Irish / Basque exchange
Thank you to all the participants that took part. Your names are written in the Cross Culture Surf history book!


  • Sean Cahill
  • Moe Connagh
  • Rory Dunne
  • Tariq El Masri
  • Conor Flynn
  • Chelsea Griffin
  • Tom Halpin
  • Christopher Hearty
  • Peter Kosinski
  • Abbie McNamara
  • Andrew Mullen
  • Dylan Noonan
  • Nicole Pigott
  • Rosey Regan
  • Jono, Tim, Leah, Beth (leaders)


  • Martxel Elizondo
  • Pello Alkain
  • Gaizka San Justo
  • Xabier Aramburu
  • Mikel Lizarraga
  • Ander Ibarguren
  • Unai Otaegui
  • Elene Quintana
  • Laia Gerrikagoitia
  • Oihana Gimenez
  • Oihana Arzallus
  • Izaskun Elu
  • Irene Loizate
  • Maddalen Irastorza
  • Irati Noain
  • Joseba, Iñigo, Julen, Txomin (leaders)


  • Jon Abaskal
  • Chris Probasco

Ireland / Basque Country 2012 > Zarautz

Phase 2 of the 2012 exchange took place in Zarautz (Basque Country) over the summer of 2012. The exchange was organised by Joseba Attard, Jono Griffin (The Surf Project) and Zutundu. It was funded by the European Union Youth in Action scheme.

30 young people aged 14-17 (15 Basque and 15 Irish travelled to Zarautz (Basque Country) where they were able to experience Irish culture in a dynamic and fun learning environment. Activities included daily surf lessons with the Axi Muniain Surf Eskola, cultural identity workshops, team building challenges and a whole host of activites and excursions especially designed to promote inter-cultural dialogue and understanding.

We would like to thank the local people that collaborated with this exchange including: EiTB, Jon LaMarca at Gaztea, Julen Elkoro and the EHSFAxi Muniain and the Axi Muniain Surf EskolaBegi BistanDebolex, Oier Illarramendi at Lonjan SurfboardsDi-Da KomunikazioaIkastolen ElkarteaDurangoko UdalaSatorisanBasatxerriAutocares Mallabia and the good people of Zarautz!