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Former pro Fergal Smith pulls in to a barrel while surfing at home in Lahinch
#Surfing - The first part of Made in Ireland, Mikey Corker’s new documentary on Irish surfing’s past and present, is now streaming on the Red Bull website. The film had its premiere in Bundoran last month, and now the whole…
A still from upcoming surfing documentary Made In Ireland
#Surfing - If you’re in Bundoran this Saturday (22 September), you may be able to catch the world premiere of a new documentary on the legacy of Irish surfing. Made In Ireland will screen at The Chasin’ Bull at 6pm…
Al Mennie is best known for tackling gigantic waves in the wildest of weather and in doing so facing all sorts of anxieties and fears head on.
You Will Turn the Tide! That is the message from Northern Ireland's Big Wave Surfer Al Mennie in his new book 'Overcome or Succumb'. Al Mennie is best known for tackling gigantic waves in the wildest of weather and in doing…
Conor Maguire Now Surfing For Red Bull
#Surfing - Bundoran big wave surfer Conor Maguire has joined the Red Bull stable. The 24-year-old was recently spotlighted during his preparations for La Vaca Gigantic in Spain, and is currently working on a documentary on surfing in Ireland. See…
Brian Britton was most recently managing director of Oriel Windfarm
The death has occurred of Irish surfing pioneer and renewable energy businessman Brian Britton, as The Irish Times reports. A member of the renowned Britton surfing family, Brian and his brothers Conor, Willie and Barry — father of Easkey Britton…
Oisín van Gelderen catches the wind at La Palme last spring on the way to setting the new Irish speed sailing record
#SpeedRecord - Oisín van Gelderen has released an extended video of his Irish speed sailing record-setting run in the south of France last spring. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the windsurfer took to the lagoon at La Palme in the…
Sebastian Steudtner riding the big wave off Nazaré on 18 January
#Surfing - German big wave surfer Sebastian Steudtner has set an unofficial record for the biggest swell ever surfed. As the Washington Post reports, Steudtner was filmed a fortnight ago surfing a wall of water off Nazaré in Portugal that’s…
Bundoran Big Wave Surfer Conor Maguire Making A Splash On World Surf Scene
#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
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
#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 - 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 - 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
#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
#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 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
#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…

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