About Our Centre

There's something special about Oysterhaven - the beauty of the location, the sheer fun of the activities, the friendliness of the staff, the quality of the training - all combining to produce an intangible atmosphere that people return for year after year and refer to as `The Spirit of Oysterhaven`.

The Centre was established in 1981 by its current owners, Oliver and Kate, as Ireland's first windsurfing centre.

 

Oliver has been at the forefront of training watersports Instructors for over thirty years and was instrumental in developing the groundbreaking syllabus for the Irish Sailing Association's "Go! Windsurfing" scheme. Learning through fun and coaching through positive reinforcement are key features of this scheme and characterise the approach taken by our instructors in all our courses at Oysterhaven.

Oysterhaven still remains very much a family run business. Over the years as Oysterhaven has grown, so too has the number of its staff and it is the friendliness, enthusiasm and professionalism of the team, led by Centre Manager Sinead Hurley that makes the Oysterhaven experience one worth returning for.