Benone welcomes European surfers

Long Line Surf School pictured at Benone last summer.
Long Line Surf School pictured at Benone last summer.

Benone has been chosen to host the New International programme for teens this summer offering local boys and girls the chance to take part in an exciting beach adventure camp and meet visitors from France and Spain.

The programme is being run as a joint venture between Northern Island Ltd and Long Line Surf School.

The idea is that visitors from both France and Spain will come to our area this July and take part, together with local boys and girls, in a privately run beach camp run by local surf school Long Line at their base in Benone Strand.

Activities programmed at the camp this year will include surfing, SUP, Giant Paddle, Beach Volleyball, Tennis, Art and much more besides.

The programme will be running from the 4th - 25th July through Monday-Friday starting at 10am daily and finishing at 4.30pm each day.

Visitors will be hosted by local host families. These families would need to have boys or girls of their own aged between 11-16 and would be given a free place at camp for their own son or daughter in return for hosting the visitor.

Visitors will be coming for 2 or 3 weeks during the programme duration so families can choose to take part for the three-week duration or indeed for the first or second fortnight of the programme.

Dan Lavery from Long Line said: “The activities at the camp are absolutely fantastic and will really helped everyone get to know each other within the group despite being from different countries.

“The programme at Benone offers an exciting alternative to fill at least a few of the long weeks of the summer holidays and is something that benefits young people both physically and culturally at the same time. Northern Island is now looking for families to take part in the programme.

“In order to be eligible to take part families should have a boy or girl aged between 11-16 years old and be available for two or three weeks during the programme dates. They should live within the Limavady or surrounding areas and be able to transport to Benone Strand daily.”

For further information please contact Judi Boyle on 02895810275 or 0795 523 2563 or e-mail