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Breakdancing proposed as new sport for 2024 Olympics
# Plan
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# Plan

Breakdancing proposed as new sport for 2024 Olympics

Feb 21st 2019, 10:35 AM 3,212 Views 14 Comments

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must now consider the proposal and come to a decision by December 2020.

Surf's up! Government announces plans to open Ireland's first surfing centre of excellence
# Hang Ten
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# Hang Ten

Surf's up! Government announces plans to open Ireland's first surfing centre of excellence

Nov 23rd 2018, 3:06 PM 28,654 Views 50 Comments

Fáilte Ireland have provided €1m in funding to open the centre on Strandhill promenade.

'Pushing for equality in all walks of life, starting on the waves' - World Surf League agrees to gender pay parity
# Surfing
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# Surfing

'Pushing for equality in all walks of life, starting on the waves' - World Surf League agrees to gender pay parity

Sep 6th 2018, 12:39 PM 2,216 Views 4 Comments

The move comes after criticism earlier this year of a disparity between male and female surfers.

Shark fears cancel elite surf competition in Australia
# Dangerous Waters
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# Dangerous Waters

Shark fears cancel elite surf competition in Australia

Apr 18th 2018, 8:08 PM 19,742 Views 15 Comments

The contest was briefly suspended on Monday morning after a local surfer suffered leg injuries.

The Donegal man making big waves in the world of professional surfing
# Holding Your Breath
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# Holding Your Breath

The Donegal man making big waves in the world of professional surfing

Jan 20th 2018, 9:30 AM 7,528 Views 8 Comments

Conor Maguire has surfed some of Europe’s biggest waves.

Drone rescues two Australian swimmers in world's first
# Drone Rescue
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# Drone Rescue

Drone rescues two Australian swimmers in world's first

Jan 18th 2018, 12:43 PM 21,956 Views 19 Comments

Australia is leading the use of the technology in surf lifesaving, with dozens of drones being trialled on beaches around the country.

British doctor escapes Australian shark attack by 'punching it in the face'
# Close Call
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# Close Call

British doctor escapes Australian shark attack by 'punching it in the face'

Nov 14th 2017, 8:11 AM 20,777 Views 23 Comments

25-year-old Charlie Fry was surfing in New South Wales when the attack happened.

Surfing and rice planting among attractions on North Korea tourism website
# DPR Korea Tour
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# DPR Korea Tour

Surfing and rice planting among attractions on North Korea tourism website

Jul 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM 11,491 Views 35 Comments

There are strict warnings from a number of countries not to travel to the isolated Asian nation.

'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
# Swimming
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# Swimming

'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning

Jun 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 6,240 Views 5 Comments

Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.

'Irish guys can put it up to anyone': Surfing through life on the best waves in the world
# Winter Tides
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# Winter Tides

'Irish guys can put it up to anyone': Surfing through life on the best waves in the world

Apr 17th 2017, 10:00 AM 17,920 Views 6 Comments

We spoke to Ollie O’Flaherty and Gearoid McDaid, who both appear in ‘Winter Tides’.

Three-time world surf champion to return to water two years after shark attack
# Bravery
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# Bravery

Three-time world surf champion to return to water two years after shark attack

Mar 7th 2017, 8:06 AM 9,940 Views 7 Comments

Mick Fanning fought off the shark during a competition back in 2015.

A stunning new Irish film looks at why Co Clare is a Mecca for the world's top surfers
# Between Land And Sea
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# Between Land And Sea

A stunning new Irish film looks at why Co Clare is a Mecca for the world's top surfers

Mar 4th 2017, 8:30 PM 36,086 Views 21 Comments

And how its fulltime surfers dedicate their lives to their craft.

Watch: Donegal surfer in the mix for global award after tackling this huge wave in Sligo
# Barrel Of Laughs
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# Barrel Of Laughs

Watch: Donegal surfer in the mix for global award after tackling this huge wave in Sligo

Feb 28th 2017, 5:32 PM 10,074 Views 5 Comments

It’s the second time Conor Maguire has been nominated.

