About Us

Culdaff Surf School is a surf school based in Culdaff, Donegal, Ireland. We offer surf lessons for all levels of experience, from complete beginners to experienced surfers. Our lessons are run by qualified and experienced instructors who are passionate about surfing.

We are located on Culdaff Caravan Beach, which is one of the best surfing spots in Inishowen. The beach is known for its consistent waves and its beautiful scenery and is located just a 35 minute drive from Derry. Our main priority is the safety and enjoyment of our costumers. Lets surf!

As a surfer for over 15 years, I am conscious of the impact surfing has had on  my life. I find a great sense of purpose and fulfilment when I am surfing which has inspired me to share my knowledge of the ocean and hopefully create that fire inside others. The places I've travelled, the friends I've made and the hours of enjoyment are some of the things that make surfing so special. I want others to experience this and more.

John Mason

Lessons & Packages

We offer a variety of surf lessons from the age 8 and up:

We also offer a variety of other services, including:

We operate daily throughout the summer months, sometimes lessons may be scheduled around ocean conditions such as tides, wind and wave sizes. Lessons last 2 hrs with 90 minutes in the water surfing. It takes roughly 30 mins to select wetsuit size, teach the basics of surfing on the sand and a quick safety brief. All our wetsuits are 5mm thick neoprene rubber ensuring optimal warmth whilst allowing the flexibiliy to paddle and catch waves.


Private Lessons 

One to one coaching tailored towards individuals looking to improve their surfing

€ 40 / £35

Group Lessons 

Groups (2 - 20 individuals)

€ 35 / £30 pp

Equipment Rental

Wetsuit (3hrs)

€ 15 / £ 13

Wetsuit & Surfboard (3hrs)

€ 25  / £ 22

Surfboard (3hrs)

€ 20  / £ 18

Business Bookings

Reduced rates for large group bookings  


All our surf lessons happen at the smaller beach located in front of the caravan site. This beach provides a safe environment with good access whilst also having the best waves. 

Contact Information & Bookings

For bookings and enquiries please reach out to us on our email, WhatsApp or Instagram.


(+353) 874 820 877

(+44) 7546562785