THE CAUSEWAY COAST & PORTRUSH'S PROFESSIONAL SURF ACADEMY
Learn to surf in Portrush with the 4 times Irish National Longboard Champion "Long" John McCurry.
Long John's Surf Academy invites you to come try surfing at the surf capital of the Causeway Coast, Portrush. This is the perfect place to come learn surfing with a fully qualified ASI instructor and 4 times Irish National Longboard Champion "Long" John McCurry.
At Long Johns Surf Academy our friendly professional surf instructors bring you everything you could want for your surfing lessons. The surf lessons are ideal for children and adults, groups and families, stags and hens, corporate events or really just about anyone of any age who wants to learn this unique sporting lifestyle. We offer surf courses for beginners, improvers, and developers, 1 to 1 private coaching as well as group lessons.
So whatever your standard of surfing, we can help. We know how to get you surfing better, whilst keeping you safe and making sure you have a fantastic surf experience.
John has been surfing for more than 15 years and currently has 4 Irish National Longboard titles under his belt and has represented Ireland at European and World level 10 times with his best result being 17th in the world. Surfing has taken him far afield to enhance his experience in places such as France, Spain, Portugal, Ecuador, Peru, South Africa, Costa Rica and most recently Indonesia.
John received the 2010 International Fair Play Award for demonstrating his sportsmanship towards a fellow competitor mid way through the 2009 ISA World Surfing Games in Costa Rica.
John has extensive knowledge of surfing all the local breaks in Portrush and around the Causeway Coast Area and as a coach has worked closely in the past with the Irish Team coaches in developing his own competitive surfing which has saw him achieve much success to date. His enthusiasm and love for the sport is what it's all about and that's exactly what he passes on by teaching people to surf at Long Johns Surf Academy.
Long John McCurry is fully ASI Level 1 Qualified and has Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) First Aid Certifications.
Below are a few Frequently Asked Questions we get in relation to booking a surf lesson in Portrush with the academy. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us with your query. Thanks.
Normally Portrush town beaches (West or East Strand). Look out for the Silver van with Long Johns Surf Academy on the side and you can't go wrong! Unless otherwise agreed we may be operating from one of the other town beaches.
Bring with you yourself, a good towel, swimwear, sunscreen (more so for our so called summer months) and warm clothes for when you are done. All personal possessions left on beach cannot be the responsibility of the Academy.
Bookings can be taken in whatever way you would like and pretty much for any day and any time during the year. Simply pick up the phone and call us on 07598 572 017 to book, E-Mail us or contact us via Facebook or Twitter
Ideally I prefer maximum of 8:1 instructor to student ratio for safety and better surf lesson conditions. For larger groups I will have more instructors to cater for whatever numbers are booked.
Apart from the Summer Kids Camps which run over certain dates during Easter holidays, July and August 10am-12pm daily I will operate: 9-11am // 2-4pm // 6-8pm
All supplied, just bring yourself and your enthusiasm!
Parents often want to hang about and watch their son/daughter progress but it is not essential if you would rather go and do other things for a couple hours. Instructors are fully qualified and safety of students is our priority at all times.
The initial part will involve an introduction followed by safety briefing. A quick warm up to loosen up the muscles. Detailed information on the board you will be riding. Detailed information on how we would like to see you surfing on the board, then into the water for the main lesson. Break half way through session to recap on where we have got to.
You can book a surf lesson in Portrush with Long Johns Surf Academy for pretty much any day of the year. If the surf and weather conditions are right, we can teach you how to surf or improve your current surfing ability. Just use the quick form below, contact us direct via email or on our social links, thanks.