A surfer walks the strand

Surfing at Spanish Point

The geological mix of sandstone, siltstone and mudstone in the Spanish Point area makes for some of the best reef breaks in Europe. Surfing began in Spanish Point in the late 1960’s when travelling surfers from the UK and America came here to explore. Many left equipment behind and so the locals began to experiment.

The first local pioneers were lifeguards who worked at Spanish Point beach in the summer months. In the early 1970’s a group of locals continued to surf throughout the winter and from that point the popularity of the sport has grown exponentially with many people now visiting the area specifically for the world class waves.

Whitewater Surf School

Whitewater Surf School have been operating at Spanish Point beach since 2007 and in that time have trained countless locals and visitors in the sport.

In many respects Spanish Point is the perfect surfing destination with a wide variety of wave types suitable for everyone from the complete novice to the hardened pro, and everyone in between. The beach at Spanish Point is ideal for beginners while the reefs to the north cater for the needs of the more advanced.

Any help, information or advice that you need regarding surfing locally call Pat at 086 862 5564 or e-mail info@whitewatersurfco.com

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The Celtic Surf School van parked up at Spanish Point.

Celtic Surf School

Celtic Surf School offer group lessons, individual lessons, and surf camps for kids during the summer months. All equipment required is included. Lessons last 2hrs and are given by registered surf instructors.

Call 087 277 0466 or email celticsurfschool@gmail.com to book a lesson or make general enquiries.