WIN: A weekend surf adventure for two - and a brand-new MINI Countryman for the drive
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# Sponsored By Mini

WIN: A weekend surf adventure for two - and a brand-new MINI Countryman for the drive

Feb 21st 2017, 10:50 AM 11,471 Views 9 Comments

We’re giving you a free trip, surf lessons – and the lend of a new MINI Countryman to get there and back.

Surfing, skateboarding and baseball among the new sports added to the Olympics
# Introducing...
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# Introducing...

Surfing, skateboarding and baseball among the new sports added to the Olympics

Aug 4th 2016, 11:11 AM 3,531 Views 15 Comments

They will be brought in for the 2020 Games after the International Olympic Committee announced the news today.

Australian beach evacuated after '23 foot shark' is spotted
# Marino Rocks
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# Marino Rocks

Australian beach evacuated after '23 foot shark' is spotted

Jan 18th 2016, 3:56 PM 44,679 Views 48 Comments

“It’s the biggest I’ve ever seen … the photo really doesn’t do it justice.”

Top surfer Mick Fanning learns of brother's death during title chase
# RIP
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# RIP

Top surfer Mick Fanning learns of brother's death during title chase

Dec 17th 2015, 12:00 PM 21,602 Views 19 Comments

As he chases a fourth world title, Mick Fanning dealt with the death of his brother on Wednesday.

How I went from 9-to-5 accountant to these South American waves for my office
# Opinion
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# Opinion

How I went from 9-to-5 accountant to these South American waves for my office

Sep 12th 2015, 7:30 PM 877 Views 16 Comments

Richy O’Carroll didn’t want to have any regrets – so he decided to set sail for Peru.

This beautiful footage perfectly captures what surfing in Ireland is all about
# Winter Is Coming
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# Winter Is Coming

This beautiful footage perfectly captures what surfing in Ireland is all about

Aug 19th 2015, 9:00 PM 23,092 Views 11 Comments

Minus the numb fingers.

Island at centre of MH370 find is hounded by sharks
# Swimming Ban
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# Swimming Ban

Island at centre of MH370 find is hounded by sharks

Aug 12th 2015, 6:52 PM 31,038 Views 25 Comments

At least 18 people have been attacked and seven have been killed since 2011.

'Thanks for not eating me': Shark survivor surfer hails 'warrior' mate who came to his rescue
# Lucky Escape
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# Lucky Escape

'Thanks for not eating me': Shark survivor surfer hails 'warrior' mate who came to his rescue

Jul 21st 2015, 9:05 AM 20,713 Views 14 Comments

The 34-year-old three-time world champion fought off a large shark during the final heat of a world tour event at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province on Sunday.

Jaw-dropping scene as pro surfer fends off shark during competition
# Get Out Of The Water!
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# Get Out Of The Water!

Jaw-dropping scene as pro surfer fends off shark during competition

Jul 19th 2015, 2:57 PM 16,389 Views 6 Comments

“I just saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth.”

Like surfing? Like wearing a sharp suit? Now you can do both at the same time
# Lookin' Slick
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# Lookin' Slick

Like surfing? Like wearing a sharp suit? Now you can do both at the same time

Apr 27th 2015, 3:30 PM 14,892 Views 11 Comments

When business and surfing collide…

Hundreds pay tribute to 13-year-old surfing champion killed by shark
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# RIP

Hundreds pay tribute to 13-year-old surfing champion killed by shark

Apr 13th 2015, 9:08 PM 45,928 Views 24 Comments

This was the seventh fatal attack since 2011.

Surfer dies after losing both legs in shark attack
# Australia
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# Australia

Surfer dies after losing both legs in shark attack

Feb 9th 2015, 9:06 AM 30,183 Views 31 Comments

The shark “came from nowhere” between a group of surfers.

Surfers in super slow-motion is the most hypnotic thing you'll see today
# On The Waves
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# On The Waves

Surfers in super slow-motion is the most hypnotic thing you'll see today

Nov 4th 2014, 3:00 PM 12,857 Views 7 Comments

The filmmaker shot the footage at 1000 frames per second.

Guy decides it would be a good idea to surf a whale carcass surrounded by hungry sharks
# Idiot
# Idiot

Guy decides it would be a good idea to surf a whale carcass surrounded by hungry sharks

Nov 2nd 2014, 10:24 AM 5,347 Views 4 Comments

Get him the Darwin Award.

