Summer Solstice Sunset Surf
AN EVENING TO REMEMBER
Watch the sun go down over the Atlantic whilst having the time of your life riding a surfboard down the crest of a wave with some like minded people.
The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (“sun”) and sistere (“to stand still”), because at the solstices, the Sun’s declination appears to “stand still”
After the surf we’ll share a moment on the beach and enjoy “standing still” whilst letting that feeling of accomplishment wash over us after a great surf lesson.
Why Surf with Us…
We are a team of passionate surfers who have been chasing waves around Ireland and worldwide for over two decades. Connemara is the perfect setting to learn the sport, get comfortable on the waves and pop-up on your board –and we are Galway’s only surf school.
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! Our surf lessons are structured in a way to make everyone feel comfortable, safe and we are passionate about ensuring all surf enthusiasts get something out of the day – no matter what your level.
We have all been beginner surfers, and we understand every aspect –from the nerves, excitement and the (wonderful!) learning curve! 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 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 on the peninsula of Ballyconneely, which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, nestled between Clifden and Roundstone – making this one of the most unique beaches to begin your surf journey.
Sunset Surf FAQ
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!
All equipment is provided. All you need is a towel and swimming togs.
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
1-9 px – Adult – €55pp Child – €45pp
10+px Adult – €50pp Child – €40pp
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.
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.
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
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.
GIFT A CAMP
Looking for something a little bit different for a present? Why not a voucher for one of our amazing surf camps? Our camps have expert instructors that offer an unforgettable experience to surfers of all levels and ages.
Alongside the expert tutelage you’ll also be a truly special surfing locale with Connemara being home to some of the best surfing waters in all of Ireland.see more gift vouchers