Welcome to Alive Surf School Portrush

Alive Surf School is Northern Ireland’s longest running Surf School and has been voted the ‘Best family activity provider in Northern Ireland’ in 2011, 2012 and 2013 (Outdoorni Awards). We are the number 1 ranked surf school in Ireland on www.tripadvisor.com. Based on our consistent high rankings we have also received multiple certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor. All of these accolades are a result of a public vote as well as comments and opinions.

Already established as the market leader with a base in West Strand, Portrush we conduct Surf and Paddleboard lessons and tours in a safe, fun and friendly environment. As part of every lesson we promote beach safety, coastal conservation and environmental sustainability. Our aim is to grow Alive Surf School in a socially and environmentally responsible way. We also want to make water-sports available to everyone on the North coast and enriching the community in which we serve.

Our values are best summarized in the following statement: We aim to provide an educational service in a fun and safe way. Apart from educating customers on important aspects of marine ecosystem issues, we keep a very personal but professional relationship to all our guests and aim to adapt to every individual’s needs and to give everyone the support they need.

In terms of Materials we are currently switching over to the Skunkworks surfboards. (Which now is also member of the Green Room Surf Alliance by the way….) On average we go through 15 boards per season so using the Skunkworks boards will have a tremendous impact on our ecological footprint not just as they are 100% recyclable but also because they are much more durable and will last multiple seasons. Repairs will also be cheaper and not involve any toxic glues as we can simply heat bond the materials back together. Furthermore, they are produced five miles from our beach which makes the CO2 footprint for transport negligible.

Moreover, we encourage sustainable eating habits (clearly reduced consumption of animal products, predominantly local, seasonal, biologically certified) or if not vegetarian nutrition we encourage meat from local pasture grazing.

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