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Surfers Welcome New Ruling on Doolin Pier Development
Surfers have hailed the recent ruling by An Bord Pleanála that Clare County Council must reapply for planning permission for its proposed €6 million redevelopment of Doolin Pier. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ As previously reported on Afloat.ie, local surfers and the Irish Surfing…
Irish Team Finalised for Eurosurf 2011
The final line-up has been confirmed for Ireland's team at the European Surfing Championships in Bundoran later this week. http://afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ Rossnowlagh's John Britton joins his cousin Easkey Britton in the strong squad aiming for Eurosurf gold. The rest of the…
Undertones Top Music Lineup at Eurosurf 2011
Derry punk legends The Undertones will headline a hit music lineup to entertain the crowds at Eurosurf 2011 in Bundoran later this month. The band best known for 'Teenage Kicks' top a weekend-long bill that includes popular traditional fusion group…
'Soul Surfer' Gala Screening at Eurosurf 2011
A new film telling the true story of Hawaiian surfer Bethany Hamilton will have its gala Irish screening following the opening ceremony of Eurosurf 2011 in Bundoran on Saturday 24 September. http://afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ Soul Surfer stars AnnaSophia Robb as Hamilton, who…
Inventor Hopes to Raise Funds for Surfing 'Swiss Army Knife'
A Limerick-based inventor has created what could soon become the 'Swiss Army Knife' of surfers the world over, The Irish Times reports. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ The SurfBuckle, developed by Nick Ryan of new surfwear company LirChild, is a multi-purpose tool that allows…
Ireland Among FT's 'Hottest Emerging Surf Spots'
The Financial Times has highlighted Ireland as one of the world's top emerging surfing destinations. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ "The quality of Irish surf has been recognised for many years, writes adventure journalist Alf Alderson, "but it’s only recently that it has really…
Surf2heal a Success in Tramore
This year's Surf2heal programme in Tramore has been hailed as a huge success, Waterford Today reports. http://www.waterford-today.ie/waterford-sport/13528-high-five-for-surf-2-heal-13528.html The annual nationwide surfing camp for children with autism pairs each child with four volunteers to help them have fun with the surf…
Surfers Promote Safe Surfing with Irish Water Safety
Irish Water Safety and the Irish Surfing Association ISA were at Lahinch Co Clare to launch a joint safe surfing poster to highlight the safety steps for a safe and enjoyable surfing experience. Pictured on the beach in Lahinch are below…
Kilfeather Retains Irish Open Surf Title
Stephen Kilfeather retained his Irish Open Surfing Championship title at last weekend's County Sligo Open. http://afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ The 24-year-old Sligo native squeaked past fellow Team Ireland members Cain Kilcullen and Ronan Oertzen to clinch the title for the second year in…
Call for Entries in Eurosurf Poster Contest
Budding photographers and designers from across Ireland, the UK and Europe are encouraged to take part in the Eurosurf European Surfing Championships poster design competition. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ The winner will see their photo or design appear on the official contest poster…
Ireland Knocked Out of World Surfing Games
Ireland joins Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Mexico and nine other countries with all surfers eliminated from Billabong ISA World Surfing Games in Playa Venao, Panama. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ Mike Young, Ireland's sole competitor, was knocked out in the opening rounds of the open…
Stokes Takes Top Spot at Expression Session
British surfer Alan Stokes's massive air-reverse won him the Quiksilver Expression Session in Bundoran this weekend. Stokes takes home prizemoney of €3,500 in the speciality event for Irish and UK surfers with a simple 'best moves' format. The 30-year-old from…
Galway Students Win Big for Surfing Website
Two students at NUI Galway have won a €15,000 investment in an enterprise competition for their website promoting surfing in Ireland. Oisin Halpin and Cian Brassil of WestCoastSurfer.com took the top prize at the NUI Galway Student Enterprise Awards earlier…
Surfing in the Suburbs This Weekend
Top surfers are headed to Ireland's most unlikely surfing festival this weekend in Dublin. The Evening Herald reports that landlocked suburb of Blanchardstown has been transformed into a South Pacific-style beach for the surf event, designed to promote Ireland's global…
Mikey Clancy Returns to Windsurfing Tour
Irish windsurfer Mikey Clancy is returning to the Professional Windsurfers' Association World Tour. Sailing.ie reports that Clancy will compete at the World Cup Wave event in Pozo, Gran Canaria from 5-10 July before moving on to the PWA event in…
Donegal Represents on Irish Team for Eurosurf 2011
Donegal will be represented by five surfers on the Irish team selected for the Eurosurf European Surfing Championships in Bundoran later this year. Donegal Daily reports that Bundoran residents Ronan Oertzen (20), Shauna Ward (24), Darragh McCarter (25) and Richie…

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