# watersports

All time
# wake me up before you gogo
'My parents were worried that I would just sit back and become a beach bum'
Dubliner David O’Caoimh left college to spend his time travelling the world as Ireland’s only full-time wakeboarder.
# lake tekapo
Two dead after freak weather change turns New Zealand rafting trip into tragedy
Nine other people after sudden waves swamped their kayaks.
# Fitness
Everything you need to know about winter surfing in Ireland, you brave soul
‘Basically you can get every season in one day…except for summer.’
# a letter to home
A Meathman made this incredible short surfing film to make you all insanely jealous
Take 17 minutes to immerse yourself in Maxie Hill’s wonderful postcard.
# battle of the bay
Adrenaline, athletes and 'all the elements of a beach party' to hit Dublin all weekend
From humble beginnings, the Battle of the Bay festival will host international competitions in kite-surfing and wakeboarding this weekend.
# London 2012
Hannah Craig finishes 10th in Women's K1 Slalom Final
The Ballymoney native set off first but picked up three penalties to slow her down as Emilie Fer from France won gold.
# Weather
One killed after tourist boat struck by electrical storm
Six people are still missing after the boat full of people on a fishing holiday capsized off the Mexican coast.