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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…
Best Ever Surfing Winter for Ferg and Tom
Surfing magazine MagicSeaweed recently caught up with waveriders Fergal Smith and Tom Lowe to get the lowdown on winter surfing on the Emerald Isle. The pair describe how flat surf after last November's 'big freeze' gave way to a run…
Surfing's for All The Family in Fuerteventura
Surfing isn't just for extremists - it can be a fun activity for the whole family, and you can even build a holiday around it! Gary Quinn writes in The Irish Times about family surf lessons in the Fuerteventura, where…
Clare Will Be Rocking for Surf & Music Festival
Thousands of visitors are expected in the west Clare town of Miltown Malbay for the Cold Pro surf and music festival on the June bank holiday weekend. The Irish Examiner reports that Imelda May, Peter Hook (New Order) and Jamie…
Portrush Open Surfing Championships This Weekend
The 2011 Portrush Open Surfing Championships take place this weekend from 9-10 April. Ireland's best surfers are expected to take part in the two days of competition, which will also be the decicing contest for selecting surfers to represent Ireland…
Surfers Speak Out Over Doolin Point
Local surfers have expressed their dismay over the decision by Clare County Council to approve the new pier development at Doolin Point. The Irish Surfing Association (ISA) maintains that even the revised plan - accepted by the council's 32 members…
Sligo IT Takes Student Surf Title
Sligo IT fought off tough competition to take the top spot at the 2011 Irish Student National Surf Championships in Portrush last weekend. Poor conditions on the Saturday morning forced a postponed start in the afternoon but Sligo raced to…
Videos Get Up Close With Prowlers
Two new videos posted online offer a fasincating insight into the impressive and mysterious west coast big wave spot known as Prowlers. The first includes footage and images from the infamous surf session from last November that put the wave…
Surfers Take On Big Waves in Sligo
More than 20 of Ireland's and Europe's top surfers took on the monster waves at Sligo’s Mullaghmore Head at the weekend in Ireland's first ever 'big wave' surf contest. The Tow-in Surf Session was organised by the Irish Surf Rescue…
Surf Calendar Kicks Off With Intervarsities
The Irish surfing calendar begins on 19 February with the 2011 Irish Surf Intervarsities at East Strand in Portrush, Co Antrim. The weekend will feature contests in men's and women's surfing, bodyboarding and longboarding, as well as a novice surfing…
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