Kiteessence kitesurfing school is based in Dublin, close to two main kitesurfing spots on the east coast comprising of Dollymount beach and Burrow (Sutton ) beach.
Kiteessence offer kitesurfing lessons for all levels from beginners, private tuition, gear sale and rental of latest kitesurfing equipment. See http://www.kiteessence.eu for more information.
Learn to kitesurf, power kite or buggy with Co Clare’s latest kite school. Whatever your level, Soulkite has a course for you!
Lessons last approximately 3 hours and start with basic beach safety and piloting skills and continue right the way through to performing your first jump. Soulkite provide all the equipment you need including safety helmets, buoyancy aids and harnesses. Prices start from as little as €50 with group discounts and junior rates.
All instructors are IKO qualified and lessons in kite buggying are also available.
Lessons are also offered in Spanish Point and Ballybunion. You’ll find the Soulkite equipment van parked on the Lahinch Promenade. Lahinch is located just 2 miles west of Ennistymon, half hour drive from Ennis and just over an hour from Galway city.
For further information please visit the soulkite web site
Kiteskool Kitesurfing School is based in Dungarvan Co. Waterford and run by local BKSA approved instructor Lawrence Boland. Lawrence has been kiting since 2001 (the photo on the left of Lawrence was taken on Clonea Strand in 2003). Needless to say, Lawrence and has a wealth of experience in the sport.
Lessons are mainly taught in Dungarvan bay which works in any wind direction N to S through to W.
Elements Kitesurfing are based on the Belmullet Peninsula in the north west of Ireland. This is probably one of the windiest locations in Ireland. Elements Kitesurfing provide lessons, equipment, rental and accommodation.
LSD Kiteboarding are based at Rosses Point in the northwest of Ireland, near the town of Sligo. Estabished in 2008 by Peter and Eamon Armstrong, LSD Kiteboarding offers a variety of courses. In addition, LSD Kiteboarding sell a wide range of equipment and also offer a kite repair service
Puremagic Kitesurfing based on Clontarf Road in Dublin is one of the leading kitesurfing centres in Ireland. The shop is located on Clontarf road and lessons take place from March to December in nearby Dollymount beach. Puremagic also have a kitecenter located in Achill.
Zumosurf Watersports is located in Skerries, North County Dublin on the east coast of Ireland. Zumosurf aims to provide the best service and advice along with the latest products from leading kitesurfing manufacturers . Zumosurf also run a kitesurfing school.
Kitesurf Ireland is a kiteschool based in Castlegregory Co. Kerry in the southwest of Ireland. The school is operated by three times Irish kitesurfing champion Ryan Coote and is one of the longest established schools in Ireland.
Kitesurf Ireland also sell kitesurfing gear and are one of the few businesses in Ireland that offer a kitesurf equipment rental service.
Castlegregory is located on the eastern side of Brandon Bay and is renowned locations for wind and wave sports.
Hooked Kitesurfing School is based in Wexford and run by local kiter Niall Roche. The school offers kitesurfing lessons in the shallow flat water of Duncannon Co.Wexford overlooking the hook head peninsula.
Further information is available on the Hooked Kitesurfing Website at http://www.hookedkitesurfing.ie
Level: Beginner – Advanced
Shoreline: Lahinch beach faces a westerly direction. All of the beach can be kited during low tide but it is recommended to only use the northern end at high tide especially if wind is on-shore
Wind: Wind is cleanest from a west-south west direction where it is onshore but can also work anywhere from a south-south west to a north-west direction
Water: Approx 1 km of beach frontage. Water surface conditions can vary considerably depending on swell. Generally lots of surf in winter. Northern end has a river flowing onto beach that can result in strong currents.
Launch: The southern end of the beach can only be used to launch at low tide. It is recommended to always launch above the northern end of the promenade as it offers additional space. There is also less activity in the water between this point and the northern end of the beach. The northern end of the beach can be used to launch during high tide.
Parking: Pay parking is available on the Promenade. However, it is usually free parking off-season.
Amenities: Pubs such as Flanagan’s Bar and O’Looneys for Music and criac. Excellent food is available in the CornerStone Pub
Tips: Try to avoid the areas that the surfers are located in which is directly in front of the promenade.
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