It Could Be Time You Learned To Surf……
All along the county Mayo coastline are some of the finest surf beaches in the world. Atlantic swells roll in from the west and the surfer is seldom without a good wave or two to make their day.
Surfing is a sport that can be learned at any age, and it is the most amazing exercise. Nothing will get you fit or clear the mind better than a couple of hours catching waves on an ocean swell rolling in. All you have to do is learn how, and our friends at SURFMAYO are there to do exactly that.
SURFMAYO (1998) was the first surf school to be established in County Mayo, and even one of the first surf hire companies to set up in Ireland. It is located at the beautiful beach of Carrowniskey Strand in Louisburgh which can be found on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Ever since SURFMAYO was established, it has been an ISA (Irish Surfing Association) approved surf school that abides to specific standards that are evaluated on a yearly basis. SURFMAYO is the closest and most experienced surf school to the popular destinations of Louisburgh and Westport. Furthermore, it is locally owned and run by surfers with 20+ years of experience surfing around the West Coast of Ireland. Join them this summer for a surf experience you will never forget!
SURFMAYO have been running summer surf camps for 20+ years and it has been a great success teaching local, national and international kids and teenagers how to surf.
Surf camps run weekly throughout July & August and it’s mainly for children from 7 to 16 years old. As well as learning to surf, or improving your surfing skills our camp is based around an atmosphere where everyone will have a great time while staying safe in the water. Parents are more than welcome to join in. Technique, water safety, fitness and learning about the ever changing surfing conditions are all part of the week long camp. Each person is encouraged to progress at their own pace while being inspired and inspiring others in the group.
The grand finale is a surf competition on the Friday. Run with “good craic” in mind, more than battling for a world title, this gives our surfers the big push to really go for it at the end of the week. With a few medals up for grabs, from most improved surfer of the week to best wipe out!
Within their basic kids, adult and family surf lessons SURFMAYO aim to give each person the solid foundation that they will need to develop as a surfer. We will provide you with a relaxed step-by-step method to break down the seemingly impossible task of leaping to your feet and flying along the wave.
If you have a group that would like to have a go, or improve existing skills group rates can easily be arranged.
SURFMAYO are based at Carrowniskey Strand. They are Mayo’s first surf school, established in 1998, SURFMAYO was one of the first surf schools and surf hire companies established in Ireland.