Friday, July 1, 2011

Kitesurfing beaches in Dublin

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Kitesurfing Dollymount Strand Dublin

Yes, that is sunshine on my local beach in Dublin. It does happen every now and then. It's probably freezing mind, but at least it looks like summer. This is one of the best beaches on the east coast for really getting away from the city - miles of windswept dunes and this pic is about as busy as it gets most of the year. 

I read a post at From Byeline to Finish Line on kite surfing yesterday. Made me realise I haven't posted about this sport even though I see these guys (mostly) in action every time I go to Dollymount.

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There's a school based around the beach, so I should make the effort to try it out. Have a fear of re-activating back injuries - aware that makes me sound like a 90-year-old war vet - but how much damage could I do? Have you ever tried this?


Anonymous said...

Funny I should come across this - been looking at this sport with great interest recently.

It's quite big down here in Duncannon and a few other places - national kite-surfing championship was on down here back in around August. Looking to do something on it for local paper down here if I can.

Looks like a new and exciting way for me to try and kill myself.

niamh said...

@ahayzer42 - definitely worth a story. I did a piece on that festival over the summer, very interesting.