Meet the Bundoran Surf Co Crew
We are a bunch of committed surfers who love living in Bundoran. Some of us teach surf lessons all the time, some of us work in the shop, and some of us are mostly in the office. Some of us even do a little bit of everything, from teaching surfing to the shop to cleaning the rooms and anything else that needs doing. We look forward to meeting you when you come to Bundoran Surf Co and hope you enjoy being part of the experience.
Pete surfed all over the world and settled in Bundoran with his family many years ago. Pete is the co owner of Surf Co, having set it up in 2005 with Aidan. Pete can be spotted anywhere in Surf Co – shop, office, on the beach.
Aidan is the co owner of Surf Co, having set it up with Pete in 2005. Aidan mostly works in the office and the shop and he lives locally with his family.
Andrea is Pete’s partner and has been part of Surf Co since day one. Andrea works in the shop and looks after merchandising and display. She is now teaching her own kids to surf.
Josh is from New Zealand but has called Bundoran home for more than 10 years now. Josh has been working in Surf Co for many years and does a bit of everything but you will mostly find him in the shop.
Hailing from Strabane, Ger keeps the bookings right and is also a mean Barista in Foam next door to Surf Co. Hands down, the best ever surfer to come from Strabane.
Senior instructor at Surf Co and self professed best ever surfer to come from Cavan. Anthony prides himself on teaching people to surf and many people request him time and again.
From just over the border in Sligo, Aaron is also an accomplished musician and surfer. Aaron works in the office and shop.
From Wales and with strong family connections to this area, Ciaran has been coming to Bundoran to surf since a young lad. Ciaran has travelled all over the world to surf and has spent a lot of time chasing some of the best waves in the world in Indonesia. Ciaran works in the shop.
Also from Cavan and in dispute with Anthony for title of best ever surfer from Cavan, Smoothy works in the shop. Also an accomplished bass player.
Now in his 20’s, JDB started off with Surf Co age 8! He has done nearly all jobs in Surf Co by now, from washing wetsuit boots to teaching lessons.
From France, Baptiste came to Surf Co on work experience a few years ago and came back to work as a surf instructor as soon as he finished college. Shaping boards under his own label ‘Endless Fun Surfboards’
From Wexford, Chad left the sunny south east for some better waves in the northwest and to work as a surf instructor. Chad is a trained jazz music drummer. Chad has been living here for a few years now.
From Sligo, Jack swapped the waves of Strandhill and Mexico for Bundoran. Jack is an experienced instructor and has been surfing for many years.
As far as we know Julia is the only bona fide Argentinian person living in Bundoran. Julia came to Bundoran for a visit, got stuck here due to the pandemic and has no plans to leave anytime soon. Julai enjoys surfing tullan and rossnowlagh. Julia looks after the Surf Lodge.
Mia brought a group of friends on a surf trip to Bundoran in 2020 and a few days after leaving was looking for a way to get back here on a more permanent basis. Mia looks after the Surf Lodge. Mia is relatively new to surfing and has spent all winter here practising her surfing skills.
another French man who came to Bundoran for a quick surf trip a few years ago and is still here. Recently got himself a big wave gun so could be mixing it up in Mullaghmore some day soon. Until then he is often seen surfing stormy main beach swells.
Big Wave Sean
The best big wave surfer to come out of Leitrim, Sean is a surf instructor at Surf Co and helps with rentals at Tullan.
Joe swapped landscaping gardening on the east coast for a job with surf co teaching surfing lessons. And he never left. Joe has spent the winter here getting to know the local waves.
Bundoran Surf Co is a surf school, surf lodge and surf shop located in Bundoran, Co. Donegal, the surf capital of Ireland.
Bundoran Surf Co. was set up by Pete Craig and Aidan Browne in March 2005. Between Pete, Aidan and the rest of the team you can be sure to get the best surfing tuition and information year round.
Since setting up we have taught surfing to lots of people through our surf lessons, as well as teaching local kids in our After School Surf Club.
We have also had lots of happy guests in the Lodge, and loads of people through the shop.
Check out our video to see what we do at Surf Co.