9 Dec 2014

Free Starboard Brochures delivered to your door!

Get your hands on the latest Starboard SUP and Windsurf product brochures delivered to your door, for free!

SUP Brochure

It’s that time of year again where we are giving you the opportunity to get your hands on the 2015 product brochures for the worlds best SUP and Windsurf board brand, delivered to your door, for FREE! 

The high quality manuals will allow you to fill your winter evenings reading about the latest developments, dreaming of the next epic session and choosing your next board to take your skills to the next level! The perfect coffee table addition!

All you need to do is email admin@tushingham.com stating which brochures you would like: 

Starboard SUP and/or
Starboard Windsurfing

And don’t forget to include the all important postal address you would like these sent to and they will do the rest!

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26 Nov 2014

Finn Mullen wins Circle One East Strand Open 2014

With the Causeway Coast Surf club hosting the last contest of the season, the luck of good conditions for competitions in 2014 continued and the …

With the Causeway Coast Surf club hosting the last contest of the season, the luck of good conditions for competitions in 2014 continued and the renowned beach of East ‘the Beast’ strand on the beautiful North Coast of Portrush, Northern Ireland turned on for a classic contest of good vibes and fun waves.

Finn Mullen took the win followed by a stoked Owen Waters in second and Tony Doherty in third who consistently picked off the set waves with his local knowledge. Fourth Place went to Irish National Racing Champion and Starboard rider Peter Kosinski who impressed  with his freesurfing on his 7’7” pro showing his skills aren’t just limited to raceboards.

All eyes now fall to next year’s contest in Portrush, known already as one of the best on the circuit, organisers promise 2015 will be bigger and better for more info check out http://www.causewaycoastsurffestival.com/

Photos by Edward McIlwaine, Stephen Bassett and Jamie Russell

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10 Nov 2014

Finn Mullen wins 2014 Irish SUP Surf Championships

By Finn Mullen

It’s been a successful Autumn for Starboard rider Finn Mullen who won his 6th consecutive Irish SUP title in perfect surf at the 2014 Irish National Championships Bundoran, County Donegal.

The famous A frame reef wave of the ‘Peak’ in Bundoran was the contest venue and the near flawless conditions saw some of the best surf experienced for a national championships in recent years. Showing the rise in popularity of SUP, the SUP entry was the second highest of the event and hotly contested with Finn Mullen just edging local charger, Emmet O’Doherty. Emmet later showed his versatility though by winning the longboard division at his home break. Both Finn and Emmett elected to ride their 8’5” pros in the 6-8′ surf but in third place was Strandhill and Irish surfing legend Neil ‘Bingo’ Byrne who used his Starboard pro 9’8 to full advantage in the powerful waves on tap, finishing ahead  of  respected ASI SUP instructor and Irishsup.com team rider Paul Byrne in fourth.  First women was Katie McAnena on her Starboard Pro 8′ marking it a clean sweep for the Galway Doctor, having won the 2014 Irish SUP technical racing title 2 weeks earlier.

Speaking on his season and equipment choice Finn commented ‘We were really blessed with conditions in competitions this year but also great camaraderie amongst all the competitors with everyone pushing each other to keep building the sport and making new friendships too :). This year my go to boards in competition were my 8’5 and 8′ pro and 7’11 x 30 which is a super fun board. I rode all these with stock fins, pretty much middle in the box and teamed up with my XS enduro paddle which I absolutely love despite my not very XS size ! :). Really looking forward to next year and trying my new 2015 pro boards which by early reviews online, seem to be absolute rippers :)’

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