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Comments Off on Belfast Maritime Festival

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Just back from a great weekend doing demos at Belfast Maritime Festival in the Titanic Quarter. The weather wasn’t the best with a lot of wind but we managed to do the best we could. Other wakeboarders included Carro Djupso from Sweden, Loes Linders from The Netherlands, as well as fellow Irish team members, Paul Johnston, David Coates and Nicole Carroll. We had a lot of fun over the weekend and the festival had loads of activities for kids and adults.
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Comments Off on Wakeboarding demos at Dublin Docklands Festival

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It’s been a brilliant weekend at the Docklands summer festival in Dublin. Riders from all over the world gave demonstrations and we even had the Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, drop down to visit! Thousands of people and lots of media attended over the two days which is a great boost to our sport. I was also delighted to win ‘Personality of the weekend’.
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Enda Kenny at wakeboarding demos
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Docklands demo podium

Comments Off on Wakeboard training & coaching at Xtreme Gene, Spain

Another amazing sunset at Xtreme Gene

Having a blast out here at Xtreme Gene in Spain both training and coaching. Pro Riders, David Coates from Ireland, and Carro Djupsjo from Sweden, are really killing it! Carro landed her first Tantrum to Blind. Unfortunately, the next day she tried a late roll to blind and took a whopper back edge and is still recovering! There are about 40 people out here from Ireland at the moment – riders and skiers so it’s a lot of fun too and the weather is amazing! Only another few days of sunshine and warm water training here!

Comments Off on Wakeboard World Cup Results – Mandurah 2013


Hi everyone,

It’s been a brilliant weekend out here in Mandurah in Western Australia at the Wakeboard World Cup. Three of us from Ireland were selected to compete, Sian Hurst, DC (David Coates) and myself. Unfortunately, none of us managed to make it through the heats but we still had a sick time out here in 30 degree heat and we celebrated Paddy’s day in the sunshine. Details

Comments Off on Wakeboarding video – Xtreme Gene

Check out this video made by Joe Skelly when we were all out in Xtreme Gene last month. From beginners to Pros – you can see what an awesome place this is!
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Comments Off on Palembang – Wakeboard World Cup Results

Unfortunately I didn’t make it out of Semis but big congratulations to Harley Clifford (AUS), Tony Iacconi (AUS) and Andrew Adkison (USA) on coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the World Cup here in Indonesia and to Massi Piffaretti from Italy on taking 4th. The Final was awesome and everybody killed it! In the Women’s Finals Raimi Merritt (USA) took the Gold followed by Amber Wing (AUS) with Silver and Nicola Butler (UK) took the Bronze. Also, well done to Carro Djupso from Sweden who got back up on the water following an injury to make sure she got through to Finals! Details

Comments Off on Weekend before Wakeboard World Cup in Palembang

It was the last weekend to be able to ride before the World Cup. We had a few riders still brave enough to hit the cold water in Cavan on Saturday! David Coates was just back from Spain, Carro Djupso joined us all the way from Sweden en route to the World Cup. Ashley Murray came down from Northern Ireland and of course Sian and myself from Dublin. It was so cold that the first few feet of my rope was frozen solid – more like a bar than a rope!

Then yesterday we had the AGM of our Irish Wakeboard Federation where all kinds of issues get discussed and clubs book comps for next year.

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On Wednesday Sian and I fly out to Palembang in Indonesia. It’s a long long journey….. We fly Dublin to Dubai, then to Singapore and finally on to Palembang in South Sumatra. It’s 33 degrees there at the moment so that will be a nice change. Can’t wait for the last competition of the year and to see all the other riders again as everyone has been training in different countries – from Thailand to the USA.. Details

Comments Off on Wakeboarding at Xtreme Gene – October

Hi everyone,

Just back from another amazing trip to Xtreme Gene in Spain. The weather was much better than in Ireland and there were about 20 riders and skiers there which is pretty good for this time of the year as they close down soon until March. I had a great time on the water and up in all the local restaurants and bars. It was good to see DC from the Irish Team and fellow World Cup rider Carro Djupso from Sweden. Also a big thanks to Jose from Venezolion Photography for all the filming. Hopefully we’ll get to finish it next time I’m out there. Details

Comments Off on Wakeboarding at Xtreme Gene

Hi everyone,

I am out here in one of the best locations in the world for riding: Xtreme-Gene, near Cordoba in Spain. Since I got here 4 days ago it has been nothing but sun (40 degrees) and flat calm water. Yeah that’s “mucho mucho” hot for a fair skinned Irish kid!!!

Sunset at Xtreme Gene


When I first arrived there was a good array of riders including Dylan Mitchell from South Africa and Lucas Langlois from France, not to mention the two coaches Carro Djupso, from Sweden, and fellow Irish team rider David Coates (DC).So, as you can imagine with these riders, and the huge wake, the level of riding has been unreal and only getting better!!! Details