Everything you need to know about winter surfing in Ireland, you brave soul
# Fitness
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# Fitness

Everything you need to know about winter surfing in Ireland, you brave soul

Sep 29th 2014, 8:20 AM 8,062 Views 3 Comments

‘Basically you can get every season in one day…except for summer.’

Family of Stuart Butler 'full of hope' their son will be returned to them
# Byron Bay
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# Byron Bay

Family of Stuart Butler 'full of hope' their son will be returned to them

Jul 23rd 2014, 9:02 AM 11,482 Views 1 Comment

Police in Byron Bay say they are now searching for the body of the 20-year-old Dublin man.

'The waves didn't seem huge... But we couldn't paddle against it'
# Byron Bay
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# Byron Bay

'The waves didn't seem huge... But we couldn't paddle against it'

Jul 22nd 2014, 8:14 PM 20,349 Views 5 Comments

Friends of Stuart Butler describe getting into trouble before the Irish surfer disappeared.

Irish surfer goes missing in the waters off Byron Bay in Australia
# Missing
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# Missing

Irish surfer goes missing in the waters off Byron Bay in Australia

Jul 20th 2014, 10:41 PM 26,717 Views 9 Comments

The man was surfing with two friends who were rescued.

A Meathman made this incredible short surfing film to make you all insanely jealous
# A Letter To Home
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# A Letter To Home

A Meathman made this incredible short surfing film to make you all insanely jealous

Jul 10th 2014, 1:45 PM 5,833 Views 4 Comments

Take 17 minutes to immerse yourself in Maxie Hill’s wonderful postcard.

Sports you should definitely try this summer… surfing
# Hang 10
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# Hang 10

Sports you should definitely try this summer… surfing

May 29th 2014, 1:48 PM 2,952 Views 3 Comments

We’re surfing Ballybunion.

Cute little lamb tries to surf on sheep's back, fails miserably
# Cowabunga
# Cowabunga

Cute little lamb tries to surf on sheep's back, fails miserably

Apr 28th 2014, 4:40 PM 1,989 Views 0 Comments

Totally NOT TUBULAR, dude.

Stormy weather makes for spectacular surfing in Mullaghmore
# Weather
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# Weather

Stormy weather makes for spectacular surfing in Mullaghmore

Jan 6th 2014, 3:14 PM 6,035 Views 3 Comments

Not everybody is sick and tired of the high winds.

Sports film of the week: Hawaiian -- The Legend Of Eddie Aikau
# Reel Stories
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# Reel Stories

Sports film of the week: Hawaiian -- The Legend Of Eddie Aikau

Nov 17th 2013, 9:30 PM 3,631 Views 2 Comments

If you’ve never heard the story of Eddie Aikau, now is a good time to start.

Monster Nazare waves deliver another potential world record
# Whoa
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# Whoa

Monster Nazare waves deliver another potential world record

Oct 29th 2013, 1:00 PM 30,234 Views 9 Comments

Carlos Burle yesterday surfed a wave believed to be 100 feet from trough to crest.

Watch this man propose to his girlfriend... while wakeboarding
# Making Waves
# Making Waves

Watch this man propose to his girlfriend... while wakeboarding

Sep 20th 2013, 6:00 PM 1,317 Views 0 Comments

She said KERSPLOOSH.

Want an adventure? Try climbing Croagh Patrick, surfing Mullaghmore and horse-riding at Castle Leslie
# Tourism
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# Tourism

Want an adventure? Try climbing Croagh Patrick, surfing Mullaghmore and horse-riding at Castle Leslie

Sep 17th 2013, 9:42 PM 12,842 Views 28 Comments

That’s what the Lonely Planet guide would tell you to do in Ireland, anyway.

Sun, sand, surf and radiation in the shadow of Fukushima
# Japan
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# Japan

Sun, sand, surf and radiation in the shadow of Fukushima

Sep 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,901 Views 12 Comments

As news broke this week of toxic water leaking from the plant, surfers say they are worried – but not enough to stay out of the waves there.

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