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New Documentary Captures the ‘Secret’ History of Surfing in Ireland

15th November 2021
Archival footage from Seán Duggan’s Irish surfing documentary Keep It A Secret
Archival footage from Seán Duggan’s Irish surfing documentary Keep It A Secret

Some of the faces featured in a new documentary on the origins and future of surfing in Ireland have been profiled in The Irish Times.

Keep It A Secret is the work of Irish-American film-maker Seán Duggan, who brought his camera to Tramore four years ago capture the 50-year reunion of many of the pioneers involved in the first Irish Surfing Championships.

From there, Sean followed the threads of Ireland’s surprisingly colourful surfing tapestry through the tumult of the Troubles to the present day — via Northern Ireland’s ‘black wetsuit brigade’ to the Brittons of Rossnowlagh, the big waves sought by Conor Maguire and even the unlikely early surfing hub of Bray in Co Wicklow.

The Irish Times has much more on the story HERE.

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