In Association With Circle One and Shore Shots Irish Surf Film Festival 2014
Surfing

Surfing - Portrush Open 2014

The 2014 Causeway Coast Surf Festival will host the independent Portrush Open Surf Contest in the following categories.

Mens Open

Open to all male competitors aged 18 and up. (Including Seniors & Masters)

Womens Open

Open to all female competitors aged 18 and up. (Including Seniors & Masters)

Bodyboard Open

Open to all competitors aged 18 and up. (Including Seniors & Masters)

Longboard

Open to all competitors male or female aged 18 and up.

Under 18's

Open to all boys and girls aged 18 and under.

Stand Up Paddle (SUP)

Open to all competitors male or female aged 18 and up. This will be an open wave riding contest.

Pops 10'+ Malibu Challenge

Our fun Longboard Contest to celebrate Ian Hill's 50 years of Surfing in Ireland. All competitors welcome. Entry fee to charity.

How To Enter

Registration at competition site 9am (West Strand, Portrush) Date: Saturday 19th April - First heats in the water 10am.

You can enter in advance for any of the surf competitions by emailing info@causewaycoastsurfclub.co.uk

Cost of entry for each event category is £10.00

You can also become an annual member of Causeway Coast Surf Club for £30 and enter as many event categories as you want.

Cost of entry for the "Pops 10'+ Malibu Challenge" is £5.00, with entry fee going to charity.

You can download the Causeway Coast Surf Club application form here if required. (PDF Document)

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

Music

Music

Music lineup kindly sponsored by The Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

Saturday 19th April

Event Marquee - During the day

Antidote Sound System are a collective of DJ’s, promoters and artists that work on a variety of live music events.

Expect a skilfully selected mix of Hip-Hop, Breaks, Reggae, Dub, Funk and Soul to be served up. Guests DJs appearing during the day.

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Event Marquee - 1pm

The Ropey Brothers are an acoustic duo hailing from the North Coast with an extensive, eclectic repertoire of cover material to suit just about any audience.

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Event Marquee - 3pm

Toni Whitten is a 17 year old singer-songwriter from the Causeway Coast inspired by Nirvana, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morrisette, Bright Eyes, Laura Marling & more.

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Sunday 20th April

Event Marquee - During the day

Antidote Sound System are a collective of DJ’s, promoters and artists that work on a variety of live music events.

Expect a skilfully selected mix of Hip-Hop, Breaks, Reggae, Dub, Funk and Soul to be served up. Guests DJs appearing during the day.

www.antidotesoundsystem.co.uk

Event Marquee - 1pm

Team RKT, the UK Chiptune Rock band! They combine the sounds of a 1989 Nintendo Gameboy with guitars and drums to make energetic and original pop songs.

2013 saw Team RKT release their debut EP to national and regional airplay (BBC Radio 1/BBC Radio Ulster), direct their debut music video into the BBC Music Video Festival 2013, see their music featured on the Jake and Amir podcast, TinyCartridge.com, TheMetaphoricalBoat.com's end of year list as well as supporting slots for the likes of Axis Of, Gum Takes Tooth and Sunflower Festival.

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Event Marquee - 3pm

Natalia Morelli and Ciara Butcher are 2 of the North Coasts finest musicians with Natalia on vocals and Ciara on acoustic guitar.

Expect a really interesting and diverse set of classic and contemporary soul, pop, and R&B covers.

Monday 21st April

Atlantic Bar & Lounge, Portrush

NK Promotions & Hustlers Convention Productions presents DJ CHEEBA (Ninja Tune/Solid Steel) Live AV Show. Support from Militant Vinylist / Jonny Rocco / Mr Fish / Ratout Records (Live) MC Showcase.

DJ Cheeba is the sight and sound of Solid Steel’s new school. Heady beats and blistering sounds come together with iconic music videos, obscure YouTube finds and creative custom edits as Bristol’s DJ Cheeba cuts and splices audio and video live on turntables. Cheeba is more than a DJ, he’s a live experience not to be missed...Your eyes wont believe your ears!

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“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain” - Bob Marley

Film

Film

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.

The Shore Shots Irish Surf Film Festival will be bringing the big screen fun to The Causeway Coast Surf Festival with all the best edits from an incredible winter of Irish surfing.

They'll have all the best surf footage from the last 12 months around the island as well as some truly mind-blowing surf movies from further afield. Catch all the thrills and spills on the big screen!

Set up by Galway surfers Aidan Ellis and Shane O'Donoghue, Shore Shots has been trying to support Irish surf culture and encourage the sports men and women who devote their lives to chasing new waves and pushing themselves to new limits. We try and bring you not just the best videos and photography but also to share the simple beauty of surf culture and the incredible lifestyle surfers here in Ireland are lucky enough to be a part of. No crowded beaches or polluted cityscapes, just amazing cold water adventures and an endless coast of perfect peaks waiting to be explored. Find out more at www.shoreshots.ie

Saturday 19th April - Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
Admission: £5 // 7pm - 10pm // Refreshments Served

"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."

Art

Art

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.”

Photo

Photo

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.

Flowerfield Arts Centre - Saturday 19th April 7pm-10pm as part of Shore Shots Film Festival Screenings

Festival site marquee over the weekend.

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” - Ansel Adams

Activities

Activities

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:

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About

About

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

About Causeway Coast Surf Club and Festival

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About

Local Legend

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)

Ian Hill Surfing Bundoran - April 1964.jpg

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Sponsors

Sponsors

We would like to thank all the sponsors and partners for the Causeway Coast Surf Festival, without whom this event could not go ahead. To everyone involved, your help is very much appreciated.

Lead Sponsors / Festival Partners

Circle One Surf Company
Shore Shots Irish Surf Film Festival

Sponsors

Causeway Coast Surf Club
Coleraine Borough Council
Alive Surf School
Causeway Coasteering
The Board Doctor
Jimmy Lewis Surfboards
Headworx
Blairs Caravans
TK Portrush Surf School
Troggs Surf Shop
Ocean Warriors - Portstewart
Troggs Surf School
Long Johns Surf Academy
Atlantic Bar & Lounge
Atlantic Soul Surf
Northern VW Camper and Beetle Owners Club
Maverick Marquees
Roe Park Golf Pro Shop
Causeway Campers
Morelli Ice Cream
Coucon Outdoor
Swell Seekers
Huku Boards
Coastal Core Training
Woodies Surf Shop
Surf SUP NI
Sweit Surfboards Norn Iron

Charity Partners

Eye Feel Good Outdoors
RNLI Lifeboats
RSPB
Surfers Against Sewage