The 2014 Causeway Coast Surf Festival will host the independent Portrush Open Surf Contest in the following categories.
Open to all male competitors aged 18 and up. (Including Seniors & Masters)
Open to all female competitors aged 18 and up. (Including Seniors & Masters)
Open to all competitors aged 18 and up. (Including Seniors & Masters)
Open to all competitors male or female aged 18 and up.
Open to all boys and girls aged 18 and under.
Open to all competitors male or female aged 18 and up. This will be an open wave riding contest.
Our fun Longboard Contest to celebrate Ian Hill's 50 years of Surfing in Ireland. All competitors welcome. Entry fee to charity.
Registration at competition site 8am (West Strand, Portrush) Date: Saturday 19th April - First heats in the water 9am.
You can enter in advance for any of the surf competitions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE – You are required to show evidence of your ISA membership (or international equivalent) to the registration staff. Only fully insured competitors may enter and take part in the contest. Anyone without valid proof of ISA membership (or international equivalent) will not be allowed to enter unless they join up prior to the event.
Cost of entry for each event is £10.00
Any queries please Email us or Tel: +44 (0)7825 771 149
“The joy of surfing is so many things combined, from the physical exertion of it, to the challenge of it, to the mental side of the sport.” - Kelly Slater
Live acoustic music and DJs during the day at the Festival Marquee. Sponsored by The Atlantic Bar, Portrush.
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain” - Bob Marley
We are stoked to be partnering up this year with the Shore Shots Irish Surf Film Festival to bring you the best Irish, UK, Icelandic and International surf movies.
Full details and venue to be announced soon
"The yin and yang of a trip. The highs and the lows. The epic rides and the epic falls. Surfing isn’t an easy game to get right."
The Causeway Coast boasts some great artists that are either surfers themselves or are closely involved with the local surfing community, and the festival is proud to be able to showcase some of their work.
Exhibition will be in festival site marquee.
“Beware of artists...They mix with all classes of society and are therefore the most dangerous.”
There is no doubt that the Causeway Coast, and Ireland as a whole, has world class waves. Over recent years local and international photographers have been covering some epic sessions along our coast and around Ireland and we have teamed up again with the Shore Shots Irish Surf Film Festival to showcase some amazing work.
Details and venue to be announced soon
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” - Ansel Adams
The main festival event site will be hosted at West Strand in Portrush.
We have arranged plenty of activities and things to see and do on-site including:
The Causeway Coast Surf Festival is being organised and run by The Causeway Coast Surf Club (CCSC) which is the oldest surf club in Northern Ireland and is based in the hub of Northern Irish surfing, Portrush. The club aims to develop surfing as a sport and lifestyle choice for all those who wish to join.
Surfing is one of the fastest growing sports on the Island of Ireland, offering many choices to those who wish to access our ocean. We aim to help all those who wish to enjoy thrill of riding waves on the many top class beaches of the Causeway Coast.
Our membership package offers everything from free use of high quality surf equipment to participation in social events, film nights, contest surfing, beach BBQ's, and all members become part of a supportive and varied network of surfers.
We take an active interest in protecting the local marine environment and are also involved in developing local surf culture, art and music events.
For more information on The Causeway Coast Surf Club check out our website at www.causewaycoastsurfclub.com
The Causeway Coast Surf Festival would like to mark a milestone in Irish Surfing History this year with local surf legend Ian Hill.
Ian first surfed in Northern Ireland at Castlerock, April 1964, 50 years ago this Easter and to celebrate we invite you all to
the "Pops 10'+" Malibu Longboard contest to celebrate his 50 years of Surfing in Ireland.
So grab your super big longboard and have some fun just like Ian had 50 years ago!
PS - unlike Ian you're allowed to enter in a wetsuit and use wax! He first surfed in a pair of jeans with no wax back in '64!! and his board was 10'6" but there's not so many of those about these days.
Photo below of Ian surfing Bundoran 1964. (Supplied by Andy Hill)