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05.11 – 12.11.2022
D-Place, Ireland

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Next Trip: Ireland Intense, November 2018!

Next Trip: Ireland Intense, November 2018!

November, yeah!!

That´s a month the NOMB Surfteam is really looking forward to. November means Ireland, and Ireland means epic waves and empty line-ups!

 

For the third year in a row we offer a coldwater surfcoaching trip to Ireland. And so far Ireland has never disappointed us. On the contrary, we keep discovering new waves and adventures. Our local guide, Good Old Lee, makes sure that we won´t get bored and happily shares his breaks with us. Legend!

That´s Good Old Lee doing what he loves doing most.. Shredding!

Normally our trips to Ireland were run as Surf-Holidays. That´s our perfect mix of surfing and relaxing time. But voices were getting louder, wanting more surfing time so we deliver: Ireland Intense 2018 will be run as a Intensive Surfcamp. Woohoo! One surfcoaching session per day and also a freesurf session. That´s if muscles and conditions allow of course. By the end we always listen to the ocean, and our bodies.

So how exactly does it work, this Ireland Intense Trip?? Well, here is a quick overview:

  • Getting picked up in Dublin
  • Supermarket run on the way to our homebase
  • Checking into our homebase
  • Getting ready to hit the water
  • Safety Introduction & general information
  • Handing out of surf equipment
  • First surfcoaching session
  • Personal intro sessions with head surfcoach Angie
  • Welcome dinner prepared by our campchef Basti
  • Sneaky welcome drink
  • Sleep

 

That´s day 1 done. And what´s next?? How about surf? And surf? And even more surf??

Just like NOMB Surfer Thomas was doing it on last years trip. Nice wave, hey!

All our surfcoaching trips are care-free trips. Everything is organized for you. All YOU need to do is surf, eat and sleep. Repeat.

You wake up, a delicious breakfast is ready and waiting for you when you get out of your bed in our cozy house.

The best surfspot for the day is being picked for you.

Coaching instructions for you to improve rapidly are being laid out.

A warm snack is waiting for you when you get out of the water.

Your freesurf session will be guided so you won´t get into trouble.

A warm fire will be cracked up for you once back in the house after a long surf day.

And after a warm shower a hearty and healthy dinner will nearly be ready.

Surftheory and also photo/video analysises will be prepared for you to keep boosting your surfing.

The sofas are waiting for you to come and chill on them in front of the fireplace.

Sometimes, a yoga session will be organized so you can sit on the sofas at night even more relaxed..

 

That´s the 2016 Irish NOMB Surfcrew chilling after a long day out in the ocean back in our house ´James Palace´.

And after one week of care-free surfing, all YOU need to do now is say goodbye to our little cold water paradise, and start dreaming about coming back next year! That´s how the NOMB Surfteam does is every year 😉

If you are up for your own cold water challenge and want to improve your surfing through professional and personalized surfcoaching, than do not wait to book your surfspace on this great trip to Northwest Ireland. Hurry up because spaces are filling up quickly.

Here you can find more info about Ireland Intense 2018, or simply email us on info@nombsurf.com.

Sign up to our newsletter & stay tuned for more crazy info to be released!

 

Sea you in the water soon!

Your NOMB Surfteam

 

 

#Tripnotes Irish Infusion: from chest-high waves, rainbows…

#Tripnotes Irish Infusion: from chest-high waves, rainbows…

… and other adventures!! A week that left us speachless!

 

For the second year in a row the NOMB Surf team rocked a little town in the forgetten corner of North-West Ireland. Let´s call it the D-Place, just to keep it a little bit more mysterious. This little gem is hidden away somewhere along the Wild Atlantic Way, one of Irelands most beautiful and breathtaking parts. The D-Place is a quite little place, the mainroad reaches maybe 800m length. Nevertheless they have everything you need: a little fruit&veg market, a couple of great coffee shops offering amazing food and a cup of tea, a butcher, a pharmacy, the best pizza joint in Ireland, a healthy food shop, 3 pubs (including the famous Oyster Bar) and of course Narosa Surfschool, our local partner. That´s the D-Place, isn´t it beautiful?

