Surfing with Long Line Surf School
Lifestyle taster: Surf, stand-up paddleboard and stay
- Accommodation included
About your host, Dan
I surfed my first wave at the age of 11 at Benone Beach and have been addicted ever since. I've accumulated an extensive knowledge of the Northern Ireland coast line and its environment and have surfed in nearly every spot round the island of Ireland.
I founded Long Line in the winter of 2011 to provide surf lessons for all. No matter what the fear or disability, if someone wants to give it a go we have the skills and bespoke surfboards to make it happen.
What to expect
A real feel for beachstyle living with this wet 'n' wild weekend of non-stop adventure.
With the lifestyle taster package, you'll be feeling like a seaside dweller in no time at all. Get suited up and show off your skills as you take the school's surfing and stand-up paddleboarding lessons. Then, get ready to get into the team spirit as you and your group take on an 18 feet long paddle board for an unforgettable flat water adventure. You'll even take your group work into the forest for a shelter building challenge before resting your head for a night in the beautifully restored Victorian villa facing Downhill Beach.
Finally, to truly appreciate the work done here, you'll join in on a 'Surfers Against Sewage Beach Clean' to understand the effort that goes in to protecting our amazing coastlines.
ABC structured lessons advised by Water Skills Academy give you the best opportunity to learn the essential techniques in order to stand up and surf on your first lesson. The ratio of student to coach is 10:1 and all of our high quality equipment is available to use.
As for the Stand-Up-Paddleboard Lessons, beginners are taught the basic flat water skills and techniques to this new and fast growing sport on the River Roe. This is a sport which can be enjoyed at any pace but will also give you time to take in the scenes while hearing about the heritage of the local area by our knowledgeable instructors.
Your team building exercise within Bienevenagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will allow you to exchange creativity and improve communication skills. All above activities will last 2.5 hours.
Your one night's stay at the beautiful Downhill Beach House will be in one of the 9 bedrooms, each sleeping at least 4 people with 2 rooms sleeping up to 7. The house also contains a well-equipped self-catering kitchen for all your cooking needs, or if you prefer, we can even arrange food to be cooked for your group at a small extra cost.