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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…
'One Epic Day of Huge Surf' Caught On Film
#SURFING - A new short film tells the story of "one epic day of huge surf" at Mullaghmore Head, as Surfer Today reports. The Northcore film 'Fathoms Left to Fall' follows some of the world's top big wave surfers as…
Irish Surfer Needs Funds to Attend Big Wave Awards
#SURFING - A young surfer from Lahinch in Co Clare is in the running for the 'biggest wave' prize in the 2012 Billabong XXL contest for his monster ride at Mullaghmore Head, The Irish Times reports. Ollie O'Flaherty, 24, is…
March's Big Waves Tease a Wild Summer of Surfing
#SURFING - Irish surf classifieds website Surfseekers.ie has compiled some stunning images from March's world-class surfing conditions. From the biggest rollers in years off Mullaghmore Head in Co Sligo to the Cliffs of Moher and even as far south as…
Surf Pro Paddles from Giant's Causeway to Scotland for Charity
Northern Irish surf pro Al Mennie took on a different challenge this month, when he paddled a surfboard from the Giant's Causeway to Scotland in the name of charity. "It will be the northernmost crossing of its type in the…

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