Sunday 20 October 2019

Brothers bring surfing to Curracloe

TWO Curracloe brothers are hoping to 'ride the wave' to success with a new business venture – Wexford's only dedicated surf school.

Chad and Jack-Tim Murphy are both long-time surfing enthusiasts and now they are hoping to bring the sport to the masses in Wexford and create a new surfing scene with their new business The Surf Shack in Curracloe.

'We've both surfed all our lives,' said Jack-Tim. 'We often surf at Curracloe and at other beaches around Wexford. Surfing is becoming extremely popular across Ireland and is one of the country's fastest growing sports. Everybody knows that there are good waves on the West Coast, but most people don't even know that surfing exists on Ireland's east coast, let alone in Wexford, even though Wexford has produced some surfers who have made it onto the Irish surf team, such as Aideen Hillery, who is a former Irish junior team surfer.'

According to Jack-Tim, Curracloe beach is the ideal setting for beginners as the waves are small, the sea is safe and the beach is lifeguarded every day during the summer. The brothers will hold surf lessons every day during July and August on Curracloe beach and they will also run kids' camps each week, starting this week. As well as surfing the beach plays host to an array of other beach and water sports and activities such as skimboarding, canoeing, swimming and water safety.

The Surf Shack is located right beside the Winning Post on Curracloe's Main Beach.

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