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

  • Hugh Irving
  • Zoe Morrison
  • Mia Doran
  • Rory Dunne
  • Christopher Hearty
  • Ciara Fullam
  • Sebastian Mollard
  • Brandan Gowing
  • Daire Tully
  • Andrew Mullen
  • Jake McNamara
  • Iain Campbell
  • Toby McVeigh
  • Benjamin Patterson
  • Emer O’Reilly
  • Sam Hartshorn
  • Dylan Clerkin
  • Jono, Beth, John, Nicola (leaders)


  • Jone Azpiroz
  • Elene Quintana
  • Laia Gerrikagoitia
  • Maialen Larrinaga
  • Izaskun Aldekoa
  • Jon Loizate
  • Julen Uribetxeberria
  • Martin Perez de Albeniz
  • Asier Rodriguez
  • Julen Kalparsoro
  • Ander Mariñelarena
  • Xabier Aranburu
  • Gorka Aristondo
  • Iker Treviño
  • Inaxio Illarramendi
  • Joseba, Jon, Oihana, Jokin (leaders)

Ireland / Basque Country 2013 > Spanish Point

Phase 1 of this exchange took place in Spanish Point (Co. Clare, West Ireland) in October 2013, and involved 40 participants from Ireland and the Basque Country. Our official Irish exchange partners, The Surf Project put together a great programme for the week that included a wide range of team-building activities, cultural workshops, Irish dancing and day-trips to the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle and Lahinch. They also provided catering and surf lessons over the whole week. Funding for this trip was given by the European Union Youth in Action scheme. It was a fantastic opportunity to experience a new culture and to make new friends! We are very grateful to the Surf Project team, the Griffin family for hosting our welcome meal in Roscrae, Clare County Council, Clare Care and also to Pete McNamara coaches.