Just 8 miles from Lisdoonvarna, Lahinch is a mecca for surf enthusiasts.  On any given day you might find kite surfers, board surfers or wind surfers dancing in the waves at the expansive strand in Liscannor Bay.  There are a number of surf schools which operate from Lahinch, including Lahinch Surf School, Bens Surf Clinic and the Green Room.

Big wave surfing at "Aille Na Searrach" near the Cliffs of Moher has really taken off over the last couple of years. Surfers are towed by jet ski in to waves of up to 25 feet.