About Us

White Water Surf Co. was founded in 2007 by local surfer Pat “Preacher” Keane who has been surfing in this area since the late 70’s, so when you come to us you know that you are benefiting from over three decades of local knowledge. We know that getting involved in a new sport can be a bit intimidating and will do everything we can to make your experience as enjoyable as possible from the start.We operate at Spanish Point beach which is a much quieter beach than many of the other surfing beaches locally and is therefore more beginner friendly.

We try to cater to all surfers at all levels so no matter what your query is the chances are we,ve heard it before. Don,t be afraid to contact us by phone at 086 8625564 or by email at info@whitewatersurfco.com.  Our shop is on the ennistymon road in Miltown Malbay and while a little off the beaten track can be spotted by the flags flying outside.

Whether you want to try a surf lesson or buy some equipment, we will do everything we can to ensure that the experience is one you will enjoy.

Our ISA approved surf school operates from Spanish Point beach, where Pat has worked as lifeguard for many years so safety is our number one priority. All lessons are conducted in small groups ( max 8 ) which ensures that all students get the required amount of attention to fully enjoy the experience.

We pride ourselves on our success with kids and adults alike, so if you’ve ever considered giving surfing a try don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you are thinking of buying a board and are a bit daunted by all the variety out there feel free to call in for some advice. Below are some basic things you need to look out for.

Asked what were the most common mistakes made by beginners, former world champion Shaun Tomson replies:

“Not enough volume, too short, too narrow, too thin.”

Lack of volume simply means less waves, flatter improvement curve, more pain and less fun. I always recommend staying on a soft board until the basics are mastered, i.e paddling skills, a clean take off, a fast and fluid pop-up, trimming and a bottom turn.

Learners get seduced by the latest shapes from magazines and by poor advice from sales people. Beginners usually overstate their ability to themselves and to sales people, and don’t have the confidence or the knowledge to make their own decisions.

Sales people should be a guide to the best option out of a narrow list that has been pretty much decided before the surfer walks into the store.

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