Irelands Bodyboard King, Seamus McGoldrick On Fire At World Pro Bodyboard Tour

It’s been a hectic month for Strandhill’s Seamus McGoldrick, Ireland's Bodyboard King. He kicked off October by being crowned Irish Bodyboard Champion in challenging surf at the Peak. The Nationals was followed by a trip to Gran Canaria for the final event on the IBC (the world bodyboard pro tour) where Seamus hit the headlines with his best performance at the event. Irish Surfing caught up with Seamus to get the lowdown on the event. “Fronton King is the final and most spectacular event of the professional bodyboarding world tour. It is like the Monaco Grand Prix of our sport. This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the event. I think I was at 9 of the championships. This year the conditions were pumping and I made my best ever result finishing in round 4. This has given me the fire to come back next year and compete for another 10 years. I felt like I was on a winning streak and I was disappointed to finish in Rd 4. But I had the two best, heats of my life in Rd 1 + 3 including this amazing right hander from my early morning round 3 heat. All my Canarian friends are buzzing on this photo and it even made the front page of the local newspaper. Surfing is a funny game. For nearly 20 years, I had been working towards the goal of an Irish national title, a goal I only achieved at the start of October. The morale of the story is never too give up. Always work towards your goals. Show up every day. If a young Australian Nedd Brockman can show up everyday to run 100 kms a day for 100 days, you can achieve your next goal. There is always something left in the tank. I was loving all the home support, and remember: You’ll never beat the Irish.

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