Portrush Surf School Northern Ireland

lessons If you are a first timer, weekend warrior or aspiring World Champion, fine tune your surf skills this year with Martin "TK" Kelly's Portrush Surf School.

Our range of Learn 2 Surf programmes as well as standard training sessions, combined with our unpresidented Local and International Surf Industry knowledge makes it easy to choose Portrush Surf School.

Let Irish National Team Surfer and Northern Ireland's most experienced, and longest established, Surfing Instructor Martin "TK" Kelly show you how its done!

  • Open ALL year round
  • ALL equipment is included and provided free of charge.
  • ALL lessons run for 2 Hours In the Water time
  • ALL Lessons run and coached by Head Instructor "TK"
  • Limited spaces per session to ensure value for money and attention. Your not just a number to us!!

About Us

lessons We are based in Portrush, Co Antrim, Ireland's premier 'Learn to Surf' location, with a choice of 7 amazing beaches stretching from Downhill to Portballintrae, all with vastly different wave characteristics.

Our new training base, shop, and hire centre is now open at the town end of East Strand Promenade, directly opposite The Arcadia building in Portrush. Call past at anytime during the day to book a lesson and/or hire equipment (surfboards, wetsuits, bodyboards, etc.)

Kids Summer "VIP" Surf Camps

Portrush Surf School Kids Summer Surf Camps

We are proud to be the only Surf School in Northern Ireland to limit our Kids Summer Surf Camps to only 12 Children per session!

You can ensure that your little Surf Dudes will get the full care and attention of TK and his team! All camps are run in waist depth water and are supervised by 2 Fully Qualified Beach Lifeguards as well as Fully Qualified Surf Coaches.

We like to think of it as Portrush's VIP Kids Summer Surf Camp!! We keep the number's low to ensure our grommets get the "TK Maxx" from their Surf Experience with us... We have the same parents booking and Kids returning year after year.. This makes us very proud!


Lesson Packages

We have a host of different lesson packages to choose from, these include the following:

  • 2hr Classes [group]
  • Kids Summer Surf Camps [age 9 - 16]
  • Girls Surf Camps [age 18+]
  • Intermediate/Advanced Surf Coaching
  • Private Surf Lessons
  • Corporate/Team building days
  • Students!
  • Bodyboard Sessions
  • The Progression Sessions
  • Hen/Stag Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Family Surfing
  • Clubs and Associations

Follow the links on the sidebar to the package of your choice or browse our lesson page for a full rundown on what is available.


  • 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • 2pm - 4pm
  • 5pm - 7pm


  • Adults (18+): 25
  • Juniors (Under 18): 20
  • Private One to One Lesson: 50 (1.5 Hour Session)

CALL NOW for our Awesome Group Rates and Discounts: 07894 854 791

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The Surf School Choice of The Celebs!!!

Portrush Surf School and Martin "TK" Kelly have had the pleasure of teaching both Gary Lineker and Will Young over the past couple of years here in Portrush.

Gary Lineker was in town shooting for the BBC programme Northern Exposure.
You can check the video clips of his day on our TV page.

Famous pop-star Will Young is a keen surfer back home in England and wanted a quick run out in the surf when he was on his Irish tour in 2011.

Gary Lineker - Surf Lesson - BBC Northern Exposure Will Young - Portrush Surf Lesson - While on Irish Tour 2011

Past Experiences

Comments from previous folk...

Carol from Gem

TK's a genius - we had a fantastic fun day. He made sure we were safe and knew what we were doing, and even had some of us standing up on the surf boards by the end of the lesson!! Great day out in the sunny North coast.

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From surfing the net at Bluecube to surfing the waves with TK Surf School

As a digital advertising agency we wanted something different to the standard corporate day out, something that would be reflective of the exciting, innovative approach our clients expect when working with us. We wanted to give them a memorable day out that was a break away from their daily work routine.

A day away from surfing the internet became a day out surfing with TK Surf School. We have been going back twice a year for the last 4 years and never fail to have a fantastic day. Our staff love it, and most importantly our clients love it, they are always asking when the next day out will be.

Even though we can't always rely on the weather or waves, the friendly, professional approach of Martin and his team means we can always ensure a great day out. We've found that getting into a wetsuit and taking a cold shower in a car park usually doesn't fail to bond everyone involved.
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If you're a first timer, weekend warrior or aspiring world champion, fine tune your surfing skills this year with TK surf school. Our range of learn to surf programs and training sessions, combined with our unprecedented surf industry knowledge of 20 years makes it easy to choose TK surf school. Portrush, Co Antrim, Ireland's premier 'Learn to Surf' location

We cater for Private Groups, 1 to 1 Coaching, Hen/Stag parties, Corporate sessions and Work Away days. Beginner Lessons are designed to cater for the needs on the non-surfers who are trying it for the first time. Although we cover a lot of topics, we still like to take these sessions slowly so we can help everyone establish good basics and a foundation to build upon!

Stuck in a rut with your surfing? Give us a call to arrange a surf session with one of our professional instructors!

The Giants Causeway Coast and Antrim Glens have all the ingredients you'll ever need for a fabulous escape. There's so much that you'll never fit it in to a single trip - so why try? It has taken thousands of years for the elements to form the spectacular scenery of our wonderful coastline and our delightful glens. Centuries of tradition lie behind those famous patchwork quilt fields. Countless generations have given us our history, heritage and culture. Even our local whiskey - the internationally renowned Bushmills - is lovingly, and unhurriedly, created in the world's longest established commercial distillery.