May Surf Weekend for Beginners

  • May 24, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Join us for the latest trip , itinerary below:

Fri 24th May

7.30pm Arrival and Check-In

8pm-10pm  Cocktail reception in the Surf Lodge , meet and get to know the group.

10pm - ? Local pubs for a beer or two

 

Sat 25th May

Breakfast is served each day from 8am - 11am, and then we will meet in the Surf lodge to get our equipment.  Your Wetsuits, Surf boards, lessons, and instructors are all included in the price , as is the private bus taking us to and from the beach.

We will Surf from about 12.30 until 3pm each day , a light warm-up  and a quick lesson on the beach before taking to the waves to practice . Surf instructors will be in the water with you to give advice and take some action photos.

After the Surfing we will return to the Surf lodge for a  Coffee or Hot Chocolate reception.

Saturday evening we will have our evening party. This is an all you can eat Gourmet Bar-B-Q with iPhone DJ and beers in the Surf Lodge.

Party will finish at 11.30pm and from there it is on to some of Bundorans pubs and clubs for those still able.

 

Sun 26th May

Same format for Surfing on Sunday ,  a light breakfast (self service) followed by a warm up and lesson on the beach and then into the water again. this is a chance to improve on Saturday's class and have some fun in the water , instructors will be there to hone your skils.

As usual a Coffee or Hot Chocolate reception when we get back to the surf lodge.

 

Cost:

€95 All Inclusive Package includes:

2 Days Surf lessons and all equipment, surf boards , wetsuits, boots, gloves etc.

2 Days Private bus to and from the beach from the Surf lodge.(Hot Chocolate reception on return from Surfing.)

2 Nights accommodation (private rooms available , sleeps 3 people)

2 Breakfast's and Saturday Evening BBQ Party -  (or Authentic Pizza from our oven depending on weather)

Photos and Video of your Surf lesson will be uploaded to the site for you.  (Perfect for updating your facebook profile. Our camera's are waterproof for up close action)

Plenty of Pubs and Clubs to choose from for our evening entertainment, and you to get to meet a lot of great people for Surfing too.

Hope to See You in the Ocean Soon ....

Davey

 

Car pooling is encouraged and a donation of €10 each way is suggested , please post on the site if you can offer a lift or require a lift.

Any other questions just post a comment here and one of our organisers will come back to you,

Due to the number of no shows only those with paid deposits can be guaranteed a space, booking will close a few days before the event to get numbers sorted for the Surf lodge

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Donal

    Fantastic weekend and some nice waves!

    May 29, 2013

  • Hugh

    Hi Davey. Just like to say thanks so much for being so helpful over the weekend. Really enjoyed it and will see you again soon.
    Hugh

    May 28, 2013

  • Neil

    Brilliant weekend, very well organised and a very friendly group. Great waves too! Couldn't for a better weekend all in all. Looking forward to the next one!

    May 28, 2013

  • Ruth K.

    Now that I’ve nearly recovered from the battering and bruising I got, have a brilliant weekend, great craic, twas nice to meet you all and will definitely be back again, thanks Davey for organising everything.

    May 28, 2013

  • June

    Cheers Davey

    May 28, 2013

  • Susan

    A weekend to remember, great bunch of down to earth friendly people, very well organized, Davey ensured everyone was ok and felt included right through the weekend. The lessons were aimed at your individual level, patient and friendly instructors, the barbeque was well planned a lot of effort went into it, with lots of food and even catered for vegetarians. Davey arranged get togethers after each surf session and before leaving on Sunday for all. Excellent weekend altogether, thanks to all that arranged it.

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Dominic

    Brilliant weekend, had a great time. Very well organised and run, a big thank you to all involved

    May 27, 2013

  • fanny

    The organizers are welcoming and friendly. Surfing teachers were helpful and fun! Well done guys! :)

    May 27, 2013

  • fanny

    The organizers are welcoming and friendly. Surfing teachers were helpful and fun! Well done guys! :)

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved it! Had another fantastic weekend :))))

    May 27, 2013

  • john

    Great weekend, thanks!

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • fanny

    Another awesome weekend with great people!! Loved it! Lets bring on the next one :)

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Nicky

    Fantastic way to spend a weekend, thanks!

