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Surfing is Hot in the Coolest Place on the Planet - Donegal!

Donegal is renowned worldwide for its rugged, stunning coastline and it's beaches that catch the full force of those wild Atlantic waves! There simply is no place hotter than Donegal when it comes to surfing… and that's a fact.

Donegal has waves for all levels of surfing skills, from beginners to experts. With our uncrowded and unspoiled beaches, it’s little wonder that many a dedicated surfer is making a dash for Ireland's surfing hot-spots such as Bundoran, Rossnowlagh, Culdaff, Fanad Head, Dunfanaghy and Bloody Foreland


It’s no secret that surfing is fun. It is in fact, a truly exhilarating experience. Once you've tried surfing, it's hard to fight off the bug! It can make you feel young wild and free, it takes your mind off life’s problems, frees your mind and riding that first wave ride is….unforgettable.

Whether you are a veteran surfer in search of the perfect wave, or a beginner looking to get started in more moderate waters, there is no shortage of options in Donegal. The beach at Rossnowlagh is perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers. More challenging waves are found in the wilds of Inishowen, Fanad Head, Dunfanaghy, Bloody Foreland and Dungloe. 

For the novice, surf lessons will open up the world of surfing to you and Donegal has no shortage of surf schools dotted around the County. If you are just beginning, instructors will teach you the essentials that will have you ‘hanging ten’ before you know it. No matter what your skill level, you can learn the basics of board handling, positioning, paddling, and various techniques for getting to your feet, surfing etiquette, ocean knowledge and water safety from dedicated, professional instructors.     

Surf trips make memories that you will carry for the rest of your life and once you've been bitten by the bug, we can’t guarantee any cure! Pretty soon you’ll go from being a kook to kickflips and laybacks (you'll definitely have to learn some surfin' speak!). 

For further information on surfing in Donegal check out these links below:

So grab your board - Surfing is epic and cranking in Donegal!