Once again the Starfish Surf Series was dominated by the Groms. The beach sign-ups consisted of 80 little rascals charging the tents to be the first ones to put their name down. When sign-ups ended there were over 200 competitors frothing to get in the contest.
Visionaries are few and far between. Even rarer are visionaries who are prepared to put their money where their mouths are. If time is money, Jonathan Patrick McCarthy was one of that rare breed - a man who saw things before others and was passionate, even obsessive, about protecting surf breaks.
On Saturday Aug 22nd, Bundoran will host the 3rd annual fundraising event 'Tullan for the Township' at Tullan Strand.
The ASP WQS 6-Star Sooruz Lacanau Pro experienced another short day of competition as three heats only were completed during the outgoing tide at Lacanau this morning. Some two to three foot (0.5 to 1 meter) waves allowed the twelve getting their chance to surf today to show some good surfing, former ASP European Junior champion Romain Cloitre (REU), 20, impressing the ASP judging panel to net a 16.34 point combination, the sixth best score of the event thus far.
Day five of the Australian Longboard Titles saw massive scores and amazing performances from the salt encrusted, battle hardened veterans of the ocean.
The third day of the waiting period saw seven heats only take place in the early morning, the outgoing tide delivering some fun and clean waves until the dead-low tide made the conditions uncontestable.