Ireland Surfing Travel Guide
If someone says ‘surfing holiday’, Ireland probably isn’t your first thought. While Ireland can’t guarantee you the glowing sunshine or white sandy beaches that are synonymous with surfing, it can promise you one thing: waves.
The west coast of Ireland backs onto the Atlantic Ocean. And with nothing but miles of open sea, the waves that crash near the beach are the result of massive underwater swells.
Donegal is famous for its high and consistent waves, and it’s where Ireland’s top surfers head to. It’s probably not for beginners, but if you’ve got some experience, the quiet beaches and testing waves are perfect.
If you’re new to surfing then you can head to Strandhill, County Sligo. The waves are a little calmer here, and there are surf schools to teach you how it’s done.