Surfing

Eco Tour of Ireland Day 8 Part 1

Aloha Surf School Fanore, Co Clare

The Burren Co Clare is renowned for it’s unique landscape however there is another aspect to this scenic area and that is the wonderfully invigorating Atlantic ocean!
Sunset on the Burren sees the famous rocky landscape highlighted in pink and is considered more spectacular than the regular sunset seaview and you can experience this best when surfing.
Aloha Surf School is an Eco certified surf school that offers surfing classes and equipment hire to all levels of surfers from beginners to advanced.
Pete has been working hard to create a chill out area for surfers to relax before and after their surf with hot showers, male/female changing rooms, chill zone and lots of cool mags/gear to rifle through afterwards.
Aloha also offer kayaking trips in nearby Ballyvaughan where the calm inlets and islands are ideal for a peaceful yet spectacular experience.
So if your sick of struggling into a wetsuit as passerbys gawk yet want to experience the wildness of nature in a safe and controlled environment check out Aloha surf School, Fanore – you will never look back!
For information on how to contact Pete online check out his profile page here >>
Listen to our EcoTour Audio chat with Pete here:
https://soundcloud.com/ecoactive/aloha-surf-school-fanore

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Coming Up August + September

Lot’s of Cool Stuff Happening

Fun Foraging Day for Families.

family foraging irelandA relaxing day in the wilds looking for wild safe foods including fungi, fruits, nuts and berries. Suitable for all the family.
Learn how to make Beech Leaf liqueur, Sorrel Tabbouleh and find wild greens for salads. Turn your hand to making Wild Garlic Pesto and delicious salads from the wild. View details >> 


Find It Pick It Cook It Eat It

wild leavesA workshop where you will forage for wild safe foods, learn what is good to eat, know the trees and bushes, what to pick and what not to pick.
After a delicious organic lunch you will turn all these wild foods into delicious drinks, pestos, fritters and more.
You will also go home with delicious wild foods and treats.


Canoe and Wild Camping Family Trips, 

Family Fun with Eco Active Ireland members“Paddle your own Canoe” breaks on the beautiful, peaceful and
interesting Barrow river.
Enjoy a holiday with everything you need supplied both in the form of equipment and also local information and suggested stop offs from ‘Go with the Flow’. 5 days/4 nights high season only €150 pp


Tapas Trail Dublin: Daily

tapas trails for foodiesTapas Trail Dublin’ offer regular tapas tours of Dublin where you get to try a number of tasty dishes at different venues in the city whilst also being entertained by their experienced and knowledgeable guides.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR TODAYFM LISTENERS
10% discount off all Dublin Tapas Trail bookings using the code: TodayFM if booked before 25 August 2014


Eco Surf Camps, Fanore Co Clare 

surf campsKids Eco Surf Camp runs throughout the Summer holidays with Pete and the team from Aloha Surf School.
2 fun packed hours each day open to all kids from ages 8-16 years.
We provide all equipment, wetsuits, wetsuit boots and soft surfboards, so all they need to bring is their swimming gear, a towel and some warm clothes for afterwards. 1 day €30, 5 days €100


Bushcraft Canoe and Camp with Into The Wild

wild camping irelandGet back to basics with Frank and the team with our: “Into the wild” survival and canoeing trips.
We SHOW you how to survive in the wild in an enjoyable atmosphere that is what “Into the wild” is about!!
Price for 2 full days / 48 hours €115 per person
Into The Wild also Do Teen Tribal Treks Contact Us for details


Family Friendly Mushroom Hunt – Galway 4 Oct

slippery-jacksLearn all about wild mushrooms in the beautiful woods of Kylebrack.
During this one day workshop, qualified experts will show you where mushrooms grow, why they grow there and how to distinguish the edible from the inedible.
The Great Mushroom Forage with Robert & Mary White

  • Saturday 4th October 2014
  • 11am – 4:30pm
  • Adults: €65pp
  • €15 per child over 12 years

Why not make a weekend of it and book into one of our Eco Bedrooms or Eco Cabins…


Seaweed Safaris – Clare, Avail Daily

seaweed foraging irelandDuring the safari you will learn about the many seaweeds the Atlantic Coastline has to offer.
You will be shown how to identify and harvest the seaweeds by hand like our ancestors would have done. You will learn about the Nutritional Benefits of the edible seaweeds along the with the Cosmetic and Horticultural benefits.
You will also be treated to Sea Veg tasting at the Wild Irish Sea Veg Company!
€15 per adult – €5 Children
Group of 10 or more is €10pp and kids free.


