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Foil Boarding In New Zealand, Laird Hamilton Shows The Future for 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 - 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
#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 - "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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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…
Surfers On Alert As Large Swell, High Winds Sweep In
#Surfing - Big wave surfers on the west coast are at the ready today (9 December) as a strong northwest groundswell bears down on Ireland, bringing with it waves of up to 50 feet across the Atlantic. According to Surfer…
Video Shows Surf Pro Making A Break For It At Mullaghmore
#Surfing - World-class surfing pro Michel Bourez took time out from his busy World Championship Tour schedule to recharge on the wild waves off Mullaghmore Head in Co Sligo. As regular readers of Afloat.ie will know, Mullaghmore is now firmly…
Tech Meets Sport At Westport's Surf Summit
#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 - 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
#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 - 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 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…

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