In Association With Circle One
Surfing

Surfing - Portrush Open 2015

The 2015 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.

Knee Board

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

How To Enter

Registration at competition site 9am (West Strand, Portrush) Date: Saturday 29th August - First heats in the water planned for 10am; conditions permitting.

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.

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

Saturday 29th August

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 - 12.30pm

Local musical natives of song and string who play regularly all over the North Coast, with Natalia Morelli on vocals and Ciara Butcher on guitar, expect an eclectic mix of classics, modern tracks, and contemporary covers.

Event Marquee - 2.00pm

One of the North Coasts finest singer songwriters showcasing his original music as well as contemporary and classic acoustic covers.

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Sunday 30th August

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 - 12.30pm

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 - 2.00pm

Mark is a North Coast native and has a varied set delivering his own renditions of popular classics. Putting Heart and Soul into his set Mark delivers honest classics with his battered worn acoustic guitar.

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

Film

Film

Saturday 29th August

Playhouse Cinema - Kiwis Brew Bar, Portrush - From 8pm

In association with Patagonia and Troggs Surf Shop bringing you an exclusive cinema screening to Northern Ireland.

When a visiting surfer gave a board he broke to a young boy in Punta de Lobos, Chile, he had no idea what he’d started. Young Ramon Navarro, the son of a subsistence fisherman, would rise to the top of the big wave surfing world. Traveling the globe in search of gigantic waves to ride, Navarro lived much of his life on the road - an exploratory trip to Antarctica, a perfect 100 at the Eddie at Waimea Bay, an impossible barrel on the biggest day ever at Cloudbreak - he was everywhere. But when his home break came under threat of development, Navarro couldn’t pass through his village tossing young unknowns his broken boards. He would preserve the waves so they might have them to ride. This is his story.

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Playhouse Cinema - Kiwis Brew Bar, Portrush - From 8pm

In association with Vita Coco & Finisterre bringing you an exclusive cinema screening to Northern Ireland.

A film by Mickey Smith produced by the Astray Collective. The film focuses on Finisterre Ambassador, Matt Smith. The encounters of a cold water surf and the limits they push to surf some of the most incredible waves in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Playhouse Cinema - Kiwis Brew Bar, Portrush - From 8pm

This is the latest video from Irish filmmaker Kev L Smith featuring Ollie O Flaherty charging some of Irelands best waves. In this video we follow Ollie through some of fun sessions he had around his home town of Lahinch last winter.

This video was a year in the making, it was a relatively slow winter wave wise in County Clare with quite stormy & messy conditions, but the last few months we got a few amazing swells.

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Playhouse Cinema - Kiwis Brew Bar, Portrush - From 8pm

Pull back the curtain on Mullaghmore, Ireland's most treacherous big-wave arena, and get to know the men who stand toe to toe with this cold water lineup in this in-depth edit.

Threading Edges looks at some of the sickest sessions that Paul O'kane, Barry Mottershead, and Conor Mcguire had at Ireland's premier big wave spot last winter.

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"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

Festival Weekend

The Arcadia, East Strand, Portrush - All Day

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.

This year we have teamed up with Andy Hill of Troggs Surf Shop who is running an exhibition of his photography work during August in the Arcadia building which is at the town end of East Strand.

Check out Andy's portfolio: www.andyhillphotography.com

“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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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, THANKS.

Lead Sponsors / Festival Partners

Vita Coco
Circle One Surf Company

Sponsors

Causeway Coast Surf Club
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
Waters Sports
Babushka Kitchen Cafe
Kiwis Brew Bar
Alive Surf School
The Board Doctor
Troggs Surf Shop
Ocean Warriors - Portstewart
Atlantic Soul Surf
Northern VW Camper and Beetle Owners Club
Maverick Marquees
Huku Boards
Coalder
Causeway Campers
Woodies Surf Shop
Sweit Surfboards Norn Iron
Coastal Core Training

Charity Partners

RNLI Lifeboats
RSPB
Surfers Against Sewage