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Surf Calendar Kicks Off With Intervarsities
Surfing
The Irish surfing calendar begins on 19 February with the 2011 Irish Surf Intervarsities at East Strand in Portrush, Co Antrim. The weekend will feature contests in men's and women's surfing, bodyboarding and longboarding, as well as a novice surfing…
Surfing Monsters at the Giant Causeway - The Finn McCool Story
Surfing
Our week began with the forecast of a huge swell hitting the North Coast of Ireland. It is usual that we travel through the night to meet the swell somewhere on the West Coast with great anticipation writes Conn Osborne.…
Al and Cotty Take On Giant Wave
Surfing
The surfing website MagicSeaweed has posted a beathtaking pictorial of boarders Al Mennie and Andrew Cotton taking on the incredible Finn MacCools wave at the Giant's Causeway. http://magicseaweed.com/Arise-Finn-MacCool-Content/3048/1/ "The funny thing is this wave has been breaking right under our…
Radio Documentaries on Irish Surfing
Surfing
Two new radio documentaries on surfing in the west of Ireland are now available to listen online. Originally broadcast on the Kilkee-based community station Raidió Corca Baiscinn at the end of last year, Conan Brophy's two-part series provides a snapshot…
Irish Surfing Calendar of Events for 2011
Surfing
The Irish Surfing Association has released its draft calendar of events for the 2011 season. Beginning in late February with the Irish Student Nationals in Portrush, the season takes in 16 weekends of meets - including the World Junior Surfing…
Cork Surfers Brave More Than The Cold!
Surfing
There'a always a sliver lining around our coast. Whats a problem for some can be turned to advantage for others. A reef that sailors avoid during racing on coastal courses from Royal Cork presented the perfect setting for some Cork…
Oisín van Gelderen Takes Speed Sailing Title
Surfing
Oisín van Gelderen has won the Irish Speed Sailing Championship for 2010 after a phenomenal season. The Afloat.ie/Irish Independent Sailor of the Month for September 2010 had a clean slate of results for the year, posting the fastest speeds over…
Surfers Stand Strong on Doolin Point
Surfing
Irish surfers have won their first battle against the development of Doolin Point in Co Clare, site of one of the country's top wave spots. A planned council vote on proposals for the €6 million Doolin Pier development was halted…
Surfing

Surf Safely This Winter

2nd December 2010
The Irish Surfing Association (ISA) has posted a useful guide for surfing safely over the winter months. Caution is recommended for surfers at this time of year due to the colder water temperatures combined with stronger swells, severe winds and…
Morgan Falls Just Short in Newquay
Surfing
Irish surfer Nicole Morgan made a strong showing at last weekend's Newquay Open, the final stop on this season's UK Pro Surf Tour. The Belfast native - who now lives in Bundoran, Co Donegal - placed fourth after the two-day…
Prowlers Could Boost Tourism in West
Surfing
The 50ft monster waves that arose off Ireland's west coast last week could provide a significant boost to tourism in the region. Ethna Murphy of Fáilte Ireland told The Irish Times that images and news reports of the Prowlers waves…
Giant Prowler Wave Location Remains Secret
Surfing
The location of record breaking waves that appear only every few years will remain a secret known only to a handful of brave surfers. An international team - including Irish surfers - rode the giant prowler waves off the west…
Hurricane Produces West Coast 'Prowler'
Surfing
West coast surfers who went out on a huge wave yesterday (SCROLL DOWN FOR VID) are refusing to give away the secret location of the new monster wave that produced a spectacular photograph on the front page of the Irish…
Coady Does Ireland Proud at World Surfing Games
Surfing
Ireland's sole representative at the 2010 ISA World Surfing Games was lucky to even make it to the contest last week in Peru - thanks to a little help from his friends. John Coady told SurferToday.com how the economic downturn…
Rossnowlagh Surfing to Feature in New RTE Show
Surfing
Bulletin TV will be bursting onto your screens every Thursday from the 28th of October at 7pm on RTE 2. The adrenaline-jammed 8 part series brings The Red Bulletin Magazine to life and features extreme sports in full throttle from…
Sligo Surfers Tops at Rossnowlagh
Surfing
Sligo have been crowned champions of 2010 after a hard-fought final at the Rossnowlagh Intercounties over the weekend. The Sligo team's combination of veterans (David O'Donnell, Kerry Larkin) and juniors (Gearoid McDaid and Aaron O'Hare) was more than a match…

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