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Irish Windsurf Pro Mikey Clancy Passes Away
Surfing
#Windsurfing - News has come in of the untimely death of Irish professional windsurfer Mikey Clancy. The Dubliner, who was just 22 years of age, competed on the PWA World Windsurfing Tour and had just returned to the world windsurfing…
Cold Water Surfers Catch The Waves At Brandon Bay
Surfing
#Surfing - Check out this beautifully shot video from ONITmedia of intrepid winter surfers catching the breaks at Brandon Bay, Co Kerry. The waves might not be the biggest that Ireland has to offer at this time of year -…
Dashing Through the Surf On a No-Horse Open Wave!
Surfing
#SURFING - Here's a little something festive with four weeks to go till Christmas, as Afloat alum Markham Nolan highlights this wonderful photo of Santa Claus riding the waves on a stand-up paddle board via surfing website Magicseaweed. The shot…
Ballinspittle a Popular Haunt for Surfing Crowd
Surfing
#SURFING - The Irish Examiner reports on the "little economic miracle" that is Ballinspittle in Co Cork, a village that's "bucking the national economic trend" via its plethora of local businesses - and its close proximity to quality surf. The…
Surfer Al Mennie Rides a 50ft Wave - As seen By a Go Pro Camera
Surfing
#surfing – Surf regular on Afloat's homepage Al Mennie from Coleraine is back on the water again. Although from the angle we're watching this 50-foot waves does not look that impressive it's very clear from Mennie's reaction just how big…
Surfers On Standby for Third Big Wave Tow-in Session
Surfing
#SURFING - Some of the world's best big wave surfing stars are making their way to Ireland again this winter to compete in the third annual Billabong Tow-In Session. The waiting period for the event started on November 1 and…
Surfers Swarm on Sligo for Year's Biggest Waves
Surfing
#SURFING - The Irish Times reports that surfers from around the world are flocking to Sligo in expectation of what might be Ireland's biggest waves of the year. Breakers of up to 30 feet off Donegal Bay could be the…
Easkey Britton Praises New Account of Surfing in Ireland
Surfing
#SURFING - A new book that delves into the world of surfing in Ireland gets a thumbs-up review from surf pro Easkey Britton in The Irish Times. Cliffs of Insanity, by Irish Times sportswriter Keith Duggan, focuses on the close-knit…
French Surfer Rides the Big One Off West of Ireland
Surfing
#SURFING - Surfing website MagicSeaweed captured French surf pro Justine Dupont in top form at Aileens off the West of Ireland on Sunday 21 October. The 21-year-old paddled out to the secret big wave surfing spot with 2011 Billabong XXL…
Video Shows Surfers Taking On West Coast Waves
Surfing
#SURFING - WorldIrish brings us another gem of a video as surf pros take on the challenging waves off the west coast of Ireland. It's just the latest praise for the Emerald Isle as a world-class surfing destination.
Up Close and Personal with NI Big Wave Surfer Al Mennie
Surfing
#SURFING - Top press photographer Charles McQuillan recently travelled to Northern Ireland to capture big wave surfing pro Al Mennie in training for the winter season, as The Irish Times reports. McQuillan set out to document every aspect of Mennie's…
Easkey Britton Makes Waves in Iran for New Documentary
Surfing
#SURFING - A documentary charting Easkey Britton's history-making surfing trip to Iran will premiere on French TV later this month, according to The Irish Times. The hour-long film was shot by French filmmaker Marion Poizeau during the Donegal surf champion's…
Surfing is Ireland's 'Best Kept Secret' No More
Surfing
#SURFING - Ireland can no longer claim to be the surfing world's best kept secret, as the Irish Examiner reports, as thousands of waveriders of all skill levels now flock annually to the west and northwest coasts to sample the…
Irish Surf Champions To Be Decided in Bundoran This Weekend
Surfing
#SURFING - Surfers all over Ireland have been urged to come and try to take bragging rights away from North West at the Bundoran Board Riders Irish Championships Tour event this weekend 29-30 September at Tullan Strand or the Peak,…
Singing the Praises of Cold Water Surfing in Ireland
Surfing
#SURFING - Surfer and photographer Rob Gilley talks up the "cooler horizons" of surfing in Ireland for Surfer Magazine. Responding to another surfer's arrogance in wondering why anyone would want to travel to surf in cold water when there are…
Irish Surfers Finish Sixth at Eurojuniors
Surfing
#SURFING - The Irish Junior Surf Team finished sixth overall at the 2012 European Junior Surfing Championship in France at the weekend. Among the 19-strong team competing in the week-long contest at Lacanau-Océan was Meadb McCloskey, who scored Ireland's highest…

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