Posts Tagged ‘Eurosurf’

Hi all – hope 2011 has treated you right – even though the nights are long we still have a lot going here at the DAC.

Our brand new FÁS course is up and running which means we will stay open all winter this year with the exception of Christmas week.  We have a few groups over December but we are also available for Christmas Vouchers (more on that later ) and taking bookings for our January OITC course .

Christmas specials
There is some brilliant value on packages bought as Christmas vouchers this year.   
Our Recession Session deal (2 nights B&B in a private room & any 2 activities) for 2 people is  just €160 to buy as a voucher (worth €198)

Our Group deal – 4 People 2 nights B&B in a private room & any 2 activities is just €200 total for all 4 people.

Teen Surf camp.

Easter Surf Weekend
Our First ever Surf weekend. 3 nights
Friday evening to Monday afternoon full activities including 3  surfs , cinema, meals and full supervision all inclusive Voucher price just €180.

Summer Surf weeks – Voucher price 20% off all Surf camp prices.

Madness but you know we, we do kinda like you.

10 Week training course in surfing, water safety, climbing, leadership and child protection.Learn the skills of outdoor insruction at Donegal Adventure Centre. Improve your personal fitness ,gain work experience at Ireland’s premier outdoor centre,enhance your CV with qualifications in sports and child Outdoor training Course 2011 protection and enjoy training and working in a busy fun enviroment.

Course description
The Outdoor Instructor Course OITC is a training course for candidates who wish to become instructors working in the area of surfing and other beach activities. This course concentrates mainly on training for the ISA level 1 surf coach award, the RLSS Beach Lifeguard award, and over the ten weeks candidates will also train in child protection, adventure (land-based) activities, leadership skills, team training and development and beach first aid skills. Candidates are expected to attend Monday-Friday for the duration of the course.
Candidates must be able to swim. Candidates do NOT have to be able to surf, as you will be taught the skills of surfing if required. Surfing and swimming training are major parts of this course, and you can expect to be in the water every day. Students are expected to be (or get) fit through training every day. Training will include water-based (Swim & surf) and land based activities ( running, circuit training etc.)

Candidates will also do basic training in low ropes, climb & abseil and high ropes instruction . Candidates will also participate and learn to skills of conducting team-training activities and land-based activities. Candidates will do child protection training, and Beach first aid. The fees for the course are 950 euro.

All candidates will be put forward for the following qualifications:
1: The Irish Surf Association Level 1 Surf Coach award (200 euro for assessment & certification)
2: The RLSS Beach Lifeguard Award (350 euro for assessment & certification)
3: Chid Protection
4: DAC certification in Adventure Activities
5: DAC certification in Leadership Skills (Children & Teenagers)
6: DAC certification in Work Experience

You can also add on a canoe/kayak module which will take place each Friday of the course. This is run by Mr. Jon O’ Neill at The Lakeside Centre, Ballyshannon. This will give qualifications in Kayak and Canoeing. This is an excellent add-on to the course, and Jon is a superb trainer. There is a minimum number of 4 persons required to deliver this module, so please let me know if you want option 1 or option 2. Please feel free to contact Jon at 087 7920302 for further information.
What do you need ?
You do need to be able to swim – there is swim coaching included in the course for those who would like to improve their swimming. You need a willingness to learn, a sense of humour and an interest in meeting new people and learning new things.
You don’t need any surfing or outdoor sports experience – if you have them, that’s a bonus but not necessary. As well as being trained and coached by our multi-qualified instructors, you will get a chance to interact with clients and learn leadership and management skills by shadowing and helping our staff with school, adult and special needs groups.

Candidates who complete the full course will be offered the following assessments & qualifications:

1: The Irish Surf Association Level 1 Surf Coach Award*

2: The RLSS Beach Lifeguard Award *

3: HSE Child Protection

4: DAC certification in Adventure Activities

5: DAC certification in Leadership Skills (Children & Teenagers)

6 DAC certification in Work Experience

*The following assessments are conducted by the national governing bodies, and an examination fee is payable. The awards are assessed independently, and DAC does not guarantee that students will pass these awards: that depends on student’s own performance during the assessments.

Eurosurf 2011

Posted: August 15, 2011 by donegaladventurecentre in Uncategorized
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Eurosurf – the European Surfing Championships takes place in Bundoran from Friday 23rd September until Sunday October 2nd.

