Ireland / UK exchange

Ireland / UK surf exchange > 2015

This is an international youth exchange programme for residents of THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND and the UK.
Organised by The Surf Project and The Wave Project  |  Promoted by Cross Culture Surf  |  Supported by The Causeway Fund

There are 15 places for Irish applicants and 15 places for UK applicants.
All applicants must be aged 14-19 between 13th August – 1st November 2015.

PHASE 1: Thursday 13th – Thursday 20th August 2015 in Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal (Ireland)

PHASE 2: Saturday 24th October – Sunday 1st November 2015 in Cornwall (United Kingdom)


COST: Each participant must personally contribute €150 to take part in the exchange which you can fundraise for. Each Team (Irish team and British Team) must then commit to fundraising a team total of € 7,230. This will cover all expenses for both phases of the exchange.

The purposes of this exchange are to:

  • build strong relationships between young people on the islands of Britain & Ireland
  • encourage cultural awareness between Ireland and the UK in young people aged 14-19
  • encourage learning through the sport and culture of surfing
  • encourage youth engagement in sports and leisure activities
  • empower youth to take responsibility for their own personal development & learning
  • promote a healthy lifestyle through pysical activity and sport.
  • promote cultural diversity, tolerance, understanding and inclusion
  • eliminate stereotypes and prejudices between UK and Ireland

Closing date for applications:  4th July

Check out some of these videos from our previous exchanges!