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Tech Meets Sport At Westport's Surf Summit
Surfing
#Surfing - Surfing pros Andrew Cotton and Anastasia Ashley were among the speakers at the Surf Summit in Westport this weekend, a spinoff of last week's momentous Web Summit. As The Irish Times reports, the networking event – which even…
Cornwall Surfing Tragedy Reminder Of Sea's Dangers
Surfing
#Surfing - Winter surfers are reminded to beware of dangerous currents upon news of the tragic deaths of three people off Newquay at the weekend. RTÉ News reports that the two men and one woman were part of a group…
Ireland's Most Decorated Surfer In Portugal For World Bodyboard Tour
Surfing
#Bodyboarding - National Bodyboarding Champion Martin 'TK' Kelly is representing Ireland this week at the Portuguese stop on the APB World Tour for bodyboarding, as the Coleraine Times reports. Regarded as the most decorated Irish surfer of all time, Kelly…
Shannon Wave Surfing Could Be The Next Big Thing
Surfing
#Surfing - First the Dutch are pioneering canal surfing - and now some intrepid Irish surfers are in on the act, proposing a river wave on the Shannon as the next big surfing hotspot. The Limerick Leader reports on UL…
Surfing
#Surfing - Surfing on the canals of the Netherlands? It could be a reality if Rotterdam's plans come to fruition, as Mail Online reports. The Dutch port city's Steigersgracht Canal is the location for RiF010, a water-purification scheme that will…
Easkey Britton To Set Up Iran's First Ever Surfing Club
Surfing
#Surfing - The Irish Examiner reports on Easkey Britton's plans to return to Iran this month to establish that country's first ever surf club. The Donegal surfing champ made history in 2011 when she became the first woman ever to…
Documentaries Capture Irish Surfing's Past And Present
Surfing
#Surfing - The video above, via The Score, captures the various surfing adventures of Meath native Maxie Hill, who left Ireland's shores for the waves of Indonesia for what was planned to be a three-month trip. But five years on,…
Missing Surfer's Family Hope For Return As Search Switches To Body Recovery
Surfing
#Surfing - The family of an Irish surfer in Australia who went missing after he and two friends were pulled out to sea by a rip current have expressed their hope that he will be returned to them. As previously…
Irish Surfer Missing Off Eastern Australian Coast
Surfing
#Surfing - The Irish Times reports that the search for an Irish surfer missing since Saturday morning (19 July) off Cape Byron in Australia was suspended earlier today in fading light and treacherous conditions. The 19-year-old was surfing with two…
Women of All Ages Learn Surfing in Lahinch
Surfing
#surfing – Surfing, yoga, belly dancing: it's time to head for the beach and dip your toes in the sea! Lahinch will be heating up as host town to hundreds of women at Mermaids, the Irish Surfing Association's national women's…
Irish Setter On The Crest Of A Wave At Japanese Surfing Spot
Surfing
#Surfing - We've featured surfing dogs on Afloat.ie before, but this video from half-way round the world shows a new champion waveriding pooch with an Irish pedigree. As The Asahi Shimbun reports, Pinocchio - or Pino for short - is…
NI's Longest Beach Set For Third Disabled Surfing Fest
Surfing
#Surfing - The third annual Long Line Disabled Surf Festival will take place at Limavady's Benone Strand on Saturday 14 June, according to the Londonderry Sentinel. Afloat.ie previously reported on the inaugural event hosted by the Long Line Surf School…
Videos Capture Thrills Of Ireland's Best Surfing Spots
Surfing
#Surfing - Looking for somewhere to hit the waves as summer's sunny days loom on the horizon? IrishCentral has got you covered with some spectacular videos of Ireland's top surfing spots. From the Causeway Coast to the big wave haunts…
NI Surfers Wanted To Help Break Unique World Record
Surfing
#Surfing - The Belfast Telegraph reports that surfers across Northern Ireland are being sought to help break a unique surfing world record later this year. Portrush surf school proprietor Carl Russell is planning the bid to set a new record…
Surfing Rises On Causeway Coast This Easter Weekend
Surfing
#Surfing - The News Letter has the lowdown on this weekend's Causeway Coast Surf Festival in Portrush. This marks the second year of the festival, hosted by the Causeway Coast Surf Club, that mixes surfing with beach and street sports…
Free Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Weekend For Women at the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire
Surfing
#surfing – The Irish Surfing Association (ISA) is planning to introduce up to 500 girls and women to Stand Up Paddle, one of the world's fastest growing water sports, at a weekend for women on the 10/11 May at one…

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