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Irish Surfing Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Live Scoring Display
Irish Surfing has launched a crowdfunding campaign to purchase a live scoring system for competitive events. The national governing body for surfing in Ireland is already nearly a third of the way towards the €6,000 goal for the priority display…
Surfing in County Mayo
Top student surfers will gather in Mayo in early March for the Surf Intervarsities 2020 when hosts Galway-Mayo Institute of TechnologyI(GMIT) hope to secure a “three in a row” national title writes Lorna Siggins Up to 200 surfers are expected…
The new time set by Van Gelderen in Africa
There are unconfirmed reports coming from the Luderitz speed canal in Namibia that Irish Windsurfer Oisin Van Gelderen has broken the Irish speed sailing record time over 500m.  Van Gelderen has joined the fastest sailors in the world at this…
A still from surfing documentary Between Land and Sea, screening Tuesday night 20 August on RTÉ 2
Surfing documentary Between Land and Sea will have its Irish TV premiere tonight (Tuesday 20 August) at 10.15pm on RTÉ 2. Ross Whitaker’s film chronicles ‘a year in the life of an Atlantic surf town’, namely Lahinch in Co Clare…
Al Mennie getting a tow-in to his next big wave
Big wave surfer Al Mennie talks to the Belfast Telegraph about how he keeps fit and healthy between his challenging surfing experiences. In a candid Q&A, the Portrush surfer — who features in BBC Two NI show Tide this Sunday…
Storm Chase Windsurfers On Alert For Squalls On Ireland’s West Coast
Force 10 winds forecast for this weekend will attract eight of the world’s more fearless windsurfers to Ireland’s Atlantic coast for a competition three years in the making. As BreakingNews.ie reports, the precise date and venue for the Red Bull…
Rosslare RNLI Lifeboat
Rosslare Harbour RNLI rescued a windsurfer who fell off his board and got into difficulty on Sunday afternoon, ending up in the water for an hour and a half. The volunteer crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat by…
Stand-up paddle boarders ride the waves off Dollymount
Ireland’s hottest surfing spot is… Dublin? It might not be Mullaghmore, but many surfers swear by the waves off Dollymount Strand in Dublin Bay, widely believed to the the longest in Ireland. Local kitesurfers already know the score — the…
Tom Butler surfing the giant wave off Nazaré on Friday 14 December
#Surfing - A regular visitor to Ireland’s big wave surfing hot spots may have broken the world record for the biggest wave ever surfed, as The Irish Times reports. Cornish surfer Tom Butler rode a giant swell at Nazaré in…
Oisin van Gelderen performing in the Luderitz Speed Canal. As it’s on the edge of the desert, the air is exceptionally dry, and though anemometers may be recording winds of Force 9, they don’t exert the same destructive pressure as a dense-aired Force 9 in Ireland’s damp climate
Oisin van Gelderen is the Afloat.ie/Irish Sailing “Sailor of the Month” for November after twice breaking the Irish sailing speed record at the three week Luderitz World Speed Sailing Challenge in Namibia. The veteran National Windsurfing Champion from Loughshinny in…
Oisín van Gelderen of Dublin has become the first ever Irish sailor to break the 50-knot speed barrier
National Windsurfing Champion Oisín van Gelderen of Dublin has become the first ever Irish sailor to break the 50-knot speed barrier, during his final week competing at the Luderitz World Speed Sailing Challenge in Namibia, Africa. As Afloat.ie previously reported,…
Oisin sailing the Record Course at 85 kph. See the video below
Multiple times National Windsurfing Champion Oisín van Gelderen of Dublin has smashed the Irish Sailing Speed Record twice during his first two days competing at the 'Luderitz Speed Challenge' in Namibia, Africa. Van Gelderen has joined the fastest sailors in…
Former pro Fergal Smith pulls in to a barrel while surfing at home in Lahinch
#Surfing - The first part of Made in Ireland, Mikey Corker’s new documentary on Irish surfing’s past and present, is now streaming on the Red Bull website. The film had its premiere in Bundoran last month, and now the whole…
A still from upcoming surfing documentary Made In Ireland
#Surfing - If you’re in Bundoran this Saturday (22 September), you may be able to catch the world premiere of a new documentary on the legacy of Irish surfing. Made In Ireland will screen at The Chasin’ Bull at 6pm…
Al Mennie is best known for tackling gigantic waves in the wildest of weather and in doing so facing all sorts of anxieties and fears head on.
You Will Turn the Tide! That is the message from Northern Ireland's Big Wave Surfer Al Mennie in his new book 'Overcome or Succumb'. Al Mennie is best known for tackling gigantic waves in the wildest of weather and in doing…
Conor Maguire Now Surfing For Red Bull
#Surfing - Bundoran big wave surfer Conor Maguire has joined the Red Bull stable. The 24-year-old was recently spotlighted during his preparations for La Vaca Gigantic in Spain, and is currently working on a documentary on surfing in Ireland. See…

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