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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…
Surfing Monsters at the Giant Causeway - The Finn McCool Story
Our week began with the forecast of a huge swell hitting the North Coast of Ireland. It is usual that we travel through the night to meet the swell somewhere on the West Coast with great anticipation writes Conn Osborne.…
Al and Cotty Take On Giant Wave
The surfing website MagicSeaweed has posted a beathtaking pictorial of boarders Al Mennie and Andrew Cotton taking on the incredible Finn MacCools wave at the Giant's Causeway. http://magicseaweed.com/Arise-Finn-MacCool-Content/3048/1/ "The funny thing is this wave has been breaking right under our…
Radio Documentaries on Irish Surfing
Two new radio documentaries on surfing in the west of Ireland are now available to listen online. Originally broadcast on the Kilkee-based community station Raidió Corca Baiscinn at the end of last year, Conan Brophy's two-part series provides a snapshot…
Irish Surfing Calendar of Events for 2011
The Irish Surfing Association has released its draft calendar of events for the 2011 season. Beginning in late February with the Irish Student Nationals in Portrush, the season takes in 16 weekends of meets - including the World Junior Surfing…
Cork Surfers Brave More Than The Cold!
There'a always a sliver lining around our coast. Whats a problem for some can be turned to advantage for others. A reef that sailors avoid during racing on coastal courses from Royal Cork presented the perfect setting for some Cork…
Oisín van Gelderen Takes Speed Sailing Title
Oisín van Gelderen has won the Irish Speed Sailing Championship for 2010 after a phenomenal season. The Afloat.ie/Irish Independent Sailor of the Month for September 2010 had a clean slate of results for the year, posting the fastest speeds over…
Surfers Stand Strong on Doolin Point
Irish surfers have won their first battle against the development of Doolin Point in Co Clare, site of one of the country's top wave spots. A planned council vote on proposals for the €6 million Doolin Pier development was halted…
The Irish Surfing Association (ISA) has posted a useful guide for surfing safely over the winter months. Caution is recommended for surfers at this time of year due to the colder water temperatures combined with stronger swells, severe winds and…
Morgan Falls Just Short in Newquay
Irish surfer Nicole Morgan made a strong showing at last weekend's Newquay Open, the final stop on this season's UK Pro Surf Tour. The Belfast native - who now lives in Bundoran, Co Donegal - placed fourth after the two-day…
Prowlers Could Boost Tourism in West
The 50ft monster waves that arose off Ireland's west coast last week could provide a significant boost to tourism in the region. Ethna Murphy of Fáilte Ireland told The Irish Times that images and news reports of the Prowlers waves…
Giant Prowler Wave Location Remains Secret
The location of record breaking waves that appear only every few years will remain a secret known only to a handful of brave surfers. An international team - including Irish surfers - rode the giant prowler waves off the west…

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