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Mullaghmore Surf Produces More 'Big Wave Award' Contenders
#Surfing - Cornish surfer Tom Butler is in the running for this year's Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards thanks to this stunning ride under the crest of a giant wave off Mullaghmore Head in Co Sligo earlier this month, thanks…
Funding Gives A Boost To NI's First Autism Surf Club
#Surfing - A Portrush surf school will continue its links with a programme encouraging social inclusion for people with autism thanks to a funding award from Sport Northern Ireland. As the Coleraine Times reports, the £3,750 (€4,536) award goes to…
Spider Bite Puts Irish Surfer In The Hospital
#Surfing - Champion Irish surfer Craig Butler was forced to cut a recent African waveriding trip short after falling victim to a spider bite. As the Irish Independent reports, 20-year-old Butler received a bite from a false widow spider that…
Portrush Best For Kids In NI Surf Spot Polls
#Surfing - Two popular surfing spots on Northern Ireland's north coast have been selected as the best for kids by OutdoorNI. According to the Coleraine Times, Alive Surf School in Portrush has been named 'Best Family Activity Provider' in the…
'Victory At Sea' As Surfer Cotty Awaits Biggest Wave Record Confirmation
#Surfing - Mullaghmore regular Andrew Cotton is waiting to hear if he has snagged the world record for surfing the biggest wave in recorded history. As the video above shows, Devon surfer Cotty was simply dwarfed by the giant swell…
Round Cobh Windsurf Race Returns In 2014
#Windsurfing - The Round Cobh Windsurf Race will make its return this summer as part of SailCork's 40th anniversary festivities. The revival of the famous Cork Harbour windsurfing race is listed in the provisional birthday programme for the sail training business,…
More Big Surf On The Way As 'Storm Brigid' Sweeps In
#Surfing - Just weeks after the 'black swell' that brought surfers in their hundreds to the West of Ireland's top surfing spots, Surfer Today reports that its sequel storm system is in the making over the Atlantic. Taking a more…
Cotty Gets Big Surf On Camera Off Mullaghmore
#Surfing - Devon surfer Andrew Cotton, a regular at Ireland's big wave hotspots, was spoilt for choice as the 'black swell' moved in on the coastlines of Western Europe earlier this week. But as the video above shows, he plucked…
'Black Swell' Brings Surfers In Their Hundreds To Ireland's West Coast
#Surfing - Though the recent spate of Atlantic storms have made things difficult for inshore fishermen and devastated coastal areas throughout the country, one contingent that's been welcoming the wind is the world's big wave surfing community. As The Irish…
Surfers Braced For 'Step Into The Unknown' As Solid Swell System Sweeps In
#Surfing - Though the storm surges in Lahinch may be too much even for the most experience surfer to handle, big wave chasers will no doubt be champing at the bit to tackle the monsters expected to crash Europe's western…
McCarthy Swaps Surfing For Spirituality
#Surfing - To most people he's probably best known for that iconic AIB television advert, riding the giant waves at Aileen's off the Cliffs of Moher. But to the surfing community in Ireland and beyond, John McCarthy is regarded as…
Pre-Christmas Present For Surfers On Ireland's West Coast
#Surfing - Surfers in the West of Ireland will be on standby this week as the latest weather forecasts show a significant swell heading our way across the Atlantic. According to, the coastline is already set to experience wave…
Peter Conroy Latest To Join Northcore Surfing Stable
#Surfing - Irish big wave rider Peter Conroy is the latest addition to the Northcore surfing team. A relatively late starter in surfing at the age of 16, the Clare native had a solid background in competitive swimming and lifeguarding…
Bundoran Named One Of 'World's Coolest Surfing Towns'
#Surfing - When it comes to the world's coolest surfing destinations, Bundoran makes the grade yet again - according to Travel+Leisure magazine. Nearly 18 months after the Donegal location was named one of the best surfing towns in the world…
Irish Surfer In Running For 'Worst Wipeout' Award
#Surfing - Bundoran-based Peter Craig currently tops the voting among six unlucky surfing enthusiasts shortlisted for Surfer magazine's ignoble 'Worst Wipeout' award, as reports. When the recent giant swells hit Ireland's northwest coast, veteran waverider Craig was out there…
Surfers In Ireland, Portugal Prepare For Giant Swells
#Surfing - Surfers across Europe are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast as two large swells are expected to reach the coasts of Ireland and Portugal in the coming days. SurferToday reports that 100-foot waves could be on…

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