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Sean_Rusty's photo of Lahinch - Beach

Average rating of 4.67 from 218 votes

Lahinch - Beach

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > Ireland > Lahinch - Beach

Date Taken: 20th February 2011. 29115 page views since 13th April 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
10.5ft 13s 253.23°     19 26 mph Rain 51°f
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andsowedrifttogether Apr 18, 2011 Rating: 6

ireland = proof that paradise does not always include palm trees and sandy beaches (even though i've seen em both over there ;)

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Portpipe Jul 7, 2011 Rating: 1

we have turf and guinness and no one can take that away from us

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Sunspot Apr 18, 2011 Rating: 0

though somehow paradise without palm trees and sandy beaches just doesn't cut it

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Sunspot Apr 18, 2011 Rating: 0

somehow Paradise without palm trees and sandy beaches just doesn't cut it

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Sebs:PERU.&.33.40.64 Apr 16, 2011 Rating: 6

All you need is a wetsuit and the biggest pair of balls available...

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Dicer Apr 19, 2011 Rating: 1

Zion do

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Sunspot Apr 18, 2011 Rating: -1

...and a barge to carry them, besides, they don't do wetsuits for balls that big!!

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Sunspot Apr 18, 2011 Rating: 0

they don't do wetsuits for balls that big!!

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Lemzhead71 Apr 17, 2011 Rating: 0

I agree.

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geordie_surfer Apr 16, 2011 Rating: 1

ireland could have had a QS event but ISA refused and didnt want one as they didnt want to cause over crowding in ireland. i lived there for a good while and its hardly crowded! and ireland could definatly do with the economy boost the an event would bring!

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sniperpaddy Apr 20, 2011 Rating: 0

The ISA are already dealing in petty politics. More likely, they tried to get greedy with QuickSilver and were told to piss off.

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Kevin Doyle Apr 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Crowded Lahinch is hardly worth talking about when theres better world class waves not been ridden nearby!?

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Eiresurfer Apr 18, 2011 Rating: 5

"hardly crowded"? Next weekend is the Easter weekend and the forecast is for good waves. Come to Lahinch, and you'll see just how crowded it's gonna be.

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krusher74 Apr 17, 2011 Rating: 1

You just put the comp at somewhere like bundoran that already over crowded and very well known, Ireland is no secret anymore anyway.

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Kevin Doyle Apr 16, 2011 Rating: 0

Some joke ok..then they go and have the Europeans. Let the real competitions take place!!

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Dicer Apr 16, 2011 Rating: 1

go team Zion! awesome shot

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spongerDK Apr 15, 2011 Rating: -1

to the guy on the inside, "PADDLE HARDER"

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mulletamoeba Apr 15, 2011 Rating: 1

The key thing here is that with that wind direction, the 5th hole in lahinch would have a lovely manageable approach shot...

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Super_keen Apr 20, 2011 Rating: 0

Yep, and don't forget to shout if one goes astray. Those surfers down there aern't all wearing helmets... strangely!

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mulletamoeba Apr 15, 2011 Rating: -2

The key thing here is that with that wind direction, the 5th hole in lahinch would have a lovely manageable approach shot...

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surfjat15 Apr 15, 2011 Rating: 0

it look like thick, a fat lip

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Lemzhead71 Apr 15, 2011 Rating: 1

Theres got 2 b room 4 a few more Surfers,i dont see no takers on that beauty,n e way u need tourism out there coz ur debt up 2 ur Eyeballs,get ready 4 an invasion!

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sniperpaddy Apr 15, 2011 Rating: 4

Come on in and welcome.

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Get Joggly Apr 15, 2011 Rating: 5

If that's a Beach ... ill eat sand ?

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Roger Apr 15, 2011 Rating: 3

Gee - I would eat sand just to be there :)

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pebblebed Apr 15, 2011 Rating: 3

Its near impossible to believe that Ireland stayed off the map for so long. It seems surfriders in the past only stuck to where they knew there were waves (AKA crowded spots). Launch the advent of virgin explorations and BOOM!, suddenly there appear to be waves from Russia to Malta to Falkland Islands to...etc. A decade and half ago a bodyboarding expedition hit a spot in Ireland named McGanns. Anyone know if its still that name? Anyway, a freakin incredible mutant of a sucker.

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rogg Apr 16, 2011 Rating: 1

Aileens is a right, are you thinking about Laurens maybe?

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sniperpaddy Apr 15, 2011 Rating: -2

fuck me, I meant Aileens.

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kernowbysvyken Apr 15, 2011 Rating: 0

Went there about 13 years ago with an Irish mate, he was sure it'd be pumping, it was about a foot and messy. Bugger. The pub was pretty good from what I remember though

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sniperpaddy Apr 15, 2011 Rating: -2

That photo looks like Doolin Reef and there is a pub there called McGanns :)

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EX-MOOSE-ME WHILE I LIGHT MY SPLIFF Apr 14, 2011 Rating: -2

Heavy! Chubby! Thick! Intense! High Consequence! Wait now Im describing my wife!!!!!! YEEEEEEEHAHEHEHEHEHHEHE

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SurftechF4 Apr 18, 2011 Rating: 0

Right, you are a fucking wierdo.

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Coelacanth Apr 17, 2011 Rating: 1

He sure is snipes...Either that or he's into S & M...I'm just guessing it's the M stuff...Still...there's no reason us weeders have to suffer is there?;^)

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sniperpaddy Apr 15, 2011 Rating: 7

Your wife is a saint :)

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compcomplex Apr 14, 2011 Rating: 0

Beauwoohootiful...

