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August 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm

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Your not cool unless you listen to this…

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June 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

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The Truth As Spoken By Dylan Holland

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How to write a surfboard review

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June 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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Surf training: learning to skate can really improve your surfing

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April 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

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New Sterling Spencer Action Figure Now In Stock!

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He is so hot right now, we thought we better provide you with the hottest figurine in our core surf action hero series. Send a blank check and stamped addressed envelope to us. Now! Stay Core!

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January 20, 2012 at 12:38 am

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SUP JOhn? SUP Santa? SUP is soo cool

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Its been 2 years since a post, here at Irish surf core , we were so busy being core we couldn’t post anything up. Also we have got a bit lazy and forgot to work on our cores… with all this belly its been hard to lie down on the board so we’ve moved to the SUP.. This “new” , “exciting” sport has everyone moving, hey if cameron diaz is doing it why cant we.. However we have noticed a certain trend in types doing it.. .. see if you can work out a trend>> answers on a post card, or just leave in the comments section.. winner gets a free drop in ..
just in case you missed it ..
SUP is cool

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December 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm

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The banks are shit…

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It is truly the worst effect of the recession that has been inflicting our country. All the doom and gloom has filtered into the surf community of the south of Ireland. Cork. Not only have the banks let our economic recovery down but they are also causing crap quality waves. The same echo is heard throughout the line ups of Co. Cork… “The banks are shit” or “jeesus when have the banks been good this year… never”. Some people have tried to defend the banks but it is also true that these said banks have not been good since the hey days of the Celtic tiger.  There was sand everywhere and people bought houses right near the banks. Unfortunately the banks have no sand and the people are suffering. A recent protest group has been formed by disgruntled local surfers and posters can no be seen at Corks once famous superbanks.

A recent poster at local break


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September 22, 2010 at 1:50 pm

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Modern Collective

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July 30, 2010 at 11:15 am

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All Dolphins are Rapists

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July 11, 2010 at 11:53 pm

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More Cutbacks Forecast due to Continuing Recession

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The deepening recession is leading to a spate of serious cutbacks across the broad spectrum of Irish surfing. Leading analysists, drawing on wide ranging data have shown that cutbacks have increased by 25% since 2008 and this trend is set to continue well into 2011.They have also highlighted the strong correlation between job losses and the increase in surftime. Whereas in previous years it was only the minority of Irish surfers who could master the simple cutback it now seems that with all this free time, surfers are actually improving and the move has become de rigueur.

Johnie O’Brien, a Bundoran local, is once such young Irish surfer who recently found himself  affected by the downturn in the economy, ” During the Celtic Tiger years my surfing wasn’t really improving, in fact I’d go so far as to say I was actually getting worse. My long working hours meant that I little more than a wee weekend warrior. Nowadays I’m getting so much practise its all starting to pay off. I’ve finally mastered the art of  the lay-back thanks to these lay-offs”.

Cutbacks are affecting everyone

Cutbacks are affecting everyone

However, not everyone is happy about the recession. Grumpy locals at once quiet spots are complaining that “you can’t even pull up on a wednesday morning without seeing at least a dozen twenty-something dole-scrounging surfers on the hunt for waves”. Don reckons the failing economy is to blame for this upsurge of new talent and mourns the fact he cant even catch a wave out back on his fifteen footer without an upstart shortboarder sitting deeper than him and hooting him off. “It’s absolutely sickening, whereas we had to work and could only practise our surfing once a week these gobshites are getting sponsored by the Social and getting out there everyday. Disgusting!”

Pre-recession cutback.

Pre-recession cutback.

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October 7, 2009 at 12:45 am