Supervised Bodyboarding.

What’s it all about?

Bodyboarding is an excellent way to enjoy the ocean, it’s safe and easy to learn. At Alive Adventures we’ve started offering supervised bodyboarding, all equipment is provided, and each group will have a dedicated lifeguard to keep them safe.

In fact, bodyboarding runs through the blood at Alive, did you know Ricky used to bodyboard on the Irish Surf Team?!

What’s included?

  • 1.5 hours of supervised bodyboarding
  • All equipment included
  • Supervised at all times by a qualified beach lifeguard
  • Lots and lots of fun and memories

What do I need to bring?

A towel, swimwear, sun cream if it is sunny (please be sunny!) and yourself!

Some quick bodyboarding history

Did you know that it was the American Tom Morey who crafted the first modern bodyboard we all know and love today? He first called it the boogie board in 1971. Portrush has produced a steady stream of bodyboarders since the 1990s who have competed at European and International levels – maybe you will be next!!

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!

Further Information:

Duration: 1.5 hours
Location: West Strand Beach, Portrush
Cost: £25 p.p.



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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