Sun shines on Battle for the Bay

This weekend saw the 10th annual Dublin Kitesurfing and SUPing (Stand up paddling) competition taking place on Dollymount Strand in Dublin. In ideal conditions, the best riders from the country and around the world came to compete and made for a great two days on the beach. The event was run by Puremagic and is the first leg of the Irish Kitesurfing Association Tour.

In fantastic blue skies the surfers and paddlers hit the water and on the sand a relaxed and fun atmosphere was all around. We were there to capture some of the best moments.

Check out the photos below


It was really colourful, great atmosphere. Lots of people but really chilled out and not crowded


There was lots of live music, food stalls, amusements, beach volleyball and a range of interactive exhibits.


Lots of action on the sand



It sure looks like a lot of fun!


The wind played its part and drove the sails at impressive speeds


Perfect weather for a paddle!

It was a really great event with a fantastic atmosphere, run well  and blessed with great weather. We’re looking forward to next year’s event!

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Ann Robinson
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