Portrush Raising the Bar with World Surf Kayaking Championships

| September 12, 2017

World Surf Kayaking ChampionshipsPictured are (l-r) Marty McCann, Ulster Team Coach and Andy McClelland, former World Champion and Portrush resident.

With just six weeks to go until Northern Ireland welcomes over 150 competitors from across the world to compete in the World Surf Kayaking Championships.

The World Surf Kayaking Championships, which has never been held in Northern Ireland before, is due to take place in Portrush from the 20th – 28th October will see teams and individuals from as far away as America and Australia competing on the waves and impressive world-class, professional moves. Ireland is one of Europe’s best locations for catching good waves and the team are hopeful the event will be one to remember for competitors and spectators alike.

Andy McClelland, former world champion from Portrush is excited about what lies ahead, he said: “Welcoming such a prestigious event a the World Surf Kayaking Championships to my home town in amazing, I’ve competed all over world and right here on my doorstep is where I have enjoyed some of the best conditions.

“I’m sure our visitors will love it and I’m confident our team will step up to the mark and deliver an impressive performance.

“Entries for the event are flooding in with the surf kayaking community keen to visit Northern Ireland’s impressive shores and experience the renowned craic.”

Ulster team coach, Marty McCann is confident the event will see record numbers, he said: “Entry levels are good and we still have another two weeks before the entry deadline on the 20th September, so we’re hoping to get some more last minute submissions.

“The surf kayaking community is a tight night one and we are looking forward to welcoming our friends and showing off our country.”

For further information on the event please visit www.surfchampionships.cani.org.uk


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