Water Sports – Achill Island

               

Water sports are hugely popular on Achill, with Keel strand offering excellent surfing. Inland, Keel Lake is a large, shallow freshwater lake that is perfect for windsurfing. Tuition and equipment hire can be arranged for windsurfing. A scuba dive school also operate from Achill. New to Achill is Kite Surfing. The colourful kites are a sight to behold as you gasp in amazement at the stunts the adventurous Kite Surfers attempt on Keel Lake or Keel Beach.  

 

 

Board and suit hire are available for surfing at Keel Beach. Kayaking and kite surfing can be found at the Lake. The tradition of Achill Yawl Racing is also a sight to behold in the summer in Achill. From the Southern tip of the Island to the Bridge at Achill Sound each weekend you can watch the tradition Achill yawls and their crews compete.