Congratulations to the Irish Surf Team on an incredible performance at Eurosurf ’23 taking place in Santa Cruz, Portugal. The Team finished 5th overall, out of 16 nations competing with Portugal 1st, Spain 2nd, England 3rd and Italy 4th.
Ireland had three surfers compete on Finals Day. First up was Ruby Knox (Kerry) who finished 5th, narrowly missing progression into the Grand Final in Longboard Women.
Ruby was followed by Tom Breen in Longboard Men, who won his Rep final to progress into the Grand Final where he finished 4th with Ben Skinner (England) 1st, Antonio Dantas (Portugal) 2nd and Jose Luis Berasaluse (Spain) 3rd.
Gearoid McDaid took the win in his Rep final to secure a spot in the Grand Final in Surf Men. Gearoid put in a solid performance finishing 2nd to take the silver medal, missing out on gold by the smallest of margins, 1.32 point. Guilherme Ribeiro, (Portugal) secured 1st, Luis Diaz, (Spain) 3rd and Beyrick de Vries (Netherlands) 4th.
Our thanks to Team Manager, Gavin McCrea and representing Ireland on the Judging Panel, Ayesha Garvey.
Irish Surf Team
Gearoid McDaid 2nd
Ben Maher 43rd
Lorcan Southcombe 43rd
Maia Monaghan 19th
Una Britton 22nd
Grace Doyle 37th
Tom Breen 4th
Ruby Knox 5th