Ok, in general, you don't go to Ireland to surf unless you are a big fan of cold waters (even icy)! More known for its great atmosphere in the pubs of Dublin city center than for its big breakers on its coasts, Ireland has become over the years a major surfing destination in Europe. And for good reason, the country is full of magnificent waves and idyllic spots, both for beginners and for confirmed surfers. Come and surf in Ireland!
It is a country that you can easily fall in love with. It has beautiful green landscapes, a sense of tranquility, absolute calm and the kindness of its people. Only the extremely changeable climate, where the rain and the sun compete in a frantic battle, can disturb your surfing trip.
If you want to surf in Ireland, the west of the country is the place to be: it's a cold little corner of paradise that you have to appreciate. In addition to offering a world-class show, the bays and beaches are beautiful with steep cliffs, green mountains and other hills falling into the ocean. Here you are in a breathtakingly peaceful setting!
Where to surf in Ireland ? From Donegal to Cork
Start in the north of Ireland in Donegal and work your way down to Cork. You will pass through the towns of Donegal, Bundoran, Sligo, Galway, Doolin and Cork. Enjoy the Irish atmosphere and let yourself be carried away by this little corner of paradise in the north.
A lesser known and quieter spot, Rossnowlagh is a very nice beach break that works all year round and can have consistent waves in the middle of winter.
The Peak - Bundoran
Located at Bundoran, The Peak, is the wave that drives surfers from all over the world to fly to Ireland. The reef-break gives a long left and a short right to suit everyone's taste. Legends like Kelly Slater and Tom Curren have already passed through this famous spot.
How can you talk about surfing in Ireland without mentioning its monstrous Mullaghmore wave? Expert kamikazes are welcome on this green wave, amateur surfers stay on the beach and enjoy the show.
The Easkey spot is famous for its legendary views and for its excellent waves that offer year-round surfing on two separate reefbreaks. A castle-wave combo that's worth the trip.
Inchydoney is a small island connected to Ireland by two paved roads. The Blue Flag beach is a perfect spot for beginners looking for a change of scenery.
And after a good session on the Irish spots, why not offer a small Guinness in one of the many Irish pubs of the country with the clover. We are in Ireland after all!