Over the years we have earned a reputation for running some of THE best Surf Summer Camps. The keys to the success have been:
€100 per person (MONDAY TO FRIDAY) [DAILY DROP IN RATES AVAILABLE ,FOR ALL CAMPS]
ACTIVITIES INCLUDE :
SURFING/STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING/BODYBOARDING & COASTEERING(OWN TRAINERS AND SHORTS REQUIRED)
€100 per person
Monday to Friday(From 10 am - 12pm) [ARRIVING 30 MINUTES BEFORE CAMP START]
ACTIVITIES INCLUDE :
SURFING/BODYBOARDING/BEACH GAMES/ECO TOURS
€55 per participant
Wednesday to Friday(From 10 am - 12 pm)[ARRIVING 30 MINUTES BEFORE CAMP STARTS]
ACTIVITIES INCLUDE :
This Summer we aim to offer some of our firm favourite Camps but also with some added improvements to keep things fresh and innovative!
Gtown Surf School are fully aware of the importance of positive experiences through sport and fair play and we value each childs participation in our Camps as an individual and aim to foster their growth, learning, safety and fun in the ocean! Ultimately giving them a chance to gain lifelong skills and love for Surf sports.
Gtown Surf School have 3 SUMMER CAMP OPTIONS:
For Teenagers we have "Surf Academy" which runs every Monday to Friday. We offer a fantastic mix of Surfing, Performance BodyBoarding,Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Coasteering(own trainers and shorts required)with a running theme of Surf Safety throughout the Camp. Our expert Instructors offer individual instruction with encouragement, motivation and passion for Surf sport in everything they do!
All equipment is included in the price however participants are welcome to bring their own boards and suits if they wish to do so. This Camp is open to 12 to 17 year olds. All they need is swim wear, a towel and a lunch.
For 7 to 12 year old kids we have "Young Guns Surf Camps" . Re-vamped for 2015 this camp focusses on multi activity surf sports from Surfing, Body Boarding, Stand Up Paddle Boarding,Eco Tours and Beach Games based around surfing and Beach safety.We provide all specialist equipment and the welfare of your child is our number 1 priority throughout the camp. We operate off a policy of fair play and guidelines as laid out by the Irish Sports Council. Each day is jam packed full of fun and the Camp starts at 10am and finishes at 12PM daily Monday to Friday.ARRIVING AT 9:30AM EACH DAY!
For 4 to 7 year old kids we have "Surf Warriors Camp". This camp is THE ideal way to start your little ones and let them take their first guided steps in Surfing! We love working with them at this age as its the perfect time to start their 'stoke' and get them Surfing. The Camp runs every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning from 10am til 12 midday and we provide everything. We encourage parents to come along too and join in if they so wish at no added cost.
COASTEERING is a FULLY INSURED Activity with FULLY TRAINED COASTEERING GUIDES..
This WILD ATLANTIC WAY adventure journey involves a combination of adventure swimming through some of natures wonders such as sea caves, blow holes and sea arches. Get the chance to jump and dive off rocky out crops and the various sea cliffs encountered to explore the huge variety of sea life along your safely guided adventure journey. It’s the perfect activity if the surf goes flat!
Come and learn about sea-weeds while traversing the Garretstown Coastline in this new high octane activity and identify the coastlines creepy crawlies! Test your adventure swimming skills as you explore the wonders of the waves swishing you about through the caves along the way and scramble for the heights only to leap off again!
Coasteering can be as adventurous and/or as educational as you want it to be. We can make it as mildly or adventurously exciting as you wish and what ever happens, we ensure your safety, enjoyment and learn something new each time.
This trip is priced at €30 pp.
Meet us on Garrettstown beach where we will explore the local coastline from the beach. Jump into some of our splash pools and feel the mild swell wash the cob webs away! Check out the 'Devils Hole' at the end of 'No Light Tunnel' and explore 'Rocky Bay' having swum through the 'Blue Arch'. Chance a leap of faith off 'Shark Rock' and splash every one of your friends!