Bundoran Surf Co

learn to surfSurfing is a great sport to be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels. It is a great way to pick up a new sport or even just an excuse to get into the great outdoors.
Beginner lessons take place in waist deep water so don’t worry if you aren’t confident in the water. Our Surf School is approved by the Irish Surfing Association, all lessons are fully insured and all instructors are qualified beach lifeguards.


For more activities and events check out our Blog 

Surfing in Bundoran Donegal

Bundoran Surf Co

Surfing is a great sport to be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels. It is a great way to pick up a new sport or even just an excuse to get into the great outdoors.
Beginner lessons take place in waist deep water so don’t worry if you aren’t confident in the water. Our Surf School is approved by the Irish Surfing Association, all lessons are fully insured and all instructors are qualified beach lifeguards.
bundoran-surfing-lessonsInformation about beginner surf lessons:

  • Adult €30 (3 lessons €85, 4 €110, 5 €130 on consecutive days).
    Groups of 7 and more €25pp.
  • Kids €25 (from 8 to 16yrs inclusive).
    Groups of 16 and more €20pp.

Lessons run at 10am and 2pm all year round.
5pm lesson available on request.
All instruction and equipment provided.
Transport to and from beach included.
The lessons last for about 3 hours.
Changing facilities, hot showers, and a hot drink after the session included.
All you need is a towel and swimwear.
We use 4/3mm suits in summer and 5/4/3mm suits in winter.
www.bundoransurfco.com

Easter Break Things To Do

Easter Break Activities to get the blood flowing

Activities and Adventures for all the family!
adult-surf-01Kids Eco Surf Camp runs throughout the Easter holidays
2 fun packed hours each day open to all kids from ages 8-16 years.
We appreciate that being a parent is not always easy, so this is why we leave these camps as flexible as possible, kids can go for as little or as many lessons as they want!
Aloha Surf School, Fanore, Co Clare >>
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family canoe hols
The Perfect Easter Break
If you’re keen to get the family active in outdoor activities – Someday is now. Don’t just sign up for any old canoeing activity. Go With The Flow River Safaries are the adventures you dream of.Do something unique and go where few other tourists get to experience. Spend some quality time paddling some of the most enchanting waterways in Ireland.
Go With The Flow, Monasterevin, Co Kildare >>
book now
Irish Seaweed Safaris
seaweed-sun-300x200Join our 4th generation Seaweed Foragers and enjoy the spectacular shore walk from the rugged coastline of Caherush meandering along the shoreline enjoying nostalgic views looking out on Spanish Point Bay along with the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands.
Irish Seaweed Safaris, Caherush, Co Clare >>
book now
Gold Panning Every Saturday
gold-panning-avocaWe’ve seen the movies, identified the ‘prospector’, imagined the thrill of striking GOLD! We can promise lots of fun, beautiful landscapes, a great guide, lots of camaraderie and, maybe, a little bit of gold…
Avoca Tours, Avoca, Co Wicklow >>
book now
Burren Rocks Vertical
climbing the burrenA day climbing is, in a way, the oddest day out! It flips from relaxed and chilled at the base of a cliff, sea pounding in the background and birds passing over head, so relaxed. Just minutes ago you were enjoying an intense adrenaline-filled rock climb. Available every Tuesday and Thursday
Adventure Burren, Carron, Co Clare >>
book now
Mountain skills Level 2
walking-0126th April 2014 – Two day course
Courses are broken down into modules to cover map reading, feature recognition, pacing and timing, taking and following a compass bearing, a short night navigation exercise, understanding mountain weather and its effects, how to organise and plan a safe walk, equipment and environmental issues.
Walking Hiking Ireland, Glendalough, Co Wicklow >>
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Kids Eco Surf Camp

Kids Eco Surf Camp

Kids Eco Surf Camp runs throughout the Summer holidays
2 fun packed hours each day open to all kids from ages 8-16 years.
We appreciate that being a parent is not always easy, so this is why we leave these camps as flexible as possible, kids can go for as little or as many lessons as they want!
kids surf campWhat will it cost?

  • 1 Day –   €30
  • 2 Days – €55
  • 3 Days – €75
  • 4 Days – €90
  • 5 Days – €100

As always, all surf lessons are fully supervised by our instructors who are all fully qualified Irish Surfing Association Surf Instructors and Beach Lifeguards…..oh yeah and extremely patient!
They also have completed the Irish Sports Council’s “Code of Ethics and Good Practice for working with children in Sport” course.
Childrens´ first experiences with the ocean will shape their attitudes to it for the rest of their lives, and so our Kids Camps are designed to get kids off to a fun and safe start. Lessons are held in maximum waist depth water and instructors are in the water at all times, so children don´t have to be very strong swimmers.
We provide all equipment, wetsuits, wetsuit boots and soft surfboards, so all they need to bring is their swimming gear, a towel and some warm clothes for afterwards. Each day throughout the camp, while learning to surf, we will also introduce them to various topics such as surf safety, learning about rip currents and tides etc
At the end of the week we finish with a surf competition where the kids get to show off their skills. They can also take part in the ISA’s Whitewater Surf Skills Awards (for an extra 10 euros). This allows the surfers to have their skills recognised and on passing the different levels they receive a cert and log book to record their achievements.
Kids camp places are limited!
EAI Map Ref: Aloha Surf, Fanore Beach, Co Clare (The Burren) – View Map
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Christmas Things To Do Ireland

