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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…
Canadian Surf Pros Ride Ireland's Famous Waves
#SURFING - Credit goes to WorldIrish for a great find in this video featuring Canadian surfing pros Noah Cohen and Nico Manos on a recent trip to Ireland to sample our world-class waves. The duo captured footage of their wave-riding…
Reality Show on Irish Teen Surfers Begins Filming in June
#SURFING - Ireland might be growing in reputation as a world surfing capital, but the vast majority of Irish teenagers have never ridden a wave. However, a new reality show for RTÉ aims to tackle that notion head-on by answering…
Irish-American Surfer Gets Guinness World Record for World's Biggest Wave
#SURFING - It's official - an Irish-American surf pro did indeed ride the world's biggest wave, and will have his name in the Guinness Book of Records to prove it. Record-keepers have confirmed that a 78-foot monster wave caught by…
Surfing Is Ireland's 'New National Pastime'
#SURFING - Surfing is Ireland's new national pastime, if the Irish Independent is anything to go by. The paper's Amanda Phelan travelled to Lahinch - home of 'biggest wave' award hopeful Ollie O'Flaherty - to investigate the boom in surf…
Red Bull Storm Chase Will Hunt The World's Strongest Winds and Swells
#WINDSURFING - Ireland's windsurfers have been set with the challenge - find the strongest storm conditions for the ride of their lives. The Red Bull Storm Chase 2012 will see 10 of the world’s best windsurfers take part in what…
'Thrills Outweigh Consequences' for Big Wave Surfer Ollie O'Flaherty
#SURFING - Ireland's surfing scene is on the crest of a big wave, according to BBC News in its profile of Mullaghmore Head rider Ollie O'Flaherty ahead of the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Lahinch…
Surfing in Ireland For Experts and Learners Alike
#SURFING - Discover Ireland guest blogger Mark Folens jumps right into the deep end as he explores one of the many options for those learning to surf in Ireland. Despite describing himself as "not really the beaches type", Folens braved…

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