Whilst everyone else was running around Europe looking for points for the WCT, Dane Reynolds and Craig Anderson took a romantic trip to France to make an artsy fartsy surf flick...

***WATCH HERE***: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJAn2RPRnFA

In the inaugural Weeks Vid we focus on Kepa Acero, Adventurer/ Surfer from the Basque Country. In this short we see Kepa journey to the end of the earth in Patagonia, Chile to illustrate just how much fulfillment can be obtained from getting shacked in solitude..

YOUTUBE LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdWQdDtydIM

Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Tramore - New For 2013!

As always, Tramore Surf Shop and School are staying ahead of the competition! This year we are the only surf school that offers Stand Up Paddle Board rentals and lessons in Tramore.

The new craze in the watersports world, it's taking off on a global scale. Originating in Hawaii, SUPs allows surfers to paddle for longer distances and enjoy the surf when there's little to no waves. SUPs can be used on beaches, lakes, rivers and canals.

Rental prices start from €25 and lessons start from €25 per child and €35 per adult. Lessons have a maximum of 4 people per class. Tried it and loved it? We can also order one in specifically for you from just €595.

Secret SUP Safaris are coming soon - keep an eye out!

1st annual Deise Doggy Surf Day sponsored by Tramore Surf Shop and School - Taking place Sunday 1st September, Tramore. Fun for all the family, helping to raise funds for Deise Animal Sanctuary

Our aim for this year is to raise €2,000 for Deise Animal Sanctuary. To help raise this, we've got a fun-packed day planned!

• 10:30 am Sponsored Fancy Dress Surf. €25 per person, all proceeds go to the sanctuary. Prize for best dressed! Pre-booking is essential as this is expected to sell out incredibly quickly - to reserve your place call Bernie on 087-756-3993.

• 12pm Dog Show in the pavilion. €3 each category entered. Categories are as follows:
1. Happiest Golden Oldie (8+) - Prize is Anipets Voucher, Tramore
2. Cutest Puppy (0-2 years) - Prize is Pet Hamper from Pet Necessities, Waterford City
3. Friendliest Dog (All ages) - Free Groom from Pink Poodle, Waterford City
4. Best Rescue (All ages)
5. Best Surf-Themed Dog (All ages)
6. Deise’s Dog Of The Year 2013 - Pedigree Hamper
All dogs get a prize for entering!

• 2pm Dog Surf Competition. €5 to enter. Lifeguards and surf instructors on stand-by! Lifejackets are available for all competitors. In shallow water only! Surf instructors are judging. Happiest Dog in the Water prize/award of €50 voucher from Madra Nua, Waterford City (for the non-surfers). Every dog who enters gets a prize! Winning Dog gets a hamper from Madra Nua and a brand new wetsuit for their owner courtesy of Alder.

Other features of the day:
• Krusty Krab Water Station
• Deise Animal Sanctuary Info Corner
• Bric a Brac stall throughout the day in the pavilion
• Apple Brown Betty is offering a very special offer for the day - a dog shaped cookie with every tea/coffee!

• Kids' Colouring Competition

• Esther's famous homemade jams, scones and cakes stall

  • Free Face Painting and Balloon Animals

 

Like us on Facebook to keep updated on the latest news and prizes!
All profits from the day go to Deise Animal Sanctuary. For more info, go to www.deiseanimalsanctuary.ie

Top 3 Wetsuits 2013

Here's our list of the best wetsuits for 2013. Luckily, we have them all in stock!

Number 3

Psycho III - O'neill

O'Neill's Psychos are infamous across the surfing world. Reliable, amazingly flexible, incredibly warm and a perfect fit, they've made quite a name for themselves. This year's model has evolved even further into a completely awesome wetsuit. O'Neill have upgraded their TechnoButter Neoprene, added a Double Super Seam weld and finished it all off with XDS-Air Firewall in the back and chest. What does this all mean? Wear this suit and you'll keep warm and loose in the water - perfect to catch some killer waves.



Awesome Features:

  •     TECHNOBUTTER NEOPRENE – 20% lighter, 30% less water absorption with quick dry properties. Better than the rest.
  •     DOUBLE SUPERSEAM WELD – 60% Thinner and Lighter. All New narrower silicone-based urethane seal, applied to both sides of a triple-glued stitchless seam.
  •     ULTRAFLEX XDS – Top-Shelf Neoprene. Stretch Factor 125%.
  •     FIREWALL INSULATION – Lightweight thermal insulation.
  •     DOUBLE SUPERSEAL NECK – 2 layer design. 360 smooth skin interior lining with a secure lock down.
  •     Z.E.N. ZIP ENTRY WITH DRAIN HOLE – Pullover internal neck seal. Any water that water that gets past is forced out the Drain Hole.
  •     SUPER SEAL CUFFS – Low profile at the cuff ending creating the best seal ever.
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  •     LUMBAR SEAMLESS DESIGN – Single large panel in the rear of the wetsuit, meaning minimal water entry and maximum stretch.
  •     KRYPTO KNEE PADZ – Abrasion resistant, high stretch neoprene panel with ergonomic shaping.
  •     EXTERNAL KEY POCKET – Constructed of Ultraflex DS neoprene, 100% secure and easily accessed.




