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A still from Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton, showing at Dublin’s IFI this Saturday 2 December
#Surfing - Surf’s up at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin with Mavericks, a weekend of three exceptional surfing documentaries this coming Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December. The IFI has selected three of the top surf films released last…
Former surf pro John McCarthy is now a church pastor in Lahinch
#Surfing - He’s an Irish big wave surfer who’s credited with helping discover and naming the renowned Aileen’s break, near his home in Lahinch. But more than a decade ago, John McCarthy traded the vices of the pro surfing lifestyle…
The current organic vegetable farm near Lahinch feeds 50 local families for most of the year
#Surfing - Surfing farmers in Co Clare are hoping to raise €300,000 to expand their organic vegetable farm, as the Irish Examiner reports. Afloat.ie previously highlighted the Moy Hill Community Garden started by Lahinch surfer Fergal Smith and fellow wave-riders…
Downings Beach in Co Donegal will host its annual windsurfing even this weekend
#Windsurfing - Ireland’s windsurfing community will take over Downings in Co Donegal this coming weekend (22-23 July) for the 2017 Irish National Youth Championships. The Blue Flag beach in the Donegal Gaeltacht has hosted a windsurfing competition each July since…
Surfer Lost At Sea Off Northern Ireland Returns To Thank Rescue Teams
#Surfing - “It was just… nothing. There is only blackness.”That’s how Scottish surfer Matthew Bryce describes his terrifying ordeal adrift on his board in the North Channel for 32 hours.According to the Belfast Telegraph, the 23-year-old recently returned to Campbelltown…
A still from new surfing documentary Between Land and Sea
#Surfing - Between Land and Sea is a new documentary on the surfing culture of Lahinch that’s currently touring with screenings around Ireland, as TheJournal.ie reports. Chronicling ‘a year in the life of an Atlantic surf town’, Ross Whitaker’s film…
Chris Bertish crossed the Atlantic from Morocco to the Caribbean on his custom-made paddle board in 93 days
#SUP - South African adventurer Chris Bertish has become the first man to cross the Atlantic by stand-up paddleboard, as the Guardian reports. The big wave surfer took 93 days to traverse the ocean from Agadir in Morocco to Antigua,…
Two Irish Surfers Up For 2017 Big Wave Prize
#Surfing - Two Irish surfers are nominated for ride of the year in the 2017 WSL Big Wave Awards after taking on the monster swell at Mullaghmore Head last month. Conor Maguire and Peter Conroy were in the right place…
A shot from Mick Fanning’s recent Irish surf trip
#Surfing - It’s no longer such a secret that Ireland has some of the most sought-after swells among the world’s top big wave surfing talent. But beginners aren’t left out of Surfer Today’s list of '10 surf spots you must…
Surfing at Lahinch in a still from ‘Beyond the Break’
#Surfing - Lahinch-based surfing pro Fergal Smith is the subject of not one but two recent online documentaries — and neither for his big wave exploits. Smith turned to organic farming after a globetrotting surfing career, teaming up with fellow…
Easkey Britton giving her TEDxDublin talk in 2013
#Adventure - Pioneering Irish surfer Easkey Britton was keynote speaker at the fifth annual International Adventure Conference in Tralee last week, as The Kerryman reports. The event attracted experts from as far afield as New Zealand for three days of…
Surfers at Doonbeg, Co Clare
#Surfing - Fifty years of Irish surfing will be celebrated in Rossnowlagh this month, as the Donegal Democrat reports. A gala dinner during the Rossnowlagh Intercounties next weekend (15-16 October) will mark five decades since the formation of what was…
A great white shark scavenging in South Africa
#Surfing - An Irishman has been praised for his heroism after saving his best friend from an attack by a great white shark in Australia just over a year ago. As Independent.ie reports, Shane de Roiste leapt into action when…
Andrew Cotton rides the big swell at Nazaré in Portugal in 2014
#Surfing - Chasing the most challenging swells is the dream of the world's top big wave surfers, who've made an art of determining where the tallest walls of water can be found. But now one Irish coastal regular reveals how…
Irish-Australian surf pro Mick Fanning
#Surfing - A year after his close call with a shark off South Africa, Irish-Australian surfing pro Mick Fanning rode the waves to victory this week at the scene of the attack. As the Guardian reports, Fanning topped the field…
Mullaghmore in Co Sligo on a calm day
#Surfing - A stunning photograph of Cornish surfer Tom Butler riding the swell at Mullaghmore Head was up for a top prize at the Nomad Big Wave Awards in Los Angeles this week. The image of Butler – no stranger…

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