Blackfield Surf School- The Achill Island surf school,shop and rental.

Surf Rental FAQ


Blackfield can help you get into the water and up and surfing with our soft surfboard and wetsuit rental service.We hire on a daily basis and provide a surfboard and a soft roof rack to put the board on top of your car,plus a wetsuit, advice and anything else you might need.

How long is the rental period?

We only have a daily rate, so the period is from 10.30am until 5.00pm.

I will be on Achill for a week.Can you give me a weekly hire rate?

We can rent a board to you for €80 per 7 day week, but these must be pre booked and paid for by the beginning of June.

Can I rent a hard board?

If you have taken lessons with us and are a member of the ISA, we do have some hard boards that we can rent.

What will I need in order to rent equipment.?

We require you to complete a form with your contact details and we will need an imprint of a credit card in case the equipment is damaged or lost.

Where can I use hire boards?

We only hire boards on the understanding that they are used in Keel beach within the surfing zone in front of the lifeguard hut and not at any other location.

How do I get the boards to the beach?

We provide a soft roof rack that will attach to your car in five minutes (providing you have 4 doors or two doors and two opening rear windows) and you can drive the boards there.

I'm camping in Keel and have no transport.Can you deliver and pick up the boards?

We are at the beach every morning in July and August from 10.00 am Monday to Friday.You can collect a board if you make arrangements with us the day before and we'll pick it up later that evening.On weekends and during the rest of the year we can deliver but it may be subject to a 3 euro charge per drop.We will need the same details and credit card imprint as required to rent from the shop.

Can I get changed into my wetsuit at the shop?Can I leave valuables at the shop?

Not really, we're not set up to cater for this.Keel beach is a very safe beach and Achill in general has no issues with cars being attacked and valuables taken.

Our rates are per day, from 10.30 am to 5.00pm


  • Soft Surfboard (+ wetsuit + roof rack if required) €15.
  • Wetsuit €8
  • Bodyboards €5
  • Bootees €4.
  • Soft roof rack €6
  • Mask/Snorkel/fin set €6


How do I make a booking?

Contact us on +353 98 43590 0r +353 87 2495175. e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We'll be delighted to talk to you.For more information on booking, click here

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