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Surf holidays Ireland: best surf breaks from north to south

Many people would be surprised to find some of the best surfing off the coast of Ireland. Mostly, the Emerald Isle is known for its green rolling hills, rock walls, castles and black beer. However, it also boasts some of the best spots to take a surfing vacation. So much so that a number of professional surfers choose to take their surf holidays in Ireland.

From north to south

The Irish coastline offers a wide variety of surfing. From reef surfing, point breaks and beach breaks to surfing from beginners to pros, surf holidays in Ireland offers something for everyone. Northern Ireland has mostly reef surfing or beach breaks with an awesome assortment of locations. Surfers of any experience will enjoy surfing the reefs at Easky or surfing the sands of Rossnowlagh. The reef at Bundoran provides experienced surfers more of a challenge while the bigger waves at Drumnacraig demand more of the beach surfers. For the greatest challenge, kamikaze surfers should check out the reef at Mullaghmore.

Compared to the Northern part of the island, the Southern half has far more choices for surfing. It has more beach locations as opposed to reef areas, but also has locations where beginning surfers can learn the art of riding the waves. Beach dwellers may prefer the Rossbeigh site while reefers may enjoy Langerville. All surfers would be welcome at the beach at Ownahincha and, for a different experience, try taming the river mouth at Do More. For the more experienced of the surfing world, try the sand bar at Maharees, the reef at Donomore Reefs or the Long Strand beach scene.

The surfing scene in Ireland is as wild and dynamic as the country itself. It has something special for everyone, from the beginner to the professional, from the daredevil to the most careful. Surf holidays in Ireland: They will cure what ails you.

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