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Irish Surf Hire and Conditions in October« on: May 13 2005 10:05:00 »
Hi there fellow surfers. I am an Australian surfer who is considering going to Ireland for a week in mid October to surf. Questions are as follows:
1) Where is the best place to hire a board;
2) What will the water temperature be (degrees C);
3) What are the conditions like then; and
4) Where is the best place to surf.
Thanks for your help.
RE: Irish Surf Hire and Conditions in October« Reply #1 on: May 14 2005 05:05:00 »
hows it goin. your best bet is to go to Bundoran. it recieves a lot of swell and has various types of breaks for different swell. can be world class(the peak). also, you can hire boards from the Donegal Adventure Centre or Fitzgerlads surf shop. in summer you would need a summer suit but on some days you could probably get away with a shorty.
RE: Irish Surf Hire and Conditions in October« Reply #2 on: May 14 2005 14:05:00 »
Ur best bet is North West - ie Bundoran and Sligo - Strandhill or Easkey can be really big and plenty of barrels. Much more constistent in NW and Oct was pretty good in 04. Water temps around 10-15, probably about 12 in Oct. Need a 5/3 winter wettie, booties and maybe a hood. Enjoy!
RE: Irish Surf Hire and Conditions in October« Reply #3 on: July 29 2005 08:07:00 »
your best bet is to come live here a while.
due to the extremely fickle nature of Irish surfing, you aren't guaranteed to score any time of year, if you only got a week.
don't believe the hype
RE: Irish Surf Hire and Conditions in October« Reply #4 on: September 25 2005 12:09:00 »
hi julian, its very hard to rent boards in ireland for insurance reasons but id reckon the west coast is ur best bet, achill island is a great place and i know a place down there u can rent, its a good spot for waves too. easkey is quite near that too and thats where the european championships are held so its fairly decent. reckon ul need a 5mm suit for water, it'll be bloody cold that time of year. best of luck and happy surfing mate.