New Music On The Scene

I love going to gigs, checking out different music – at home and abroad – and finding new tunes from relatively undiscovered bands. Below are a few notes on a couple of new groups/albums that have recently come across my…

Surf Spots: Enniscrone Beach, Sligo

Ennischrone is a great location with over two miles of beach to surf along! The beach is perfect for beginners and intermediate surfers and can on occasions be a good location for the more advanced surfer. During the summer months…

The O’Neill Cold Water Classic – Thurso Scotland 2010

The O’Neill Cold Water Classic at Thurso Scotland kicks off today, located at Scotland’s most northern coast. This is the fifth consecutive event and is known as the coldest surf contest on tour! Its nice to see the pros test out…

The Monster Energy Surf Open Portrush Is Postponed

The event has been postponed until the 22nd – 23rd May due to a lack of waves! After reviewing the predicted swell for this weekend the contest organisers agreed that the wave height will be below the international standard for…

Tonnta Surf Magazine: Spring/Earrach 2010

While I was down in Clare last weekend I picked up the latest edition of Tonnta Irish Surf Mag… I have to grab a copy whenever I go to the west coast, theres not too many issues for sale in…

Whats Your Favourite Surf Wax?

For the past month I had a wee poll on the site asking people what their favourite surf wax was… the response wasnt massive but I put this down to it being the first month of the blog being online……

Inchydoney Surfing, March ’10

I’ve only surfed in Cork once before and had a pretty decent session but it doesn’t compare to the waves that were on offer last Saturday at Inchydoney. I even had my own personal photographer (thanks Caroline!). Driving into Clonakilty…

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…