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Kitesurfer Completes Historic First from France to Ireland
#kitesurfing – French professional kitesurfer Bruno Sorca, has completed the first ever passage from France to Ireland adding to his English Channel record. The crossing was completed last night, and he was welcomed in to the Royal Cork Yacht Club in…
See You in Crosshaven, Tonight! Track Brittany Kitesurfer Here!
#kitesurf – At 6.20 am this Friday 19th of July, Bruno Sroka left Penn enez beach at the Aber Wrac'h in Brittany to achieve his long-awaited crossing heading towards Crosshaven (Cork harbour, Ireland)! With a 16 knots speed north-east wind…
Kitesurfer Aims to Cross From France to Ireland
#kitesurf – With favourable and suitable weather conditions forecast for this weekend three times World Champion kitesurfer Bruno Sroka should be able to start his crossing from France to Ireland today, writes Claire Bateman. The 17 hours of kitesurf will…
Kitesurfing Adventurer Plans Crossing From France to Ireland
#Kitesurfing - Bruno Sroka aims to complete an epic solo journey from France to Ireland on his kitesurfing board, powered only by the waves and the wind. As Surfer Today reports, the French kitesurfer - who already has a crossing…
Pro Kitesurfer Ruben Lenten Gets Big Air In Ireland
#Kitesurfing - Another video for this chilly day, this time of professional kitesurfer Ruben Lenten as he takes it to the extreme in Ireland and the Netherlands. The footage on YouTube shows the Red Bull team member getting some big…
Achill Island Attracts Kitesurfers The World Over
#Kitesurfing - “There’s loads of special places in the world, but none of them are Achill,” says kitesurfing instructor Francois Colussi. “There’s something magical here.” And if this article from TNT Magazine is anything to go by, you'll be sure…
Kite Surf Pro Kicks Off in Achill Today
#KITESURFING - Ten days of top-class kitesurfing action kick off today (19 October) on Achill Island at the Aer Lingus Kite Surf Pro. Some 36 riders from 19 countries have converged on Galway Bay to tackle the cold Atlantic waters…
Ireland to Host First Ever International Kite Surf Pro Championships at Achill Island
#kitesurf – The first event  Kitesruf pro event will take place for the first time ever in Ireland at Achill Island, Co Mayo later this month. It will see international competitors take on the famous west coast wind and waves…
#KITESURFING - WorldIrish has posted video highlights of the recent Irish National Kite Surfing Championships on Duncannon Beach as part of the annual Wexford Kite Surfing Festival. Though the event was marred somewhat by a lack of strong winds which…
Irish Kitesurfing Nationals in Wexford This Weekend
#KITESURFING - The annual Wexford Kite Surfing Festival on Duncannon Beach will once again play host to the Irish National Kite Surfing Championships this weekend 25-26 August. Presented by the Irish Kitesurfing Association (ISKA) and Wexford-based start-up school Hooked Kitesurfing,…
ISAF Responds to Legal Challenge Over Windsurfing's Axe from Rio Olympics
#KITESURFING - The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has responded to the legal challenge from the International RS:X Class Association to its decision to cut Olympic windsurfing from the Rio games in 2016 in favour of kitesurfing. As previously reported on…
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…
Irish Wheelchair User Joins Kitesurfing Clinic in Athens
#KITESURFING - Northern Ireland's Jenny Ridley will be among those joining a kitesurfing clinic for people with disabilities in Athens, Greece from this weekend, as Surfer Today reports. The five-day workshop at the Karavi Beach Club in Schinias will be…
Kitesurfing Too Dangerous For Olympics Says Expert
#KITESURFING - The decision to include kitesurfing in the 2016 Olympics is a big mistake, a leading expert in the sport has said. Amit Inbar, who represented Israel in windsurfing at the 1992 and 2000 Olympic Games, told news agency…
'Battle For The Bay' on Bull Island This Weekend
#KITESURFING - Ireland's top kitesurfers and stand-up paddlers will be out in force on Dollymount Strand this weekend for the sixth Battle For The Bay. The second leg of the Irish Kitesurfing Association (ISKA) Tour will see the best of…
Windsurfers Must Make Way for Kites at 2016 Olympics
#KITESURFING - Windsurfers have vowed to battle to overturn the decision to cut their sport from the Olympic Games in 2016 in favour of kitesurfing. As the Independent reports, kitesurfing has been given two medal events at the 2016 games…

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