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Win tickets to Waveriders exclusive previews

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Waveriders, in association with Lucozade Energy, held special previews of the film during the week giving fans the opportunity to meet the cast and crew.

lucozade_v2Thank you to our competition winners who attended on the night! DUBLIN: Dave Murray, John Coady, Ellie, Chris Embree, Binki, Adrian Watson, Richard Gannon, Owen McLoughlin, Uli Lutz. CORK: Dave Sweeney, Dee Maye, Giles Carey, Liam O’Riain. GALWAY: Bar Lelleher, Cathal , Noelle, Synne Hotvedt, Ronan Waters. SLIGO: Cillian, Aidan Finn, Lorcan MacFadden, Lorna Fox.

All the crew at Waveriders would like to say a big thank you to the tour venues below. Each preview was followed by a Q&A with Joel Conroy (Writer & Director), Lauren Davies (Writer) and surfing stars of the film Richard Fitzgerald and Gabe Davies.

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Monday March 30th: Cork - Gate Cinema, 7pm

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Tuesday March 31st: Galway - Eye Cinema, 7pm

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Wednesday April 1st: Sligo - Gaiety Cinema, 7pm

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Thursday April 2nd: Dublin - Lighthouse Cinema, 6:30pm

Surf spot: Lahinch Co. CLARE

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Lehinch has a long history in Irish surfing. It has been the venue for many contests and surfing events since the early 60’s. Lahinch hosted  the European Surfing Championships back in 1972. Lahinch is the centre of the booming surf scene in Co. Clare and it is hotbed for Irish surfing talent.


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Lahinch

Lahinch/Lehinch is the classic Irish surf town with numerous surf shops/surf schools and surf related businesses. The beach promenade is a hive of surf activity when the waves are on at the beach and near by reefs.

The whole Clare coastline offers some brilliant world class surf like / Spanish Point, Crab Island and of course the fabled big wave spot Aileens. Along with great surf the area offers The Burren and the ‘Cliffs of Moher’ which are two of the countries most famous tourist attractions.

When the waves are huge ‘Aileens’ at the base of the ‘Cliffs of Mohar’ comes alive. It is considered one of the best and most beautiful big wave surf spots on the planet. It can be paddled surfed at small-medium swell but becomes tow-in territory on big days.

Surf spot: Rossnowlagh, Donegal

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Rossnowlagh is situated on the inside of Donegal Bay, approximately a 20 minute drive north from Bundoran. It’s a picturesque 2 km long beach with waves breaking the whole length of the strand. Rossnowlagh is the historic home of Irish surfing, it has a vibrant surf scene; being very popular in summer with winter months becoming a lot quieter.


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Rossnowlagh

Rossnowlagh Surf Club was the first club in Ireland to establish its own club house back in 1985. The club house is still going strong today and it is the hub of activity for all the junior surfers in summer months. Rossnowlagh hosts Ireland’s longest running annual surf contest the ‘Intercounties’ every October.

The waves in Rossnowlagh are very mellow/soft peeling lefts and rights. It breaks through the tide but is best at high tide. It is suitable for children/ beginners or if you’re just looking for a mellow longboard session.

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