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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…
Irish Team in France for Junior Surf Euros
#SURFING - The Irish Junior Surf Team departed yesterday for southwestern France to compete at the 2012 European Junior Surfing Championship at Lacanau-Océan which kicks off tomorrow. The 19-strong team includes flagbearer Iarom Madden Traver and Cian Cagney in the…
Top Surfer Attends Special Beach Screening
#SURFING - Top Irish surfer Richie Fitzgerald was on hand for a special open-air screening of the award-winning surfing documentary Waveriders on Inchydoney beach in West Cork, as the Irish Examiner reports. Fitzgerald, who stars in the 2009 film, attended…
Bundoran Makes List of World's Top 20 Surfing Towns
#SURFING - Bundoran in Co Donegal has been named one of the best surfing towns in the world by National Geographic. Recommended for "the salty surf traveller who doesn't mind surfing in cold water or rain", the north-west surf hotspot…
Irish Surfer Takes Mr Price Pro Title in South Africa
#SURFING - Irish surfer Glenn Hall took the top prize at the ASP Prime Mr Price Pro event in South Africa recently. As AllAfrica.com reports, surfing pro Hall - who was born in Australia - beat Nathaniel Curran from the…
Blind Surfers Hit the Waves to Raise Funds for Guide Dogs
#SURFING - Blind surfers from throughout Northern Ireland took to the waves recently to raise money for Guide Dogs NI, as UTV News reports. The surfers converged on Benone beach in Limavady last weekend for their first-ever sponsored surf, using…
Final Selection Events for Irish Junior Surf Team Next Week
#SURFING - Bundoran in Co Donegal will next week host the final two events to select the Irish Junior Surf Team to compete at Eurojuniors 2012 in Lacanau, France this September, as the Irish Surfing Association reports. A junior squad…
Cross Cultural Surfing Project Focus of New Documentary
#SURFING - WorldIrish highlights a new documentary on Cross Culture Surf, a surfing exchange programme between Ireland and the Basque Country in northern Spain. The video above was filmed in the Irish surfing hotspot of Lahinch in Co Clare -…
#WINDSURFING - Ireland's top windsurfers had a big day in Castlegregory recently at the second event in the Irish Slalom Series. With a steady 20-25 knots of wind complemented by flat water, conditions were perfect on Saturday 2 June for…
Disability Is No Barrier at NI Surf Fesitval
#SURFING - Benone Beach in Limavady hosted Northern Ireland's first ever disabled surfing festival last weekend, as the Londonderry Sentinel reports. More than 30 people with disabilities aged from 8 to 25 came together for the Long Line Disabled Surf…
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