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Portrush Brothers Pioneer 'Next Generation' Surfboards
Surfing
#Surfing - "Next generation" surfboards are the stock-in-trade of Portrush brothers Chris and Ricky Martin, whose Skunk Works business gets The Irish Times profile treatment this week. The brothers' company is a first for Northern Ireland, let alone its Coleraine…
Surf School Boss Tells How He Swapped Media Life For The Waves
Surfing
#Surfing - With surfing hotspots like the magnificent Mullaghmore bringing the cream of the world's wave-riding crop to Ireland's coasts, it should be no surprise that some enterprising individuals see opportunity in meeting the growing demand for the sport. The…
Cotty Gets Big Wave Nomination For Storm Rachel Giant At Mullaghmore
Surfing
#Surfing - Mullaghmore regular Andrew 'Cotty' Cotton has secured a nomination in the 2015 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards for his monster ride on the swells that preceded Storm Rachel this week. According to The Irish Times, Cotty skipped an…
Irish Surfer Lost Off Australian Coast Did Not Appreciate Dangers, Inquest Hears
Surfing
#Surfing - An Irish surfer who went missing off the east coast of Australia last summer underestimated the dangerous conditions, an inquest has heard. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Stuart Butler was swept out to sea in a rip current…
Lone Irish Entrant In New World Surf League For 2015
Surfing
#Surfing - Glenn Hall is the only Irish surfing name set for competition in the 2015 World Surf League, the new name or the ASP World Tour. Surfer Today has the full rundown of competitors, which includes such luminaries as…
'Weather Bomb' Brings Record-Challenging Big Waves, Top Surfers To Nazaré
Surfing
#Surfing - This is no computer simulation: it's a very real, very large wall of water being surfed by an actual human off Portugal this past Thursday 11 December. With a poor wind direction putting paid to any attempts to…
Surfers On Alert As Large Swell, High Winds Sweep In
Surfing
#Surfing - Big wave surfers on the west coast are at the ready today (9 December) as a strong northwest groundswell bears down on Ireland, bringing with it waves of up to 50 feet across the Atlantic. According to Surfer…
Video Shows Surf Pro Making A Break For It At Mullaghmore
Surfing
#Surfing - World-class surfing pro Michel Bourez took time out from his busy World Championship Tour schedule to recharge on the wild waves off Mullaghmore Head in Co Sligo. As regular readers of Afloat.ie will know, Mullaghmore is now firmly…
Tech Meets Sport At Westport's Surf Summit
Surfing
#Surfing - Surfing pros Andrew Cotton and Anastasia Ashley were among the speakers at the Surf Summit in Westport this weekend, a spinoff of last week's momentous Web Summit. As The Irish Times reports, the networking event – which even…
Cornwall Surfing Tragedy Reminder Of Sea's Dangers
Surfing
#Surfing - Winter surfers are reminded to beware of dangerous currents upon news of the tragic deaths of three people off Newquay at the weekend. RTÉ News reports that the two men and one woman were part of a group…
Ireland's Most Decorated Surfer In Portugal For World Bodyboard Tour
Surfing
#Bodyboarding - National Bodyboarding Champion Martin 'TK' Kelly is representing Ireland this week at the Portuguese stop on the APB World Tour for bodyboarding, as the Coleraine Times reports. Regarded as the most decorated Irish surfer of all time, Kelly…
Shannon Wave Surfing Could Be The Next Big Thing
Surfing
#Surfing - First the Dutch are pioneering canal surfing - and now some intrepid Irish surfers are in on the act, proposing a river wave on the Shannon as the next big surfing hotspot. The Limerick Leader reports on UL…
Surfing
#Surfing - Surfing on the canals of the Netherlands? It could be a reality if Rotterdam's plans come to fruition, as Mail Online reports. The Dutch port city's Steigersgracht Canal is the location for RiF010, a water-purification scheme that will…
Easkey Britton To Set Up Iran's First Ever Surfing Club
Surfing
#Surfing - The Irish Examiner reports on Easkey Britton's plans to return to Iran this month to establish that country's first ever surf club. The Donegal surfing champ made history in 2011 when she became the first woman ever to…
Documentaries Capture Irish Surfing's Past And Present
Surfing
#Surfing - The video above, via The Score, captures the various surfing adventures of Meath native Maxie Hill, who left Ireland's shores for the waves of Indonesia for what was planned to be a three-month trip. But five years on,…
Missing Surfer's Family Hope For Return As Search Switches To Body Recovery
Surfing
#Surfing - The family of an Irish surfer in Australia who went missing after he and two friends were pulled out to sea by a rip current have expressed their hope that he will be returned to them. As previously…

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