Terms and Conditions
Long Line Surf School and Water Trails, Terms and Conditions of Business
These are the Terms and Conditions upon which the Long Line Surf School and Water Trails, and any person or persons (the client) applying to book a surf or stand up paddleboard lessons agrees to adhere to:
When booking any lesson or course with Long Line Surf School and Water Trails a contract is made when the booking is confirmed in writing or email by us. In the case of telephone bookings when a written confirmation is not possible then the agreement is a verbal contract.
Unless by design of a bespoke package to meet your personal requirements we require a minimum of 2 people to run any Long Line Group Surfing Course and SUP course. Please be aware when booking, that your lesson may need to be rescheduled to accommodate you within a group setting.
ONLINE BOOKINGS: once booked online a phone call or email will be sent to you as a confirmation of booking
WHEN A BOOKING IS MADE:
*You will receive confirmation of your booking via e-mail. Please print off this confirmation and bring it with you at the start of your lesson or course as it will be required upon signing in. Please note that for all booking made using GIFT VOUCHERS – Once the lesson is booked and confirmed by us, no changes are permitted. Gift Voucher bookings are non transferable and non-refundable. Please ensure that the date/s and time/s that you book are suitable for your requirements.
*The balance as specified in the confirmation will be collected at the beach at the start of your course, unless other arrangements have been agreed with Long Line Surf School and Water Trails. Preferred method of payment at the beach is cash. *For groups of 5 or more people the balance payment will be collected 10 days before lesson starts date.
CHANGING YOUR BOOKING:
Long Line Surf School and Water Trails will make every effort to arrange any changes requested after the booking has been confirmed. Any changes are subject to availability of lesson dates, places and or instructor availability.
In a case where your group size drops in numbers from the original booking, notification of this must be sent to Long Line Surf School and Water Trails in writing in due time. If the changes are less than 7 days prior to the lesson start date you will be responsible for paying the balance of the original booking.
If you would like to bring extra guests please notify us at least 3 days in advance. We cannot guarantee that extra guests can be accommodated, unless pre-booked.
Please note that that if you or your group are unable to surf on the day of booking due to unsuitable surfing conditions, Long Line Surf School will either rearrange the surf lesson and book you in on another day, alternatively provide you with a Long Line Voucher to the same price of the cancelled lesson. The Long Line Voucher is valid for 6 months from initial date booked, and can be used to re-book any spaces that are available during the validity period.
-All cancellations must be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, and are effective on the date received by Long Line Surf School
Cancellation charges are payable as follows:
• Cancellations less than 3 days before the lesson date: 100% of total cost payable.
• Cancellations made prior to 7 days: Full refund will be given
If any members of your group are not going to participate in their surfing course then their space must be cancelled following the procedures above. Any non paid “No shows” will be charged to the credit / debit card on file.
Failure of any member of your group to turn up on the day without prior cancellation will result in full payment, as stated on the confirmation letter being due.
Failure to turn up for your lesson at the appropriate time will not entitle you to a full or partial refund of any amount.
We reserve the right to refuse clients who turn up unreasonably late for their course (once the lesson has commenced). No refund will be offered in this situation.
SURF and SUP LESSONS:
Long Line Surf School and Water Trails reserve the right to change the venue of cancel the course due to unsuitable conditions.
In the rare event that Long Line Surf School considers sea or river conditions to be unsuitable for instruction we have 3 options:
1. Your lesson/s will be re-arranged for a more appropriate time/date
2. A credit voucher will be issued
3. Another activity may be offered such as Water Trails for surfing customers and surfing for Water Trails Customers.
4. PLEASE NOTE: No refunds are issued
– Any credit voucher issued by Long Line Surf School must be used within the same season (which runs from March – December). All vouchers are dated and signed by staff. Any lessons owed must be booked in advance and are subject to availability.
Long Line Surf School accept no responsibility for students who deviate or disregard instructions or advise given by their instructor or assistant. Therefore students will at all times be expected to listen and adhere to advice given by members of staff of Long Line Surf School and/or Water Trails.
-We will refuse to teach any student that is under the influence of alcohol or substance or is in no fit state to take part in the course. This decision is made at the discretion of the coach on the day! No refund will be offered in this situation.
-Students are required to sign a medical declaration prior to surfing.
-Parents/Guardians of children age 18 or under will be required to sign them in and stay within the beach vicinity of Benone Beach at all times.
FOR ALL COURSES YOU ARE ADVISED TO TAKE OUT YOUR OWN PERSONAL INSURANCE FOR CANCELLATION, ACCIDENT, PERSONAL BELONGINGS AND PROPERTY INSURANCE BEFORE ARRIVAL.
Participation Liability and Other Important information:
*Please bring the minimum amount of valuables possible to the beach as we will not accept any responsibility for loss of, or damage to personal items.
The activity of surfing carries with it a degree of risk to both people and personal property, even if enjoyed under the proper supervision of qualified instructors. It is also a strenuous and physical activity that requires those taking part to have a reasonable standard of swimming ability and personal fitness. All lesson members must therefore make us aware of any medical conditions, illnesses or allergies that they have and any prescribed drugs or medication they are taking at the time of booking and upon signing in on the day of their lesson.
No-one should participate in a surfing and SUP lesson if they are suffering from a heart condition or if they are pregnant. If you are unsure as to whether or not any medical condition that you may have will be affected by the activity of surfing then medical advice must be sought before booking your lesson. All lesson members must be able to swim at least 50 meters and must under no circumstances be under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication at the time of the lesson, which may adversely affect their physical/mental abilities.
