Primary & Secondary School Tours

-Since 2002-


Well organised, safe and lots of fun surf school tours! Time to get out of those stuffy classrooms and go surfing with us at John McCarthy’s, Lahinch Surf School!

All of our instructors are fully-qualified ISA surf coaches and beach lifeguards – you can relax and let the kids burn off all that pent-up energy!

School tour lessons are safely held in waist deep water.

Programs aim to develop student’s confidence and social skills, while creating a new sporting interest for life.


Building block to your Lahinch tour:

2 Hour Surf Lesson    +   [ Optional of Activities ]


Midweek Rates:

€20 Option (2hour tour):

Two hour surf lesson with all equipment and tuition provided (min 16 students)


€25 Option A (3hour tour):

Two hour surf lesson + 1 hour Stoketastic Beach activities (min 16 students)


€27 Option B (3hour tour):

Two hour surf lesson + 1 hour Lahinch Seaworld Eliminator obstacle course


€31 Option (4hour tour):

Two hour surf lesson + 1 hour beach games + lunch in award winning Randaddy’s (min 16 students)




Our school tours are designed to bring out the best in students and fill them to the brim with info on all things surf-related – waves, environment, tides and surfing techniques with plenty of entertainment from our instructors thrown in for good measure. In surfing terms – stoketastic!


Alternatively combine your Surf Lesson with us and visit one of County Clares greatest assets, chose from:

Bunratty Castle, The Cliffs of Moher, Ailwee Caves, Doolin Cave or Ferry to Aran islands or under the Cliffs of Moher from Doolin.

Check out what people are saying about Lahinch Surf School tours:

Dear John,
I want to thank you and your team for your great care and attention to us last June on our School Tour.

It is often difficult when bringing Sixth Class on tour to find a balance between educational value and enjoyment.

The boys and girls really enjoyed the surfing, for the majority it was their first experience on surf –board, but your crew were very patient and encouraging. They really had a ball.

The pupils were fascinated with your excellent presentation on the reading of the tides and general meteorological information. The Beach Games were the icing on the cake as your team related so well to the pupils and they had great fun.

My present Sixth Class are looking forward to their surfing trip at the end of June.

Frances Barrett

Crecora N.S.

The students had a great experience with Lahinch Surf School. Some of the students were nervous getting into the water. The staff were great and put their minds at ease. They all had a great time. The beach games were very well organized and great fun.

Thanks very much, from all at Gaelcholaiste na Mara.

Le Maes,