surf summer camps


Fun, friendly and addictive for the kids and teens!

expert & fun training

Welcome to Lahinch Surf School

‘Summer 2024 – Stay tuned for details’.  We will run Grom, Kids and Teens camps. Max 8 per camp. 

Welcome to Lahinch Surf School where our Summer Surf Camps come highly recommended. We take seriously the art of making surfing friendly, safe and fun.

In 2002 Pro Surfer, John McCarthy introduced the now infamous “5 Day Surf-Camp”, the first of it’s kind in the west of Ireland. Years later we are still perfecting and adapting the camp to make it safer, more exciting and more fun. It’s a great way for kids and teens to enjoy the sea and learn a new sport.




Teens & Kids 5 day surf camp (2 hours each day) costs €120.

Grom 5 day surf camp (1.5 hours each day) costs €150.

Individual or one-off lessons also available.

If you have 3 or more kids doing the same full week there is a discount of €5 per child.


• Kids camp ages 9-12yrs, Teens 13+ yrs, Groms 6-8yr
• Beginner Classes held in waist deep water.
• However, all children should be able to swim.
• Please bring a towel and swim suit and warm clothes.
• Maximum of 8 children per I.S.A. & Beach Lifeguard Qualified Instructor.

Camps Start 24th June for Teens and 1st July for Kids and Groms. 

about the training

training features

• Kids need to bring their swimming togs, towel and a smile!

• We provide the equipment, boots, wetsuits and surfboards.

The fun begins once the schools close!
Easter, Summer and October midterm.

Contact us for Camp times which are calculated months in advance.

We will have camps running throughout the summer until late August. Easter camps for kids/teens run during the two weeks of the Easter School Hols.

No need to bring your own boards for the first two days, we’ll make a decision after that if your own equipment is needed.


• All our instructors are Irish Surfing Association Approved Coaches, Irish Water Safety Approved Beach lifeguards and wicked surfers. More importantly they are patient and caring teachers of the art of surfing.

• Under ISA regulations there is a maximum of 8 children for each of our qualified instructors.

• All lessons are held in waist-deep water so your children do not have to be strong swimmers. Kids should be confident in the water.

• Kids are supervised both in and out of the water

• ISA Approved: In 2005 we became the first surf school in County Clare to become Irish Surfing Association Approved.

Unfortunately some days the waves are too wild for our young ones – high winds bring stormy seas.

We withhold the right to cancel surf lessons when we feel conditions are not suitable. If days are cancelled we provide a refund.

A day that is cancelled by Lahinch Surf School or by the parents CAN NOT BE USED ON A DIFFERENT week. One days notice must be given for cancellations. Refunds are made on the following basis: 5 days cancelled €100 refunded, 4 days cancelled €70 refund, 3 days cancelled €45 refund, 2 days cancelled €25 refund, 1 day


Hard Board & Advanced surf Camps for advanced surf coaching.

Who’s it for: Dudes and Dudettes who have surfed more than 10 times in the surf school. No, it’s not for super talented surfers on the Irish Surf Team, but for guys and girls who have done heaps of surf lessons and want to learn new stuff and improve to the next level.

What you’ll learn: The focus of the course is to re-establish good basic technique, get tips on how to develop as a surfer, teach surfers about the different surfing manoeuvres ( like a good ‘bottom turn’ and ‘cut-back’ )and also to meet up with surfers of a similar surfing level.