Perfect Day Surf School Strandhill Sligo

perfect day strandhill sligo surf schoolIreland’s leading Surf School, Perfect Day based in Strandhill, Sligo caters for the needs of all surfers. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced surfer, young or old we can help your surfing progress.
Perfect Day Surf School was established in 1998 by Tom and Simone Hickey. Tom, former director of coaching for the Irish Surfing Association and former National Irish Surf Team Coach has over 38 years surfing experience.

Perfect Day Surf School is now run by daughter Elisha who has been surfing since childhood. Elisha was Irish National Junior Surfing Champion in 2005 and again and 2006, and is a student of Marine Science at National University of Ireland Galway, where she received a 2008/2009 sports award for surfing.
Elisha, a member of the Irish National Surf Squad has temporarily stepped back from competing to concentrate on coaching in the surf school in Strandhill.

Strandhill is one of Ireland’s West Coast gems. It is a predominantly sand-bottom beach break but for the more experienced, there is a rocky right-hand point break at the north end of the beach. It’s exposed westerly facing coast makes Strandhill a serious swell magnet attracting all sorts of wave riders, beginners to advanced, from all over the country and overseas.

Call 087 20 29 399 / 087 28 97 462 to book now !

Surf Testimonials

What an amazing experience!! Absolutely loved this. Got it as a birthday pressie for my dad and he thoroughly enjoyed it too. Would definitely recommend this to anyone. Tom was brill great instructor and we’ll be back soon to book our next session. Big thumbs up!!

Perfect, not just in name!

With some trepidation I signed up for a Sit Up Paddling class. I have never tried it and wasn’t sure about being out on a lake with no idea of how to keep my balance. After a few dips (which were fun and quite refreshing on a day when it was 26.6 in the car!) I got the knack. Tom, the owner and qualified instructor was kind, patient and encouraging throughout. I couldn’t believe that in a fairly short time I was paddling away upstream. The lake opens up to some of the most stunning scenery I have ever seen – and I have travelled all over the world. I could have been in Africa, Canada…we were chatting away. Tom’s company is as brilliant as his tuition. He even took photos of me and a video then emailed them across after the class. I lucked out as I was the only one that day. It was a stand out highlight of the trip. I am now a fan and returning for more SUP and surf sessions in September. It is also a fabulous work out. Win/ win! Perfect Day is THE school to book with.
Visited June 2013

Sun and SUP with Perfect Day - literally, perfect...

Myself and 2 friends booked a surf lesson with Perfect Day and found it to be a great experience from start to finish. Tom was so welcoming and organised, the facilities are perfect and the instructors were friendly and helpful. We had a great lesson, would definitely recommend – good value for money and really great fun 🙂

Great way to spend a few hours in beautiful Strandhill