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About this surf travel

Suitable for all language levels
Good for all surf levels
Surf lesson's optional when booking
Gemiddeld 10 students per class
Average age: 20-30 years old (min. 16)
Course starts every Monday
This language school is accredited
Shared stay or host family
Own transport or airport pick up
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English and surfing in Ireland

To learn and surf English in Ireland, we would highly recommend Bundoran. You have everything here to get through in a fantastic way for a few weeks. Surfing here is very very good (for all levels), the school is very nice with a personal approach and there are all kinds of activities to do.
In the morning, you take English lessons at a reputable language institute in Bundoran, while in the afternoon you're in the water of one of the very best surf spots in the world! Your fellow students are very international and come from countries from all over the world. This guarantees a nice and open atmosphere, in which everyone is in contact.
What SurfaWhie likes:
  • Beautiful natural environment
  • Fantastic surf
  • Nice and warm people
  • Great language school

About English and surfing in Ireland

Learn English and Surf

Below you can read more about this surf accommodation. See the pictures on the right for an impression.

Learn English and Surf

  • Bundoran: this seaside resort has been a very popular coastal town for centuries. For example, since 1777 tourism has been the main driver of the city’s economy. The green coast of Bundoran is also suitable for a large number of sporting activities. For example, you can play golf, horseback riding, kayaking, abseiling, bowling and go-karting at various places along the beautiful coast. In addition, this place is also known as a real surfing spot.
  • Ireland: a fantastic country with a very friendly population. In addition, the country has a beautiful, robust nature and fantastic cities. What is not known to many people is that the Atlantic coast of Ireland has numerous excellent surf spots. By far the most famous surfing spot in Ireland is Bundoran, located in the Donegal region in the far north of Ireland.

De taalschool

This small-scale language school offers English language lessons at a high level. They have more than 30 years of experience offering an experience; they go much further than just English lessons. The students are really absorbed in the beautiful culture that this part of Ireland has to offer. Learning English and surfing has never been so special.

The language lessons & language levels

  • English lessons: the lessons are arranged in such a way that students are prepared to improve on the different language elements. As soon as a student feels at home, care is taken that the student improves on all levels, so that integration into the real ‘English’ life is facilitated. You will quickly feel familiar with reading, writing, listening and speaking the English language. You will take 20 English lessons, which will be given during the morning. Language lessons are offered at all levels (only the real beginners will receive private lessons) and during your stay there will be actively looked at your level, to let you learn as optimally as possible.
  • English + Surf:  when you choose the English + surf package, the 20 English lessons are supplemented with private surfing lessons in the afternoon. Part of the surf lessons is the transport to some beautiful beaches, as well as all the surf equipment. In addition to surfing lessons, you will also receive lunch daily.
  • Starting dates: you can start the English lessons every Monday.

The guests

  • The students: you will improve your English in a very international environment. This way you will not only learn about a lot about Ireland, but you will also learn about a lot about the countries and cultures of your fellow students during your stay.
  • Our student Lynn had a great time in Bundoran. Read her experience report and get excited yourself!

Surfing, activities, meals and transport

Below you can read more about this surf accommodation. See the pictures on the right below for an impression.


  • Host family:  you stay in a host family that is experienced with hosting foreign students. All families have been specially selected by the school. You get your own room and with the family you will get breakfast and dinner. There is also WiFi in the host family.
  • Zephyr Lodge:  this beautiful lodge is a 5-minute walk from the school and the center. You will be served a delicious continental breakfast every day. The house is spacious, with a living room, dining room and a good kitchen. All rooms have a private bathroom and you can choose a shared room or a private room. There is wifi in the lodge. The lodge is run by local surfers who can tell you everything about the local surfing conditions. Check-in on Sunday from 4:00 pm and check-out is on Sunday before 11:00 am.
  • Casa del Mar: this lodge is also a 5-minute walk from the school and the center. You can choose a shared or private room and most bathrooms are also shared (with a few other students). Check-in on Sunday from 4:00 pm and check-out is on Sunday before 11:00 am. There is a kitchen with everything you need for cooking and there is also a living room and dining room.

