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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 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 Wakeboard training Florida
18 November 2013

Wakeboard training Florida

Well, after three days at home I headed out here to Florida with fellow Irish Team Rider Paul Johnston, to ride cable and boat and train with Stew Mackie. It’s been a fun two weeks so far and great to continue shredding in the heat!

We’ve ridden at OWC and with Daniel Power at Lake Rose,got out with Tarah Mikacich at Freedom wake and over in Winter Haven with Stew. Even managed to get 9 holes of golf in! The banter has been brilliant so we’re having an awesome time. Details

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 EA Wakeboard Championships, Kiev – Day 1

Hi everyone,
So stoked to let you know all the Open Men on the Irish Team qualified through to Semi Finals today! Not bad for a small cold and wet island! Paul Johnston, David Coates and I all got through qualifying rounds today to make Semis on Friday. We’re all so happy. Tomorrow the girls are riding, Aisling, Lindsay and Sian, as well as Jonny Crawford in Masters so good luck to them!
David




Comments Off on Chill and Ride Germany – August 2012

Hi Guys,

I just arrived in Ukraine for the European Championships after spending five days in Germany at one of the sickest comps in Europe: Chill and Ride.

As you can imagine, we did lots of riding, and even more chilling!! On the Friday, we watched the Wakesurfing which was pretty cool as they all were killing it!!  Then on Saturday, after a massive party on the Friday night, the Team Challenge took place. This involves a group of people going on the one boat and riding against another boat. Fortunately our team came second which we were all so pumped about!!! YEEEEEEEE

Then on the Sunday we all got down to business. The qualifying, semis and finals were all on the one day and this meant a lot of riding for those who were to get to the finals. Unfortunately, my Irish Team mates David Coates and Paul Johnston both just missed finals which was a bummer as they could both have killed it. In the end it was Dylan Mitchell (RSA), Nikita Martianov( Rus), Sam Carne (UK), Lucas Langlois and Yann Calvez (FRA) and myself competing in Finals. The standard was mental as we were towed behind a new X Star (huge wake) and a Mastercraft X55, which also kicks up a ridiculously big wake! Details

Comments Off on Our ‘Banterful’ Trip
13 August 2012

Our ‘Banterful’ Trip

Last week we had an unreal trip travelling the country in convoy with Dan & Rebecca Kavanagh, Paul Johnston, Sian Hurst, Pete Stewart, Brian & Aisling Deegan, Lindsay Whelan and a few others. Luke Lee of Liquid Intelligence Photography took some sick shots, hopefully we’ll see some later. We rode all over the country, on the Shannon, Lough Sillan in Cavan and the River Bann and Lough Erne in Northern Ireland.

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Comments Off on Irish Wakeboard Nationals 2012

Hi guys,

Just back home from another amazing weekend at the Irish nationals at Lough Muckno Wakeboard Club. We had ups and downs with the weather but when it came to finals yesterday the water was practically glass!

On Saturday we saw awesome riding from all the riders across all the categories and it was so great to see all the young guns killing it! It looks like a lot of them have bright futures ahead!!

After the first day of the Championships on Saturday we had a best trick, best attempt and best crash contest. Loads of new tricks were tried, and many edges too!! It was sick to see Sian Hurst stick the first ever mobe by a European athlete in a European contest when she nailed that whirly! Big congrats  Sian! Then I was also delighted to stick my first ever heel 9 straight after!! 🙂 So it was a contest well worthwhile for everybody 🙂 Details

Comments Off on Irish National Championships, Day 1

Wind, rain, cold and horrifically choppy water….. then the sun came out and the water calmed down…. a great start to our Nationals! Really happy that I qualified straight through to Finals and so stoked to see so many young kids competing and upping their game each year. Check out the photos below.
David

Comments Off on Xtreme Gene to Wakestock

Big ice cream in Cordoba!!

Hi guys,

Just left the best wakeboarding spot in Europe to come back to wet Dublin. We all had an amazing last few days with great riding and great banter! Details