Surfing Around Bundoran
||Bundoran is a glistening gem in an already star-studded line up, a sublime, cool destination with a calibre of surf equal to anywhere. It's shimmering green waters bear the brunt of some of the Atlantic's most thunderous moods and it's shoreline presents a series of headlands and flat rock reefs that face directly into nearly constant swell. This, the most mystical of Irish counties of the highest quality waves on jade-coloured shores; Whilst it's not the tropics, when it pumps, there are few places you'd rather be !|
There are three excellent surf schools who provide lessons and hire equipment in Bundoran. All are ISA approved which means all staff are fully qualified surf coaches and lifeguards, as well as being staffed by friendly surfers who are happy to give up to date reports about weather and conditions. All three provide accommodation as well as summer camps for younger surfers. beginners and non-swimmers welcome, advanced lessons available for more experienced surfers.
||Bundoran on the south westerly tip of Donegal might seem an unusual location but in Europe, it is one of the few places to warrant the title 'a surfer's paradise' or indeed, 'your Cold Water Eden'. A large portion of the coastline faces north, so is off-shore in the prevailing south-west airstream......it presents numerous reefs, points and beach breaks and picks up a swell from the west, north and north-west.|
In this area a number of focal points have emerged-Bundoran, with it's famous left, The Peak and Tullan Strand, a challenging beach break where you will always find a wave. In the resort, you will find a choice of surf shops, surf schools and indeed, first class accommodation. Be sure and mention that you are a surfer when calling as many offer special surfer's rates in the main surf season-Sept thru to May. Bars and restaurants are all very surf friendly as are the local surfers.
Within 5K of Bundoran there are numerous world-class breaks-however you will have to seek them out yourself (we will point you in the right direction)-however the thrill is in the search !
Surf Lessons and Hire: www.bundoransurfco.com
Donegal Adventure Centre: www.donegaladventurecentre.net
Surf World Bundoran: www.surfworld.ie
We At The Great Northern Hotel, can book your Surf Lessons For You, €30 per Adult & €25 per Child.