Junior surf school @ Rossnowlagh and Tullan
2021 Kids Summer Surf Camps
Its been a very strange time but good to see the end of 2020 and hopefully moving into better times in 2021. We are delighted to announce the dates for our kids summer surf camps. As the school situation is uncertain we have some extra dates in early June this year. Kids have been denied sport this year with the restrictions so we will be stoked to get them in the water. Guaranteed they will be stoked as well !
16 spaces per session. We have limited spaces so book ASAP. Our morning camps start at 9.30 and finish at 11.30am. Afternoon sessions are also available from 1 to 3pm. Our kids surf camps run from Tullan Strand in Bundoran and also from Rossnowlagh beach. We would recommend Rossnowlagh for kids learning to surf, especially younger kids under age 10. The waves in Rossnowlagh are more gentle than at Tullan and there is also more shelter from the wind. The walk to the beach is also much easier in Rossnowlagh. Please be aware that sometimes we may have to move surf lessons from Tullan to Rossnowalgh due to swell, wind and/or tide conditions. If this is the case we will let you know the day before and you can meet us in Rossnowlagh.
With Covid 19 there will be some changes to the camps and we have new operating procedures which have been endorsed by the Irish surfing association and Sports Ireland . Social distancing is easy enough with surfing however the main issues are before and afterwards
We are not using the changing rooms at Surf Co so please meet us at the beach – parents need to drop off and collect kids at the beach.
We have morning and afternoon kids camps running from Tullan and Rossnowalgh each week but please note that sometimes we may have to move the location or time you booked due to surf and weather conditions.
If the child has a wetsuit it is a good idea to arrive already changed into the wetsuit, with dry clothes in a bag.
If the child does not have a wetsuit we will supply one and the child can keep the suit for the week.
You can get the wetsuit on Sunday evening between 5pm and 5.30pm at the surf shop, or else on the Monday morning at the beach.
For kids under 10 we will ask that the parents stay on the beach for the duration of the session for at least the first day.
All wetsuits, coloured vests and equipment provided.
Warm 5mm wetsuits to fit all sizes.
We are not providing wetsuit boots and they are not needed in the water – bring your own or wear a pair of old shoes or sandals to walk to the beach
Maximum ratio of 1 instructor to 8 children, or 2 instructors to 16 kids, ensuring your child is well looked after.
Fully trained and highly experienced surf instructors to lead and mentor the group
All surfing levels are be catered for.
We adhere to a strict child protection policy.
Age range 8 – 16.
Post surf hot drinks.
June 28 – July 2
July 5 – 9
July 12 – 16
July 19 – 23
July 26 – July 30
August 2 – 6
August 9 – 13
August 16 – 20
August 23 – 27
We are currently not providing changing rooms or transport to and from the beach;
It is advisable to arrive with your swimsuit already on;
If you do not have a wetsuit we can give you one for the duration of the camp for the week – you can collect this from Surf Co on Sunday between 5pm and 5.30pm if possible so you can be in the wetsuit on Monday morning;
If you have your own wetsuit then best to arrive in your wetsuit and have dry clothes and towel in a bag;
We are not providing wetsuit boots and they are not needed in the water – bring your own or wear a pair of old shoes or sandals to walk to the beach;
We have bag storage at both beaches;
We have hand sanitizer and tissues/bins at both locations;
All wetsuits are washed in antibacterial wetsuit solution and milton after each use;
Boards are washed down with soap and water after each use;
Instructors are following official physical distancing guidelines on land and in the water;
Parents need to be on time to collect children after the session to help them get changed.
If you are displaying any Covid 19 symptoms (new cough, high temperature) or have had contact with a confirmed case please cancel your lessons and do not attend – call your GP for advice.