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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…
American 'freesurfer' Jamie O'Brien
#Surfing - American surfing pro Jamie O'Brien sings the praises of Clare's big waves as part of his latest web series on chasing the world's best surf. Speaking with entertainment.ie ahead of the fifth season of his RedBull.tv show Who…
Surfers In Tandem To Help Those Affected By Depression In Northern Ireland
#Surfing - Surfers from across the North West paired up to take part in a unique event to raise money for mental health charity Aware NI last week. The money raised at the tandem surfing competition, run by Portrush-based surfing…
Kevin Cavey (right) in Sligo in 1967 with one of Ireland's first fibreglass surfboards
#Surfing - This Easter weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Ireland's first ever 'surfari', with some of the original surfing evangelists recreating their pioneering trip. As related to the Irish Examiner, the expedition was mounted by Bray Ireland Surfing Club…
Burglars forced the lock on the surf school's van in Lahinch overnight
#Surfing - Lahinch Surf Experience has asked the public to be on the lookout for a number of items stolen from a van outside the surfing school's premises overnight. According to a Facebook post this morning (Saturday 26 March), some…
An artist's rendering of the winning design for the proposed new surfing and coastal community centre for Strandhill, Co Sligo
#Surfing - A black rubber roof is one of the unusual features of the winning design for a new maritime centre in Strandhill, as the Sligo Champion reports. The vision for the new surfing and coastal community centre by London…
Portrush will host a tandem surfing contest for charity this Sunday 20 March
#Surfing - Sign-ups are still welcome for a charity tandem surfing competition in Portrush this coming weekend, as the Coleraine Times reports. Waveriders will be lining up two-by-two on the East Strand this Sunday 20 March for the charity event…
Rossnowlagh Beach is a popular spot for beginner surfers
#Surfing - A Donegal surfing school has raised €20,000 for its expansion via peer-to-peer lending, as Donegal Now reports. Fin McCool Surf School in Rossnowlagh aims to complete renovations of its new base in the town thanks to funds raised…
World Premiere For Surfing Documentary In Dingle Next Weekend
#Surfing - A new documentary following two American descendants of the 'King of the Blaskets' as they surf the waves of their ancestral homeland will have its world premiere in Dingle next weekend. The Crest will be screened as part…
#Surfing - He broke his neck in a horror surfing accident in the summer of 2014. But Mark Patterson was back at work within two months of his ordeal – and back on his board not long after. Speaking to…
Jason Polakow is well known for his big wave exploits - often travelling the globe to search out the biggest and best waves on the planet and he's just completed his latest mission. With El Niño producing a colossal winter…
#Surfing - A long-time professional surfer from Mayo is set to make waves in politics in the upcoming General Election, as the Clare Herald reports. Fergal 'Ferg' Smith, who can count starting an organic farm in Lahinch among his achievements…
#Surfing - He's the Irish surfing hall-of-famer who "came out of nowhere". And now Joe Roddy is the subject of a fascinating radio documentary about his decades of aquatic exploits and ingenuity on Newstalk, both online and broadcast tonight (Saturday…
#Surfing - Big storms bring big waves, as professional surfers in Ireland can attest on a regular basis. It also means that the current El Niño conditions in the Pacific have attracted the cream of the world's big-wave surfers to…

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