NWSC Mini Tour Ratings 2010


The 4th annual Wildstyle comp and the 3rd and final event on the NWSC Mini tour was run off in clean 2-3ft surf at Culdaff yesterday.

A large turnout of competitors and supporters where there to see some high quality surfing.

The day started out with running the 2 semi finals and Final of the'Clash of the Clubs' contest that had to be postponed in Portrush due to dropping swell cnditions.
The final was a tight affair with Rosy Harkin the NWSC's only surfer in the final.He was up against Jim Lenfesty and Oisin Cambell from the Causeway Club and tour leader Gearoid Mcdaid from Strandhill in Sligo.
However it was Jim Lenfesty and Gearoid Mcdaid who battled it out with the young ripper taking out Lenfesty with two solid big scoring waves.

After the final of the Clash Of The Clubs it was the Wildstyle comp that got underway, the 1st rounds were all a tightly fought affair with the youngsters making there mark again taking out the older competitors in the comp.

The final had 3 surfers under 18! Aaron Dees, Oisin Cambell and Gearoid Mcdaid with Portrush local Jim Lenfesty the only senior surfer making it to the final.
Oisin Cambell and Jim Lenfesty both started well scoring highly on there waves with Cambell pulling off a massive floater. Aaron Dees caught one or two nice lefts and carved some nice cutbacks while young Gearoid Mcdaid stayed over on the lefts getting a few nice ones too. But it wasn't till the final 2 minutes that Gearoid pulled the best wave of the day out of the bag, scoring 8.5 with two of the judges after demolishing the wave with 3 big of the lips and two full roundhouse cutbacks. The crowd went ballistic and the hooter sounded to finish off another great Wildstyle event.

The club would like to thank all the competitors who travelled to the comps from as far as Sligo and Belfast. We'd also like to thank Rosy SurfnSkate for there continuing support of the club and its events.

1. Gearoid Mcdaid 1.Gearoid Mcdaid
2.Jim Lenfesty 2.Oisin Cambell
3.Oisin Cambell 3.Jim Lenfesty
4.Rosy Harkin 4.Aaron Dees


Highest Placed NWSC surfer and Club Champion 2010 - Iain Gilmour

Pics of comp to follow plus tour ratings.

Clash Of The Clubs

The 2nd event in the NWSC mini tour, The Clash of The Clubs was postponed last Saturday 6th November at the semi final stage as the swell had fallen off completely at Whiterocks in Portrush.

The two Semi finals and final will be held this Saturday 13th Novemeber at Culdaff before the start of the Wildstyle comp. The first heat will hit the water at 9.30 am sharp.

After which the 1st round of the WILDSTYLE comp will start, please sign in at 9.30 as usual as we will have a lot of heats to get through in the day.

The prize givng for both events and the Tour and Club champion trophies will be presented in McGrory's pub in Culdaff after the comp has finished.

The forecast for this weekend is for good size surf at the moment.

We look forward to seeing you all there.



The 4th annual WILDSTYLE comp will take place next Saturday 13th Novemeber at Culdaff. The event kindly sponsored by Rosy Surf n Skate of Derry is the 3rd and final event in this year's mini tour.

There will also be an after comp party and prize giving in McGrory's of Culdaff. Anyone interested in booking accomodation there can get a cheaper rate for that night by saying you are up for the comp. €45 b/b p/p see www.mcgrorys.ie

Hopefully it will be another classic WILDSTYLE comp.


The Clash of the Clubs comp the 2nd event in the NWSC's Mini Tour is on tomorrow St 6th of November. Contestants are asked to meet at Whiterocks carpark at 9.30am to check in. €5 entry fee ISA/NWSC/CCSC membership essential.


NWSC Mini Tour 2010 - Ratings

After 1st event 'Cold Water Classic'.


1st Gearoid McDaid CSSC 1000
2nd Oisin Cambell CCSC 860
3rd Iain Gilmour NWSC 730
4th Luke Daly NWSC 670
5th Paul Mcguckin NWSC 596
5th James Doherty NWSC 596
7th Shamus Harkin NWSC 541
7th Paddy Balney NWSC 541
9th Josh Enslie NWSC 500
10th Ryan Vail NWSC 488
11th Mark Leonard NWSC 475

Cold water classic goes off in great waves!

The 1st event in the NWSC's mini tour 'The Cold Water Classic' sponsored by Adventure One Surf School was run yesterday in perfect contest conditions. The surf was 3ft and clean and the sun shone all day.

Spectators were treated to some great surfing especially from U14 irish Champion Gearoid Mcdaid whose vertical surfing was in a class above all the other competitors, Gearoid who has travelled up from Sligo at 5am was putting together big off the lips and solid roundhouse cutbacks, much to the enjoyment of the spectators.

