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Irish-Australian Surfer Escapes Shark Attack In South Africa
#Surfing - Irish-Australian surf pro Mick Fanning has become a viral sensation after video of him fighting off a shark attack during a surfing contest wowed the internet. As the Irish Examiner reports, Fanning was taking part in the final…
Strandhill Tops Surfing Spots On Wild Atlantic Way
#Surfing - Strandhill in Co Sligo is the number one spot for surfing in Ireland, according to a new celebration of the best towns to catch waves along the Wild Atlantic Way. In the words of SurfHolidays.com, the small village…
Cancer Survivor To 'Stand Up' For An Rás Mór At Ocean To City Cork Harbour Festival
#StandUpPaddle - Jason Conniry is set to make it a first for Cork's An Rás Mór during the Ocean to City Cork Harbour Festival this coming June bank holiday weekend - plying the long-distance rowing course by stand-up paddle board.…
Portrush Brothers Surfing Closer To Virgin Boss Grant
#Surfing - Two enterprising surfing brothers are one step closer to a £50,000 business grant from Virgin boss Richard Branson. According to the Belfast Telegraph, Ricky and Chris Martin secured enough votes through the online 'Pitch to Rich' campaign to…
Surf Meets Trad In New Video Tribute To Lahinch's Big Waves
#Surfing - Ireland's surfing scene gets another tribute in this new short film from surf-wear brand Billabong, via BreakingNews.ie. Matching the pulsing rhythms of a trad session at Kelly's Bar with breathtaking action from the wild waves off Lahinch in…
Indoor Surfing An Option For Derry Sports Centres
#Surfing - Indoor surfing could be on the cards for Derry residents in proposals for new sports facilities the Foyleside city, as the Londonderry Sentinel reports. A wave-machine-type "surf basin" is one of a number of options for the £20-30…
Bundoran Makes List Of 'Amazing Waves All Surfers Want To Ride'
#Surfing - No stranger to lists of the world's top surfing destinations, Bundoran has been cited yet again as a spot no waverider worth their salt will want to miss. This time the Donegal surfing mecca – set to attract…
Upcoming Festivals Show What's Up With Irish Surfing
#Surfing - The biggest cash prize in Irish surfing will be up for grabs again this summer at the Sea Sessions Surf and Music Festival. As JOE.ie reports, the Expressions Session is set to attract the biggest surfing names in…
Champ Lashes Out At Irish Pro After World Surf League Opener
#Surfing - Irish-Aussie surfer Glenn Hall says there's "nothing personal" between him and world surfing champion Gabriel Medina after the latter's outburst over his elimination from the World Surf League season opener. As the Sydney Morning Herald reports, the Brazilian…
Ride Waves In The Wake Of Westlife – Or Mix Yoga With Your Surfing
#Surfing - The members of Westlife are well known for hailing from the 'Land of Heart's Desire' – Co Sligo. But did you know one of the group, Kian Egan, is a keen surfer? It should make sense, when you…
Foil Boarding In New Zealand, Laird Hamilton Shows The Future for Surfing?
#foilboarding – Notorious surfer Laird Hamilton is foil boarding at one of New Zealand's finest waves, the left-hand point-break at Raglan. The clip comes courtesy of The Ultimate Waterman, a forthcoming event to be held next month in New Zealand,…
Easkey Britton's Pioneering Surf Trip To Iran Inspires New Film
#Surfing - The inspirational story of Easkey Britton's pioneering surfing trip to Iran is now part of a new film exploring how the sport is empowering women in the Middle East. Two years ago, Afloat.ie reported on Britton's adventures in…
Van Gelderen Claims New Irish GPS Speed Sailing Record
#SpeedSailing - Ireland may have a new speed sailing record after Oisin van Gelderen laid claim to a 46.67-knot run at West Kirby Marine Lake in northwest England yesterday (Wednesday 28 January). The multiple-time national champion says the WGPSSRC, the…
Portrush Brothers Pioneer 'Next Generation' Surfboards
#Surfing - "Next generation" surfboards are the stock-in-trade of Portrush brothers Chris and Ricky Martin, whose Skunk Works business gets The Irish Times profile treatment this week. The brothers' company is a first for Northern Ireland, let alone its Coleraine…
Surf School Boss Tells How He Swapped Media Life For The Waves
#Surfing - With surfing hotspots like the magnificent Mullaghmore bringing the cream of the world's wave-riding crop to Ireland's coasts, it should be no surprise that some enterprising individuals see opportunity in meeting the growing demand for the sport. The…
Cotty Gets Big Wave Nomination For Storm Rachel Giant At Mullaghmore
#Surfing - Mullaghmore regular Andrew 'Cotty' Cotton has secured a nomination in the 2015 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards for his monster ride on the swells that preceded Storm Rachel this week. According to The Irish Times, Cotty skipped an…

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