Surfing in Ireland: Get closer to the waves with Campervan Hire Ireland!
Ireland was designed for surfers. As the wild Atlantic creates swells the size of houses that come crashing into Ireland’s pristine beaches, Big Wave surfers from all over the world are flocking to the Emerald Isle in search of the perfect wave.
When to go surfing in Ireland?
Surf season has officially arrived in Ireland! The season runs from September – May when winter brings swells up to 15 metres high. The winter months may bring with them big waves, but they also bring chilly conditions! Never mind the weather and feel the cool rush of the ocean, just make sure you pack your thick wetsuit!
Best places for surfing in Ireland.
Portstewart, Northern Ireland
The well developed seaside town on Portrush in Northern Ireland is a popular choice for surfers in the area with swells of up to 18 feet along the East and West strands. Portstewart is also home to some good surf schools for those who need a little guidance. The more advanced surfer can travel a little out of the town and to find isolated beaches with reefs worth braving the weather for.
The Lonely Planet has named Mullaghmore in County Sligo as one of the Best Spots to Catch a Big Wave, with surfers riding 15m high waves in 2012. According to Lonely Planet, surfers are “lucky to ride and grateful to survive” Mullaghmore’s wild waves!
Bundoran, County Donegal
Known as the ‘Ireland’s surf capital’, Bundoran is probably one of the best known places for surfing in Ireland. Beaches such as the Peak, Tullan Strand and Rossnowlagh have something to offer for every level of surfer.
More challenging waves are found at Inishowen, Fanad Head, Dunfanaghy, Bloody Foreland and Dungloe.
How to get to all the best spots for Surfing in Ireland.
When considering a surfing holiday in Ireland, it is important to consider how you are going to get to each beach. With public transport often few and far between, Campervan Hire in Ireland gives you the freedom and flexibility to chase Ireland’s best waves as they appear without relying on public transport. With your transport and accommodation in one, get closer to the beach, park up looking over the waves and get surfing!
With plenty of space to store your boards and wetsuit, a Bunk Camper is a home on wheels. On board cooking facilities mean you can cook your own meals without having to rely on local restaurants. When you need to shelter from the elements, your Bunk Camper will be waiting. Warm up with a hot shower and once you’ve eaten you can crawl into bed, or head to the pub for a creamy pint of stout with the locals! Other facilities on board your Bunk Camper include: gas hob, sink, kitchen kit, dining area, shower, toilet, comfortable bed, heating and electricity.
Bunk Campers offer 6 types of campervan for hire to suit all budgets, but if you are planning a surfing holiday in Ireland, we recommend the x or x campervan.
Our new VW Campervan for hire is a great option for up to 4 surfers on a budget. The Ranger is equipped with a full range of cooking facilities, excellent heating to keep warm at night and the high top roof is perfect to store surfboards up to 14 foot long!
Our Aero luxury 2 person campervan offers surfing enthusiasts luxury while surfing in Ireland. Equipped with a fixed double bed, cooking facilities, dining area and shower and toilet, the Aero is perfect for those who want more space and comfort on their surfing holiday.
If you are considering Campervan hire in Ireland this winter for your surfing holiday, prices start from only £29 per day. That’s £14.50 per person, per day for your transport and accommodation in one!
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