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Swell time had at the World Surf Kayak Championships

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Swell time had at the World Surf Kayak Championships thumbnailUlster’s 19-year-old star Meabh Lynch displays the style which saw her finish fourth in the Junior HP Class at last week’s World Surf Kayak Championships in Portrush. Wk44039

LAST week saw over 130 competitors from nine countries across the globe take to the magnificent waves of the Atlantic Ocean at Portrush for the World Surf Kayaking Championships.
This was the first time the competition - which ran from Friday October 21 to Thursday October 26 - has ever been held in Northern Ireland and conditions did not disappoint.
In the wake of Hurricane Ophelia, the surf at both the East and West Strand beaches in Portrush was offering splendid conditions for teams and individuals from as far away as America, Argentina and Australia to compete and showcase their impressive world-class, professional moves.
The competition saw a number of team and individual categories from Junior, Master, Grand Masters, Ladies and Open compete in two different classes - High Performance (HP) and International Class (IC) - with 135 competitors in total from 15 countries taking part.
Nine teams battled it out for the number one world ranking, with Team Basque taking home the world championship and the Ulster Paddler team taking home an impressive fifth place overall.
Ulster's 19 year-old Meabh Lynch took to the podium to scoop the fourth position in the Junior HP Classes. She was also a semi-finalist in the Ladies International Class & High Performance and a quarter-finalist in the Junior IC alongside Ulster's Andrew Lamont and Emil Lazarescu. This is a great result for the young Ulster competitors.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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