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Davey

    Hi All,
    Hope you all enjoyed the weekend, sorry I missed a few people before they left ! The photos will be posted up here tonight or tomorrow , and don't forget to leave a glowing review and rating on the meetup site , it helps keep the group going.
    Thanks and hope to see you Soon,
    Davey

    3 · May 26, 2013

    • Dominic

      Cheers Davey, you're a sound man, that was a great weekend, thanks, Dom

      1 · May 26, 2013

    • Neil

      Thanks for everything over the weekend Davey, Savage craic! Looking forward to the next one!

      1 · May 26, 2013

  • Dualtach

    How are the heads? There's a few of us heading to the bridge bar for soup and a sandwich before the hitting the road if anyone wants to join us. Don't forget to pay in the surf shop before you go.

    May 26, 2013

  • Davey

    BBQ 7pm at Rougey Lodge, bring your own beer :-) wines and spirits too

    May 25, 2013

  • Paul B.

    Heading to bridge to watch Rugby now. You know the game with irish teams in it. ....

    May 25, 2013

  • Davey

    Hi All, we are actually meeting in Rougey Lodge for 12.30 , We will then go to Surf co for 1-ish and get fitted out
    Davey

    May 25, 2013

  • Davey

    Hey All,
    We are in the Chasing Bull pub for a few beers . See you here
    Front left of the stage
    Davey

    May 24, 2013

  • Davey

    Hi All, We will meet in Rougey Lodge (3 doors up from Surf Company) on the main st at 9pm for a meet the group reception :-)

    Then on to one of the nearby pubs for a few beers.

    Post a comment here if you have any questions. Ill be driving from 5pm until 8 so I'll check this page now and then.
    Safe Journey
    Davey

    May 24, 2013

  • June

    Hi.. l'm driving up early tomorrow morning so if anyone wants a lift. l can pick up at redcow luas or liffey valley.

    May 24, 2013

  • D H.

    Hello, I'm second on the waiting list and was wondering, up until how long before it's definite that there are no places available, or to become available?

    thanks

    david.

    May 23, 2013

    • Dualtach

      Sorry David the waiting list is in case people drop out. Thats unlikely at this stage. We just double checked with Bundoran Surf Co and they are fully booked. Hope you can make the next one!

      May 23, 2013

  • Ruth K.

    Hi all, I was the last person wait for a space to open, and it did, hurrah. Just if anyone needs a lift I will be leaving Dublin on Friday evening round 4/5pm. Im out in Dun Laoghaire and can head through town if needs be.
    Looking forward to seeing yall, doing lots of surfing and have a bita craic!!
    Ruth

    May 21, 2013

    • Dominic

      Hi Ruth, that's perfect for me too. Don't really know anything about the routes though. Thanks, see ye tomorrow

      May 23, 2013

    • Shane

      Hi Ruth thats good for me as well. The M4 to Carrick is the best route - its a much better road and you will make better time than the N3 (even though its a longer route)

      May 23, 2013

  • Neil

    Defo on for this weekend. Can't wait to get back in the water its been too long!
    Planning on leaving from Lucan around 330 on the Friday and getting a sneaky surf in before check in.
    If that suits anyone to car pool let me know!

    1 · May 11, 2013

    • Neil

      Jennifer and Christina, are yee still interested in a lift?

      May 21, 2013

    • Christina

      Me too i also sent u a pm earlier on hope u still get it ;-)

      May 21, 2013

  • Davey

    Okay I have emailed those who have not paid a deposit or contacted me to confirm attendance.
    Hopefully they will respond soon or I'll free up the places tomorrow.
    thanks,
    Davey

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have Jarek and Ostruzina coming with me now but if anything changes I will post

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey would love to join if a space opens up :)

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I would love to do this it sounds amazing. Hopefully i get in!

    May 21, 2013

  • Breda

    I was so looking forward to this but it looks like I won't make it after all! My guest won't be going either so that'll free up 2 places. Maybe next time ;) How do I get my deposit back??

    May 20, 2013

    • Davey

      perhaps message me privately with it

      May 20, 2013

    • Breda

      Hi Davey thanks for getting back to me but I don't know how to send a private message! :) I'd probably need to be on the full site. If I don't figure it out by Friday maybe I could use it towards the next one that comes up? Thanks again looking forward to meeting you all :)

      May 21, 2013

  • Grainy

    Apology i will not now be able to make this trip. looking forward to next one!!

