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Canadian Surf Pros Ride Ireland's Famous Waves
#SURFING - Credit goes to WorldIrish for a great find in this video featuring Canadian surfing pros Noah Cohen and Nico Manos on a recent trip to Ireland to sample our world-class waves. The duo captured footage of their wave-riding…
Reality Show on Irish Teen Surfers Begins Filming in June
#SURFING - Ireland might be growing in reputation as a world surfing capital, but the vast majority of Irish teenagers have never ridden a wave. However, a new reality show for RTÉ aims to tackle that notion head-on by answering…
Irish-American Surfer Gets Guinness World Record for World's Biggest Wave
#SURFING - It's official - an Irish-American surf pro did indeed ride the world's biggest wave, and will have his name in the Guinness Book of Records to prove it. Record-keepers have confirmed that a 78-foot monster wave caught by…
Surfing Is Ireland's 'New National Pastime'
#SURFING - Surfing is Ireland's new national pastime, if the Irish Independent is anything to go by. The paper's Amanda Phelan travelled to Lahinch - home of 'biggest wave' award hopeful Ollie O'Flaherty - to investigate the boom in surf…
Red Bull Storm Chase Will Hunt The World's Strongest Winds and Swells
#WINDSURFING - Ireland's windsurfers have been set with the challenge - find the strongest storm conditions for the ride of their lives. The Red Bull Storm Chase 2012 will see 10 of the world’s best windsurfers take part in what…
'Thrills Outweigh Consequences' for Big Wave Surfer Ollie O'Flaherty
#SURFING - Ireland's surfing scene is on the crest of a big wave, according to BBC News in its profile of Mullaghmore Head rider Ollie O'Flaherty ahead of the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards. As previously reported on, Lahinch…
Surfing in Ireland For Experts and Learners Alike
#SURFING - Discover Ireland guest blogger Mark Folens jumps right into the deep end as he explores one of the many options for those learning to surf in Ireland. Despite describing himself as "not really the beaches type", Folens braved…
'One Epic Day of Huge Surf' Caught On Film
#SURFING - A new short film tells the story of "one epic day of huge surf" at Mullaghmore Head, as Surfer Today reports. The Northcore film 'Fathoms Left to Fall' follows some of the world's top big wave surfers as…
Irish Surfer Needs Funds to Attend Big Wave Awards
#SURFING - A young surfer from Lahinch in Co Clare is in the running for the 'biggest wave' prize in the 2012 Billabong XXL contest for his monster ride at Mullaghmore Head, The Irish Times reports. Ollie O'Flaherty, 24, is…
March's Big Waves Tease a Wild Summer of Surfing
#SURFING - Irish surf classifieds website has compiled some stunning images from March's world-class surfing conditions. From the biggest rollers in years off Mullaghmore Head in Co Sligo to the Cliffs of Moher and even as far south as…
Surf Pro Paddles from Giant's Causeway to Scotland for Charity
Northern Irish surf pro Al Mennie took on a different challenge this month, when he paddled a surfboard from the Giant's Causeway to Scotland in the name of charity. "It will be the northernmost crossing of its type in the…
Clancy Rides Monster Donegal Wave
#WINDSURFER – Searching for the perfect conditions for a windsurfer is a key ingredient for a successful monster wave session. When 21 – year old Irish professional Mikey Clancy locked onto the possibility of it happening at his favourite reef…
Top Surfers Tackle Biggest Rollers in Years Off Mullaghmore
#SURFING - It may have been too late for the postponed Tow-In Surf Session, but the big waves at Mullaghmore Head finally picked up this week - and some of the world's top surfers were there to take advantage of…
Al Mennie's Epic Charity Paddle from Giant's Causeway
#SURFING - Northern Irish surf pro Al Mennie will be taking on a different challenge later this month, when he sets out to paddle a surfboard from the Giant's Causeway to Scotland in the name of charity. "It will be…
Stunning Video of Rip Curl Surfers 'Frozen in Time'
#SURFING - Rip Curl has posted some stunning video of Irish-Australian surfing pro Mick Fanning and his teammates captured using a Matrix-style '30 camera array'. The technique, described by Rip Curl as a "a technological world first", uses a line…
No Tow-In Surf Session for 2012
#SURFING - The second Billabong Tow-In Surf Session will not sadly run this year, following the end of the four-month waiting period yesterday. Organisers decided to postpone the invitation-only event till next winter after conditions off Mullaghmore Head in Co…

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