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Red Bull Storm Chasers Take off in Kerry
#redbull – The organisers of Red Bull Storm Chasers have scrambled all their crews and teams who had 48hrs to travel from across the globe to Ireland for the first "Mission" on the 3 mission challenge writes Brian Carlin. Today saw…
Windsurfers Race to Kerry for Red Bull Storm Chase
#Windsurfing - Due to 2012's calm storm season, organisers of the Red Bull Storm Chase recently extended the competition into this year - and competitors are currently racing to Ireland for the first mission of the contest. Brandon Bay in…
Surfers On Amber Alert for Third Annual Tow-In Session
#Surfing - Some of the world’s best big wave surfers were last week hurriedly making their way to Ireland to compete in the third annual Billabong Tow-In Session at Mullaghmore in Co Sligo. Event organisers gave the amber light for…
Father Pays Tribute to Windsurfing 'Warrior' Mikey Clancy
#Windsurfing - Michael Clancy, father of late windsurfing prospect Mikey Clancy, has issued a statement following the tragic death of his son last week. On behalf of the Clancy family, he wrote: Mikey Clancy, a rising star in the PWA,…
Irish Windsurf Pro Mikey Clancy Passes Away
#Windsurfing - News has come in of the untimely death of Irish professional windsurfer Mikey Clancy. The Dubliner, who was just 22 years of age, competed on the PWA World Windsurfing Tour and had just returned to the world windsurfing…
Cold Water Surfers Catch The Waves At Brandon Bay
#Surfing - Check out this beautifully shot video from ONITmedia of intrepid winter surfers catching the breaks at Brandon Bay, Co Kerry. The waves might not be the biggest that Ireland has to offer at this time of year -…
Dashing Through the Surf On a No-Horse Open Wave!
#SURFING - Here's a little something festive with four weeks to go till Christmas, as Afloat alum Markham Nolan highlights this wonderful photo of Santa Claus riding the waves on a stand-up paddle board via surfing website Magicseaweed. The shot…
Ballinspittle a Popular Haunt for Surfing Crowd
#SURFING - The Irish Examiner reports on the "little economic miracle" that is Ballinspittle in Co Cork, a village that's "bucking the national economic trend" via its plethora of local businesses - and its close proximity to quality surf. The…
Surfer Al Mennie Rides a 50ft Wave - As seen By a Go Pro Camera
#surfing – Surf regular on Afloat's homepage Al Mennie from Coleraine is back on the water again. Although from the angle we're watching this 50-foot waves does not look that impressive it's very clear from Mennie's reaction just how big…
Surfers On Standby for Third Big Wave Tow-in Session
#SURFING - Some of the world's best big wave surfing stars are making their way to Ireland again this winter to compete in the third annual Billabong Tow-In Session. The waiting period for the event started on November 1 and…
Surfers Swarm on Sligo for Year's Biggest Waves
#SURFING - The Irish Times reports that surfers from around the world are flocking to Sligo in expectation of what might be Ireland's biggest waves of the year. Breakers of up to 30 feet off Donegal Bay could be the…
Easkey Britton Praises New Account of Surfing in Ireland
#SURFING - A new book that delves into the world of surfing in Ireland gets a thumbs-up review from surf pro Easkey Britton in The Irish Times. Cliffs of Insanity, by Irish Times sportswriter Keith Duggan, focuses on the close-knit…
French Surfer Rides the Big One Off West of Ireland
#SURFING - Surfing website MagicSeaweed captured French surf pro Justine Dupont in top form at Aileens off the West of Ireland on Sunday 21 October. The 21-year-old paddled out to the secret big wave surfing spot with 2011 Billabong XXL…
Video Shows Surfers Taking On West Coast Waves
#SURFING - WorldIrish brings us another gem of a video as surf pros take on the challenging waves off the west coast of Ireland. It's just the latest praise for the Emerald Isle as a world-class surfing destination.
Up Close and Personal with NI Big Wave Surfer Al Mennie
#SURFING - Top press photographer Charles McQuillan recently travelled to Northern Ireland to capture big wave surfing pro Al Mennie in training for the winter season, as The Irish Times reports. McQuillan set out to document every aspect of Mennie's…
Easkey Britton Makes Waves in Iran for New Documentary
#SURFING - A documentary charting Easkey Britton's history-making surfing trip to Iran will premiere on French TV later this month, according to The Irish Times. The hour-long film was shot by French filmmaker Marion Poizeau during the Donegal surf champion's…

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