Loads of headlands, hidden away beaches, cliffs and west facing beaches made sure that our NOMB Surfers had amazing surf conditions every day. Our local surfguide Lee (the Legend) took the group to different breaks, the team seemed to always be at the right time at the right spot. Big thanks to you, Lee! Even though surfing in Ireland in November might sound weird to some people, our brave surfers didn´t mind at all. Getting changed into a full 5.4 wetsuit outfit, using booties, beanies and gloves in offshore winds, a very small price to pay for empty line-ups and incredible waves. To make sure that everyone felt comfy in those conditions head surfcoach and surf trip organizer Angie welcomed the NOMB surfers with a very special gift: a customized (with nametags in the back) warm surf poncho to get changed. Let me tell you, the NOMB team looooved them!! Here you see Nora, Jan, Thomas, chef Basti and surfcoach Angie smiling after a great session!

But let´s start at the beginning. The team met at Dublin airport on Saturday morning, boards and bags were stuffed into the mini-van and yeah, the roadtrip was on. DJ Thomas was in charge of the music, the mood in the car went up in anticipation of the waves that were expected to be seen, only one more hill, ohh maybe one more.. Once the group arrived at the beautiful little (still cold) house everything was thrown into the lounge, surfstuff was taken out of the bags and thrown back into the car, and the group headed straight to meet up with Good Old Lee and hit the water the same day. Fully kitted out and prepared our surfers started the 7days surf adventure at the local beachbreak only a few minutes drive away. Clean chesthigh waves rolling in, one after the other, it felt like paradise. Surfcoach Angie coached from in the water, making sure everyone was sitting in position and catching heaps of waves. Here you see Thomas dancing on one little jewel.

The next few days were spend with surfing, surfing and surfing. The second day we surfed Killer Point, the spot right in town. Coach Angie was frothing, having set her heart on surfing this wave last year but never gotten the chance. The setup was simply unreal. Hidden away behind a headland, on the bottom of some red and green cliffs, a rivermouth created cool waves for the team. Needless to say that it was only us in the water. The NOMB Surfteam couldn´t believe their luck. The third and fourth day held a challenge for our surfers. Lee took us to a different location, an open west facing beach that picks up every little swell and turns it into incredible waves. Working on confidence was the coaching goal these days. Surfing is a sport that makes you reach, and step over your limits. That´s the way to improve. After those couple of days in overhead surf all of our surfers where stoked on their achievements and improvements. Congratulations team, keep surfing those bombs!

The rest of the week was filled with surfing (of course), surf theory, photo analysis, video analysis, sauna sessions with Eddy from the Centra Shop, exploring an abandoned castle, getting blown away on Horns Head (Donegals most famous cliff formation), BBQ with Lee (+family+friend), sleep ins, long breakfasts, surf fitness workshop, chilled hours in front of the fireplace, sneaky Whiskeys for the warmth and spirit, and loooooads of laughters and unforgettable moments.

Big thanks go out to our chef Basti for spoiling us with delicious breakfasts & dinners, Good Old Lee and the team from Narosa Surfschool, headcoach Angie for making it all happen and last but not least of course a massive thanks to our NOMB Surfers.

You guys rock, it´s been a pleasure! Hope to see you again soon for more NOMB Surfadventures!

YOUR NOMB SURF TEAM

 

PS: as usual you can find more photos of our surftrip to Ireland on our Facebook page!

 

Irish Infusion 2017: Let the fun begin..

Irish Infusion 2017: Let the fun begin..

.. and yeah, we have already had a right laugh. Seems like all starts are shining bright for the NOMB Surfers and everyone made it over to the green isle in time.

It all started off a little bit bumby when headcoach Angie was ´diagnosed´ with excess luggage at Fuerteventura airport and had to start taking things out of her bag. But hey, easy done, she just took out her 5.4 wetsuit and put it around her neck. A different sort of scarf. The guys at the security check looked a bit puzzled and some really funny comments where dropped but this way they even let Basti through the bomb check 😉 Not without commenting on the blond, blue eyed surfer with the messy hairs.. hihi.. Great start..

Nora, Jan and Thomas also found their way to Dublín airport, that´s where the group met yesterday morning, and headed straight up to the famous D-Place, aka Dunfanaghy. The D-Place is located on the wild atlantic way, one of Irelands most beautiful parts in County Donegal, Northwest Coast. After a little supermarket stop we arrived at our home for the next week, quickly uploaded everything into the lounge and headed straight to Narosa Surfschool in town. Thats where we stocked up on equipment and then straight to the beach. Here we met Good Old Lee, aka the Lee-gend, our local surfguide. We couldnt believe finding great and glassy waves, no wind and seriously only 1 other surfer in the lineup. Loooads of waves for everyone!!

