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'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 Surf-Forecast.com, 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 BreakingNews.ie 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…
Irish Surfers Celebrate Big Title Wins At Home And Abroad
#Surfing - Irish junior champion surfer Iarom Madden has clinched the men's title at the British University Championships, as the Donegal Democrat reports. Bundoran native Madden - who studies at University College London - used his skills honed on some…
Riding The Cold-Water Waves In Dunfanaghy
#Surfing - Travel writer Pól Ó Conghaile has posted his recollections of surfing the wintery waters of Dunfanaghy in North Donegal. With "waves you’d be hard pressed to find in Australia", the region proved to Ó Conghaile why surfing in…
Easkey Britton Talks Surfing Across Barriers In Iran
#Surfing - Surfing has the power to bring people together across cultural and gender barriers, according to Easkey Britton, whose talk at the recent TEDxDublin event has now been posted online. "It's as if the salt water literally dissolves those…
Irish-Australian Surfer Edges Closer To Third World Title
#Surfing - Irish-Australian surfing star Mick Fanning built up a 6,000-point lead on his closest rival, surf legend Kelly Slater, to win the Quiksilver Pro France title yesterday (4 October). And as the Sydney Morning Herald reports, the win edges…
Surfing's Wave Of Popularity Is Good For Tourism
#Surfing - Herald.ie reports on a new drive by Irish tourism chiefs to attract surfers to our shores. The Discover Ireland campaign has been launched in time for the popular winter surfing season in Ireland. Despite the cold temperatures, winter…
Mullaghmore Makes Another List of World's Best Surf Spots
#Surfing - Mullaghmore Head in Co Sligo keeps making an impression - as the Irish Independent reports it's been named by travel guide Lonely Planet as one of the top surfing spots in the world. The big wave mecca has…
Surfing Is Powerful Therapy For Autistic Children
#Surfing - The therapeutic power of the waves is being used by an Irish network of surfing camps to help children with autism connect with their families and each other. Afloat.ie previously reported on the Surf2heal programme in Tramore -…
Mullaghmore Head Makes List Of 'Surprising' Surf Spots
#Surfing - Mullaghmore Head in Co Sligo has made the list of USA Today's 'World's Most Surprising Surf Spots' alongside such destinations as Dubai, India, Iceland and the River Severn. "The countryside isn't all that's green in Ireland," the paper…

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