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jamie.perranporth Apr 14, 2011 Rating: 0

JAWDROPPING ^_^

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Francois Bouwer Apr 14, 2011 Rating: 8

Cold water Teahupoo.

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groundsweller Apr 15, 2011 Rating: 0

I agree.

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sniperpaddy Apr 15, 2011 Rating: 0

The bowl and the lip do look like it.

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jfalvey Apr 14, 2011 Rating: 8

no comps please, theres enough people in the feckin water as it is

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kingconga Apr 14, 2011 Rating: -5

You're right. They do indeed have the gift of the gab. Top o' the marnin tuya !!

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Coelacanth Apr 17, 2011 Rating: -1

I agree with you sniperpaddy. Good for you to try to recognize & try correct this little bit of unfairness. The wordplay with the misspelling of 'worldly' was clever and should have been rewarded...not negged. Some people are sooo touchy & humor impaired sometimes?

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sniperpaddy Apr 15, 2011 Rating: 2

C'mon lads, don't be downscoring him for a little dig like that. It just makes you look sad. I wonder how namy would downscore if Ed actually showed their names.

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WonderJew Apr 14, 2011 Rating: 5

why the hell is there not at least a QS or yearly stop on the world tour in Ireland yet! Think the country has proven that its wordy enough for it.

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Coelacanth Apr 22, 2011 Rating: -1

Sometimes the dragon wins!...I signed the online petition against this project earlier...one of many thousands worldwide, btw...thanks to MSW...This project does stink of croney-ism, corruption, shortsightedness and willfull ignorance. But it never hurts to know how the other side thinks in order to frame arguments against them with your presumably neutral, fair & objective national authorities. I understand there is still a chance to delay, modify or halt this Doolin pier project via the Foreshore permit process. Sorry about not knowing all the local, pertinent facts there outside of your 'obviously' biased newspapers. I've been a little distracted myself by the blatant corruption of our new Florida governor, Rick Scott(you should read what all the newspapers say about him!)...who's even now an embarrassment to members of his own party(& those that voted for him) and causes daily outrages and calls by many for a recall of his election. He's a 'Tea Party' Republican, btw. Who spent $78 million of his own money...and more from others...to get elected!!! One of many corrupt, election-donor paybacks attempted so far was a proposed construction of a golfcourse in the middle of a much-treasured 10,000+ plus acre state park...a rare, still-undeveloped, wildlife-rich natural oasis in the midst of sprawling, almost malignant, suburban-urban SE coastal corridor megalopolis...Our state is now called Florida, Inc. in derision of his anti-government, pro-developer 'agenda'. Only the rich & connected are prospering...and playing lots of golf.

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sniperpaddy Apr 22, 2011 Rating: 1

Chill dude. We're all on the same side here. I should be glad to help advance someone's knowledge rather than slate them for trying to learn.

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Kevin Doyle Apr 22, 2011 Rating: 0

You dont have a clue what you are talking about. If every one was to listen to the opinions of papers we would all be f****d!! Go look at the hard facts, not the easy option of biased newspaper articles!!

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Coelacanth Apr 22, 2011 Rating: -1

I did a little searching for background info. on the Crab Island/Doolin Pier issue to try and understand both sides of the conflict of interests. These are the best of what I found...(1)http://www.examiner.ie/ireland/coastguard-unit-urges-go-ahead-in-pier-plan-147101.html...(2)http://www.clarechampion.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5107:doolin-pier-plan-to-ruin-waves&catid=66:north&Itemid=56...(3)http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/travel/2010/1113/1224283201796.html

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sniperpaddy Apr 21, 2011 Rating: 0

I think you're probably right there portpipe; iIt's very likely I misheard 13% as 30%. Real figures: Adventure tourism is worth 1.1 billion out of 5 billion total, so that's 20%. Subtracting golf etc at least halves that to 10% for surfing. It's estimated to increase by 24% by 2013.

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Portpipe Apr 19, 2011 Rating: 0

i think 30% is a bit high. maybe 10% at the most.

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Sunspot Apr 18, 2011 Rating: -1

The O' Neil Cold Water Classic would be appropriate don't you think?

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Dun Na Coiribe Surf Club Apr 18, 2011 Rating: 3

Do you have a reference for that 30 % stat?

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sniperpaddy Apr 15, 2011 Rating: 12

Jesus, don't get me going here. I agree with you; Clare County council don't give a shit about surfing. They bullied and dissembled in the planning for the Doolin pier and they voted to dissolve the right of way in Doonbeg. It's the old Fianna Fail way where the interests of the developer override the national interest. Currently surfing accounts for 30% of our tourism and these gimps cannot see further than the length of a brown envelope.

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emmettg Apr 14, 2011 Rating: 11

If Clare county council see this they will land a pier into the lineout. Save crab island.

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Portpipe Apr 14, 2011 Rating: 2

quer spot for an aran jumper shop

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Oriel surfer Apr 14, 2011 Rating: 3

Someone should get onto Clare County Council

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Pompies Apr 14, 2011 Rating: -3

cause they're all poor and can't afford the thick wetsuits

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Pompies Apr 14, 2011 Rating: 0

cause they're all poor and can't afford the thick wetsuit

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Kevin Doyle Apr 14, 2011 Rating: -2

Ye cause Rileys would be perfect...not!!

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markdbn Apr 14, 2011 Rating: 3

That my friends...is a fat lip!

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