Get on board: Shore Shots Irish Surf Festival

The Shore Shots Irish Surf Festival is packing its bags and moving from it’s regular haunt in Dublin and heading on to Sligo on the rugged Wild Atlantic Way. Sligo is quickly becoming a hub-spot of arts, culture, creativity and innovation and has it’s very own surfing mecca at Strandhill so they couldn’t have picked a more perfect place to host this celebration of surfing. The two-day festival will showcase what is great about surfing through film, photography, art and music in Model arts center in Sligo from the 16th – 17th of April.

shore shots poster

Throughout the weekend there will be numerous screenings of some of the best surf films and documentaries as well as talks from some world-class speakers including Easkey Britton, Irish surfer, George Karbus, photographer and Fergal Smith, pro surfer and environmentalist. As well as music, art exhibits, competitions, crafts, food, a few brews and good times! You’ll also have a chance to pick up a few new tricks with lessons from top classes surfers from iSurfIreland, Sligo’s newest and best surf school. Sligo is also an amazing place to visit with some great places to visit, eat out and explore.

The Plastic Project – Part One from Tim Nunn Photography on Vimeo.

There are so many excellent films being shown throughout the festival but one has stood out to us and looks like it’s definitely worth checking out. The Plastic Project by Tim Nunn is not just aimed at surfers but for anyone who appreciates and cares for our coastlines. The Plastic Project is a visual representation of the huge problem of marine litter in our oceans. While the film does showcase the amazing beauty of coastline of the North Atlantic it has an important message highlighting the situation we face with marine litter and how we need to change our attitudes towards plastic.

Shore Shots is on from the 16th – 17th of April  in Sligo. Check out their website shoreshots.ie for more details or to pick up tickets while there is still some left.

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Ann Robinson

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