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Posted: September 22, 2014 by Nicky

Time to Move Jobs....




Say hello to your new offices...



The Job:

We are seeking a Junior to Mid-level PHP Developer to join our rapidly expanding team at our head offices in the heart of Dublin.

Experience required:

•    Junior to Mid-level PHP developer with 2+ years of excellent commercial experience working on large scale projects.
•    Good academic background in Computer Science or a related tech field.
•    JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, CSS, MySQL
•    PHP MVC Frameworks experience (Laravel, CodeIgniter or any other PHP Framework a distinct advantage).
•    Experience working with RESTful API’s also an advantage (not essential)
•    General LAMP stack experience is a must.

Location: Dublin 4
Payment: Negotiable
Terms: Permanent
Extra Perks: Day off in lieu if the surf is good!!

About Surfholidays.com

Surfholidays.com is a European market leader in providing online reservations to the surf travel market. We provide online confirmed bookings for accommodation and surf schools throughout Europe as well as added extras such as car hire, airport transfers & guides.

Our technology function is doubling in size and we are looking for talented individuals at the top of their game to join a team that is dedicated to product excellence, is highly motivated and is interested in embarking on a dynamic career path in one of the world’s most exciting industries.

If this sounds like you please submit a copy of your CV to: jobs@surfholidays.com






Posted: September 22, 2014 by Francesca

This article was added by Francesca Bingley 



Surfers the world over know that when it comes to Europe, there is this amazing mix of surf, culture, food and drink.  It is all about getting out of some pumping surf, and rewarding yourself with the local seafood or meat dish, and washing it down with a healthy glass or two of wine or beer.  
 
When the autumn swells push through from the Atlantic Ocean it is time for the ASP’s world championship tour to head to the French and Portuguese coastlines to kick off the final leg of the year long tour.  Cue event number 9 of 11: the Quiksilver Pro France.
 
Held in the heavy waves off the coast of Hossegor in the south west of France, the Quiky Pro has been taking place since 2002. This is the surf spot when the contenders for the world title make their mark- one way or another.  Last year Australian Mick Fanning took an unprecedented 4th win a the Quiky Pro and proceeded to go on to win the entire tour for a third time.  France could be the turning point for who claims the world title this year… so watch out for top 5 contenders in particular: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Kelly Slater (USA), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Mick Fanning (AUS) and Michel Bourez (PYF).  
 
The Quiksilver Pro will be running from 25th September to 6th October in Hossegor, France. Watch it live here: www.aspworldtour.com/events/2014/mct/713/quiksilver-pro-france 
 
Check out a sneaky preview of what to expect in Hossegor’s infamous barreling waves in the clip below:
 
 
Although a lot of attention has been given to the Quiky Pro over the last decade, focus should also turn to the amazing women’s tour that now runs almost simultaneously to the men’s competition.
 
The Roxy Pro France has been taking place in Hossegor only since 2011, but already the event has already made its mark as part of the women’s ASP world championship tour.  The inaugural event saw x5 world champion Stephanie Gilmore claim the 2011 win, and even followed it up in 2012. However 2013 saw fellow Aussie Sally Fitzgibbons take the top spot… Australians seem to be having their way with the French event, so it will be interesting to see whether one of the two top 5 ranked Hawaiians- Carissa Moore or Malia Manuel can prize the event win away, or if other top 5 Aussie Tyler Wright will swoop in.
 
The Roxy Pro France is stop number 8 of 10 on the ASP’s women’s championship tour and will take place between 23rd to 29th September in Hossegor, France.  Watch it live at: www.aspworldtour.com/events/2014/wct/985/roxy-pro-france/news and take a look at the girls in action in the clip below: 
 
 
Once the Quiksilver Pro France and the Roxy Pro France have been settled the attention moves to the warmer shores of Portugal.  Watch out for incredible tube rides at the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal held in Peniche: 12th - 23rd October for the men’s event when Aussie Kai Otton will defend his title. Also watch the women and Carissa Moore defend her title by battling it out in the penultimate event in the world title race at the Cascais Women’s Pro in Cascais: 1st - 7th October. Watch this space for updates on how the European tour develops…



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