just it called the Aileen’s Wave. That’s something you will find in County clare.


  • Kerry: Probably one of the nicest places in Ireland, if you are thinking where to Surf, Kerry with no doubt.


  • Cork: In West Cork you will find amazing spots to grab your board and take advantage of the rebel county's rebellus seas at scenic highlights.


  • Waterford: Bunmahon, Annestown and Tramore are the favorite spots of our surfers. If you are beginner, Tramore beach is the most recommendable.


  • Wicklow: Wicklow's most famous beach, Brittas Bay, now has its own surf school, Brittas Bay Surf School. It runs right through the autumn and, depending on demand, beyond.


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