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Peter Conroy Latest To Join Northcore Surfing Stable
Surfing
#Surfing - Irish big wave rider Peter Conroy is the latest addition to the Northcore surfing team. A relatively late starter in surfing at the age of 16, the Clare native had a solid background in competitive swimming and lifeguarding…
Bundoran Named One Of 'World's Coolest Surfing Towns'
Surfing
#Surfing - When it comes to the world's coolest surfing destinations, Bundoran makes the grade yet again - according to Travel+Leisure magazine. Nearly 18 months after the Donegal location was named one of the best surfing towns in the world…
Irish Surfer In Running For 'Worst Wipeout' Award
Surfing
#Surfing - Bundoran-based Peter Craig currently tops the voting among six unlucky surfing enthusiasts shortlisted for Surfer magazine's ignoble 'Worst Wipeout' award, as BreakingNews.ie reports. When the recent giant swells hit Ireland's northwest coast, veteran waverider Craig was out there…
Surfers In Ireland, Portugal Prepare For Giant Swells
Surfing
#Surfing - Surfers across Europe are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast as two large swells are expected to reach the coasts of Ireland and Portugal in the coming days. SurferToday reports that 100-foot waves could be on…
Irish Surfers Celebrate Big Title Wins At Home And Abroad
Surfing
#Surfing - Irish junior champion surfer Iarom Madden has clinched the men's title at the British University Championships, as the Donegal Democrat reports. Bundoran native Madden - who studies at University College London - used his skills honed on some…
Riding The Cold-Water Waves In Dunfanaghy
Surfing
#Surfing - Travel writer Pól Ó Conghaile has posted his recollections of surfing the wintery waters of Dunfanaghy in North Donegal. With "waves you’d be hard pressed to find in Australia", the region proved to Ó Conghaile why surfing in…
Easkey Britton Talks Surfing Across Barriers In Iran
Surfing
#Surfing - Surfing has the power to bring people together across cultural and gender barriers, according to Easkey Britton, whose talk at the recent TEDxDublin event has now been posted online. "It's as if the salt water literally dissolves those…
Irish-Australian Surfer Edges Closer To Third World Title
Surfing
#Surfing - Irish-Australian surfing star Mick Fanning built up a 6,000-point lead on his closest rival, surf legend Kelly Slater, to win the Quiksilver Pro France title yesterday (4 October). And as the Sydney Morning Herald reports, the win edges…
Surfing's Wave Of Popularity Is Good For Tourism
Surfing
#Surfing - Herald.ie reports on a new drive by Irish tourism chiefs to attract surfers to our shores. The Discover Ireland campaign has been launched in time for the popular winter surfing season in Ireland. Despite the cold temperatures, winter…
Mullaghmore Makes Another List of World's Best Surf Spots
Surfing
#Surfing - Mullaghmore Head in Co Sligo keeps making an impression - as the Irish Independent reports it's been named by travel guide Lonely Planet as one of the top surfing spots in the world. The big wave mecca has…
Surfing Is Powerful Therapy For Autistic Children
Surfing
#Surfing - The therapeutic power of the waves is being used by an Irish network of surfing camps to help children with autism connect with their families and each other. Afloat.ie previously reported on the Surf2heal programme in Tramore -…
Mullaghmore Head Makes List Of 'Surprising' Surf Spots
Surfing
#Surfing - Mullaghmore Head in Co Sligo has made the list of USA Today's 'World's Most Surprising Surf Spots' alongside such destinations as Dubai, India, Iceland and the River Severn. "The countryside isn't all that's green in Ireland," the paper…
Wexford Gets On The Surfing Map With First Surf School
Surfing
#Surfing - Wexford now has its first ever dedicated surf school - thanks to two enterprising brothers. The Wexford People reports on The Surf Shack in Curracloe, established by Chad and Jack-Tim Murray in an effort to put the Sunny…
Surfing Film Unites Descendants of Blaskets King
Surfing
#Surfing - The Blasket Islands are the setting for a new documentary following the exploits of two surfers descended from the ancestral 'king' of the island chain. IrishCentral reports on The Crest, the story of two distant cousins from opposite…
Radio Stars Bring The Noise to Bundoran for Sea Sessions Surf Fest
Surfing
#Surfing - Two national broadcasters will base themselves in Bundoran this week ahead of the Sea Sessions Surf Music Festival at the weekend. Today FM’s KC Show will broadcast live from the Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Station tomorrow 19 June and…
Galway Windsurfers Set Paddle Board Record
Surfing
#Surfing - A trio of Galway windsurfers completed the 95km round trip to and from the Aran Islands last weekend - setting a new Irish record for stand-up paddle boarding in the process. The Irish Times reports on the successful…

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