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You can find some of the world’s greatest surfing areas on the Wild Atlantic Way. Surfers here can enjoy an endless variety of breaks - from the consistent, beginner-friendly wavelets of Castlegregory Beach in County Kerry to the big wave challenge of surfing County Sligo’s Mullaghmore Head. Then there's the elusive yet legendary monster wave known as Aileen’s that every now and then charges in off the coast at the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare.
The beaches and points that make so many great wave opportunities possible are part of a large and wild marine ecosystem, and surfers can often spot seals, dolphins and whales, as well as a wide variety of seabirds such as puffins, gannets, albatrosses and petrels.
As the number of surfers visiting the region has increased through the years, so too has the range of surf schools and shops, representing a growing industry and a healthy and fun way for visitors to get out into the water and try something new.
Learn new skills or tune up old ones at one of the route’s many surf schools and lesson providers.
Find the best places to paddle out for your next surf session.
Rent or buy gear, from boards to accessories and apparel.
Surfing in County Donegal? Find more great surf spots, top places to eat and more on this 3 ½ hour route.
There’s plenty to see and do around Mullaghmore Head when the waves aren’t pumping. Check out the best on this 93km drive.
County Clare is renowned for its surf breaks. Find all the best things to do, see, and taste in the region on this day trip.
Find a beach or break to suit your skill level.
Here are the top ten rules you should follow when surfing on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Everything you need to know about one of the world’s largest, most elusive waves.