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- 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.