The day saw some other great battles in the surf in the 1st round local srfers James Doherty and Paul Mcguckin pushed each other until the end of the heat with James narrowly beating Paul after a judges countback.

Heat2 of round 1 saw two of the fianlists Gearoid and Oisin push local surfer Luke Daly into 3rd and the repercharge.

The Semi finals saw some great surfing with Gearoid getting an 8.5 from all the judges, Luke daly who won the repercharge heat, showed his local knowledge and snagged the best sets with nice long rides and big manouveres all the way to the inside.

Meanwhile it was a battle of young versus old with Oisin Cambell from the CCSC & Fanad surfer Paddy Blaney up against Paul Mcguckin and local surf instructor Iain Gilmour in the second semi final. But it was young OisinCambell who just pipped contest veteran Iain Gilmour into 2nd.

The final was held in perfect waves with the two youngsters Mcdaid and Cambell up against the local Fanad surfer Daly and Gilmour. All 4 surfers caught a high number of waves and all scoring highly on them but the day went to Young Gearoid Mcdaid who took 1st place with Oisin Cambell 2nd, Iain Gilmour 3rd, and Luke Daly 4th.

The club would like to thank Adventure One Surf School, for sponsoring the prizes and Trophies and all the competitors and supporters who made the effort and were rewarded with a great day of surf and sun in North Donegal.

The next comp in the mini tour is Nov 6th In Portrush 'The Clash of the Clubs'.


The 1st event in the NWSC's Mini Tour will kick off this Saturday 3oth October at Ballyheirnan Bya, Fanad in North Donegal. The event is kindly sponsored by Adventure One Surf School. Check in is at 9.30am at the beach for location please go to http://www.adventureone.net/location.php ISA/NWSC membership is essential and is available on the day for €20, Entry fee is €5.

Competitors will get points towards the tour championship and also NWSC members will be able to vie for the prestigious honour of being the NWSC Club Champion 2010.

The next event has just been confirmed for Nov 6th In Portrush and will be the Clash of The clubs!

We look forward to seeing you this weekend.


N.W.S.C Surf Tour 2010

The N.W.S.C is running a new mini surf tour with 3 events starting with the 'Clash of the Clubs' in Portrush on October 23rd this is being run in conjunction with the C.C.S.C. Then on Oct 3oth is the Cold Water Classic sponsored by Adventure One Surf School at Ballyheirnan Bay, in Fanad. The Final event is on November 13th at Culdaff and is the 4th annual 'Wildstyle' contest sponsored by Rosy Surf n Skate.

All events have just one Open Division and points will be gained by surfers towards becoming Tour champion! There will also be a trophy for the N.W.S.C Club champion for the highest placed club member on the tour after all 3 events.

All competitors must be either ISA/NWSC members to enter, membership is available on the day!

Portrush open Is Postponed!

The Portrush Open that was to be held this weekend 10/11 April has been postponed until 22/23 MAY due to small swell conditions.

MOVIE NIGHT - The Drifter (Rob Machado)

The NW Surf Club is showing the Drifter, Rob Machado and Tyler Steele’s new colaboration on the Big Screen at the Nerve Centre Cinema on Friday the 16th April at 7pm.


Entry is 3 quid (Sterling and Euro accepted)
Everyone Welcome

You can sign up for membership to the surf club on the Night.
Club membership costs €25 for Seniors and €20 for Juniors (under18).
80 percent of membership costs goes to the ISA and to pay individual members Insurance.
The remaining 20 percent the Club uses to put on events throughout the year.

The Club will be advertising its 2010 list of Events shortly.

See you there
Should be a good one

2010 NWSC Committee

The new Committe for 2010 is as follows:
Club President - Ryan Vail
Treasurer - Angie McLaughlin
Secretary - Iain Gilmour
Event Directors - Rosy & Seamus Harkin
ISA Rep - Mark Leonard

The new committee has some exciting new ideas for social events and contests for this year, and if you have any ideas of things you would like the club to do please email us at nwsurfclub@gmail.com


The NWSC AGM will take place on Thursday 18th March, at the 19th Bar, Bridgend Co.Donegal at 8pm!

We have 3 positions to be filled on the committee (Club President, Treasurer & Secretary) So please come along if you're interested in being involved in the North West Surf Club.

The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank Tony Doherty - President, Josh Enslie- Club founder & Treasurer and Eoin Doherty - Secretarty, for their hard work and commitment that they have given to the club since 2007. Unfortunately due to other commitments they have decided that they can no longer continue being part of the committee.

We look forward to an exciting 2010 with some great events planned!