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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…
Wexford Gets On The Surfing Map With First Surf School
#Surfing - Wexford now has its first ever dedicated surf school - thanks to two enterprising brothers. The Wexford People reports on The Surf Shack in Curracloe, established by Chad and Jack-Tim Murray in an effort to put the Sunny…
Surfing Film Unites Descendants of Blaskets King
#Surfing - The Blasket Islands are the setting for a new documentary following the exploits of two surfers descended from the ancestral 'king' of the island chain. IrishCentral reports on The Crest, the story of two distant cousins from opposite…
Radio Stars Bring The Noise to Bundoran for Sea Sessions Surf Fest
#Surfing - Two national broadcasters will base themselves in Bundoran this week ahead of the Sea Sessions Surf Music Festival at the weekend. Today FM’s KC Show will broadcast live from the Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Station tomorrow 19 June and…
Galway Windsurfers Set Paddle Board Record
#Surfing - A trio of Galway windsurfers completed the 95km round trip to and from the Aran Islands last weekend - setting a new Irish record for stand-up paddle boarding in the process. The Irish Times reports on the successful…
Learn To Surf - Through Irish!
#Surfing - Fancy learning to surf as Gaeilge? One surf school in the sunny southeast is giving international visitors the opportunity to do just that. The Freedom Surf School in Tramore, Co Waterford offers 'Ireland's only accredited surfing certificate course…
Ireland's Hall Knocks Out World Surfing Champ At Rio Pro
#Surfing - Irish surfer Glenn Hall pipped reigning ASP world champion Joel Parkinson for a place in the quarter-finals of the Billabong Rio Pro this week, as Australia's SBS News reports. Thirty-one-year-old Hall - who was born in New South…
Cornish Surf Pro Rides Ireland's Immense Winter Waves
#Surfing - Cornish surfing pro Tom Lowe took on Ireland's incredible winter waves, and has the video to prove it! Shot by fellow Cornwall native Mickey Smith, the clip - via Surf Around Ireland - shows Lowe paddling into some…
Sligo Surf Café Is A Foodie Success
#Surfing - A café-owning couple with twin passions for cooking and surfing have turned their successful business into an equally successful cookbook. As reported on Surfers Village, Jane and Myles Lamberth were recently featured on the UTV series James Nesbitt's…

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