#SURFING - Ireland might be growing in reputation as a world surfing capital, but the vast majority of Irish teenagers have never ridden a wave. However, a new reality show for RTÉ aims to tackle that notion head-on by answering the question: can surf pros be made of these landlubbers?
Shooting begins next month on Big Wave Bootcamp, a new reality TV series following eight Irish teenagers given just three weeks to become expert surfers under the instruction of American surfing professional Ken Bradshaw.
As IFTN reports, British production company Rival Media is making the series of eight 30-minute episodes for RTÉ, with filming in Ireland getting underway in early June before the crew moves to Hawaii.
The producers were previously responsible for Mission Beach USA, which for the last two years has followed Irish teens training as lifeguards on a Florida beach.
IFTN has more on the story HERE.