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You want to take up surfing? You’ve always wanted to learn to surf but never know how? Well no more excuses. Laois Surf Club offers all the advice, support and opportunity that you need to learn to surf in Ireland, all year round. We especially welcome newcomers and beginners and assist them in taking the plunge into this exciting and exhilarating sport and pastime.Maddy If a bunch of people from the most landlocked county in Ireland can learn to surf and stick at it, hail, rain or snow…and the odd sunny day…then so can you!!! It’s all about getting active, getting into the water and having fun. It’s as simple as that.

Get involved and learn how to surf and socialise with likeminded surf spirits. And then there’s always the chance of leaving Laois for Lagos…

Laois Surfers - Making Waves

Join Us Right now is a great time to join, because, with one or two notable exceptions, most of us are still learning to master the art of surfing - so don’t be put off if you have no experience! To find out more, come along to the next surf club meeting - usually held on Thursday nights 9.30 p.m. upstairs (in the ‘crow’s nest’) in Kavanaghs pub, Main Street, Portlaoise. We don’t meet every week, so check the ‘Trips & Events’ section of this site or see ‘The Leinster Express’ newspaper listings for details of the next meeting. Membership If you decide to join us, we charge small membership fee to cover the basic running costs of the club.Adults - €50, Students - €30, Under 16s - €20, Social (dry) Members - €15.

School Surf

Remember the exhileration of catching your first wave? Laois surfer do! And since discovering the joy of surfing, we want to give everyone the chance to get in the water and give surfing a go.

That’s why the Laois Surf Club has committed to raising funds and sponsorship for what we call ‘The Primary Surf Project’ – a programme to offer local primary school kids the chance to catch some waves. Over the next 2 years, we will be organising a series of kids surf trips to teach basic water safety and surf ettiquette.

Run in conjunction with local schools and facilitated by the T-Bay team in Tramore, the programme has been made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

Contact Us

Contact Us
For more information about the club, email:
Steve Kidd - stevekiddnz@yahoo.com
Val Kavanagh - vkavanagh@tippinst.ie
Useful Contacts for Surfers
Surfing Ireland http://www.irishsurfer.com
Irish Surfing Association http://isasurf.ie
T-Bay Surf Club, Tramore http://surftbay.com
East Coast Surf Club http://eastcoastsurfclub.com
West Coast Surf Club http://westcoastsurfclub.com
Surf Lessons - Donegal - Dooey Surf School
http://dooeysurfschool.com (Situated in isolated and rugged landscape
between Glenties and Dungloe, around the corner from Lettermacaward in the Rosses. This is a great experience, all equipment and coaching by former Irish champion, the extremely cool and patient Kevin Tobin, and you can base yourself and enjoy real hospitality at Bill's hostel, where if you're lucky you might also learn how to prepare and cook
mussels and periwinkles properly. A real gem and highly recommended).