Surf Lessons Northern Ireland
Frequently Asked Questions about our Surf Lessons
Where do we meet?
Our meeting location is based at the Long Line Surf Cabin which is situated on the boardwalk to the left of the Benone Tourist Complex. Once we are suited we will take a short walk down to the beach where our surfboards will be ready for the surf.
How big are the groups?
Surfing Group sizes vary depending on the level of ability and bookings on that particular day. Typically, tuition is provided along the industry guideline of a maximum ratio of 1:8 with a maximum group size of 16. For Private Small Group Lessons it will just be you and your instructor.
Do I need to hire equipment?
All equipment hire is provided free of charge during your surfing lessons with us. All you will need to bring is a swimming costume and towel.
Can I bring my own wetsuit?
If you have your own wetsuit that you’d like to bring along with you please feel free to do so! We provide winter wetsuits all year in order to stay warm for the entire lesson. Please check that your wetsuit is 5:3mm thickness
Can I wear glasses when surfing?
For practical reasons you cannot wear glasses / spectacles in the water – they would be washed away by the waves. If you can’t surf without glasses, we recommend you ask your optician about getting some prescription goggles in advance of your visit.
Are there any age limits?
Surfing: This Surf Lesson is for all ages but children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult during a beginner surf lesson otherwise we do offer Kids Surf Lessons.
Minimum age for our surf lessons is 8 years old. 6 & 7 years old may join but must be accompanied by a non surfing adult in the water.
Do I need to be able to swim?
It’s ideal if you can swim 50 metres. If this is not the case we do ask that all participants have a reasonable level of open water confidence which would suit our Lessons. Lessons are held in waist depth water, which make the activity safe and fun regardless of your swimming ability. Any questions please let us know.