    May 21, 2013

  • Laura

    Lads I know it's getting late but if anyone had a spare seat going, I'd appreciate a lift going up and coming back. Cheers :)

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Leaving dublin 20.40 from Tallaght hospital, can take 2 people but you wont get there till late! Coming back Sunday to Dublin city centre.

    May 17, 2013

    • Veronika

      Hi Geri, this might actually suit me quite well because it turns out I won't be able to get out of town until late afternoon. Any chance you would still have a spare seat in the car?

      1 · May 20, 2013

  • Veronika

    Hi, as it turns out, I have a commitment on Friday afternoon, so I won't be able to make it to Donegal by check-in time. But I really want to come, so I hope it is not a problem if I arrive late!

    May 20, 2013

  • Davey

    June Surf trip is now up online also

    May 20, 2013

  • Davey

    Hi Everyone ,
    Thank you all for coming along Surfing with us. can I ask you to please pay the deposit to Guarantee your place. The RSVP list will be edited on Tuesday, if you have not paid your deposit you will be removed to allow room for those on the waiting list. this is to keep things fair for genuine surfers, hope you understand. Thanks , Davey

    May 19, 2013

  • Paul B.

    Got it....

    May 16, 2013

  • Paul B.

    How do I book a friend in? He's on for whole weekend, even more of a beginner than me....
    P

    May 16, 2013

  • Donal

    I'm driving up on the friday evening then back on sunday afternoon got 3 spare seats for anyone interested!

    May 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just seen comment...5pm

      May 16, 2013

    • Donal

      Yeah thats fine i'll be heading back on sunday I think the car is full now Deborah and Jennifer! Unless someone drops out

      May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Before I definetly say yes, firstly Id need a lift. Also what time would that person be leaving on the Friday? Just an estimate....due to work. Thanks

    May 16, 2013

  • Hugh

    Hi Davey, just to remind you that I won't be needing the accommodation but I will be there for the Saturday lesson and barbecue

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, something else cropped up the same weekend so ill have to rain check. But have a ball :)

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am so bummed out that I won't be in Dublin yet for this. I arrive on August 1. Is this something you do monthly? I've never touched a surfboard before, so beginner is an understatement. Looking forward to an event in August, maybe? :)

    1 · May 13, 2013

    • Davey

      Yes we have beginner camps monthly , hope to see you soon , Davey

      May 14, 2013

  • Marcus H.

    Going with Bruno

    May 14, 2013

  • Elaine

    Hi this will be my first trip with the group so I look forward to meeting everyone. I can offer lift if anyone needs it, or maybe car pool.

    May 12, 2013

    • Elaine

      I'm sorry I was away last week & when I got back to work today I realise I have a commitment on the 25th...bugger! I really was looking forward to this, unfortunately I can't make this one.

      May 13, 2013

    • fanny

      No worries see you next time :)

      May 13, 2013

  • Michelle R.

    I would like to join you, but I have another commitment on the Saturday and Saturday night, could I join you for the Sunday, if so how much would it cost?

    May 13, 2013

  • Elaine

    Cant make it after all, have another commitment on the 25th and have to be in Dublin

    May 13, 2013

  • Veronika

    Hi, I know the title says "beginners", but is this trip suitable for absolute total beginners? I mean like people who never ever even touched a board in their lives? :-) Or do you actually need some water sports background to start? All I've ever done was a flat water stand up paddleboarding class; that's the closest I have ever gotten to any kind of board. I loved it though, and I'd love to try out surfing as well. Looking forward to meeting you all!

    May 12, 2013

    • Davey

      Absolute beginners is fine , we have a few instructors to cater for all levels, see you there !

      May 12, 2013

    • Veronika

      Thanks Davey, that sounds great, I'm in!

      May 12, 2013

  • Elaine

    How do I pay deposit?

    May 12, 2013

    • Davey

      PayPal if you have it otherwise you can pay when you get there .

      May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry have to cancel this time but will be keeping eye to see when the next event in donegal is. Thanks

    May 9, 2013

  • Christina

    Hi i would love to join, have never been surfing before but realy would like to try it but i would need a lift to get there, so if anyone has a spare seat please let me know :)

    May 5, 2013

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