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Wexford-Based Startup Will Get You Hooked on Kitesurfing

28th June 2012
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Wexford-Based Startup Will Get You Hooked on Kitesurfing

#KITESURFING - The Daily Business Post's recent focus on businesses in Wicklow and Wexford turned its focus to Niall Roche's start-up kitesurfing school based on Duncannon beach.

Roche runs Hooked Kitesurfing, which was set up a year ago to teach people the ins and outs of one of Ireland's fastest growing sports.

"I took a jump to turn my hobby into a business," said Roche, who took a redundancy package from Intel to set up the school - the name of which was inspired by his own addiction to the watersport, watching events on television a decade ago.

"Once you get the kite in your hands the thrill of having some much power, it's unbelievable. I love passing that onto students."

The Daily Business Post has more on the story HERE.

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