Summer Arrives in Strandhill
This is Eddie and Seamus from iSurfIreland surf school in Strandhill and welcome back to our blog. Summer is here and that means our 2017 summer camps are back on for the next ten weeks for u 18s.
2017 Summer Camps
Now that children have some well deserved time off school why not get them active in the outdoors on one of iSurfIreland’s popular five-day surf camps?
Your child will have lots of fun in the ocean learning to surf. Participants also get to learn about the wind and tides and pick up essential water safety and ocean awareness. Beach games and eco-walks are also part of the program. Parents can relax in the knowledge that our camps are personally supervised by iSurf managers Seamus and Eddie who together have over sixteen years coaching experience and who know the area well.
Our Summer S’Cool program ensures your child has a safe, structured and fun environment to learn in. Plus, we have the best team of expert local instructors who are able to encourage and motivate young people in the ocean.
With the summery weather and the warmer water temperatures there are more people than ever enjoying the waves at Strandhill. It is also amazing to witness the progression of some of our junior and senior surfers from last year, which is what we like to see.
Both of us have been getting plenty of summer surf sessions in between our surf classes each day. Eddie has been busy fine tuning his longboarding style in the perfect waves we have been getting in Strandhill. Here is a photo of Eddie cross stepping his board taken one morning last week by resident Strandhill photographer Anna ‘Banana’ Valente.
Wild Atlantic Way Champion
Seamus recently attended a Wild Atlantic Way seminar in Sligo and gained his certificate to say that he is a Wild Atlantic Way Champion and can help you make the most out of your trip on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, especially when you are on the world famous Surf Coast here in Sligo. In case you don’t know, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is the world’s longest defined coastal touring route which begins in Muff, County Donegal and finishes up in Kinsale in County Cork.
Shambles goes to the Hospital
Shambles also released the last video blog in the Shambles Goes to Hawaii series. This last one is called Shambles goes to the Hospital, with good reason. Shambles was in flying form after surfing Pipeline in Hawaii and jetting back home to Ireland. But, he had a nasty wipeout at his favourite reef in Bundoran which put him out of action for a few weeks. But just like Rileys, once he recovered Shambles was straight back out there looking for more.
Check out the clip here.
World Ocean Day
World Ocean Day 2017 was on June 8th. iSurfIreland were proud to be a part of a very successful beach clean up in association with Clean Coast on the coast of Leitrim, the county with the shortest coastline in Ireland. All it took was a couple of hours for thirty or so local residents and surfers to pick up over a ton of marine litter from the Tullaghan coastline, which was then kindly removed by Leitrim County Council. This fun event was a massive success and we are looking forward to the next one.
We will keep you updated on how our summer is going in our next blog. Until then, we look forward to seeing you on the beach. And remember, don’t forget to wear sunscreen.
Eddie and Seamus.