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Young Bundoran Surfer Joins Northcore Stable
#SURFING - Irish surfer Conor Maguire is one of the four new waveriders from the UK and Ireland to become part of the Northcore stable. In the vid below Maguire is mentioned at 2 minutes 11 seconds. The Bundoran resident…
Cornish Surfer Rides Ireland's Record Biggest Wave
#SURFING - British surfer Jayce Robinson wasn't about to let the largest wave ever recorded off Ireland's shores go by without giving it a shot. And as Sky News Online reports, he was captured doing exactly that on Tuesday afternoon.…
Van Gelderen Claims Irish Speed Sailing Title for 2011
#WINDSURFING - Oisín van Gelderen is all but confirmed as Irish Speed Sailing Champion for the second year running. His national record speed (44.23 knots by 5x10 second average and 43.96 knots over 500m) puts him far ahead of his…
Tramore Surf Clubs Plans New Clubhouse and Training Centre
#SURFING - Tramore Surf Lifesaving Club is seeking planning permission for the development of a new clubhouse and national training centre on Tramore's promenade. The state-of-the-art development would involve the completion of a three-storey ocean-themed building along the seafront, with…
Irish Headed to Gran Canaria for Bodyboard Worlds
#SURFING - Ireland is set to field a team of Strandhill bodyboarders at the 12th ISA World Bodyboard Championships in Gran Canaria from next week. http://afloat.ie/watersport/surfing The event will take place in the heavy slab waves of El Frontón and…
Children's Surfing App Makes a Splash Overseas
#SURFING - A Dubliner's iPhone app created to teach children about the ocean is making waves on both sides of the pond. http://afloat.ie/watersport/surfing As Silicon Republic reports, the interactive app is the brainchild of surfing fan Shane Janssens, based on…
Easkey Britton Talks About Her 'Whirlwind' Year in Surfing
#SURFING - Irish surfing ace Easkey Britton sat down with Cooler magazine to chat about her "whirlwind" last few months. http://afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ Britton, who comes from the highly regarded Donegal surfing dynasty, has spent much of this year jugging her studies…
Irish-American Surfs 'World's Biggest Wave'
#SURFING - An Irish-American has ridden what's being called the biggest wave ever surfed in the world. http://afloat.ie/watersport/surfing Garrett McNamara from Hawaii caught the 90-foot monster wave off the coast of Nazaré in Portugal earlier this month, The Irish Times…
The Wait Begins for Second Tow-In Surf Session
#SURFING - The waiting period for the second Tow-In Surf Session at Mullaghmore Head is now under way. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ The invite-only list of the world's top big wave surfers has until 1 March 2012 to try to best the monster…
Ireland's Big Wave Surfers Showcased in New Film
Ireland's first ever 'big wave' surfing contest has been immortalised in a new documentary film (SEE TRAILER BELOW). http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ High Pressure – The Story of Ireland’s First Big Wave Surfing Contest follows the story of those hardy souls who took…
Surfers Sought for TV3 Dating Show
A TV producer is seeking surfers to take part in the next series of TV3's hit dating programme Take Me Out. Sideline Productions is looking for both male and female "fun loving" contestants to audition for the enertainment show, where…
Bethany Hamilton: 'I Would Have Been Lost Without Surfing'
Last Saturday's Irish Times features an interview with Hawaiian surfing champion Bethany Hamilton who was in Bundoran for Eurosurf 2011 - where the film of her incredible true life experiences, Soul Surfer, had its gala premiere. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/item/16980-bundoran-rnli-lifeboat-crew-welcome-surf-champion-bethany-hamilton/ As previously…
Portugal Takes Top Honours at Eurosurf 2011
Team Portugal were crowned European Surfing Champions at the final day of Eurosurf 2011 in Bundoran yesterday. http://afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ It's the first time the Portuguese have held the title since 1997, which is also when the event was last hosted in…
Beginners Welcome at Tramore Seaside Festival
Learner surfers were more than welcome at the fourth annual seaside festival in Tramore, Co Waterford last weekend. The Irish Independent reports that Tramore beach is popular with surfing novices who want to develop their skills before tackling the bigger…
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Crew Welcome Surf Champion Bethany Hamilton
A touch of Hollywood glamour came to Bundoran recently when Hawaiian surfing champion Bethany Hamilton dropped into Bundoran RNLI lifeboat station to say hello to members of the volunteer lifeboat crew.  Bethany was in town for the gala Irish screening…
Doggy Dudes Ride the Waves in Lahinch
A very different group of doggy paddlers made history last weekend at Ireland's first ever surfing contest for dogs. http://afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ Organised at Lahinch beach by Co Clare-based dog trainer Raquel Noboa, the event raised around €500 for Guide Fogs for…

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