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Bens Surf Clinic

Bens Surf Clinic

Ben’s Surf Clinic is Ireland’s original hard board surf school. With over 23 years coaching experience, the centre runs fun surf coaching sessions for all levels. Groups are kept small (max 6 per coach) with a focus on water time and lots of tips and pointers to either start you off the right way or improve your surfing.

Based right on the sea front in Lahinch, Ben’s is the only surf school on the West Coast to provide its own changing facilities and indoor coaching areas, right on the surf. It has a full range of soft and hard boards for lessons and rental. The duration of lessons is two hours IN THE WATER, with coaching throughout.

All coaches are level 2/3 ISA surf coaches and Ben is one of only 3 International Surf Association Level 1 Coaches, an ISA surf Tutor and level 3 Coach (Surf instructor trainer).


  • Based on Lahinch Seafront
  • Indoor Changing Rooms
  • Large Range of Boards & Suits for Hire
  • Open Daily, All Year
  • Paid Car Parking


10.6 km from the Cliffs of Moher
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The Promenade
Co. Clare
V95 X7X6

One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.

With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit.

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