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Posts Tagged ‘Xtreme Gene’

Comments Off on Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Patrick's Day Spain 2016
I’m very Proud to be Irish and to Fly the Irish Flag as high as I can! Literally! I wouldn’t change where I’m from for anything!
Happy St. Patrick’s day everyone, have a good day and even better night! 🇮🇪🍀👊🏼

Comments Off on World Cup China
22 September 2015

World Cup China

Heading to China tomorrow morning for the World Cup! This photo is from there 4 years ago. The crowd was absolutely insane, and massive! I hope it’s this epic this year!
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Comments Off on Leaving Spain….
1 June 2014

Leaving Spain….

xtreme Gene May 2

We've had a more than amazing time in Spain shooting and riding with some of the coolest people known to man! Thank you so much to everyone who's helped us out over the past week! And most of all to all the gang at Xtreme Gene.
David

Comments Off on Wakeboarding at Xtreme Gene

Riding at the best place to ride in Europe!! Xtreme Gene is near Cordoba – amazing place, incredible people and wonderful sunsets!

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Comments Off on Wakeboarding Photo Shoot in Spain

What a week! Six solid days of photo shoots!  Perfect weather here and the light has been awesome. Big thanks to Luke Lee who got some amazing shots. Here’s a little taster of what’s to come!


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Hi all,
You can now follow me on Instagram and Twitter
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Comments Off on Bronze Medal at 2013 World Games!!

I’m so happy to have taken the Bronze Medal at the World Games here in Cali, Colombia. The Games have been a fantastic experience and a big Thank You to all my sponsors, the World Games organisers and the friendly people of Colombia! 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
Comments Off on Wakeboarding & Banter
11 February 2013

Wakeboarding & Banter

Hey Guys,

Just back from a really really fun weekend riding at my place in Cavan. Fortunately, the weather was actually okay for most of the weekend so we were able to get a good bit of shredding done!

On Saturday it was myself, Sian Hurst, Sam Carne (who hadn’t ridden in the cold for 7 years!!) and Brian Deegan who took his first set after 11 months off the water due to his knee surgery. We had a great time and the water was like glass, and the sun even popped out for about 12 minutes!

Then on Saturday we were joined by Ashley Murray (Big Ash) to come for a shred or two. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t quite as on par as Saturday, but none the less, we all managed to have a slick time in the rain, and do a few cool tricks and we had a lot of banter.

Looking forward to getting out to Xtreme Gene in Spain very soon before heading to Aus for the World Cup in March 🙂 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!
David

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 in Ireland
4 October 2012

Wakeboarding in Ireland

Well it has been a quiet month competition wise but that gave me a chance to ride with some friends at the lake and have a couple of the Monster crew up one weekend. I started university too and had my Debs (Prom) night so it has been busy in general. I’m heading off to Xtreme Gene later this month so I can’t wait for that and then Sian Hurst and I have been invited to the next World Cup stop in Palembang in Indonesia in November which should be brilliant too.

Cheers,

David

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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 Xtreme Gene Spain – riding July

Hi guys,

I’m just back from Xtreme Gene in Spain where I spent an amazing week training, coaching and doing a load of photo shoots with Luke Lee photography!

I am home now and riding on my boat again which is finally fixed!!!

Can’t wait to get back to Xtreme though!!

Check out a few pics below!!

Cheers

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

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

Comments Off on Finished school today!
20 June 2012

Finished school today!

YES, FINISHED! At last my final school exams are over. Heading to Xtreme Gene in Spain in 36 hours! Our boat is still broken so I can’t wait to get some riding in and some sunshine!

Cheers

David

Comments Off on Summer Wakeboarding in 9 Degrees Centigrade…..

It’s unbelievable here this month, really cold. Where is our summer? Last weekend in one day we hailstones and thunder and lightning, and this weekend we had hailstones again. Today the wind blew up to gale force and to cap it all our boat broke down for the first time ever since we bought it in 2007. It looks like breaking all records for the coldest May ever in Ireland if it keeps up like this for the rest of the month. I wish I could be in Florida or Xtreme Gene in Spain! Fingers crossed it picks up for next weekend.

A grey day in May!

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Comments Off on Practice – World Cup Australia

Hi guys,

Arrived in Perth, Australia a few days ago and managed to get a little training in at Bonney’s ski park, which is about half an hour outside the city. A big thanks to Jonny Crawford and Annette and Donough O’Donovan for looking after me so well!

Training at Bonney's ski park

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Comments Off on New Sponsorship – Xtreme Gene

Hi everyone,

Brilliant news!  I have just signed up with Xtreme Gene. I am so delighted to be a part of such a fantastic team and cannot wait to be spending more time out there riding their big wakes on the amazing flat calm water! This is the best place in Europe to ride. Check them out at http://www.xtreme-gene.com/

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Comments Off on Irish Wakeboard Team at Xtreme Gene

The Irish Team

Hey everyone,

What a great way to start 2012. Straight after Christmas most of us on the Irish team headed over to Xtreme Gene in Cordoba in Spain, which is probably the best place to ride in Europe. After a dodgy drive down from Malaga (in a Volkswagen van with the wrong gearbox??) we all managed to get a set on the water before it got dark. It was a bit warmer there than in Ireland and we even had sunshine some days. With double ejections, front edges and lots of banter, it was a great ten days. Details

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Beautiful but cold!

Hi all,

Well it’s getting colder and colder here in Ireland and we have already had our first snowfall of the season! It’s woolly hat weather (on the water!) and we warm our feet in buckets of water before putting on our bindings! See the photos! We have also had a big problem with the wind. It’s been really difficult to get out the past few weekends and we spend a lot of time trying to find a spot on the lake where there aren’t white horses! Last Saturday and Sunday we had a team training weekend at our place in Cavan and we had over half the team there. One is in Australia and two were doing university exams so that wasn’t a half bad turnout considering the weather! Sunday was good though – no wind, but we did have cold, rain, sunshine and snow! Details

Comments Off on Irish National Wakeboarding Championships, 2011


Hi guys,

Just back from the Irish Wakeboard Nationals which were in Dungannon in Northern Ireland. They were really early in the season so that the Team selectors would have time to choose who is going to go to Italy to represent Ireland in the Wolds in about 3 weeks time. This had its pros and cons as there was not much time for preparation, but it was great to get everyone riding together so early in the season. Details

Comments Off on Xtreme Gene, Spain
17 June 2011

Xtreme Gene, Spain

Hey all,

Just back from Xtreme Gene in Spain. That place rocks! The weather was so awful in Ireland since Easter (only 2 days in 4 weeks with no wind or heavy rain!!) so it was neat to get out to the heat and flat calm water. It was great to ride with guys like DC and Andres
Irish Nationals this weekend – fingers crossed for defending my title!
Thanks for reading.
David