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The Surf Report: all signs lead to Bundoran
Easkey Britton is the only Irish competitor left in the Ladies Open at Eurosurf Bundoran.

EUROSURF BUNDORAN HAS been up and running since last Saturday. And while the surf hasn’t been epic there have been plenty of decent sized waves for Europe’s surfing elite to carve up.

Now heading into finals weekend we thought it would be a good time to take a check and see how the Irish team has faired against their European counterparts.

The Men’s Open was a bit of a disaster with the Irish interest ending early in Round 3. The final will now be contested between Alan Stokes (ENG), Joao Guedes (POR) and two more competitors to come out of Round 8.

Easkey Britton is the only Irish competitor left in the Ladies Open. She faces a tough semifinal to join Carin Duarte (POR) and Sarah Beardmore (ENG) who have already booked their final births.

John Britton finished bottom of his heat in Round 3 of the Surf Seniors while hometown boy Ritchie Fitzgerald is through to the semifinals of the Surf Masters.

John McCurry and Stephen Kelleher both made it to the third round of the Longboard comp before crashing out. While team Ireland is fairing better in the Bodyboard comps with Darragh McCarter through to Round 6 of the Open and Ashleigh Smith already in the final of the Ladies competition.

All in all a mixed week for the Irish Team and all eyes will be on Ritchie and Easkey this weekend as they aim for the gold. Good luck to them both.

Good waves everyone…

Weather Overview

A low-pressure system will drift across the north coast of Ireland this weekend giving good swell but variable winds. Look for the wind swinging offshore locally to get the best results.

The north – The weather system may be in the north but it is churning out some pretty west swell, not ideal for the guys in the north.

Co Donegal/Sligo – It will be a mixed bag for the finals weekend at Eurosurf. Today is looking about 2ft and clean, but tomorrow the wind will swing onshore. Sunday is looking perfect though for an epic final day of the competition.

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Co Clare – Winds will be mostly west Saturday which should create some awesome peaks at Lahinch.

Dingle Peninsula – Be prepared to put some miles on your clock this weekend as the wind swings all over the place. Saturday’s NWW will be ideal for Coumeenole and Inch, while the west-southwest winds today and Sunday will require a trip to Brandon.

Cork and the South – Saturday’s north-westerlies will suit Cork’s south facing beaches if the swell can wrap around enough.

Disclaimer – These weather reports are intended as a general overview of swell running in that area. These are predictions and actual wave size may vary. Do not enter the water alone or without adequate equipment and do not enter surf that is too large for your abilities. We cannot be held responsible for any decisions you make based on this information. For daily weather information follow @finnmccools on

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