5 reasons to visit Sligo for Surf Summit

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Surf Summit. An intimate gathering of people who love tech and the outdoors. It’s all kicking off November 6 right after Web Summit.

Here are 5 of our favourite reasons to head to Sligo on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

1. Irish Pubs

You’ll be exploring Sligo town during the nights of Surf Summit. Sligo is filled with Irish bars, great pints of Guinness and loads of craic.

Sligo also has a reputation for producing some of Ireland’s best live musicians, from trad to rock and everything in between. Surf Summit attendees will get to experience Rackhouse Pilfer, The Odd Socks , Ruarri Joseph and more to be announced soon.

2. Beaches & Incredible views

Sligo hosts some pretty incredible views. No doubt you’ll see the top of Benbulben rock and Mullaghmore head whilst paddling down the river. Sligo also boats countless beaches – Strandhill, Cullenamore and Rossses Point are all a stone’s throw away from your hotel.


3. Speakers


Big wave surfer and Guinness world record holder Garrett McNamara will be on stage on Saturday night talking about his passion for hunting down the biggest waves on the planet. Last year Garrett broke the record for the biggest wave ever surfed at Nazarra in Portugal. 


Easkey Britton, a native to the west coast of Ireland will also take to the stage to discuss big wave surfing and her mission to bring women’s surfing to Iran.

4. Activities

Surfing, kayaking, hiking, and biking are all the norm in Sligo, no matter what the weather. Sligo has some of the best waves in Ireland, it also has some of the best surfers. Over the weekend you’ll rub shoulders with Irish surf team members and find out what surfing in Ireland throughout the winter is really like.

5. Irish Food


Sligo is filled with unbelievable eats. Plenty of family-owned, organic restaurants showcasing the best of Irish food. Be sure to check out Sweat Beat Café and Kate’s Kitchen.

See you in Sligo.

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