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Comments Off on Irish Wakeboard Nationals 2014 – stoked to keep my title!


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What a great weekend at the Irish Wakeboard Nationals in Enniskillen. Despite the awful weather (rain and strong winds), it was a really tight Open Men final with everyone killing it. I’m so stoked to have managed to retain my Open Men title for the fifth year in a row. Congrats to Paul Johnston on taking 2nd and David Coates on 3rd. Well done to Sian Hurst on holding on to her Open Ladies title and big congrats to all the young groms who stepped up their game and are landing more inverts and spins than ever. Thanks also to all the organisers and sponsors and to Nils Kroon and Nicolas Subjobert for coming over to judge Here are some photos. Thanks, David
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Comments Off on Wakeboarding Demos & Comp.

Hi all,

It’s been a busy week commuting between Drogheda and Dublin. The Irish Maritime Festival was held over three days in Drogheda and David Coates, Pete Stewart, Nicole Carroll and I did demos. Although the water was very choppy the weather was great and there were thousands of people there over the few days so it was brilliant to showcase the sport. On the Saturday I drove to Dublin to compete in the Pro division of Wakedock Grass Routes Tour. I’m not really a cable rider so I was stoked to take 2nd place. Irish team riders Aisling Deegan and Nicole Carroll took 1st and 2nd place at the comp. and both qualified for the Wakestock Rail Contest next month. Big congrats to them.

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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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 Championships, Busan, Korea


Having a brilliant time out here in Busan, Korea at the Wakeboard World Championships. There are over 200 athletes from 30 countries and the level of riding just gets higher each year.

The Koreans are looking after us very well and so far we have had 5 of our 7 Irish Team Riders advance to the next round. I was stoked to qualify first in my heat and big congrats also to Paul Johnston, David Coates, Lindsay Whelan and Aisling Deegan…. Details

Comments Off on Chill and Ride, Germany – August 2013

Hey guys,

 Just home from an amazing weekend at Chill and Ride in Germany. As usual, the event took place on the Rhine on the border between Germany and France, which is a really cool spot! Details
Comments Off on 2013 Irish Wakeboard Nationals

Hey everyone,
I’m just back from an awesome weekend in Cork where the 2013 Irish Wakeboard Nationals took place. It was a bit of a different event for most of us as there was Wakeboarding, Wakeskating and Wakesurfing which worked out really welll! Details
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 Xtreme Gene before World Cup

 
Hi everyone,

Just got home from Xtreme-gene in Spain where I spent 4 days riding to get me ready for the World Cup in Australia this weekend!
I had such an unreal time out there riding with a bunch of cool people like Andreas, DC, and Jack Hammersley! It was pretty sick riding with them as we had a good variety of riding, from myself and DC practising contest passes to Jack and Andreas doing big floaty styley tricks! Details