Author Archives: Colin Cooney

Colin Cooney

About Colin Cooney

Surfer, Amateur photographer and Garden Designer. Co Owner of Surf Around Ireland....need to know more, get in touch!

Sunset 31st August 2010

Mullingar may not have any waves… but it does have water and sunsets! I grabbed the opportunity this evening to try out my new camera, havn’t got much practice with it recently. Let me know what you think! Colin Cooney…

New Surfboards – Shaper Mark McGuire

About two and a half years into our journey of surfing that has brought us up and down the west coastline we decided to upgrade boards; dropping down in size and upping performance to a 6’8″ Big Boy Fish (Neil)…

Spanish Point for a Paddle – 21st August

With the new board in tow I set out with Niall for Spanish Point… there was a swell rolling in but it was far from perfect! The wind and wave period were ridiculous… a pure on-shore of about 23km/h, a…

Mickey Smith: ‘Dark Side of the Lens’

This is a powerful video, so crisp and clear and makes you sit back and just say Wow. The majority of the footage seems to be from around the Clare coastline with the unmistakable Cliffs of Moher in the background…

Surfer Dies After Shark Attack, Western Australia

An Australian surfer out catching a few 6 footers fell victim to a shark attack at Cowaramup Bay, Gracetown, Western Auz and unfortunately died from his wounds. The attack happened at about 8am local time; the 31 year old was…

Weaver Fish – Mind your step

Just when us surfers thought it was safe to discard our booties and enjoy the warm(ish) waters at Irish beaches, a pesky little fish is causing problems. What lies beneath the sand in the shallow waters of many of our…

Artic Surf Film

Just came across this short film of five top surfers spending 32 days at one extreme destination; The Artic Circle. The film is nearly 9 minutes long but the time flies by as you are sucked into this strange, cold…

Lahinch For the Weekend

After getting the new boards last week nothing was gonna stop us from hitting the water at the weekend, not even the bad conditions… when I say bad there was swell about but the wave period and wind ruined the…

Gear Storage

If your sick of bringing half the sea home with you in the car you cant go too far wrong with the Frostfire Moonbag. I have mine nearly two years now and it has served me well so far. The…

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