Surf lessons

  • Surfing: as soon as the English lessons are finished, the surfing program starts. So you will spend the afternoons surfing on one of the best surf spots in Europe (if you book the surfing). Surfers of all levels can go here. The lessons are also offered at the different surf levels. All material is included in the lessons and the surf school also has an ISA license (International Surfing Association).
  • Surfing material: apart from the surf lessons you will be able to rent a surfboard, but it is also possible to purchase a (second-hand) board. Both in and outside the school there will be plenty of opportunities to get a surfboard.

Surf conditions

  • The surfing lessons are given at different levels. The surf instructors will ensure that you get lessons at your level, even if you have never surfed you will learn this quickly.
  • If you are an experienced surfer, we recommend that you purchase a second-hand surfboard on location.
  • Read more about surfing in Ireland ?


  • Coasteering: a sporting activity that you can undertake is the so-called ‘Coasteering’, where you discover the rugged rocky coast of Ireland in a sporting way. You climb through cracks and cracks, visit hidden caves, spot special aquatic animals, visit natural hot springs and, for the daring, you can jump from steep cliffs in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Hiking: the hilly, green surroundings or Ireland are great for hiking. You can do several hikes in the Bundoran area, varying from a few hours to multi-day hikes.
  • Other activities: besides surfing and the above mentioned activities there is still a lot to do in beautiful Ireland. For example, you can play golf, go horse riding, kayaking, abseiling, bowling and go-karting. So you will never be bored in Ireland!


  • Bus:  Bundoran can be easily reached by bus from Dublin Airport. It is also possible to book an airport transfer, both from Dublin and from other airports in the area. You can take the bus to Ballyshannon, from where you transfer, or you can be picked up.
  • Transfer:   On Sundays it is possible to be brought to / from Dublin airport.

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Below you will find the prices of this surfing holiday. Do you want to make to a booking? Complete the form alongside below to confirm your booking.

Price overview

The prices below are the prices per person per week. The rates are determined based on the arrival date.

WeekGuest houseZephyr lodgeCasa del Mar.
2 weeks€ 905 € 955€ 855
3 weeks€ 1,285 € 1,360 € 1,210
4 weeks€ 1,680 € 1,780 € 1,580
5 weeks€ 2,075 € 2,220 € 1,950
6 weeks€ 2,460 € 2,610 € 2,310
7 weeks€ 2,845 € 3,020 € 2,670
8 weeks € 3,220 € 3,420 € 3,020
9 weeks€ 3,595€ 3,820 € 3,370
10 weeks€ 3,970€ 4,220€ 3,720
extra week € 375 € 400 € 350
Upgrade to a private room (per week) N / A € 90 € 90
weeks during high season of July & August€ 15 € 20 € 20

See the "included" tab below for an overview of the basic package and any additional options.

What is is/not included?

EmbarkedNot included
20 English lessons per week, incl. All teaching materials Flight
Stay from Sat - Sat or Sun - Sun. Transfer to the language school
Host family: breakfast and dinner Part of the meals
Zephyr Lodge: breakfast Surf package
Casa del Mar: no meals included Certain activities
Wifi in all accommodations
Social Activity Package

Transport & Add-ons

UpgradePrice per person (per week)
The surf package, including lunch, transport and surf equipment€ 250
Upgrade to private room in residence€ 90

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Practical information

Practical information

Below you will find all the necessary practical information regarding this surfing holiday.

Check-in / Check-out

Check in:  takes place on Saturday or Sunday, time depends on the arrival time and will be determined. In July and August the stay is strictly from Sunday to Sunday

Check out: takes place on Saturday or Sunday, you must check out before 12:00. In July and August you need to check in and out on a Sunday.

