Freedom Surf School was founded by Billy Butler a life long surfer for over 35 years, past member of the National Irish Surfing Team and having travelled to such far off destinations as Indonesia, Australia, France and the Canary Islands Billy has never stopped chasing the waves. Billy’s past experiences of running his own surf shop & managing the local surf club, pride in his local community & the environment has led to the creation of his own surf school. Based in the family cottage by the beach where Billy was born and grew up Freedom Surf School offers an authentic outdoor experience in Tramore
Safety, customer service, qualified staff and the promotion of physical activity for life are core values of Freedom Surf School. Freedom provides organised outdoor activities that are both challenging and fun using the local outdoor environment. We endeavour to keep the free spirit of surfing and love of the Great Outdoors alive.
Freedom has incorporated its love for the Irish language within its outdoor activities and has developed Freedom Scoil Surfála 'is Ionad Gníomhaíochta Teanga. By using sport and outdoor activities to promote and teach Irish, people are finding that the Irish language can be fun and easy to learn within this environment. There is a powerful link between doing and learning therefore by experiencing an exciting outdoor activity and learning a language has proven to be a very successful learning combination.
Freedom has also been involved in teaching kids with learning disabilities to surf. As part of the national Surf2heal organisation Freedom Surf School works with kids with autism teaching them to Surf. Part of Freedom’s ideal is to bring the sport of Surfing to everyone.
Freedom Surf School is all about making your experience unique, by providing personal attention, skills and knowledge to the teaching of surfing within a safe and fun environment.
Freedom is located on the lane known as "The Gap" which is just a stones throw from Tramore's Famous Blue Flag Beach.
Where it all began – Born at The Beach
Back in the Days - Pictured here is Billy at the Beach Cottage,actually its the old out house section- transformed into a surf shed back in the 70’s where he started out surfing from. This is the original surf shed used by some of Tramore’s local surfers.The new Beach House built at the same location, now includes full use of The Old cottage where Billy was born ,offering facilities such as changing rooms,hot showers, Indoor Activity lecture rooms , Coffee Doc and lunch area.s this new Facility endavours to keep the free spirit of Adventure & Surfing alive.