All course members must agree to abide by all instructions and decisions that the Long Line Surf School and Water Trails and its instructors make to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all participants.
Students on all courses will be entitled to the use of surfing equipment during their lessons, provided by the Long Line Surf School Water trails during their lesson times only. Whereas Long Line Surf School and Water Trails takes all reasonable measures to ensure that equipment is in a safe and good condition for use, course members are responsible for immediately reporting any damage caused to the equipment, or that becomes apparent whilst the equipment is in their possession.
Long Line Surf School and Water Trails does not seek to limit or exclude any liability for personal injury or loss of life which may occur as a result of its own negligence or that of its employees, officers or agents. However – Long Line Surf School and Water Trails assumes no liability in respect of any personal injury, loss, damage, consequential loss or third party claims which occur through no fault of its own, its employees, officers or agents.
All other liability or conditions implied by law and excluded to the fullest extent possible.
BROCHURE AND WEBSITE ACCURACY:
We make every attempt to make sure that our brochures and website show our customers the services that are on offer at our Surf School and SUP School.
All information provided is given as a guide: We accept no responsibility for errors, omissions or discrepancies in our literature. All prices are accurate at the time of publication. We reserve the right to increase and decrease prices any time after publication. Any alterations or changes will be made clear at time of booking.
Long Line Surf School, 649 Seacoast Road, Limavady, Co.Londonderry, BT49 0LH
GUTSY GIRL RETREAT – TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Long Line Surf School reserve the right to change the venue activities due to unsuitable conditions.
All Long Line Gutsy Girl Weekends are bespoke and personal. The itinerary is never final as we must consider the ever changing sea and river conditions. We will provide an authentic “Irish Retreat” where you will get an in depth look into our community and culture.
If we have to alter your booking before departure any alteration will either be major or minor. Where an alteration is minor, we will, if practicable advise you before departure, but we are not obliged to do so or to pay you compensation. A minor alteration is any alteration apart from a major alteration as defined below.
When an alteration is a major alteration (and a major alteration is an alteration which involves a change to accommodation of a lower rating, or a change of activity for the duration of your holiday for reasons other than those out of our control such as weather) we will advise you as soon as is reasonably possible.
Where after departure a significant proportion of the services contracted for is or cannot be provided (for reasons other than those out of our control such as weather), you will have the choice of returning to your point of departure and receiving a pro rata refund for the cost of the remainder of your holiday, or accepting alternative arrangements.
Cancellation by the Company
We reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your holiday. If we have to cancel your holiday, you will be withdrawn from the contract and a full refund of all monies paid. In addition in appropriate cases, and where such cancellation is not due to force majeure as defined below, we will pay you compensation that is reasonable taking into account all the circumstances.
Force majeure is any unusual and unforeseeable circumstance beyond our control, the consequences of which neither we nor our suppliers could avoid, examples of which are war, threat of war, riots, civil strike, terrorist attack, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions, level of water in rivers, or other similar events beyond our control.
Cancellation by the Client
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your holiday at any time providing the cancellation is communicated to us in writing. As this incurs administrative charges we will retain your deposit and in addition may apply cancellation charges up to the maximum shown as follows:
21 – 30 days 50% of total cost
20 days or fewer 100% of total cost
Note: If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of an insurance policy you may be able to reclaim these charges.
Clients’ Dissatisfaction with the Weekend Retreat
In the unlikely event that a Long Line Gutsy Girls Weekend is not up to the standard as outlined on our web site a complaint should be made immediately and during the course of the holiday to a Long Line representative. In addition if it is not possible to resolve the matter, a complaint should be made to the company. If by the end of your holiday it has not been possible to resolve the complaint to your satisfaction, you must notify the company in writing within 28 days of your return. Failure to do this may reduce or extinguish any rights you may have to claim compensation from Long Line Surf School.
Client’s Responsibility for Accommodation
Each person making a booking shall indemnify the company against all actions, loss, damages and costs whatsoever, in consequence of any claim by any person arising out of any act or default on the part of the client from the date of departure to the time of the said person’s return. The company reserves the right to deal with or settle any such claims as they in their absolute discretion think fit. The company takes no responsibility for your personal belongings, money or travellers cheques, either inside or outside the accommodation.
We reserve the right in our absolute discretion to terminate without notice the holiday arrangements of any client whose behaviour is such that it is likely, in our opinion, or that of our other agents or suppliers, to cause distress, damage, danger or annoyance to other customers, property or any other third party. Under such circumstances we will be under no obligation whatsoever to offer any refund, pay any compensation, or cover any costs you may incur.
Surfing and Stand Up Paddleboarding carry with them a degree of risk both to people and property, even though enjoyed under proper supervision by qualified instructors. They are also strenuous activities that require those taking part to have a reasonable standard of health and fitness. All clients must make us aware of any medical conditions, illnesses or allergies they may have and any prescribed medication they are taking at the time of booking. No-one should participate in any activity if they are suffering from a heart condition or are pregnant. Clients taking part in water sports must be able to swim at least 50 metres. No client should in any circumstances take part in an activity while under the influence of any alcohol, drugs or medication, which may adversely affect their physical abilities.
All clients must agree to abide by all instruction and all decisions that Long Line Surf School’s staff and instructors make, in order to secure the safety and comfort of all participants. Clients will have the use of supplier’s equipment during their stay, and are responsible for immediately reporting any damage caused to the equipment, or which becomes apparent whilst the equipment is in their possession.