Practical information

  • Arrival:  ideally you arrive at the weekend. The language lessons start on Monday, so it’s nice if you arrive in Bundoran no later than Sunday.
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available in the school. Wi-Fi is also available in a large part of the accommodations.
  • Take along: below a number of things that we recommend that you take with you:
    • Sunscreen
    • Swimsuit / Bikini
    • Bath towel & towel
    • Warm clothes
    • Some cash can always be useful

Pack list

Below you will find several items we would recommend you not to forget on your surf trip. Also, looking at the header 'Pricing' you will find a list with things that are included/not included. Furthermore you will receive a pack-list after your booking has been confirmed.

  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit / Bikini
  • Bath towel & towel
  • Warm clothes
  • Some cash can always be useful



SurfaWhile is an official partner of the Europeesche Verzekeringen, so that the trips of SurfaWhile can be insured. Note: Surfing is seen as an 'extreme sport', not every insurer reimburses these trips. Check this carefully if you take out the insurance yourself, with any insurer.

  • Short-term travel insurance: with taking out a short-term travel insurance Europeesche Verzekeringen you are insured for unexpected costs while traveling.
  • Cancellation insurance: with taking out a cancellation insurance you can cancel your trip free of charge if it is unexpectedly impossible to continue.

How to get there?

  • Donegal English Language School
  • W End
  • Magheracar, Bundoran
  • Co. Donegal
  • Ireland

For more information about the options for transport to this accommodation, see the 'transport' tab under 'Surfing, activities, meals and transport'.



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Frequently Asked Questions

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The prices per week, including all extras, can be found under the dropdown tab ‘prices’. Click on the yellow ‘Prices & Booking’ button and you will be taken there immediately. The prices are listed per person.

Under the heading ‘prices’ you'll find what's included in this surf holiday.

If you book as a group of 10+ people, we would look at the possibilities together, including which accommodation suits your group best. Where possible, a group discount can be arranged.

With SurfaWhile you will always pay the same price as if you were to book directly with our partners. In addition, we offer you a number of nice benefits and extras. In addition to the SurfaWhile eBook, which you get absolutely FREE with your booking, we help you with good, fast and personalized service to book the surf accommodation that best suits you. We are here to help with any problems you may encounter, and you pay nothing extra for it.

Voor wie?

At the top of the page, directly below the green frame you can find a summary, with the typical age range of the guests. A little further down you will find the heading 'who is booking this surf holiday? ' and there the customer profile is described in more detail.

Yes, it certainly is. On this surf holiday, many people come alone or as a couple, so the atmosphere is very open. By far most are looking to meet new people and socialise.


Yes! Most guests have little to no surfing experience, so you will certainly not be the only one. Take a look at the ' surfing conditions ' heading to determine which month is most suitable for you.

On this page you can find information about the surfing conditions, where we have defined the conditions per level. This information can be found under the tab ' Surfing, activities, meals and transport '..

Surf lessons usually take place in the morning and there is also often a group in the water during the afternoon. However, it depends in particular on the surfing conditions, so this is never easy to determine beforehand.


See ' Surfing, activities, meals and transport ' and then the ' meals ' heading for andditional explanation about the meals.

Most dietary requirements and allergies can be taken into account. After your booking you can state this on the registration form. If you have an allergy that is rare, it may be useful to contact us in advance.

Practical information

Yes, we think so. If you are looking for a week (or longer) full of fun, (a little or a lot of) surfing and nice people, then you are in the right place! A surfing holiday is for everyone and the surf vibe is guaranteed and loved by all!

Please see 'Practical information' for check-in information (time and Arrival day). If you arrive before the check-in time, it is not a problem to leave your luggage at reception and go straight to the beach.

See 'Surfing, activities, meals and transport' and then the ' Transport ' heading for the various options.

No, the flight is not included in the price. Look at the 'transport' heading for the nearest airport and a convenient link to a page where you will easily book your flight.

See 'Practical information' for the general Pack-list and information about this specific accommodation. /p>

In the photo Gallery that is under the heading 'about this surf camp', you can find photos of all the different types of accommodations.

It is advisable to make a decision about this in advance. This surf accommodation is very popular, especially in the summer months and is therefore regularly fully booked.

Still have any questions? Take a look at the questions and answers below. Is your question is still not answered? Please contact us.