Totally exhausted after a great first surf session we arrived back at the house. Only to find out that Angie had switched on the wrong switch, and that the house still had pretty much the outside temperatur (around 4 degrees). Thomas earned himseld the Title as ´Firedude of the week´ and lit up the fireplace in a sec. Quickly the lounge heated up, and the central heating kicked in. Basti prepared a delicious meal. Couscous salad for a starter, a warm and hearty Chili with Quinoa for an energyboost and rounded it up with a Mousse Au Chocolate. What a treat to have a professional cook spoiling us every day.

Plans where to hit town and check out the local pubs but the couch and the fireplace where waaay to comfy and warm to leave. After a good night of sleep the NOMB Surfers will hit the water around midday, after a delicious sunday breakfast. Stay tuned for more of our Shannanigans.

Your Irish NOMB Surfteam

Cold water surfing – A motivational guide!

Cold water surfing – A motivational guide!

To a lot of surfers the idea of cold water surfing is still a litte bit odd. Why spend your well deserved holidays in cold water, and take the chance that it might even rain?? Well, let us give you a few reasons for why to forget about warm water surfing and try something new:

1. If you don´t feel like surfing in cold water, imagine how many others do. Problably not many. Results??? Yeeeeeah, empty line-ups and heaps off waves for you!!

 

 

2. If you know that your session probably won´t be longer than 1 1/2hrs due to the colder temperatures, your motivation changes! And this generally resutls in a pretty high wavecount and loads of waves to improve!!

3. Extreme conditions make you bond a lot more with the other surfers in the water. Good chance that there´ll be only a couple of guys more out there. Sharing a sesssion with strangers (who quickly become friends) is one of the most rewarding things in surfing!

 

 

4. Cold water feels harder! Ok, ok, your wipeout might be a little bit more bumpy but imagine the waves energy, and the speed your board can generate!! Hence more powerful waves, turns and maneuvers for you!!!

5. Step outside your comfortzone! Surfing is about reaching and overcoming your limits!

6. The beginnings of NOMB Surf go back to the cold chilean pacific waters! Braving the freezing ocean, close to 0 degrees outside temperatures, hailing winds and rain turned headcoach Angie into the waveloving person she is today. If Angie can brave all this, you surely can, too!!

 

Changed your mind about surfing in colder temperatures?? Why not step outside your comfortzone and join us on our next NOMB Surfcoaching Trip to Ireland??

Apart from improving your surfing, riding unforgettable waves, eating like kings&queens, relaxing with some yoga, learning a lot about surfing theory, sleeping in a great irish house, apart from all this, we even throw in some ´craic´ and good times in one of Ireland´s most beautiful (and unknown) parts!

Book your space directly through the website or get in touch by email, info@nombsurf.com. Cu in the waater soon, your NOMB Surf Team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clap your hands for Basti! (and learn about surfers nutrition)

Clap your hands for Basti! (and learn about surfers nutrition)

Great news for the upcoming surfcoaching trip ´Irish Infusión´: professional chef Basti Peters is once more joining the NOMB Surf adventures! Last year Basti already spoiled the NOMB surfers with his healthy powerfood, giving them enough energy to brave the cold Irish waters. Basti has just confirmed his participation in just another epic surftrip. This is what breakfast looked like last year.. hmmh.. jummy!!

 

 

Since the trip to Ireland in November last year Basti has dedicated himself to find the perfect mix of vegetarian and meat based cuisine for extrem sports people, like the NOMB Surfers. A perfect nutrition for extreme athlets like surfers contains 5 meals a day: a powerful breakfast, a lunch full of proteins and a healthy dinner that refills all your batteries, plus two snacks in between.

 

Breakfast should be full of fast carbonhydrates such as oats, dried fruits and natural sugars. This mix will kickstart your body after sleeping and get you ready for the first surfsession. A great snack just before, or after a long surfsession, is a handfull of dried fruits, maybe a mix of almonds and raisins. That way you are providing your body with fast and slow carbonhydrates, ideal before a surf sesssion and even better after to restore the used muscles.

Lunch is often overlooked, while this is the meal that keeps our body going throughout the day. A lunch packed with proteins (both animal or vegetable proteins will do) and fast carbonhydrates will make sure that your engines keep running. As everyone has their very own preference for lunch we leave this meal up to our surfers to decide. Some prefer to cook, others prefer to check out one of the Little irish coffee places. We do daily supermarket stops so our participants can stock up on supplies if needed.

