Why not let Jonny, Hanno and Ricky teach you how to surf on the beautiful beaches of Portrush. We believe in making surfing accessible (and lots of fun!) for everyone of all ages, shapes and sizes! Meet the team. Alive is the longest running surf school in Northern Ireland – our lessons last for 2 hours, include all equipment and you even get a free drink and snack at the end….. followed by free hot showers at the beach. Safety is our number one concern at Alive Surf School and everything we do is based on this philosophy. All our instructors are fully qualified beach lifeguards, have passed all relevant police checks and some have taken a non-compulsory child-protection course. All relevant insurances are also in place.