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NI Surf Kayak Hosts the NI Open, 12th Sept 2009

September 8, 2009


More Surf courses!!

April 16, 2009

Taken from irish sea kayaking

Deep Blue are running a surf course on the North coast (Portrush) on the weekend of 18th and 19th of April. It’s aimed at people who are L4/L5 Sea kayakers but who don’t have a lot of surf experience. You do need to be able to roll. The boats will be provided (Necky Jives) so you won’t even need to bring your sea boat.
The instructor is Keith Fitzsimons (BCU L5 Sea Coach). Keith is an experienced surf coach and has run very successful sessions at the 2007 ISKA symposium in Streedagh. He will include video analysis as part of the course.
The cost is €195 for the weekend and this includes use of the boat and accommodation in the Sheep Island View Hostel in Ballintoy for the Friday and Saturday nights (
There are a limited number of places available so do let me know as soon as you can if you’re interested.
Des Keaney
des at deepblueseakayaking dot com

Women’s Freestyle Weekend

March 31, 2009

Yo Lovely paddling Ladies I found this on another nice blogg, any one from the Causeway coast fancy a run down???





Freestyle weekend to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society!

To help raise money for Cancer Research, I am trying to get as many female paddlers down to Clifden as possible for a day of clinics and a fun rodeo.


Saturday will be a practise day to learn all about your moves and getting to know the other participants. There will be clinics by female freestyle paddlers, tips and advice in the hole and on the flat, and we’ll take some photos and video so we all have something to remember the day by. If you’re not interested in doing the clinics, just come along for the laugh!


On Sunday there will be a sponsored fun rodeo for all ability levels. If you don’t like the idea of competition just think of it as a social occasion where loads of ladies meet up, spend time in a beautiful place and go paddling together to contribute to a great cause.

  • Novice Class: if you have never seen a playboat in your life and you want to give it a lash (fun rules)
  • University Class: if you’re in a college and feel like going mad (fun rules)
  • Expert Class: if you’re in for the big tricks (European Rules).
  • Junior Ladies: if you’re between 14 and 18 (fun rules)

There will be no entry fees, but we do ask you to fill out a sponsorship card (send me an e-mail to get one). There will be independent sponsors that will pay a contribution towards the the cause for every point scored by the winner of each class J.

So send me an email and come along! It will be great fun!