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Bundoran Big Wave Surfer Conor Maguire Making A Splash On World Surf Scene
Surfing
#Surfing - Irish sports website The42 has turned its spotlight on young Irish big wave rider Conor Maguire, who’s beginning to make a big impact abroad as he works on an upcoming three-part documentary on surfing in Ireland. Currently prepping…
With a strong south westerly force six to seven wind, the stranded surfer was soon a mile off shore
RNLI Lifeboats
Rosslare Harbour RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched this afternoon (1 January) at 1.15pm to go to the assistance of a surfer caught in a dangerous rip current. Two surfers had got caught in the rip current off Curracloe beach in…
Doughmore beach seen beyond the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg
Coastal Notes
#Doonbeg - Irish surfers have reiterated their concerns over proposed coastal defence works at US President Donald Trump’s golf resort in Doonbeg. TheJournal.ie reports that submissions from surfing groups are among dozens from environmental groups and some local residents to…
A still from Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton, showing at Dublin’s IFI this Saturday 2 December
Surfing
#Surfing - Surf’s up at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin with Mavericks, a weekend of three exceptional surfing documentaries this coming Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December. The IFI has selected three of the top surf films released last…
Former surf pro John McCarthy is now a church pastor in Lahinch
Surfing
#Surfing - He’s an Irish big wave surfer who’s credited with helping discover and naming the renowned Aileen’s break, near his home in Lahinch. But more than a decade ago, John McCarthy traded the vices of the pro surfing lifestyle…
Action from the World Surf Kayaking Championships in Portrush this past week
Kayaking
#SurfKayaking - Ireland’s Jamie O’Brien placed first in the Junior IC class at the World Surf Kayaking Championships this past week on the Causeway Coast. O’Brien also scored with a third in the Junior HP final ahead of fourth-placed Meabh…
Irish Paddlers Step Up Their Game Ahead Of Surf Kayaking Worlds In Portrush
Kayaking
#SurfKayaking - Glenties man Kieran McDyre won’t have too far to travel for the World Surf Kayaking Championships taking place in Portrush later this month. This will be Dyre’s second time competing for Ireland at the event, according to the…
The current organic vegetable farm near Lahinch feeds 50 local families for most of the year
Surfing
#Surfing - Surfing farmers in Co Clare are hoping to raise €300,000 to expand their organic vegetable farm, as the Irish Examiner reports. Afloat.ie previously highlighted the Moy Hill Community Garden started by Lahinch surfer Fergal Smith and fellow wave-riders…
Downings Beach in Co Donegal will host its annual windsurfing even this weekend
Surfing
#Windsurfing - Ireland’s windsurfing community will take over Downings in Co Donegal this coming weekend (22-23 July) for the 2017 Irish National Youth Championships. The Blue Flag beach in the Donegal Gaeltacht has hosted a windsurfing competition each July since…
Dog’s Bay in Connemara, with its distinctive white sand
Coastal Notes
#TopBeaches - The weather might not agree but summer isn’t over yet, and there’s still plenty of time to explore Joe.ie’s pick of amazing beaches around the Irish coast. Seaside beauty spots like Inch Beach in Co Kerry (famous for…
Surfer Lost At Sea Off Northern Ireland Returns To Thank Rescue Teams
Surfing
#Surfing - “It was just… nothing. There is only blackness.”That’s how Scottish surfer Matthew Bryce describes his terrifying ordeal adrift on his board in the North Channel for 32 hours.According to the Belfast Telegraph, the 23-year-old recently returned to Campbelltown…
Causeway Coast Hosts Surf Kayaking Worlds This October
Kayaking
#Kayaking - Portrush in Co Antrim will welcome 150 competitors from around the globe for the 2017 World Surf Kayaking Championships later this year. As BelfastLife reports, the event will take over Portrush’s East Strand on the Causeway Coast from…
Surfer Rescued Off Northern Irish Coast After 30 Hours At Sea
Rescue
#Rescue - A surfer was rescued from the sea off Northern Ireland yesterday evening (Monday 1 May) after more than 30 hours in the water. Belfast Coastguard co-ordinated the search for the missing man who had gone surfing near Campbeltown…
Bangor’s lifeboat crew retrieving one of the paddleboards after Saturday’s rescue
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - At the end of a busy week for Bangor RNLI, the Belfast Lough volunteer crew launched to the rescue of two young paddleboarders who had got into difficulty just outside Ballyholme Bay yesterday (Saturday 8 April). Launching just…
A still from new surfing documentary Between Land and Sea
Surfing
#Surfing - Between Land and Sea is a new documentary on the surfing culture of Lahinch that’s currently touring with screenings around Ireland, as TheJournal.ie reports. Chronicling ‘a year in the life of an Atlantic surf town’, Ross Whitaker’s film…
Chris Bertish crossed the Atlantic from Morocco to the Caribbean on his custom-made paddle board in 93 days
Surfing
#SUP - South African adventurer Chris Bertish has become the first man to cross the Atlantic by stand-up paddleboard, as the Guardian reports. The big wave surfer took 93 days to traverse the ocean from Agadir in Morocco to Antigua,…
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