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South African Surfer Stranded In Shark-Ridden Seas
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#Surfing - A South African surfer has survived a terrifying ordeal after being stranded alone in shark-infested waters in the Indian Ocean. As Channel 4 News reports, 50-year-old Brett Archibald had been with friends on an overnight boat crossing from…
Irish Surfer, Snapper Up For 'Tube Of The Year' Gong
Surfing
#Surfing - Ireland is represented for another year running on the shortlist for the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards to be presented next month. According to The Irish Times, Clare surfing pro Peter Conroy and Portrush photographer Roo McCrudden are…
First Irish Woman To Windsurf Infamous Hawaiian Wave
Surfing
#Windsurfing - History has been made in Hawaii with the first Irish woman ever to have windsurfed the infamous 'Jaws' surfing break, as The Irish Times reports. Twenty-six-year-old Katie McAnena, a doctor from Galway, demonstrated perfect timing as she leapt…
Shore Shots Film Fest Is 'Roaring Success'
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#Surfing - Ireland's first ever surfing themed film festival has been hailed as a "roaring success" all round, according to surf website Magicseaweed. The Shore Shots Irish Surf Film Festival - which took over the Light House Cinema and the…
Storm Chase Mission 2 Abandoned At Last Minute
Surfing
#Windsurfing - Mission 2 of the Red Bull Storm Chase to Galicia has been abandoned at the last minute due to an unstable weather forecast for the coast of northern Spain. It's a big blow to the six waveriders who…
Ireland's First Surf Film Festival Comes To Smithfield
Surfing
#Surfing - Ireland's first ever surfing themed film festival is set to take place in Dublin later this month. The Shore Shots Irish Surf Film Festival 2013 will take over the Light House Cinema and Generator Hostel in Smithfield on…
Leitrim Surfer Learns the Ropes for Reality TV Show
Surfing
#Surfing - A young surfer from Kinlough talks to the Leitrim Observer about his experiences taking part in the RTÉ series Big Wave Bootcamp, currently showing Fridays at 5pm on RTÉ Two. Seventeen-year-old Daniel McGlynn was among eight teenagers who…
Spectacular Surf Video Shows Portugal's Monster Wave
Surfing
#surf – Here's spectacular footage of those enormous waves surfed in Nazare, Portugal by Irish American surfer Garrett McNamara. Check out the slow motion wipe out at 1:58 on the timeline. Awesome! The video is produced by Othmane Choufani, Jérôme…
Surfing Ireland's 'Emerald Slabs' Caught On Video
Surfing
#Surfing - Check out this stunning video of Portuguese surf pro Nic Von Rupp who cancelled his winter trip to Hawaii last week to take on what Surfer magazine calls 'Ireland's Emerald Slabs'. Towing out to the storm-fuelled swells of…
Red Bull Stormchasers Irish Highlights Video
Surfing
#redbullstormchasers – 70+ knots of wind, angry, 20-ft waves, 10 sailors: Man vs. Man vs. Nature. It's all here in this highlight clip of this week's action that hit the headlines.
Surf Record Breaker Garrett McNamara Rides '100ft Wave'
Surfing
#Surfing - Garrett McNamara has done it again - after riding what is claimed to be the largest wave ever surfed. Last summer on Afloat.ie we reported that the Irish-American surfing pro had his previous world record attempt - a…
Big Waves Come to Mullaghmore After Long Wait
Surfing
#Surfing - Some of the world's top big wave surfing talent enjoyed the 'day that almost never was' at Mullaghmore in Sligo on Sunday. As the video above shows, competitors in the long-delayed Billabong Tow-In Session finally got a chance…
Red Bull Storm Chasers Take off in Kerry
Surfing
#redbull – The organisers of Red Bull Storm Chasers have scrambled all their crews and teams who had 48hrs to travel from across the globe to Ireland for the first "Mission" on the 3 mission challenge writes Brian Carlin. Today saw…
Windsurfers Race to Kerry for Red Bull Storm Chase
Surfing
#Windsurfing - Due to 2012's calm storm season, organisers of the Red Bull Storm Chase recently extended the competition into this year - and competitors are currently racing to Ireland for the first mission of the contest. Brandon Bay in…
Surfers On Amber Alert for Third Annual Tow-In Session
Surfing
#Surfing - Some of the world’s best big wave surfers were last week hurriedly making their way to Ireland to compete in the third annual Billabong Tow-In Session at Mullaghmore in Co Sligo. Event organisers gave the amber light for…
Father Pays Tribute to Windsurfing 'Warrior' Mikey Clancy
Surfing
#Windsurfing - Michael Clancy, father of late windsurfing prospect Mikey Clancy, has issued a statement following the tragic death of his son last week. On behalf of the Clancy family, he wrote: Mikey Clancy, a rising star in the PWA,…

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