Surf’s up at Portrush this Easter weekend

There will be plenty to entertain all the family this Easter Weekend
There will be plenty to entertain all the family this Easter Weekend
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Northern Ireland’s only surfing event is set to take place this Easter weekend, April 19-20.

Surfers from all over Ireland are looking for forward to the second annual Causeway Coast Surf Festival at West Strand in Portrush.

The festival, which is a totally unique event, will see a mixture of surf contests, skateboarding, beach volley ball and music in the beach marquee; plus the Shore Shots surf film festival.

Organisers, Causeway Coast Surf Club (CCSC) are expecting the event to draw large crowds of fans and visitors to Portrush and Portstewart to experience what surfing is all about.

The North coast of Ireland is well known for its great surf and Portrush is regarded as the home of surfing here in NI. With some of the best beaches and facilities anywhere in the country, the surf festival is a celebration of the beach culture that has been developed here since the first surfers took to the water in the 60’s. With the promise of good conditions and waves, anyone visiting the North Coast this weekend should take time to come and see all the action.

The weekend starts off on Saturday morning with the main surf event, plus the added attraction of local skateboarders running demos.

Dubsurf will roll into town on the Saturday, with a collection of classic VW vans and campers. The event site will also have climbing walls, snag golf, beach volley ball and a surfers market, with a touch of surf photography and art on display in the marquee; so loads for visitors to see and do and all free to attend.

Event organisers, Gerard McAuley and Greg Wallace, from the CCSC, commented, “This is the best line up we’ve ever had for the surf fest in Portrush and we’re stoked that so many sponsors have been able to get involved this year, especially, Circle One and Coleraine Borough Council, without whom we couldn’t stage the event.

“Circle One have been supporting surf events here in Portrush for the last five years and it’s brilliant to have them on board again.”

Full information on the and details of how to enter the competition are available at