We will guide you along the whole way and teach you the variety of flora and fauna encountered. Open your eyes and mouth over 'Moon Hole' where a wave will power up and blow your mind away!
The Old Head of Kinsale is home to some of widest variety of Sea Birds seen in Ireland. Come and see the Fulmars, Razorbills, Gannets and Kittiwakes as well as the variety of Gulls.
ALL ACTIVITIES FULLY INSURED.
From our side - Your adventure guide is a fully qualified Beach lifeguards/Experienced Coasteering Guides equipped with a water tight back pack with the necessary safety equipment . We will give you with a buoyancy aid and helmet before you advance on your adventure trip along the coast.
From your side – You will be exploring the coastline which means you will be getting wet thus needing a level of water confidence. You don't need to be an Olympic swimmer but we do want you to be competent enough to make your way through some of the rock pools and arches that you encounter.
COASTEERING THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY is for over 12 year olds,who are confident and competent in the water...
So have we sold it to you?! Thought so... Now, what do you need to do?!
Gather up a towel, swimming togs, an old pair of runners and old pair of shorts that you can wear over the wet-suit.
Steve @ 087 8768549
- From Cork -
Garrettstown beach is about 35 minutes drive from Cork city just outside the town of Kinsale and village of Ballinspittle. You can find it easily by driving out past Cork airport and following the signs for Kinsale. As you arrive in Kinsale, drive out along the quay and pass the Marina and Hotels. As you drive out along the Bandon river road you will see a large bridge. Cross over the bridge and stay right heading for the Old Head of Kinsale / Ballinspittle. You then arrive at a large cross roads, where you turn left and you can either get to Garrettstown via the Old Head or Ballinspittle village.
- From Clonakilty -
As you drive out of Clonakilty heading for Cork city there is a turn off to the right at the Shannon Vale factory and head towards Timoleague. As you arrive in Timoleague follow the signs for Ballinspittle village and then on to Garrettstown. The drive takes about 25 minutes.
Welcome to our website where you can find out all about our Surf School at Garretstown (Gtown for short!), Co. Cork. Our site is also a resource for surfing information at Gtown and in Cork.
You can check out lots of cool stuff from todays waves to lessons, camps, boards and the latest Surf news!
Our Surf School started in 2004 with just a few boards and a bunch of enthusiasm! Since then we have grown and many stoked people have learned to surf with us. Kids, Teens, Adults, Mom’s & Dad’s, no matter who you are it’s never too late to start surfing! With Gtown, we’ll show you all the tricks and tools to enjoy Irelands fastest growing Sport!
Gtown Surf School is a fully approved Irish Surfing Association Surf School, we take great pride in offering our customers a great surfing experience both on and off the water. Every customer is important to us no matter what their surfing ability.
Surfing has experienced huge growth in Ireland over the last few years, some say too much but here at Gtown we pride ourselves on encouraging people to learn to surf through the correct progressions and to observe safe surfing practice and knowing the rules in the water. In a sense, to become an accomplished surfer you need to serve a Surf apprenticeship.
Every time you hit the water can be fun and gainful but respect for local surfers, the beach and safety are paramount. Through our system of guided Improver lessons our customers can not fastrack but gain a clearer understanding of how to become an accomplished surfer that can enjoy the fabulous coastline that Ireland is blessed with.
So that’s the Deal folks, we offer a complete package for Surfing at Gtown, drop us an email, give us a call or “High 5!” us the next time we meet you in the water.
Our sister company offering Sea Kayaking Tours in Kinsale.
A Charity set up between ourselves and some friends to bring Irish children with Autism Surfing!
Our buddy Andrew runs this Surf Shop in Kinsale where you can buy all sorts of cool surf gear.
Holiday information for the Gtown Area...
"The surf lessons we did with Gtown were so much fun, Jon & the crew were expert and the equipment was excellent! - Mary, Dublin.
Thanks guys for a great weekend, all the group were buzzing after the Surf Lessons! We'll be back soon. Tom, Limerick.