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Ireland's Big Wave Surfers Showcased in New Film
Ireland's first ever 'big wave' surfing contest has been immortalised in a new documentary film (SEE TRAILER BELOW). http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ High Pressure – The Story of Ireland’s First Big Wave Surfing Contest follows the story of those hardy souls who took…
Surfers Sought for TV3 Dating Show
A TV producer is seeking surfers to take part in the next series of TV3's hit dating programme Take Me Out. Sideline Productions is looking for both male and female "fun loving" contestants to audition for the enertainment show, where…
Bethany Hamilton: 'I Would Have Been Lost Without Surfing'
Last Saturday's Irish Times features an interview with Hawaiian surfing champion Bethany Hamilton who was in Bundoran for Eurosurf 2011 - where the film of her incredible true life experiences, Soul Surfer, had its gala premiere. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/item/16980-bundoran-rnli-lifeboat-crew-welcome-surf-champion-bethany-hamilton/ As previously…
Portugal Takes Top Honours at Eurosurf 2011
Team Portugal were crowned European Surfing Champions at the final day of Eurosurf 2011 in Bundoran yesterday. http://afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ It's the first time the Portuguese have held the title since 1997, which is also when the event was last hosted in…
Beginners Welcome at Tramore Seaside Festival
Learner surfers were more than welcome at the fourth annual seaside festival in Tramore, Co Waterford last weekend. The Irish Independent reports that Tramore beach is popular with surfing novices who want to develop their skills before tackling the bigger…
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Crew Welcome Surf Champion Bethany Hamilton
A touch of Hollywood glamour came to Bundoran recently when Hawaiian surfing champion Bethany Hamilton dropped into Bundoran RNLI lifeboat station to say hello to members of the volunteer lifeboat crew.  Bethany was in town for the gala Irish screening…
Doggy Dudes Ride the Waves in Lahinch
A very different group of doggy paddlers made history last weekend at Ireland's first ever surfing contest for dogs. http://afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ Organised at Lahinch beach by Co Clare-based dog trainer Raquel Noboa, the event raised around €500 for Guide Fogs for…
Surfers Welcome New Ruling on Doolin Pier Development
Surfers have hailed the recent ruling by An Bord Pleanála that Clare County Council must reapply for planning permission for its proposed €6 million redevelopment of Doolin Pier. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ As previously reported on Afloat.ie, local surfers and the Irish Surfing…
Irish Team Finalised for Eurosurf 2011
The final line-up has been confirmed for Ireland's team at the European Surfing Championships in Bundoran later this week. http://afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ Rossnowlagh's John Britton joins his cousin Easkey Britton in the strong squad aiming for Eurosurf gold. The rest of the…
Undertones Top Music Lineup at Eurosurf 2011
Derry punk legends The Undertones will headline a hit music lineup to entertain the crowds at Eurosurf 2011 in Bundoran later this month. The band best known for 'Teenage Kicks' top a weekend-long bill that includes popular traditional fusion group…
'Soul Surfer' Gala Screening at Eurosurf 2011
A new film telling the true story of Hawaiian surfer Bethany Hamilton will have its gala Irish screening following the opening ceremony of Eurosurf 2011 in Bundoran on Saturday 24 September. http://afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ Soul Surfer stars AnnaSophia Robb as Hamilton, who…
Inventor Hopes to Raise Funds for Surfing 'Swiss Army Knife'
A Limerick-based inventor has created what could soon become the 'Swiss Army Knife' of surfers the world over, The Irish Times reports. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ The SurfBuckle, developed by Nick Ryan of new surfwear company LirChild, is a multi-purpose tool that allows…
Ireland Among FT's 'Hottest Emerging Surf Spots'
The Financial Times has highlighted Ireland as one of the world's top emerging surfing destinations. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ "The quality of Irish surf has been recognised for many years, writes adventure journalist Alf Alderson, "but it’s only recently that it has really…
Surf2heal a Success in Tramore
This year's Surf2heal programme in Tramore has been hailed as a huge success, Waterford Today reports. http://www.waterford-today.ie/waterford-sport/13528-high-five-for-surf-2-heal-13528.html The annual nationwide surfing camp for children with autism pairs each child with four volunteers to help them have fun with the surf…
Surfers Promote Safe Surfing with Irish Water Safety
Irish Water Safety and the Irish Surfing Association ISA were at Lahinch Co Clare to launch a joint safe surfing poster to highlight the safety steps for a safe and enjoyable surfing experience. Pictured on the beach in Lahinch are below…
Kilfeather Retains Irish Open Surf Title
Stephen Kilfeather retained his Irish Open Surfing Championship title at last weekend's County Sligo Open. http://afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ The 24-year-old Sligo native squeaked past fellow Team Ireland members Cain Kilcullen and Ronan Oertzen to clinch the title for the second year in…

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