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 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!