Whether you’re standing up for the first time, experiencing that tube ride of a lifetime or just sharing some ocean time with friends – nothing beats the good vibes, good stories and above all, great memories of the surfing life!


***The NPWS is currently assessing the management of Doonloughan, which serves as the access point for our surfing activities. Although we will still be providing surfing, visitors will now need to embark on a 850m walk (roughly 10 mins) to reach the beach and return. This measure has been implemented to regulate the number of vehicles crossing the dunes.***

Ballyconneely peninsula
Meeting Point
Keoghs car park
Minimum Age
Adult €55 - Child €45
Times vary depending on the tide
Equipment You Need
swim suit/shorts
a towel
We provide
all equipment

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Surfer Galway


Try surfing and learn how to ride your first waves or improve the basics in the ideal setting along the Wild Atlantic Way. Ballyconneely is the peninsula, jutting into the Atlantic between Clifden, Co Galway to the north and Roundstone to the south, it contains some of the most tranquil, unspoilt and interesting beaches and countryside to be found anywhere in the country. Our top-class surf coaches will teach you everything you need to know to get you up, surfing and looking like a pro within a matter of a few hours. We have very small numbers in our groups (between 6-8) meaning you get the most out of your time.

Nothing beats those sessions when you finally manage to stand-up on a wave and ride your way to the shore – and as you progress with your skills, that feeling only gets better!

The combination of small groups, highly experienced surf instructors, good vibes and the surrounds of the Wild Atlantic Way ensure a great experience -and they are always super fun days on the water! We are proud to be the only company that offers the opportunity to learn to surf in a unique location making this a truly unforgettable way to begin your surf journey.

Surfing faq

What Will I Be Doing?

Connemara is the perfect setting to learn to surf, whether your standing up for the first time, experiencing that tube ride of a lifetime or just sharing some ocean time with friends nothing beats the good vibes, good stories and above all great memories of the surfing life

Our surf lessons are structured in a way to make everyone feel comfortable and safe and we are passionate about ensuring all surf enthusiasts get something out of the day –no matter what your level.

Anyone who has a desire to learn surfing, is already on the way to riding that first wave! Let us show you how to get there.

The combination of a spectacular setting, good waves, small groups, highly experienced surf instructors, good vibes and the surrounds of the Wild Atlantic Way ensure a great experience -and they are always super fun days on the water!

What Do I Need To Bring?

All equipment is provided. All you need is a towel and swimming togs.

What Time Are The Sessions?

Session times change every day as they are dependent on the tide.

Surfing is now 3 hrs long. to include the 850m walk from the turn off to the dunes to the beach.  This is a measure implemented by the NPWS to control the vehicles travelling across the sand dunes

How Much Does It Cost?

1-9 px – Adult –  €55pp  Child – €45pp

10+px  Adult –  €50pp Child – €40pp

How Do I Get There?

We will meet you at the car park across from Keoghs bar and restaurant in Ballyconneely.  You need to be there 15 minutes before in your own vehicle.  From here you will follow us to the surfing beach.

What Age Do I Need To Be?

We take children from age 8 and up.  Children between the ages of 8-12 need to be accompanied by a guardian on the activities.

If we think the conditions are too challenging for the younger members of the group we will contact you in advance and offer you the option to reschedule or a full refund.

Do I need my own transport?

Yes you do need your own transport to get to our surf beach.  We only meet in Ballyconneely so that you can follow us to the surf spot as it’s not easy to find we do not do pick ups from here.

If you don’t have your own transport you could organise a taxi from Clifden to bring you all the way to our surf beach.  (They know our locations)

Here is a list of local taxi drivers –

Daniel Ryan +353 86-8313462

Robert Taxi’s +353 87 416 1796

Claires Cab +353833670471

It is advised to book the taxi in advance as they are very busy during the summer months


We are following all the necessary guidelines as laid out by the government to prevent any further spread of Covid-19


Cancellation Policy

If you cancel 5 days before your activity we can offer you a full refund or reschedule your booking. If you cancel 2 – 5 days in advance we can offer you 50% refund or book you onto another activity as availability allows. If you cancel less than 48 hours in advance we cannot guarantee that we can reschedule the activity for you and we will not refund your money. A no show, late arrival or request to reschedule within 48 hours is the same as cancelling less than 48 hours in advance and the same rules apply. 

If you turn up to the activity and have a child under the age of 8 years old in your group, the instructor may turn you away and you will not be given a refund.  

If we cancel due to unsafe weather conditions, we will offer you an alternative or full refund minus the booking fee.


What others have said

Clear and knowledgeable
Got lessons and advice from the lads. Great experience as first time putting on a wetsuit and surfing. The lads were clear and knowledgeable and helpful in all aspects of the experience even down to the best waves to catch. High recommend and a must if you are looking for something different to do in Connemara.
Michael D - October 2021
Great instructors
An evening of Surfing- great instructors and great fun. I would recommend this trip for groups of friends or families.
Michelle R - July 2021
Would definitely recommend
Kids went surfing and loved it. The instructors were really good with them especially my youngest. Would definitely recommend.
Imelda V - June 2021
Great location
Great location, good long session. Encouraging instructor very helpful. Great craic and loads of fun.
Cliona R- June 2021
Absolutely Brilliant
My daughter and her two friends went surfing with Real Adventures, they had a brilliant time. The instructor was absolutely brilliant he made it enjoyable for the girls. If we lived nearer I would be booking a lesson every week. Thank you so much for making their experience so enjoyable.
Rose A- June 2021
Absolutely fantastic time
Absolutely fantastic time with my wife & 2 kids. Indeed it was so good we rebooked for another lesson immediately after the first one.
Sean H - July 2020