October 2015

Level 3 Paddlesurf Instructor Assimilation 21st/22nd November

Level 3 Paddlesurf Instructor Assimilation
Dates: November 21st & 22nd.
Venue: Enniscrone, Co. Sligo.
Requirements: Hold a level 3 instructorship in another discipline as well as a minimum of either 5 ranking surf competitions or 5 days coaching paddlesurf in the last 2 years.

Cost: €100.

Apply by: November 7th.

This assimilation involves an assessment of candidates personal skill level – this must be at least equivalent to the level 4 paddlesurf skills award – as well as sessions on coaching and rescue in the surf environment. Candidates should also be familiar with the Level 3 Paddlesurf Instructor syllabus. Please note that this is a surf specific coaching and leadership award and as such must be completed in a surf specific craft (surf kayak or waveski).

All bookings through the Canoeing Ireland office:

All bookings must be accompanied by an application form. Please include a summary of your Paddlesurf experience to date with your application.

Congratulations to all the clubs who received the 2015 sports capital grants

Congratulations to all the canoe and kayak clubs who were awarded a sports capital grant this year. It is great to see so many clubs being supported by the capital grant. This funding will have a huge impact at grass roots among clubs and their members.

The following Canoe and Kayak Clubs have been awarded grants:

Club Amount             
Phoenix Kayak Club €120,000.00
Cavan Canoe Club €23,678.00
12th Port, Sandycove Sea Scouts €18,842.00
Kilcullen Canoe Club €18,243.00
Galway Kayak Club €18,000.00
5th Port, Dollymount Sea Scouts €14,000.00
Laois Canoe and Kayak Club €8,000.00
Abbeyschrule Canoe Club €8,000.00
Trim Canoe Club €6,000.00
Ribbontail Canoe Club €5,000.00
Tullamore Canoe Club €3,000.00



Karl Dunne

Canoeing Ireland



Wildwater rulebook Oct 2015 V7

Sat Oct 17th.

First Start 1:30 pm

Entries 12:30 – 1:00

Start:  Below Templemills weir.

Access from Abbey Farm estate on the Clane Road, Celbridge. Enter estate,third left and right at green.

Finish: SLCC clubhouse.

Mens WW

Junior Mens WW

Womens WW

Junior Womens WW


Junior C1


Senior Wavehopper

Junior Wavehopper.

ENTRY FEE: Senior €10   Junior €5

Info. Digger 087 8244511

Paddlesurf Update 2015

Paddlesurf Ireland Irish Open, Easkey Left 2015
This years Irish Open was a great success.
The Open was held at Easkey Left, a very famous Irish Surf spot with very nice fast waves.
We ran 39 heats on the day.
There was some top class surfing, great waves and great fun.
For the event, we used the new website, www.tournr.com to do registration, payment and results. This made it really easy for us. Thank you to Chris Skardon at Tournr.
Ride Surf Kayak also sent a token for all of our juniors. Thank you Ride for supporting Juniors Surf Kayaking in Ireland.

Full results for the day can be found here:

Photo’s for the Day can be found here:

Paddlesurf Ireland @ British Open________________

Paddlesurf Ireland members, Aisling Griffin, Mike Barry and Darragh Walsh all traveled to this years Ride Surfkayaks British Open.
The competition was held at Freshwater West in Wales.
The competition was friendly, had a great atmosphere and there was excellent surfing from all competitors, making a very close competition on the day.

We had great results for Paddlesurf Ireland
Aisling Griffin took first place in both HP and IC ladies.
Mike Barry made it to Semi Finals in IC and to Quarter Finals in HP
Darragh Walsh made it to Quarter Finals in HP, an excellent result for Darragh who ‘s surfing is always improving.

It was a great event, many thanks to Tim and Kelly Thomas, and Ride Surf Kayaks for running the day, and to Chris Skardon at Tournr for providing a great entry system.

Photos can be found @

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