Portugal are taking the Eurosurf title back home with them, 14 years after winning it the last time the competition was held in Ireland. Written in the stars maybe?
The winners women’s categories were Catarina Sousa in bodyboarding (Ireland’s Ashleigh Smith came second by 0.07 for silver), Sarah Beardmore (Eng) in the Ladies Open. Full details are here on the Bundoran 2011 site.
One of the highlights was the visit by American surfer Bethany Hamilton
, yes she of that incredible recovery-story following a shark-attack. It’s all very well to talk about being committed to surfing but it’s when you see a story like that, you realise how serious people can be about their passions.
What’s the most inspiring recovery story you’ve heard?