Ballybunion Surf School is based on Ballybunion's South beach (Men's beach) - recognised as one of north kerry's best surf spots for the last 20years, its picturesque location and world class surf breaks insure your trip to Ballybunion will be one you will never forget! Surf lessons are run from our beach café where you can enjoy a hot drink and snack after your lesson and avail of our changing facilities.

With four miles of golden blue flagged beaches Ballybunion offers waves for beginners, intermediates and the atlantic cliff break provides exhilarating surf for the seriously advanced.

Set up in 2004 by Mark Mulvihill, Ballybunion Surf School is a family owned business run by Mark and Aimee, with their three kids sometimes lending a helping hand! Mark is an enthusiastic surfer for the past 20 years. He is qualified in surf instruction and having surfed some of the most popular destinations in the world. Mark still claims Ballybunion produces some of the greatest waves for beginners and advanced surfers alike!

Surf lessons at Ballybunion Surf School are geared to the Irish Surf Association structured classes and are run by fully qualified surf instructors and beach lifeguards. All our staff are regularly trained in child protection and first aid.

Our aim at Ballybunion surf school is not only to teach kids how to surf but also to promote water awareness and a clear understanding water safety. We insure a safe ratio of one instructor to eight students.


In the summer we run Surf Summer Camps. We also cater to School Tours, ensuring your class have a day out they'll remember for years!
So why not call down and experience the thrill of that first wave in safe
and encouraging surroundings at Ballybunion surf School.