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Radio Stars Bring The Noise to Bundoran for Sea Sessions Surf Fest
Surfing
#Surfing - Two national broadcasters will base themselves in Bundoran this week ahead of the Sea Sessions Surf Music Festival at the weekend. Today FM’s KC Show will broadcast live from the Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Station tomorrow 19 June and…
Galway Windsurfers Set Paddle Board Record
Surfing
#Surfing - A trio of Galway windsurfers completed the 95km round trip to and from the Aran Islands last weekend - setting a new Irish record for stand-up paddle boarding in the process. The Irish Times reports on the successful…
Learn To Surf - Through Irish!
Surfing
#Surfing - Fancy learning to surf as Gaeilge? One surf school in the sunny southeast is giving international visitors the opportunity to do just that. The Freedom Surf School in Tramore, Co Waterford offers 'Ireland's only accredited surfing certificate course…
Ireland's Hall Knocks Out World Surfing Champ At Rio Pro
Surfing
#Surfing - Irish surfer Glenn Hall pipped reigning ASP world champion Joel Parkinson for a place in the quarter-finals of the Billabong Rio Pro this week, as Australia's SBS News reports. Thirty-one-year-old Hall - who was born in New South…
Cornish Surf Pro Rides Ireland's Immense Winter Waves
Surfing
#Surfing - Cornish surfing pro Tom Lowe took on Ireland's incredible winter waves, and has the video to prove it! Shot by fellow Cornwall native Mickey Smith, the clip - via Surf Around Ireland - shows Lowe paddling into some…
Sligo Surf Café Is A Foodie Success
Surfing
#Surfing - A café-owning couple with twin passions for cooking and surfing have turned their successful business into an equally successful cookbook. As reported on Surfers Village, Jane and Myles Lamberth were recently featured on the UTV series James Nesbitt's…
Spectacular Winter Surfing Captured On Video At Home And Abroad
Surfing
#Surfing - Iceland, of all places, may not be known as a surfing hot-spot - but Irish wave rider Eoin McCarthy Deering has made something of the freezing swell, as the video above demonstrates. The clip, via IrishCentral, was captured…
South African Surfer Stranded In Shark-Ridden Seas
Surfing
#Surfing - A South African surfer has survived a terrifying ordeal after being stranded alone in shark-infested waters in the Indian Ocean. As Channel 4 News reports, 50-year-old Brett Archibald had been with friends on an overnight boat crossing from…
Irish Surfer, Snapper Up For 'Tube Of The Year' Gong
Surfing
#Surfing - Ireland is represented for another year running on the shortlist for the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards to be presented next month. According to The Irish Times, Clare surfing pro Peter Conroy and Portrush photographer Roo McCrudden are…
First Irish Woman To Windsurf Infamous Hawaiian Wave
Surfing
#Windsurfing - History has been made in Hawaii with the first Irish woman ever to have windsurfed the infamous 'Jaws' surfing break, as The Irish Times reports. Twenty-six-year-old Katie McAnena, a doctor from Galway, demonstrated perfect timing as she leapt…
Shore Shots Film Fest Is 'Roaring Success'
Surfing
#Surfing - Ireland's first ever surfing themed film festival has been hailed as a "roaring success" all round, according to surf website Magicseaweed. The Shore Shots Irish Surf Film Festival - which took over the Light House Cinema and the…
Storm Chase Mission 2 Abandoned At Last Minute
Surfing
#Windsurfing - Mission 2 of the Red Bull Storm Chase to Galicia has been abandoned at the last minute due to an unstable weather forecast for the coast of northern Spain. It's a big blow to the six waveriders who…
Ireland's First Surf Film Festival Comes To Smithfield
Surfing
#Surfing - Ireland's first ever surfing themed film festival is set to take place in Dublin later this month. The Shore Shots Irish Surf Film Festival 2013 will take over the Light House Cinema and Generator Hostel in Smithfield on…
Leitrim Surfer Learns the Ropes for Reality TV Show
Surfing
#Surfing - A young surfer from Kinlough talks to the Leitrim Observer about his experiences taking part in the RTÉ series Big Wave Bootcamp, currently showing Fridays at 5pm on RTÉ Two. Seventeen-year-old Daniel McGlynn was among eight teenagers who…
Spectacular Surf Video Shows Portugal's Monster Wave
Surfing
#surf – Here's spectacular footage of those enormous waves surfed in Nazare, Portugal by Irish American surfer Garrett McNamara. Check out the slow motion wipe out at 1:58 on the timeline. Awesome! The video is produced by Othmane Choufani, Jérôme…
Surfing Ireland's 'Emerald Slabs' Caught On Video
Surfing
#Surfing - Check out this stunning video of Portuguese surf pro Nic Von Rupp who cancelled his winter trip to Hawaii last week to take on what Surfer magazine calls 'Ireland's Emerald Slabs'. Towing out to the storm-fuelled swells of…

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