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Surfing into the Record Books

Surfing into the Record Books

The surf may have been small in Huntingtan beach, California on Saturday but that didn't stop 66 of orange county's finest shatter the Guinness World Record for "Most people Riding a Surfboard at once" and the "World's largest Surfboard". The event was a celebration of International Surfing Day with thousands of on lookers gathered on the pier to watch the record attempt. The board was design...
1 week ago
Our Top 5 Surf towns along the Wild Atlantic Way

Our Top 5 Surf towns along the Wild Atlantic Way

Post Added by Allan Mulrooney. Follow Allan on twitter here: @almulrooney Photo by Aaron Pierce 1) Strandhill. Co.Sligo Our number one spot to stop for a surf on the Wild Atlantic Way is Strandhill. Strandhill is a small surfing village 6km outside Sligo town on the west coast of Ireland. Nestled at the foot of Knocknarea Mountain, the village is an eclectic mix of surfers, locals and traveller...
1 month ago
Point Break Trailer

Point Break Trailer

Post Added by Allan Mulrooney. Follow Allan on twitter here: @almulrooney When I first heard that there were plans in the pipeline to remake Point break I was pretty disappointed. First of all, No Keanu Reeves? And I’m pretty sure poor Swayze is dead? As a kid growing up in Ireland, Point Break was the only mainstream movie that could help me explain to the other grommets in the school what...
1 month ago
Our Top 5 Go Pro surf clips of all time

Our Top 5 Go Pro surf clips of all time

Post Added by Allan Mulrooney. Follow Allan on twitter here: @almulrooney Since the Go pro was launched into the surfing world back in 2009 we have watched as surfers worldwide try to capture that perfect angle in order to relive that epic moment. Some wear the camera on their heads, some hold it on a pole, some attach the camera to their boards and others are trying new options every day. T...
1 month ago
Top 5 Funniest Wipe Outs

Top 5 Funniest Wipe Outs

There’s nothing like a good tumble around in the white water to make you come up laughing. Surfing not only tests our ability to balance on a moving board (sometimes it’s hard even sitting on the surf board), but also challenges our sense of humour about ourselves when we fall off. A lot. So help give us all a laugh, and to reassure that all surfers just love playing in the water, here are ou...
1 month ago
Worst Wipeouts

Worst Wipeouts

This article was added by Francesca Bingley  1- Kelly Slater Vs Margaret River x11 world championship title holder Kelly Slater may be one of the best surfers ever, but he was little match for Margaret River’s churning waves last month during the Margaret River Pro competition. He went over the falls just like the rest of us… albeit with a relaxed attitude, so popped back up again wi...
1 month ago
Top 5 Surfing Animals

Top 5 Surfing Animals

This article was added by Francesca Bingley  Just when you thought you had the line-up to yourself along comes a zoo-full of animals who are determined to take over the surf. Have a giggle at some of the cute, weird, and wonderful creatures who love the surf as much as we do… 1- Dogs To begin our foray into the world of crazy surfing animals, we have to start with man’s best...
2 months ago
 Female Solo Traveller Surf Holiday Tips

Female Solo Traveller Surf Holiday Tips

This article was added by Francesca Bingley  Trying out anything new can be daunting and exciting, especially when you are thinking about travelling by yourself for a surf trip.  Questions spring up about ‘will I like going on holiday by myself?’ or ‘what is it like to learn to surf on holiday?’.  It’s normal to wonder and maybe even worry about whet...
3 months ago
 March Surf Clip of the Month 2015

March Surf Clip of the Month 2015

This article was added by Francesca Bingley  New month, new inspiration to get out in the surf.  Whether you're land locked for the moment, or about to go on a surf holiday, we couldn't resist this short trailer of the Roxy Pro Gold Coast that's happening over in Australia at the moment. Check out the moves of the best female surfers in the world as the 2015 world championship tour hap...
4 months ago
 Going on my First Surf Holiday

Going on my First Surf Holiday

This article was added by Francesca Bingley  Setting out as a beginner surfer is all about having as much fun as possible.  Long weekends away, sneaky surf sessions and lessons, and the best: summer surf holidays.  However, the step from just wanting to learn to surf to actually going on a surf holiday can sometimes seem daunting.  We have all wondered about what it could be...
4 months ago
 2015 Women’s World Surf Tour Guide

2015 Women’s World Surf Tour Guide

This article was added by Francesca Bingley  Ready to be inspired by some incredible female surfers this year? The ASP’s women’s world surf tour kicks off in Australia’s Gold Coast this month. Check out the guide for where the women will be travelling to and competing… Last year Aussie infamous surfer Stephanie Gilmore claimed her 6th World Title, besting Hawaiian x2...
4 months ago
 2015 Men’s World Surf Tour Guide

2015 Men’s World Surf Tour Guide

This article was added by Francesca Bingley  The ASP’s World Championship Tour is about to start at the end of this month in Australia, so to help get us all up to speed we thought we would take a look at the year ahead and what it holds… The world tour is made up of 11 events this year, and will span 5 continents, taking in the beautiful Fijian islands once again, along with th...
4 months ago
 10 of the Most Unlikely Places in the World to Surf

10 of the Most Unlikely Places in the World to Surf

This article was added by Francesca Bingley  Ever wondered about the strangest places on earth that you can surf? There are some hidden gems covering the planet, but to save you the time try a few of these on for size…   1- The Severn Bore, UK   This tidal river wave draws thousands of surfers and kayakers to its wave every year when the conditions are right. 2- The Am...
5 months ago
 How to Shape a Surf Board in 5 easy steps

How to Shape a Surf Board in 5 easy steps

Our former social media expert Niamh Smyth bumped into an old college friend, Chris Darling, the other day and after some catching up she asked him what he is now doing. Turns out Chris has set up a Shaping Centre, Surfboardservices.com, around the corner from our Irish offices, offering classes in how to shape a surf board. We asked him if he would write a post for us detailing how to shape a b...
5 months ago
 New Years Resolutions for Surfers

New Years Resolutions for Surfers

This article was added by Francesca Bingley  The beginning of a new year is always a good time to take stock of what has gone on in the year before that you loved, and what you feel like you want to improve on. Where did you surf that captured your imagination, or was there a particular place that you wanted to surf that you hadn’t visited yet? Do you feel your surfing could improve if...
6 months ago

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