The North West Surf Club held its first competition last weekend 22nd September in Inishowen. There was a good size entry for the event with surfers travelling from Dublin to attend it.

The event started off in shoulder size waves in glorios sunshine and afairly strong offshore wind, which made the 1st rounds difficult for many surfers.

However as the day progressed the event moved to Ballyiffin reef for the semi finals of the open division. These were held in good 4ft surf and the competitors showed some outstanding surfing.

Irish team member Eoin McCarthy-Deering and Portrush surfer Jim Lenfesty put on a powerful display to both qualify for the final. As did loca lriders Shamus Harkin from Culdaff and Iain Gilmour of Fanad.

The Open final was held in superb conditions 3-4ft right handers peeled across the reef as McCathy-Deering and Lenfesty carried on their battle from the semis. Iain Gilmour and Seamus Harkin managed to get some goodrides too but it was not enough to catch the others. In the endMccarthy-Deering caught the highest scoring wave of the day on his penultimate wave which sealed his victory.

The N.W.S.C would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsor ofthe prizes, Liquid Surf shop in Derry and the Christian Surfers of Ireland for supplying their marquee and hot drinks to everyone. Iain Gilmour adventure one surf school.

Big Thanks to everbody how took part in the Beach clean up at Pollan Bay members and none member including the general public how also helped out.

Open Division
1 Eoin McCarthy-Deering
2 Jim Lenfesty
3 Iain Gilmour
4 Shamus Harkin

Novice Division
1 Lisa Quinn
2 Michael Mcquade
3 Karl Pallister
4 Francis Mcquade

1st place at the NWSC Wildstyle Event - Eoin Mc Carthy with a quality powerful cutback.

2nd place Jim Lenfesty showning a power display of surfing

3rd Iain Gilmour of Fanad

4th Local guy Shamus Harkin

The WildStyle Surf Contest - 22 September

Sept 22nd/23rd The Wildstyle Surf Constest
Any Style Goes
Pollan Bay, Inishowen, Co.Donegal
Check in at 9am Sharp! Entry Fee 10 Euro
Novice Division & Open Division on any board
Beach Clean up & BBQ!! + Prizes!!
All ISA members Welcome