Troggs Surf School - Portrush Surf School, Northern Ireland

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you take a surf lesson for a corporate group?

Yes we can take your corporate group for a surf lesson. A surf lesson is an ideal group activity for corporate team building.

Does Troggs Surf School supply all the equipment?

Yes we supply the surfboards and wetsuits. All you need is included in the price.

Where will the surf lesson happen?

The surf lessons we run will take place either in West Strand or East Strand in Portrush. We will take into account the surf conditions (whether it's too big or not), wind, tides etc. and the capabilities of the group being taught before deciding where to surf.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, please try to book ahead by at least a week or so to avoid disappointment. However, if you've not booked ahead, feel free to call us and we'll see if there is any available slots free for lessons. You may be in luck!

Will the surf lesson teach surfing or bodyboarding?

Carl is a fully qualified surf instructor and will teach you how to stand up surf. However, if you just want to learn to bodyboard thats cool!

What do I need to bring to the surf lesson?

You're gonna need a towel, swimsuit (if you're a girl!) and something warm to wear for afterwards.

What should I do if I wear contacts?

Loads of surfers wear contacts. We recommend that you either wear a pair of disposable contacts or a pair that you can live without incase you lose one.

What is the water temperature like in Portrush?

Pretty cold! The water around Portrush during winter is 7 degrees Celsius and gets up to 15 or so in the Summer. This makes surfing with a wetsuit a necessity.

If I get on well and want to buy a board where can I buy the equipment?

You can purchase boards from Troggs Surf Shop. Come in and see our range of Soft boards, Bics, NSP's, custom boards or 2nd hand boards. We offer a 10% voucher for the shop after any lesson with us.

What type of safety precautions does Troggs Surf School take for people doing surf lessons?

Our surf lesson instructor's are fully qualified RLSS Lifeguard's with CPR and first aid training. ASI Level 1 and Level 2 Surf Coach's as well as being a very experienced surfer's. Supervision of the class is given at all times. Click here to read about our team.

Should I do any exercise to get ready before the surf lesson?

Please contact us to get a specific surf fitness program or tips on how to prepare for first lesson.

Do I need to know how to swim to take a surf lesson?

You have to be able to swim at least 25m for you to take part in the surf lesson.

What is the best time of the year to learn?

Really from April through to October is best because the water will be warmer and therefore make the surf lesson experience a lot more fun.

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, credit card and PayPal. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Switch and American Express.

How long before I am surfing like a World Champ?

Well that depends on you! Surfing is a long learning experience, our surfing lessons provide you with the best possible start.

What is there to do after the surf lesson?

You can arrange with Carl to book lunch or dinner at any of the best restaurants in town. Carl will of course be able to advise you on other tourist information around the area, or check out our Location Page for more local area info.