A family style dinner rounds up an epic day full of surfing and discoveries. Dinner can vary, sometimes containing only veggies and meat, sometimes also fast carbonhydrates such as pasta or rice. The importance of a balanced sport diet is to follow a varied died. Never give your body the chance to get used to the same menu. Challenge your  body by changing the rhythm of fast and slow carbonhydrates, not giving him any time to adopt and start getting ´lazy´in absorbing the food´s energy. If you wanna learn more about how to fuel and prepare your body for the demanding hours of surfing check out the book ´Body fuel´ by Mark Watson.

 

We are delighted that Basti will join us on the ´Irish Infusion 2017´ and can´t wait to dig into his delicious food. One of the great things about a NOMB Surfcoaching trip is that even though we are like a mobile surfschool, we still provide our guests with everything you can dream of in a surfcamp. With the extra bonus that our locations change, so you won´t ever get bored of surfing with a NOMB Surf adventure.

 

 

Apart from the NOMB Surftrip ´Irish Infusioon´in 2017 we will also run ´Lanzarote Legacy´and ´Charging Chile´ in 2018. And always keep an eye on our website for more trips to be announced 😉

Any questions or enquiries, get in touch and we will find the perfect surftrip for you!

Cu in the water soon! Your NOMB Surf team

 

(Photo credit: NOMB Surf & Bastis friend)

 

 

#Tripnotes Ireland 2016: a lot of craic…

#Tripnotes Ireland 2016: a lot of craic…

… and a lot of waves!!! … and a lot of fun!! And so much more!!

Doro, one of our NOMB Surfers, summs up the Ireland Surftrip : epic waves, amazing group, it’s been like a dream!

But let´ s sart at the beginning. The NOMB Surfteam met up in Dublin, Irelands crazy capitol city (and it really is crazy on Halloween Weekend) the night before the trip. It was a fun night but everyone was glad to leave early the next morning for the quiteness & calm of Irelands North-West Coast. Reaching James Palace (with direct view at Killer Point), our home for the next week, it was clear to everyone that we had arrived in our little surf  paradise.

View from James Palace

Taking advantage of the great conditions the NOMB Surfteam (Thomas, Kiki, Tobi, Susann, Doro, our chef Basti and surfcoach Angie ) straight away hooked up with Lee (aka. Good Old Lee or the Lee-gend) from Narosa Surfschool (highly recommended!!) who would be guiding us around this beautiful part of our planet. After everyone was kitted out with surfboards, 5.4mm wetsuits, gloves, beanies and other warm protection gear, our keen surfers hit the water. Every day Lee picked out the best spots & conditions for our Surfteam and took us to some crazy and hidden beaches. Surfcoach Angie coached in and out of the water while Lee made sure everyone was safe in the water and sitting at the right spot! Great teamwork!

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The weather conditions changed over the week, being in Ireland that had to be expected. And Ireland showed off with everything it has on offer: sunshine, wind, sunshine, rain, sunshine, rainbows, sunshine, double rainbows, sunshine, hail.. But nothing could stop the NOMB Surfers!! With smiles on their faces they braved everything that mother nature threw at them.. From perfect glassy & clean conditions, to windy & freezing cold windswell! Legends! Even though we surfed several different beaches, our homespot Marbel Hill was everyones favourite. You wonder why?

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When the conditions turned a bit too gnarly to surf the team enjoyed a layday. Well deserved after the double surf session the day before. Yoga lessons with lovely Sam made sure that the team stayed streched & flexible. Sam also worked on the right breathing techniques, something important that´s often overlooked in surfing. With relaxed bodies the team set off to relax their minds and discover a bit of the breathtaking countryside surrounding us. Horns Head, one of County Donegals most rugged and untouched pieces of coastline offered some incredible views.

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More days of surfing great breaks by ourselves! Tasty breakfasts & dinner prepared by chef Basti! Walks around National Parks! Castles! Live Irish Music, Guinness & Whiskey! Footbathes! 12-Links! Giggles in the morning! Laughters all day long! Surf theory! Video analysis! Surf! Surf! Surf! Shopping! A lot of tea!

Check out the NOMB Surf Facebook page for more photos of this surftrip and the amazing bunch of people that made this surftrip to Ireland so special!

Thanks NOMB Shredders, cu soon in the water!

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Thanks a million: Lee & the team from Narosa Surfschool, the D-Place, the Rusty Oven Pizza and James

Palace for making this trip an unforgettable experience!! We will be back, for sure!

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