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FAQ’s

The dynamic nature of the sport of surfing requires plenty of knowledge and we’re here to help. Should the page here not be able to answer your query then get onto us and we’ll consult the oracle to get you an answer!

Frequently asked questions about surfing

  • Can I book in for a large group?

    IF YOU ARE ORGANISING A FAMILY OUTING, CORPORATE GROUP, STAFF DAY OUT OR A STAG/HEN WEEKEND WE CAN ACCOMMODATE A SURF LESSON TIME THAT SUITS YOU. WE ALSO HELP IN ACCOMMODATION BOOKINGS, OTHER ACTIVITIES, DINNER RESERVATIONS AND AS WE KNOW EVERYONE LOCALLY…WE CAN PACKAGE IT ALL TOGETHER FOR YOU AND GET YOU A GREAT DEAL!

  • Can I bring my own wetsuit and surfboard?

    YOU CAN CERTAINLY BRING YOUR OWN WETSUIT. IF YOU ONLY HAVE A SUMMER SUIT AND WE’RE NOT IN SUMMER, THEN WE’LL HOOK YOU UP WITH A WARMER ONE! WE HAVE LOVELY SURFBOARDS AND THEY’LL USUALLY BE MORE SUITABLE FOR A GROUP OF PEOPLE SURFING TOGETHER. IF YOU ARE AFTER AN INTERMEDIATE SURF LESSON THEN YOU CAN USE YOUR OWN BOARD!

  • Are surf lessons held in winter?

    NAROSA SCHOOL OF SURF REMAINS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND, WE GET THE BOOTS AND GLOVES ON AND ENJOY THE STUNNING WINTER SWELLS THAT ROLL INTO DONEGAL!WE’LL USUALLY HAVE ONLY ONE OR TWO LESSON TIMES AVAILABLE EACH WEEKEND. IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN GROUP CONTACT US TO ORGANISE A SURF LESSON AT A TIME AND DATE THAT SUITS.

  • What is the maximum instructor to student ratio?

    THE BRITISH SURFING ASSOCIATION INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIO IS 1 TO 10. IN IRELAND THE IRISH SURFING ASSOCIATION IS 1 TO 8. WE USE 1 TO 8 OR 1 TO 10 ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTORS QUALIFICATIONS.

  • Can I show up alone?

    OF COURSE YOU CAN! IF YOU ARE ALONE OR EVEN A SMALL GROUP (3 OR LESS) YOU CAN JOIN IN OUR GROUP SURF LESSONS. IF THERE IS NO ONE ELSE BOOKED IN FOR A LESSON (THIS HAPPENS OFF SEASON MID WEEK) YOUR OPTION IS TO TAKE A PRIVATE LESSON.

  • Where are the surf lessons held?

    SURF LESSONS RUN FROM A FANTASTIC BLUE FLAG BEACH CALLED MARBLE HILL NEAR DUNFANAGHY, DONEGAL. WHEN THE SURF IS A LITTLE SMALL THERE WE MOVE TO THE BACK STRAND AT FALCARRAGH, ANOTHER FANTASTIC SURFING BEACH JUST ALONG THE COAST. CHECK THE ‘LOCATION’ PAGE. WE ALSO VENTURE TO CARRICK FINN AND MAGHERAROARTY FOR EVENT SURF WEEKENDS.

  • What do I need to bring?

    WE RECOMMEND YOU BRING A TOWEL, SWIMSUIT AND PLENTY OF SUN CREAM (AS THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES HERE IN DONEGAL!)TAKE A WARM SWEATER FOR APRES SURF.

  • What equipment is provided?

    WARM FULL LENGTH WETSUITS, ‘SUPERSOFT’ SURFBOARDS SUITED TO YOUR HEIGHT AND WEIGHT AND WHEN IT GETS A LITTLE COLDER, BOOTS AND GLOVES.

  • Do I need to be a good swimmer?

    Beginner surf lessons are held in waist deep water and you have a qualified beach lifeguard and often Duncan – UK paddle board rescue champion – beside you, so you’re in safe hands! Let us know if you’re a weak swimmer and we’ll keep an extra close eye on you.

  • What time do surf lessons start?

    Lessons are subject to tides and swell, so they change to suit the best surfing conditions of the daz. Generally speaking we run a morning lesson at approx. 11 AM, an afternoon lesson at 2 PM and in peak season an afternoon lesson at 3 PM and an early evening lesson at 5 PM.