Mark Mulvihill – founder & lead instructor at Ballybunion Surf School
Ballybunion Surf School is based on Ballybunion’s Men’s beach (South beach) – recognised as one of north kerry’s best surf spots for the last 25 years, its picturesque location and world class surf breaks ensure your trip to Ballybunion will be one you will never forget! Surf lessons are run from our beach café where you can enjoy a hot drink and snack after your lesson and avail of our changing facilities. With four miles of golden blue flagged beaches Ballybunion offers waves for beginners, intermediates and the atlantic cliff break provides exhilarating surf for the seriously advanced.
Ballybunion Surf School was set up in 2004 by Mark Mulvihill. An enthusiastic surfer for the past 25 years, Mark is qualified in surf instruction and having surfed some of the most popular destinations in the world. Mark still claims Ballybunion produces some of the greatest waves for beginners and advanced surfers alike!
Surf lessons at Ballybunion Surf School are geared to the Irish Surf Association structured classes and are run by fully qualified surf instructors and beach lifeguards. All our staff are regularly trained in child protection and first aid.
Our aim at Ballybunion Surf School is not only to teach kids how to surf but also to promote water awareness and a clear understanding water safety. We ensure a safe ratio of one instructor to eight students.
So why not email us, give us a call on 087 744 3732, or drop down in person and experience the thrill of that first wave in safe and encouraging surroundings at Ballybunion Surf School.
Ballybunion is situated in north kerry at the mouth of the river shannon ideally located between two airports, Kerry and shannon. A lively seaside town which offers everything you could possibly want on holiday or a memorable day out, the main street boasts 26 bars offering everything from traditional Irish live bands, rock bands, two nightclubs as well as several excellent restaurants. There is a wide range of accommodation available in Ballybunion from hotels to b&bs and self catering apartments and houses.
Ballybunion’s breathtaking scenery makes it an ideal location for those seeking an adventure holiday, with its spectacular cliff walks, miles of golden sandy beaches and world renowned golf course there is something for everyone. For those looking for a bit of r&r at the end of a brilliant day Ballybunion has a state of the art health and leisure center. Your trip to Ballybunion is guaranteed to be unforgettable.
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