Brandon Bay is one of the longest beaches in Ireland measuring a whopping 12 miles of unbroken beach perfect for swimming, surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing! What’s unique about Brandon Bay is you don’t just have one potential surf spot you have up to seven, with our prevailing westerly swell, depending on the height you can always find a spot to catch some waves !
Our surf centre lies in the eastern part of the bay in Mahrabeg cut in the Maharees. The Maharees is a 5km long Tombolo located just minutes from Castlegregory village with a vast dune system and ecosystem of its own.
We pride ourselves on high quality equipment constantly investing to make your experience with us the best ! Using Sola 5mm winter wetsuits and winter booties our aim is to keep you warm and comfortable while enjoying our waters.
Only recently we restocked the Surf centre with “Zeus” surfboards,their hybrid construction is much stiffer than most foam surfboards on the market,with a double stringer, increases handling and stability making it perfect for beginners. The progressive shape of the board allows for a very fluid glide and ultra-fast progression. We supply boards to suit every shape and size from 7ft to 9ft with varying volumes.
This year we also welcome the Gaia range of surfboards from “Zeus” which are a shorter performance board while still being a softboard.
During the summer holidays we offer the opportunity for your kids to surf all week in the beautiful Brandon Bay. Perfect way to get kids to interact with nature and the sea while meeting like-minded people, making friends for life. Wether you’re a water baby or just getting comfortable theres no better way to step out your comfort zone than to experience surfing in the safe and capable hands of SplashSports! Parents are more than welcome to join.
Morning session is run 10:15am – 12:00pm
Evening session is run 12:15pm – 2:00pm (Monday to Friday)
We recommend arriving 15 mins early for your session to guarantee the full experience and take your time getting ready
Student: instructor ratio of 8:1 with a maximum of 24 students and 3 instructors
Surf Experience: No surf experience necessary but must be comfortable and able to swim as no buoyancy aids are used.
What will they learn? Throughout the course of the week kids will learn everything from tides, weather forecast, risk assessment, equipment care and all the necessary movements for surfing such as handling the board, paddling, popping up, turning, speeding up and slowing down.
Whats included?: We include the rental of a wetsuit and board for the duration of the camp. We recommend wearing your own wetsuit if its suitable for the conditions and arriving in it bringing a bag of dry clothes for after. Boots are not needed on our beach and its lovely and sandy.
Do parents have to go ?: Parents do not have to get in the water with their children but do have to drop them off and pick them up on time to help them getting changed etc. If parents could stay a proximity to the centre in case of emergencies or comfort for their child would be great.
All instructors are trained ISA surfing instructor and RLSS beach lifeguards with first aid training and Gardai Vetting. Our instructors are competent in risk assessments and have taken safety precautions throughout the sessions.All sessions are thought in waist deep whitewater.
We have available our 5mm Sola winter wetsuits, Boogie Boards and Zeus surfboards for rent
Kids (under 18yrs) - €25
Adult (over 18yrs) - €35
At Splash Sports surf school everyone can experience the thrills of surfing! Whether you want a lesson with your friends or you’re looking for a great activity for you and the kids – we can get you in to the waves.Going on a surf lesson with your friends, colleagues or classmates is a great day out. Splashsports offer group rates on lessons and can tailor the lesson to your specific needs.
All lessons run for 1 hour 45 minutes on the beach but allow an extra 15 minutes before and after for time getting changed and check in.
Please contact us for more information regarding what type of group you have and talk to a member of staff on what will suit your group
Our local instructors will give you that special attention needed in a private surf lesson. Your instructor will teach you essential fundamentals from the beach hut to the white water!
All surfing is weather dependant, Splashports reserves the right to cancel last minute or reschedule when there are safety concerns.