WATCH: Nominees for Ireland's Wipeout and Ride of the Year Awards


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This weekend, the biggest names in Ireland's surf community will gather in Doolin for the inaugural Doolin Surfest – with the highlight being an awards ceremony celebrating the best of Irish shredding from the past few months.

Entries into the Emerald Isle's own big wave competition have officially closed. Now, all the nominees have been gathered and it's up to the judges to deem who the winners are. But, want a sneak peek? Here's all the nominees below – just kick back for a few minutes and binge watch them all. Get tickets, HERE. There'll also be a short movie competition.

Wave of the Winter

Tonn Mor Competition

Top prize in each category will scoop 1,000 euros and a Blue Scoop personalised upvest. Competitions director Clem McInerney said: "We've had some amazing entries for the short film festival. We are proud to say that some of the short films feature foiling and bodyboard so we'll be celebrating all crafts for our first year.

"It's great to see the Irish surf community come together and show what they have being up to for the last while. If anything, it's just a great weekend for everyone to catch up and have some fun."

Donal Minihane from Hotel Doolin where the event will be held, said: "The music line up is excellent and there is plenty of activities throughout the weekend to keep people entertained. It's come together really well for the first year and it's something we hope to make a yearly thing."

The full programme for the weekend is as follows;

Friday March 22
6pm: Doors Open
6pm-12am: Seaweed baths 
6pm: Beers & Bites sponsored by O'Hara's Irish Beer
7pm: Weekend opened by Peter Conroy
7.30pm: Movie Premieres; Railroad- Nic Vonn Rupp; New Religion- Willy Aliotti. Hosted by Monster Energy
9.30pm: Clandestinos
12-2am: Dónal Dineen

Saturday March 23
10am-2pm: Dust off the cobwebs, pick one of the following activities; Foraging Walk, Cliff Walk, Bouldering, Yoga(all included in the weekend ticket price. Please register with (
10am-6pm: Surfer's Market, please register your stall with There is no charge for the stall but open to weekend ticket holders.Limited spaces available
10am-1pm:  Iceman- The Wim Hof Method Workshop (Discounted price for weekend ticket holders €49pp, €99 for non-ticket holders)
2pm-12am:  Seaweed Baths open in the Courtyard
2pm: Sibín Bar open in the Courtyard
2pm: Food Bar open in the Courtyard
2pm-12am: Jamaica Inn- Cian Finn, Dj Will Softly, Dj Sibh C & Dj Paddy D playing under the stretch tent on the lawn.
2pm: Surf Board Panel featuring Luke Underwood (Luc Surfboards), Shaun Nicholas (Coded Surfboards), Tom Doidge Harrision (DH Surfboards), Ian Johnson (Cequential Surfboards) chaired by Liam Grant
3pm: Surf Movie Premiere
5pm-8pm: Competition Screenings MC'd by Liam Grant- Shorts, Tonn Mór & Wave of the Winter Awards
9.30pm: Attention Bebé
12-2am: Le Galaxie (DJ Set)

Sunday March 24
9am: Come Jump off Doolin Pier. Jump off the pier to get rid of the hangover, no wetsuits allowed, led by Michelle Moroney, Cliffs of Moher Retreat and Wim Hof Method Instructor. 
10am: Beach Clean--up at Doolin Pier in association with Clean Coasts
10am-2pm: Seaweed Baths
12-2pm: Protect our Coast. Brunch and Panel Discussion with Matt Smith, Anja Murray from RTE's Eco Eye featuring Ken O'Sullivan and more.

Doolin Surfest comes a year after the incredible Shore Shots event wrapped up, which served as an outlet for Irish surfing in so many respects.

Weekend ticket €59 includes entry to all events, Friday night beers & bites, movie premieres, competition screenings, bands and DJs, surfers market, Sunday Brunch. Day Tickets- €30 Fri/ €40 Sat. Not included, Seaweed baths €25.00, Wim Hof Method weekend ticket holders only at subsidised price €49.00 (usually €99)