Surfing Ireland

Irish Tow Surf rescue now taking membership

Help them continue their core objective of health and safety in Irish Big Wave Surfing. The Irish Tow Surf Rescue Club have been working hard for the past 10 years to develop their voluntary club and provide a vital front…

Why Some Surfer’s Are Far More Likely To Go Deaf

Surfer’s ear is a common cause of hearing loss and ear infections in people who go in the sea regularly without protecting themselves.  Cold wind and water trigger the formation of small bony lumps around the outside of the canal. …

Fergal Smith Surfer/Politician Interview

With election day locked in for the 26th February, we thought a quick catch-up with Fergal Smith was on the cards. Fergal is running for the Green party in County Clare, a progression from his recent ventures in organic farming…

Guts & Glory at the Cliffs of Moher-Surfing Ireland

Not Ideal conditions but some perfect waves scored! After all the storms lately it was nice to see a few days of offshores on the horizon! On paper it looked perfect, a fairly long fetch swell with favorable winds and…

A Second Life for your old Watersports Gear!

Did you order new watersports gear for 2016? Are you about to give the old, destroyed gear to the binman? If that’s the case, please read on. Project eXtreme gear clean-up by LX bags are an Irish pre-startup looking to…

Idiosyncrasies with Patch Wilson

Presented by Patagonia the second in the Series from the crew at Backwash sees Patch Wilson musing about charging heavy slabs on the west cost of Ireland. Some beautiful footage of Patch on some of Ireland’s finest big wave spots. …

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