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Ballinspittle a Popular Haunt for Surfing Crowd
#SURFING - The Irish Examiner reports on the "little economic miracle" that is Ballinspittle in Co Cork, a village that's "bucking the national economic trend" via its plethora of local businesses - and its close proximity to quality surf. The…
Surfer Al Mennie Rides a 50ft Wave - As seen By a Go Pro Camera
#surfing – Surf regular on Afloat's homepage Al Mennie from Coleraine is back on the water again. Although from the angle we're watching this 50-foot waves does not look that impressive it's very clear from Mennie's reaction just how big…
Surfers On Standby for Third Big Wave Tow-in Session
#SURFING - Some of the world's best big wave surfing stars are making their way to Ireland again this winter to compete in the third annual Billabong Tow-In Session. The waiting period for the event started on November 1 and…
Surfers Swarm on Sligo for Year's Biggest Waves
#SURFING - The Irish Times reports that surfers from around the world are flocking to Sligo in expectation of what might be Ireland's biggest waves of the year. Breakers of up to 30 feet off Donegal Bay could be the…
Easkey Britton Praises New Account of Surfing in Ireland
#SURFING - A new book that delves into the world of surfing in Ireland gets a thumbs-up review from surf pro Easkey Britton in The Irish Times. Cliffs of Insanity, by Irish Times sportswriter Keith Duggan, focuses on the close-knit…
French Surfer Rides the Big One Off West of Ireland
#SURFING - Surfing website MagicSeaweed captured French surf pro Justine Dupont in top form at Aileens off the West of Ireland on Sunday 21 October. The 21-year-old paddled out to the secret big wave surfing spot with 2011 Billabong XXL…
Video Shows Surfers Taking On West Coast Waves
#SURFING - WorldIrish brings us another gem of a video as surf pros take on the challenging waves off the west coast of Ireland. It's just the latest praise for the Emerald Isle as a world-class surfing destination.
Up Close and Personal with NI Big Wave Surfer Al Mennie
#SURFING - Top press photographer Charles McQuillan recently travelled to Northern Ireland to capture big wave surfing pro Al Mennie in training for the winter season, as The Irish Times reports. McQuillan set out to document every aspect of Mennie's…
Easkey Britton Makes Waves in Iran for New Documentary
#SURFING - A documentary charting Easkey Britton's history-making surfing trip to Iran will premiere on French TV later this month, according to The Irish Times. The hour-long film was shot by French filmmaker Marion Poizeau during the Donegal surf champion's…
Surfing is Ireland's 'Best Kept Secret' No More
#SURFING - Ireland can no longer claim to be the surfing world's best kept secret, as the Irish Examiner reports, as thousands of waveriders of all skill levels now flock annually to the west and northwest coasts to sample the…
Irish Surf Champions To Be Decided in Bundoran This Weekend
#SURFING - Surfers all over Ireland have been urged to come and try to take bragging rights away from North West at the Bundoran Board Riders Irish Championships Tour event this weekend 29-30 September at Tullan Strand or the Peak,…
Singing the Praises of Cold Water Surfing in Ireland
#SURFING - Surfer and photographer Rob Gilley talks up the "cooler horizons" of surfing in Ireland for Surfer Magazine. Responding to another surfer's arrogance in wondering why anyone would want to travel to surf in cold water when there are…
Irish Surfers Finish Sixth at Eurojuniors
#SURFING - The Irish Junior Surf Team finished sixth overall at the 2012 European Junior Surfing Championship in France at the weekend. Among the 19-strong team competing in the week-long contest at Lacanau-Océan was Meadb McCloskey, who scored Ireland's highest…
Laois Surfers Hit the West Coast for Winter Surfing Season
#SURFING - Landlocked Laois may not be the known for its surfing prowess, but the Midlands county's waveriders have a busy winter season ahead of them, as the Leinster Express reports. Laois Surf Club members regularly frequent the popular surfing…
Stand Up Paddleboarders Complete 46km Galway Voyage
#sups – Three Stand Up Paddleboarders from Rusheen Bay Windusrfing School made the 46.5km journey from Kilronan Pier on Inis Mor to Blackrock in Salthill, Galway last Saturday. A distance normally associated with a motorised or sailing craft, the team…
Clare Does the Double at Surf Lifesaving Nationals
#SURFING - The Irish Independent reports that the cream of Ireland's lifeguards comepeted at the National Surf Lifesaving Championships at Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal at the weekend. Some 140 top lifesavers took part in events featuring a combination of surfing, surf-skiing…

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