Coming up over the next few days:

Surf and Celebrate New Years Donegal

NYeve-surf-partyBring in the New Year with a bang and some hangover curing surfing at Bundoran Surf Co Donegal.Bundoran Surf Co are having a party at the surf lodge with lots of food, booze, music and good times.
3 nights B&B in Bundoran Surf Lodge, 2 surf lessons, and a New Year’s Eve party for €89/€99pps (dorm/private rooms).
https://ecoactivesocial.com/new-years-eve-surf-party-bundoran/
 

Christmas Hike Wicklow

Christmas Walk WicklowWhy wait for January 1st to put all those New Year’s resolutions into action.
Get ahead of the rest, blow those cobwebs away with our Wicklow Christmas walk on Sunday 29th December.
Price €18 pp
https://ecoactivesocial.com/christmas-walk-29-december-wicklow/
 

Christmas Walk WicklowNew Years Sunrise Walk in Wicklow

Wednesday 01st January 2014 at 5.30am.
Easy to moderate New Years Sunrise Walk in Wicklow
Looking east across the Wicklow Mountains to the Irish Sea, we will witness the first sunrise of 2014.
Price: €30pp inc hearty breakfast afterwards
https://ecoactivesocial.com/new-years-sunrise-walk-wicklow/
 

wild food foraging for xmas giftsNew Years Day Afternoon Walk Carlow

Fancy a lie in on New Years Day but still want to do something active?
Then our Carlow afternoon guided walk in the Beautiful Blackstairs is just the ticket! Includes festive drinks & a full afternoon tea.
Price:
€45 per person.Children under 12 go free.Children over 12 €12
https://ecoactivesocial.com/new-years-day-walk/
These events also makes a great Christmas Gift! Why not buy someone you love an EAI Gift Voucher?
click here to book

Surf and stay packages for groups

Surf and stay

Surf and stay packages for groups at Bundoran Surf Co starting at €90pps for 2 surf lessons and 2 nights B & B in the Surf Lodge.
If you have a group we can also take the waterproof camera and get a few snaps. The lodge can cope with groups of up to 28, and you can use the BBQ, kitchen and dining room, and all other facilities.
If there are more than 28 in your group no problem – we can book self catering holiday homes for the rest of the group. Rates from €90pps for 2 nights and 2 lessons.
Contact us for bookings: play@ecoactiveireland.com

Surfing for groups, hens, stags

Outdoor fun in the big blue!

A great day out for any group – surfing lessons in the unspoilt seas of Fanore Co Clare.
The Aloha surf school is based on beautiful Fanore beach ( I once saw Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins there) and offers special group rates for surf lessons.
Take it away Pete:

Surfing Lessons are 2 hours long and take place in waist depth water under the careful supervision of our surfing instructors who are in the water with the surfers at all times.
Surfers greatly benefit from the close personal attention of our professional instructors who are all qualified RLSS Beach Lifeguards and ISA Surfing Instructors.
While the focus of the surf lessons is learning to surf, you will also gain valuable information regarding surfing etiquette, beach safety and knowledge of the ocean.
The first section of the surf lesson consists of some dry land exercises where you will learn the techniques of wave selection, paddling, catching the wave and then standing up; the reason you’re here!! Practising the skills on a stable surface makes it easier to learn the right techniques before taking the plunge.
The second section of the lesson is out there in the surf putting all that you’ve learnt into practice.We provide special soft boards for beginners, wetsuits and wetsuit booties. So all you need is your swimming kit, towel and lots of energy!

  • Bookings are subject to a minimum of 3 people.
  • Price includes all equipment, instruction, use of changing rooms and hot showers.
  • Lessons are subject to availability and conditions being suitable on the day.
  • Choose from any date.
  • Activity times are tide dependent so change from day to day
  • Our activities have been certified by Ecotourism Ireland

Prices:
1 person – €35
8+ people – €30 pp
16+ people – €25 pp
24 + people – €20 pp
EAI Map Ref: Aloha Surfing and Sea Kayaking >>
This makes a great gift too! Why not buy someone you love an EAI Gift Voucher?
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