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#Surfing - A new surfing exchange programme for young people is promoting cultural relations between the UK and Ireland. As the Cornish Guardian reports, up to 15 local teenagers will be selected to take part in the Wave Project exchange…
#Surfing - Summer might already be a distant memory, but Ireland's surfing season is only just getting under way. And beyond the bigger wave hotspots like Sligo, which is set to host record-breaker Garrett McNamara at the second Surf Summit…
Record-Breaker McNamara Announced For Second Surf Summit
#Surfing - Irish-American big wave surfing star Garrett McNamara is the first big name speaker announced for Sligo's Surf Summit this coming November. According to SportsNewsIreland, the man who set the record for the biggest wave ever surfed in 2012 – and broke his own record…
Lahinch Surf City: Surfers Want To Put Clare Town On The Map
#Surfing - Could Lahinch be Ireland's 'surf city'? That's the aim of a group of local surfing entrepreneurs, according to the Irish Examiner. More than a 18 months after the Co Clare coastal town was battered by unprecedented winter storms,…
Talks Continue On Safety Measures For Australian Beach Where Irish Surfer Disappeared
#Surfing - Decisions on what actions should be taken to improve safety for swimmers and surfers after the disappearance of an Irish man south of Australia's Gold Coast have yet to be made more than a year after the tragedy.…
Shark Attack Surfer Gets Back In The Water
#Surfing - Irish-Australian surfer Mick Fanning has vowed to get back on his board after his close call with a shark off the South African coast last week. According to The Irish Times, the surfing champ has already resumed paddling…
Irish-Australian Surfer Escapes Shark Attack In South Africa
#Surfing - Irish-Australian surf pro Mick Fanning has become a viral sensation after video of him fighting off a shark attack during a surfing contest wowed the internet. As the Irish Examiner reports, Fanning was taking part in the final…
Strandhill Tops Surfing Spots On Wild Atlantic Way
#Surfing - Strandhill in Co Sligo is the number one spot for surfing in Ireland, according to a new celebration of the best towns to catch waves along the Wild Atlantic Way. In the words of, the small village…
Cancer Survivor To 'Stand Up' For An Rás Mór At Ocean To City Cork Harbour Festival
#StandUpPaddle - Jason Conniry is set to make it a first for Cork's An Rás Mór during the Ocean to City Cork Harbour Festival this coming June bank holiday weekend - plying the long-distance rowing course by stand-up paddle board.…
Portrush Brothers Surfing Closer To Virgin Boss Grant
#Surfing - Two enterprising surfing brothers are one step closer to a £50,000 business grant from Virgin boss Richard Branson. According to the Belfast Telegraph, Ricky and Chris Martin secured enough votes through the online 'Pitch to Rich' campaign to…
Surf Meets Trad In New Video Tribute To Lahinch's Big Waves
#Surfing - Ireland's surfing scene gets another tribute in this new short film from surf-wear brand Billabong, via Matching the pulsing rhythms of a trad session at Kelly's Bar with breathtaking action from the wild waves off Lahinch in…
Indoor Surfing An Option For Derry Sports Centres
#Surfing - Indoor surfing could be on the cards for Derry residents in proposals for new sports facilities the Foyleside city, as the Londonderry Sentinel reports. A wave-machine-type "surf basin" is one of a number of options for the £20-30…
Bundoran Makes List Of 'Amazing Waves All Surfers Want To Ride'
#Surfing - No stranger to lists of the world's top surfing destinations, Bundoran has been cited yet again as a spot no waverider worth their salt will want to miss. This time the Donegal surfing mecca – set to attract…
Upcoming Festivals Show What's Up With Irish Surfing
#Surfing - The biggest cash prize in Irish surfing will be up for grabs again this summer at the Sea Sessions Surf and Music Festival. As reports, the Expressions Session is set to attract the biggest surfing names in…
Champ Lashes Out At Irish Pro After World Surf League Opener
#Surfing - Irish-Aussie surfer Glenn Hall says there's "nothing personal" between him and world surfing champion Gabriel Medina after the latter's outburst over his elimination from the World Surf League season opener. As the Sydney Morning Herald reports, the Brazilian…
Ride Waves In The Wake Of Westlife – Or Mix Yoga With Your Surfing
#Surfing - The members of Westlife are well known for hailing from the 'Land of Heart's Desire' – Co Sligo. But did you know one of the group, Kian Egan, is a keen surfer? It should make sense, when you…

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