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!

South East Ireland Search & Rescue Cover to be Curtailed

The Irish Government have recently decided to remove the 24hr search and rescue helicopter cover in the south east… they have planned to downgrade the service to daylight hours only, so I guess the Government believe its ‘tough sh1t’ if…

Riding Giants

Riding Giants is up there with the best movies for depicting big wave surfing. Riding Giants is directed by Stacy Peralta and spans nearly 50 years of big wave surfing and its progression through the decades. This documentary type movie…

Surf Spots: Strandhill, Sligo

Strandhill is a great surf location with a beach over 1km long. It’s located south of Sligo town and has a promenade with bars, accommodation, shops and car parking. This beach caters for all levels of surfers from beginners to…

Easter Surfathon In Aid Of Make A Wish Foundation

This Easter Weekend 9 surfers will surf as many waves as possible along the West coast over 24 hours of daylight… sounds like great fun but there is a serious objective behind it; all money raised will go to the…

Accommodation on Achill Island

Achill maybe one of Ireland’s last sanctuaries from day to day life in modern Ireland… and there are plenty of places to put the head down for the night! Achill Island, located West of Mayo and accessed by the new…

Surf Trip Achill June 08′

Flashback… The Bank Holiday of June 2008 was… well, I guess you could call it the start of our love affair with Achill Island! Its a pretty long drive over to Achill Island… about 3.30 mins from Mullingar, but it…

Chasing The Lotus

There are so many surf movies which show you amazing shots and epic surf locations around the world…Chasing The Lotus does this but also gives you an insight into the pioneers of surf videography and photography spanning across the decades…

Surf Hoods

With one of the coldest Winters just passed and the waters still extremely cold, a good hood can save you from an ice-cream headache! As with booties there are many brands and types of hoods on the market. From my…

Surf Boots

We’ve probably had one of the coldest Winters any of us can remember and it doesn’t look like the water is getting much warmer any time soon… So if you dont have booties you might want to invest in a…

Surfing Wipeout Ireland

Wipeout Anybody??

Ever thought you had a bad wipeout? Think again! Have a look at this short film which is a collage of wipeouts taken from 19 surf movies from 1963 to 2005.There’s some fairly dodgy surf etiquette in some of these…

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