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Portrush Brothers Surfing Closer To Virgin Boss Grant
Surfing
#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
#Surfing - Ireland's surfing scene gets another tribute in this new short film from surf-wear brand Billabong, via BreakingNews.ie. 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
#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
#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
#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 JOE.ie 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
#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
#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…
Foil Boarding In New Zealand, Laird Hamilton Shows The Future for Surfing?
Surfing
#foilboarding – Notorious surfer Laird Hamilton is foil boarding at one of New Zealand's finest waves, the left-hand point-break at Raglan. The clip comes courtesy of The Ultimate Waterman, a forthcoming event to be held next month in New Zealand,…
Easkey Britton's Pioneering Surf Trip To Iran Inspires New Film
Surfing
#Surfing - The inspirational story of Easkey Britton's pioneering surfing trip to Iran is now part of a new film exploring how the sport is empowering women in the Middle East. Two years ago, Afloat.ie reported on Britton's adventures in…
Van Gelderen Claims New Irish GPS Speed Sailing Record
Surfing
#SpeedSailing - Ireland may have a new speed sailing record after Oisin van Gelderen laid claim to a 46.67-knot run at West Kirby Marine Lake in northwest England yesterday (Wednesday 28 January). The multiple-time national champion says the WGPSSRC, the…
Portrush Brothers Pioneer 'Next Generation' Surfboards
Surfing
#Surfing - "Next generation" surfboards are the stock-in-trade of Portrush brothers Chris and Ricky Martin, whose Skunk Works business gets The Irish Times profile treatment this week. The brothers' company is a first for Northern Ireland, let alone its Coleraine…
Surf School Boss Tells How He Swapped Media Life For The Waves
Surfing
#Surfing - With surfing hotspots like the magnificent Mullaghmore bringing the cream of the world's wave-riding crop to Ireland's coasts, it should be no surprise that some enterprising individuals see opportunity in meeting the growing demand for the sport. The…
Cotty Gets Big Wave Nomination For Storm Rachel Giant At Mullaghmore
Surfing
#Surfing - Mullaghmore regular Andrew 'Cotty' Cotton has secured a nomination in the 2015 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards for his monster ride on the swells that preceded Storm Rachel this week. According to The Irish Times, Cotty skipped an…
Irish Surfer Lost Off Australian Coast Did Not Appreciate Dangers, Inquest Hears
Surfing
#Surfing - An Irish surfer who went missing off the east coast of Australia last summer underestimated the dangerous conditions, an inquest has heard. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Stuart Butler was swept out to sea in a rip current…
Lone Irish Entrant In New World Surf League For 2015
Surfing
#Surfing - Glenn Hall is the only Irish surfing name set for competition in the 2015 World Surf League, the new name or the ASP World Tour. Surfer Today has the full rundown of competitors, which includes such luminaries as…
'Weather Bomb' Brings Record-Challenging Big Waves, Top Surfers To Nazaré
Surfing
#Surfing - This is no computer simulation: it's a very real, very large wall of water being surfed by an actual human off Portugal this past Thursday 11 December. With a poor wind direction putting paid to any attempts to…

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