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Dollymount Ready For Battle For The Bay This Weekend
#Kitesurfing - Fun, wind, water and fun are promised at this weekend’s Battle for the Bay kitesurfing and SUP competition on Dollymount Strand. The best riders in the country and from around the globe will converge on Bull Island on…
Tributes To Louth Man Who Died In Thailand Kitesurfing Accident
#Kitesurfing - Tributes have been paid to the Irishman who died in a kitesurfing accident in Thailand last week. Jonathan Wogan, 43 and originally from Co Louth, was a keen kitesurfer and a regular on the waves near his home…
Ballycotton RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was on standby for yesterday's callout
#RNLI - Ballycotton RNLI launched at around 10.30am yesterday morning (Monday 26 June) to aid a kitesurfer who had got into difficulty in Ballycotton Bay, Co Cork. The all-weather lifeboat remained on standby as the inshore lifeboat headed to the…
44.16 knots was achieved by Dubliner Oisin Van Gelderen yesterday
Oisin van Gelderen regained the Irish Speed Sailing title for windsurfing. The Dubliner achieved 44.16 knots in 77kph–winds yesterday following days of waiting for the correct conditions at the at the World Record Speed Challenge at Salin De Lapalme in Languedoc-Roussillon, France.…
Niall Roche rips through the surf by kite
#Kitesurfing - A new surf school in Rosslare opening in mid June aims to get the Irish hooked on kiteboarding, as the Wexford People reports. Taking heed of the success of events like this past weekend's Battle for the Bay,…
Kitesurfing at Dollymount during the 2015 Battle for the Bay
#BattleForTheBay - All ages are welcome to Dollymount Beach on the north side of Dublin Bay today (Saturday 28 May) for the 10th edition of kitesurfing weekender the Battle of the Bay. Doubling as the first leg of kiteboarding's KBC…
The newly formed International Federation of Kitesports Organisations (IFKO) has as its tagline: 'Lets build our own sport'
Kiteboarding wars continue with the  world body for sailing blackballing two competitions run by the International Federation of Kitesports Organisations (IFKO). World Sailing has listed two International Federation of Kitesports Organisations (IFKO) events as Prohibited Events under the World Sailing…
#Kitesurfing - Raising awareness of this country's perfect conditions for wave-riding – and some of the best local practitioners of the sport – is the aim of a new video series by the Irish Kitesurfing Project. As Surfer Today reports,…
Hayling Island in the UK is the venue next month for an attempt for the Largest Parade of Kitesurfers at one time. The aim is to get over 400 kiters out on the water to break the current world record of…
Danish Kitsurfer Completes 1,000km East African Odyssey
Denmark's Jacob Bliksted Sørensen has successfully completed his 1,000km solo charity kitesurf expedition between Mozambique and Kenya in aid of his campaign, Mission: Safe Ocean. Setting off from Pemba, Mozambique, Jacob took 24 days to kitesurf the 1,000km distance along…
Get 'Hooked' On Kitesurfing In Wexford Next Weekend
#Kitesurfing - The second round of Ireland's kitesurfing Nationals will be star attraction at the Hooked Kitefest on Duncannon Beach in Co Wexford next weekend (22-23 August). As Independent.ie reports, spectators are set to be dazzled by more than 50…
Kitesurf Round Dalkey Island Speed Record Bid Scrubbed Due to Lack of Wind
#dalkeyislandrecord – A Royal St. George backed bid to break the 25–minute Round Dalkey Island Speed Record by kitesruf this morning has been called off due to lack of wind. Jade O'Connor was attempting to beat the existing record set…
Dublin Kitesurfer To Make Round Dalkey Island Speed Record Bid This Morning
#rounddalkeyisland – Plucky Irish kitesurfer Jade O'Connor will make an attempt to break the 25–minute Round Dalkey Island speed record on Dublin Bay this morning. O'Connor, who produced a medal winning finish at the ISAF World Cup in Palma in…
New Kitesurf Record Set Around The Isle Of Wight
Team Volvo Steph Bridge and her 15–year–old son Guy have successfully kitesurfed the 60–mile circumference around the Isle of Wight both making it round in less the 4 hours beating the current record. Guy Bridge is now the youngest person…
Young Kitesurfers Fly The Banner For West Cork
#Kitesurfing - West Cork is firmly behind two junior stars of the Irish kitesurfing scene, as the Southern Star reports. Fifteen-year-old James Tidmarsh, already a four-year veteran, was victorious in the junior competition at the recent Battle for the Bay…
Kitesurfers Clash In Clontarf At This Weekend's Battle For The Bay
#Kitesurfing - It's Battle for the Bay time on Dollymount Strand this weekend (23-24 May), and The 42 brings us a preview of the kitesurfing action you can expect on Bull Island today and tomorrow. Cheering on the competitors from…

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