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Surfing at Lahinch in a still from ‘Beyond the Break’
Surfing
#Surfing - Lahinch-based surfing pro Fergal Smith is the subject of not one but two recent online documentaries — and neither for his big wave exploits. Smith turned to organic farming after a globetrotting surfing career, teaming up with fellow…
North Atlantic waves like those seen here in Nazaré, Portugal can reach gigantic proportions
Coastal Notes
#RecordWave - Nineteen metres is the height of what’s being called the world’s largest wave, recorded recently off the North West Coast of Ireland. Independent.ie reports on the record-breaking swell detected by a weather buoy in the North Atlantic between…
Easkey Britton giving her TEDxDublin talk in 2013
Surfing
#Adventure - Pioneering Irish surfer Easkey Britton was keynote speaker at the fifth annual International Adventure Conference in Tralee last week, as The Kerryman reports. The event attracted experts from as far afield as New Zealand for three days of…
Surfers at Doonbeg, Co Clare
Surfing
#Surfing - Fifty years of Irish surfing will be celebrated in Rossnowlagh this month, as the Donegal Democrat reports. A gala dinner during the Rossnowlagh Intercounties next weekend (15-16 October) will mark five decades since the formation of what was…
A great white shark scavenging in South Africa
Surfing
#Surfing - An Irishman has been praised for his heroism after saving his best friend from an attack by a great white shark in Australia just over a year ago. As Independent.ie reports, Shane de Roiste leapt into action when…
Andrew Cotton rides the big swell at Nazaré in Portugal in 2014
Surfing
#Surfing - Chasing the most challenging swells is the dream of the world's top big wave surfers, who've made an art of determining where the tallest walls of water can be found. But now one Irish coastal regular reveals how…
Irish-Australian surf pro Mick Fanning
Surfing
#Surfing - A year after his close call with a shark off South Africa, Irish-Australian surfing pro Mick Fanning rode the waves to victory this week at the scene of the attack. As the Guardian reports, Fanning topped the field…
Mullaghmore in Co Sligo on a calm day
Surfing
#Surfing - A stunning photograph of Cornish surfer Tom Butler riding the swell at Mullaghmore Head was up for a top prize at the Nomad Big Wave Awards in Los Angeles this week. The image of Butler – no stranger…
American 'freesurfer' Jamie O'Brien
Surfing
#Surfing - American surfing pro Jamie O'Brien sings the praises of Clare's big waves as part of his latest web series on chasing the world's best surf. Speaking with entertainment.ie ahead of the fifth season of his RedBull.tv show Who…
Surfers In Tandem To Help Those Affected By Depression In Northern Ireland
Surfing
#Surfing - Surfers from across the North West paired up to take part in a unique event to raise money for mental health charity Aware NI last week. The money raised at the tandem surfing competition, run by Portrush-based surfing…
Kevin Cavey (right) in Sligo in 1967 with one of Ireland's first fibreglass surfboards
Surfing
#Surfing - This Easter weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Ireland's first ever 'surfari', with some of the original surfing evangelists recreating their pioneering trip. As related to the Irish Examiner, the expedition was mounted by Bray Ireland Surfing Club…
Burglars forced the lock on the surf school's van in Lahinch overnight
Surfing
#Surfing - Lahinch Surf Experience has asked the public to be on the lookout for a number of items stolen from a van outside the surfing school's premises overnight. According to a Facebook post this morning (Saturday 26 March), some…
An artist's rendering of the winning design for the proposed new surfing and coastal community centre for Strandhill, Co Sligo
Surfing
#Surfing - A black rubber roof is one of the unusual features of the winning design for a new maritime centre in Strandhill, as the Sligo Champion reports. The vision for the new surfing and coastal community centre by London…
Portrush will host a tandem surfing contest for charity this Sunday 20 March
Surfing
#Surfing - Sign-ups are still welcome for a charity tandem surfing competition in Portrush this coming weekend, as the Coleraine Times reports. Waveriders will be lining up two-by-two on the East Strand this Sunday 20 March for the charity event…
Rossnowlagh Beach is a popular spot for beginner surfers
Surfing
#Surfing - A Donegal surfing school has raised €20,000 for its expansion via peer-to-peer lending, as Donegal Now reports. Fin McCool Surf School in Rossnowlagh aims to complete renovations of its new base in the town thanks to funds raised…
World Premiere For Surfing Documentary In Dingle Next Weekend
Surfing
#Surfing - A new documentary following two American descendants of the 'King of the Blaskets' as they surf the waves of their ancestral homeland will have its world premiere in Dingle next weekend. The Crest will be screened as part…
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