Kids Camps

Our kids camps are much more than just learning to surf and having an awesome time!! During 4 action-packed days the kids will;

  • Learn to surf; 4 x 2-hour surfing lessons
  • Gain water confidence
  • Learn about tides and currents
  • Learn how to be safer in the ocean
  • Make new friends
  • Get fitter
  • Be exhausted (come on parents, we know this is the main aim!) 
  • Have FUN FUN FUN!!!
  • Why not add beach games to give a full day of fun for only an extra £40 for the week!

Learning to surf in Portrush is such a cool thing to do in the summer holidays. Kids camps run from Mon-Thurs each week of the holidays, kids get a 2-hour surfing lesson each day all equipment included. 

Kids can start surfing from 5 years upwards, we ask a parent to be available (we will provide a wetsuit for free) for any children who are 8 years old or younger

Location – West Bay Beach, Portrush. 
Duration – 4 days 2hrs each day – please arrive 30 minutes before your lesson starts.
What do I bring? – A towel, swimwear and yourself!

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Lesson layout

  • Once you arrive someone from our wonderful team will give you a warm welcome to Alive Adventures and check you into our booking system.
  • You will then be fitted into one of our toasty winter wetsuits and given an Alive Adventure vest to wear on top (FYI – the zip goes at the back).
  • Once the lesson starts our lead instructor will give you a friendly introduction to the team taking you out and delivering a private safety talk as well as an assessment of the surfing conditions.
  • Our team will then invite you to a short but lively warm-up on Portrush’s stunning West Bay Beach.
  • Once you’re warmed up and received your board our lead instructor will provide an expertly tailored and broken-down tuition onboard handling, finding your sweet spot, prone riding and so much more.
  • You will then continue the majority of your lesson in the ocean putting words into action with continual tuition from our team.
  • We promise you’ll have a brilliant laugh and lots of memories! But be warned, surfing is extremely addictive! Parents and guardians watch out! Your child may be asking Santa for a new surfboard next Christmas.

Our credentials

  • We were the very first surf school in Northern Ireland, the original! 
  • Taught over 20,000 people how to surf right here in Portrush! 
  • Awards include winning Trip Advisor’s ‘Certificate of Excellence’ six years in a row as well as making the ‘Hall of Fame’ every year too. 
  • ‘Best Family Activity Provider in N.Ireland’ at the OutdoorNI awards three years in a row.

Be coached by the best

We have a very simple philosophy when it comes to our team of instructors – we only recruit the friendliest, most helpful, hard-working surfing instructors and lifeguards out there! We understand that the best surfing lessons revolve around having the best team to deliver them – our simple goal is to ‘be safe and have fun’ and over the last 20 years of teaching people to surf in Portrush, we have got pretty good at both! 

Check out Tripadvisor and Google to see why we have over 99% 5* reviews!


All of the activities at Alive Adventures can be booked using a voucher. Why not purchase one for a friend or family member to mark a special occasion. Our vouchers have no expiry date, giving you peace of mind and the flexibility of booking whenever you like. Gift vouchers can be used for surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, bodyboarding, ebike rental, kids surf camp or a private 1-2-1 lesson and are easily redeemed online. If you have any questions regarding vouchers, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be sure to get back to you.


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