Both the Rock Hostel and the Donegal Adventure Centre will be providing accommodation for teams and fans that week. For the best rates email us here at or call Collie on 07198 29357.

Here is some information about the event.

* The Opening Ceremony will take place on Saturday 24th September at 5pm, with the competition will begin on Sunday 25th September at 8am and will run daily until 6pm.

* 16 european countries are expected to take part – Ireland, England, Wales, Channel Islands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Morocco, Norway, Sweden, Malta, Switzerland and Israel MAY submit a team. Teams should be confirmed by August 15th.

* The Irish team is made up of Shane Meehan, 29, from Strandhill, Stephen Kilfeather, 23 and Ashleigh Smith, 24 from Sligo, Cain Kilcullen, 24 from Enniscrone, Ronan Oertzen, 20, Shauna
Ward, 24, Darragh McCarter, 25 & Richie Fitzgerald, 36 from Bundoran, Easkey Britton, 25, and John Britton, 32, from Rossnowlagh, John McCurry, 26 from Portrush & Oliver O’Flaherty, 24 and Stephen Kelleher, 24 from Lahinch, County Clare

* Eurosurf 2011 is supported by Fáilte Ireland

* This will be the fourth time the European Surfing Championships have been held in Ireland and the third time they’ve been held in Bundoran – the previous times were 1985 and 1997. They were first held in Ireland in 1972 in Lahinch.

* The competition will be run mainly at the Peak and at Tullan – depending on conditions – podiums will be built at both of these locations with temporary podiums being built at Tullan and at The Peak.

The Opening Ceremony.

The official opening ceremony and parade of nations will take place on Saturday September 24th at 5pm. Each national team will gather at the bottom of the town around KFC/Marlboro House (in similar fashion to the St Patrick’s Day parade). Carrying their national flag, the parade route will take each group (one group to include the judges that each team will also bring with them), up Main Street, they will take a right onto the Promenade with the parade itself finishing at the “Carraige na Nean” monument – the site of one of the main podiums for the competition.

The traditional “sands of the world” ceremony will also take place at this time. All teams will bring sand from their own corner of Europe and, in Olympic spirit, all sands will be joined, signifying Europe’s surfers coming together regardless of international, political or religious boundaries.
Following the opening ceremony there will be the gala screening of the movie “Soul Surfer” at the Bundoran Cineplex. This movie has already been released in the US, however the opening of the movie in the UK and Ireland has been specifically delayed to coincide with the opening weekend of Eurosurf!
A Film Festival of classic surfing movies will happen across the week at Bundoran Cineplex with a movie being shown each

The Schedule
Week of September 19th Teams Arrive

Thursday 22nd September
All day Teams Registration

Friday 23rd September
All day Teams Registration

Saturday 24th September
5pm Parade of nations followed by Opening Ceremony
7.30pm Gala Irish Screening of “Soul Surfer”
10pm Entertainment at Eurosurf Venue

Sunday 25th September
8am – 6pm Day One of competition
7.30pm Film Festival movie #1
10pm + Entertainment at Eurosurf Venue #1

Monday 26th September
8am – 6pm Day Two of competition
7.30pm Film Festival movie #2
10pm + Entertainment at Eurosurf Venue #2
Eurosurf Bundoran Briefing Document

Tuesday 27th September
8am – 6pm Day Three of competition
7.30pm Film Festival movie #3
10pm + Entertainment at Eurosurf Venue #3

Wednesday 28th September
8am – 6pm Day Four of competition
7.30pm Film Festival movie #4
10pm + Entertainment at Eurosurf Venue #4

Thursday 29th September
8am – 6pm Day Five of competition
7.30pm Film Festival movie #5
10pm + Entertainment at Eurosurf Venue #5

Friday 30th September
8am – 6pm Day Six of competition
7.30pm Film Festival movie #6
10pm + Entertainment at Eurosurf Venue #6

Saturday 1st October
As most of the competitors will be knocked out at this stage, it is expected there will be a fairly substantial party taking place tonight!
8am – 6pm Day Seven of competition – Semi Finals (the comp may be down to a single podium at this stage depending on conditions
7.30pm Film Festival movie #7
10pm + Entertainment at Eurosurf Venue #7

Sunday 2nd October
8am – 6pm Final Day of competition
Medals presented on beach/The Peak
7.30pm + Closing Ceremony
Closing party for competitors and Eurosurf staff – trophies awarded.