Encourage a lifestyle.. Not just a sport

Experience the true beach culture on the Causeway Coast

What our Customers Say…

“Just back from a week at Benone. Our three kids aged 12, 13 & 15 took part in the camp and had an absolute ball for the second year running. Can’t recommend this kids camp highly enough. Fabulous instructors and great value all round. Thanks for a fabulous week.”

Breege Ward

“Just home from a wonderful weekend based at Downhill Beach House with Dan & all at Longline Surf School. Everything was superb, the accommodation, the food, the surf lessons & the company – an absolutely first class service – wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!! Fantastic”

Jordanstown 1st Girls Guide

“Surfing is for Silver Surfers too smile emoticon I was bought a lesson by my daughter and we had a fantastic time age range from 17 to early 50s Age is no barrier go and have fun.”

Theresa Earley
About Us

Long Line Surf School and Water Trails provides lessons to teach the skills and techniques of surfing and stand up paddleboarding (SUP). The knowledge does not stop there as the passion for the local area and the sports that mould our lives appear in our lessons and we love to share our experiences with everyone.


Long Line is filled with family and friends. Surfers and Stand up Paddleboarders who all started their careers learning on Benone Beach. With years of experience and knowledge of the local area, its waterways and ocean, you will not find a team of more passionate and highly qualified individuals who love what they do and enjoy sharing it with others.


Safety is a very important part of all that we do and is something that we never overlook. We want to provide the best experience possible by having these key factors included:
• Qualified Instructors
• Risk Assessments
• CRB checks
• Emergency Action Plans


We are a WSA Accredited Surf School and abide by the high international standards for surf school operations. WSA (Water Skills Academy) is a leading organisation for surf and paddle education and accreditation. As a WSA accredited school Long Line has demonstrated we meet the high WSA accreditation standards for delivering lessons, safety, equipment and service.

Accredited schools are audited annually to ensure they maintain their high standards.

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Why Choose Us?

Our surfers are transformed…

When it comes to choosing the right service there is a lot to consider and why would you choose us? Well let us give you a few points:

• Accredited Surf and Stand Up Paddle School by WSA for our world safety standards.
• All our coaches are fully qualified Lifeguards plus surf and/or SUP instructors.
• We are not Portrush…… we are firstly Benone but we are also Portstewart! We are proud to be a small surfing community which is part of Binevenaghs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and any service we provide will always be within this AONB area.
• All our surfing services are available to everyone with special provisions in place for those with disabilities and custom made surfboards for specific additional needs.
• Benone and Portstewart and both awesome!! Benone is one of the longest Beaches in Ireland, Portstewart is an incredible small seaside town and the beach has the great support from the National Trust. The River Roe is overlooked by the Binevenagh Mountain Range. The views from everywhere on the river we believe are world-class!!
• Super friendly team who are there to teach but more importantly are here to listen to your questions and help you get an insight into the lifestyle and how to become part of it. Come chill out at the Long Line Cabin in Benone or the surf van at Portstewart and be part of the culture.

Long Line Charity Challenge

For the past 5 years we have always been part of our local community and helping out as much as we can with beach cleans, environmental talks, donations and charity involvement. This year we have decided to have an adventure, create an amazing memory with friends and challenge ourselves while raising money for a great […]

Girls Only Weekend !!

Girls it is back and so is Carla. After such an amazing up take from our Girls Weekend we decided to make it part of our annual event list !! “Girls Only Surf Weekend” will be held by our female Head Coach Carla. Learn the basics or progress with new skills and techniques under the watchful eye […]