Number Two:

PsychoFreak - O'Neill

Celebrating their 60th year in 2013, O'Neill are at their most buttery with the PsychoFreak. Using their innovative TechnoButter Air, this wetsuit is faster drying than ever before. TechnoButter Air is now put to well-appreciated use in the lower core panels, the back and the chest. TechnoButter is used in the arms, shoulders and lower legs to add even more flex and durability. 




Awesome Features:

  •    TECHNOBUTTER AIR NEOPRENE – 20% lighter, 30% less water absorption with quick dry properties. Better than the rest - most advanced on the market.
  •     DOUBLE SUPERSEAM WELD – 60% Thinner and Lighter. All New narrower silicone-based urethane seal, applied to both sides of a triple-glued stitchless seam.
  •     ULTRAFLEX XDS – Top-Shelf Neoprene. Stretch Factor 125%.
  •     FIREWALL INSULATION – Lightweight thermal insulation.
  •     DOUBLE SUPERSEAL NECK – 2 layer design. 360 smooth skin interior lining with a secure lock down.
  •     Z.E.N. ZIP ENTRY WITH DRAIN HOLE – Pullover internal neck seal. Any water that water that gets past is forced out the Drain Hole.
  •     SUPER SEAL CUFFS – Low profile at the cuff ending creating the best seal ever.
  •     SEAMLESS PADDLE ZONES – Ergonomic, seamless undersleeve panel - unrestricted motion and eliminates rash.
  •     KRYPTO KNEE PADZ – Abrasion resistant, high stretch neoprene panel with ergonomic shaping.
  •     EXTERNAL KEY POCKET – Constructed of Ultraflex DS neoprene, 100% secure and easily accessed.
  •     MINIMAL SEAM DESIGN – Minimal seams = maximum flexibility.
  •     SUPERSEAM – O’Neills exclusive. The strongest, lightest, most flexible Fluid Seam construction available.




Number One:

Evo Fire - Alder

Guaranteed to bring you reliability, durability and great value, Alder have introduced their top-end suit for this year: The Evo Fire. Relentlessly tested at Thurso East, it's definitely a winner for super warmth in the icy Irish sea. What's different on this latest offering? Well, there are less seams in the body area and an all new panel pattern with less stitching over the shoulders. The majority of its blind-stitched seams are also completely liquid sealed, oh and there's the obligatory handy key pocket.



Awesome Features:

  •  100% X-Stretch throughout for free flexible surfing.
  •  Chest Zip
  •  60% Bamboo aerocore on torso + lumber panel
  •  90% Hydroband taped seams
  •  Liquid seal stretch guard on wrists and ankles
  •  Double lined torso - with over print.
  •  Pre-bent knee + Duratec knee pads
  •  Glide skin collar

 

Well, another summer season has come and gone here at Tramore Surf Shop and we have a few pieces of summer clothing left over. So we've decided to treat our loyal customers to a massive clearance sale! Some items are now less than half price! Browse through our new sale section and pick up a bargain today.

Heres a guide to O'Neill's Wetsuits.

Read more: O Neill Wetsuits Video Guide

PLANS for a new 40,000ft indoor leisure complex in Tramore, which would include an indoor surfing facility, Ireland’s largest Skate/BMX arena, retail and restaurant space, have been unveiled.


Flowhouse Ireland LTD, who have exclusive rights to the Waveloch Double Flowrider technology which will create the perfect indoor wave to surf on, are lodging a planning application with Waterford County Council for the project this week. The idea for the exciting indoor leisure and retail experience is based on youth and popular culture, using Board Sports as the key driver for the project.

Read more: New Flowrider & Skatepark at Major Complex Coming to Tramore

Here at Tramore Surf Shop we have loads of demo boards for our customers to try out...



You get to try different shapes and types of surfboards large and small to get a feel for what you need when it comes to buying. Right now in store we have the following models for you to try out:

Read more: New Demo Boards in Stock

On April 10th 2012, something exciting is happening - The day we spread awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life by taking off our own. Why? Millions of children live without proper footwear, exposing them to injury and disease every day. All the staff at Tramore Surf Shop & School will be in there bare feet with the aim to help children in need...

Millions of children around the world live without proper footwear, exposing them to injury and disease every day. And in countries where children often have to walk barefoot for miles to get to school and to source clean water, life is very different to what we know.

Read more: One Day Without Shoes

We are super pleased to announce the relaunch of our website.

Tramore Surf Shop was established at the beach front in Tramore, Co Waterford by the Butler family who have been running
surf shops in Tramore for over 15 years.

Read more: Welcome to Our New Website

 

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