Come Join Our Surf Club

We welcome new members to our surf club!

Membership is paid annually per calendar year. Membership runs from January to December. For the year 2023 the membership fees are as below. €10 from all fees goes to the Irish Surfing Association.  

  • €25 Junior Membership (Under 18 years of age.)
  • €50 Senior Membership

Families are a hugely important part of our club but unfortunately due to limitations of Irish Surfing’s membership platform  we are unable to offer a family membership option. Instead, we have lowered the price of our junior membership significantly. 

Membership includes:

  • Liability insurance under Irish Surfing Association

  • Access to change rooms and showers in the new Centre of Excellence

  • Access to take part in all local, national  and club events and competitions

  • Many club surf programmes (See below)

There are a number of steps required to complete the membership process. Please take the time to  read these instructions to help you complete membership sign up. If after reading the instructions, you still have difficulty joining then please contact us at

Surf Programmes

In 2023, We will be offering the following programs & events:

  • Dolphin Sessions – Introduction to the ocean & surf for kids
  • Paddlers & Rippers – Intermediate and Advancing surfers
  • Shells Parent & Adult Sessions – Fun & coaching 
  • Social events & fun club competitions

While we always try to work with volunteers where possible, the safety of our members is paramount when running programmes.  There will be a small contributory fee (max €15 per session) to take part in some of our planned programmes so that we can ensure that there is always the correct ratio of professional certified instructors keeping us safe. We will add to these programs during the season as the conditions and member demand evolves.

A Call to Arms – Strong paddling arms!

Hi everyone,

First, a huge Thank You to the massive effort by Derek and the team to get our newest, hard-charging surf instructor posse over the line. This was a massive effort and a large chunk of their time taken to complete the course, so an enormous thank you to Saoirse, Michael, Johnny, Cliodhna, Darren and Mary on a superb effort.

As we all understand, all clubs at their core are made up of great people who can afford to give some time here and there to contribute to the community. We have already had quite a few people who have gotten in contact to offer volunteer time and sponsorship.

We would also like to have a social catchup with all potential volunteers shortly.

So, with a full appreciation of how busy all of our lives can be, we are going to take the following approach to find out who can jump in where to help out.

Please respond to the category or categories that suit you or your partner.

1. I can be available to help with the Hour of Power, on Sundays over the summer period.

2. I can be available to help with either of the two competitions, the National Junior Competition 30th June/1st July and/or the County Sligo Open 4/5th August. This could be set up, beach wardens, heading out singlets, judging, etc.

3. I can be available to help with social events, such as the Annual Kid’s Disco, Camping and other potential events such as beach cleanups or functions.

4. I have a pretty hectic schedule but am keen to help out if given a day’s notice and am available.

5. I have some time I could give with organising sponsorship and have some experience with fundraising. (We already have a plan, existing sponsors, and a strategy. We just need more people to be able to jump in a help out. This will need some help with organising presentations and contacting potential new sponsors.)

6. I have some available time during weeknights so am happy to help out with the Shells Parent Sessions.

7. I am interested in becoming an Associate Sponsor of the County Sligo Surf Club. The annual charge is 200 euros and the Associate Sponsor will have a presence on the new County Sligo Surf Club Website and a Certificate of Association which can be showcased at your place of work.

Secretary Dude

Surf Instructors 2018 – Congrats!

A massive congratulations to the County Sligo Surf Club volunteers who passed their surf instructor qualification today. Saoirse, Michael, Johnny, Cliodhna, Darren, and Mary have spent their whole week in all weathers of water to get this course covered. It takes a huge commitment, well done! Our thanks also go out to Irish surfing and Irish Water Safety for running these brilliant courses.

CSSC Surf Lifesaving Instructors Education 2018
Congratulations to our members who recently passed the course! Looking forward to seeing you in the water this summer!


CSSC Surf Lifesaving Instructors Education 2018
The Big Day!

CSSC Pool training for Surf Instructor Certification 2018
Our members spent all winter in the pool. Thank You Derek Parle, Ray McDaid and Lauren for the pool sessions!

Life Above & Below Our Beautiful Ocean.

Congratulations to our fabulous members on the creation of a selection of beautiful ceramic artworks depicting ‘Life Above & Below Our Beautiful Ocean’.

We are delighted to have taken part in this project which is funded Économusée Ireland and Teagasc Art in the Community Project and Breeogue Pottery.

Beautiful artworks, Thank You Breda Scott for organising the sessions.

Parent Sessions 2017 sponsored by Shells Cafe

A big thank you to everyone who has been involved with the Shells Summertime Parent Surf Sessions. Thank You to our guest coaches, Eddie and Shambles from ISurfIreland School of Surfing and Shells Cafe. Thank you also to Anna Valente for taking the great photos. You’ll find more photos here.

CSSC Parent sessions Strandhill photo Anna Valente
Photo: Anna Valente