Easkey Britton

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Dr. Easkey Britton, PhD
Personal information
Born Easkey Britton
County Donegal, Ireland
Surfing career
Best year 5-times Irish National Surfing Championship from 2005-10[1]
Sponsors Ambassador for Finisterre
Major achievements 2011 WSL Big Wave Awards nominee; 5 times Irish Champion; 2009, 2006 British Pro-Tour Champion[2]
Surfing specifications
Shaper(s) JP surfboards; Luke Hart
Website easkeybritton.com

Dr. Easkey Britton, Ph.D is an Irish surfer from County Donegal with a doctorate in Environment and Society, University of Ulster.

In 2010, she won her fifth consecutive Irish National Surfing Championship title at her namesake wave in Co. Sligo[3] and in 2009 became the British Pro-Tour Champion.[4]

It was at home in Ireland that Easkey became known for being the first female surfer to ride the "big wave" Aill na Searrach off the Cliffs of Moher in 2007.[5] The 15-foot (4.6 m) wave became famous due to its inclusion in the Irish documentary film Waveriders.[6]

Easkey is the first Irish woman to be nominated for the Billabong XXL Awards (now called the WSL Big Wave Awards) for her performance tow surfing at Ireland's premiere big wave spot Mullaghmore in February 2011, becoming the first woman to do so.[7]

Easkey's younger sister Becky-Finn Britton is also known as a female longboarder.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-28. Retrieved 2010-09-22.  isasurf past champions
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2010-11-10.  UK pro surf history
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-28. Retrieved 2010-09-22.  isasurf past champions
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2010-11-10.  UK pro surf history
  5. ^ "Riding green giants: Waveriders, the Irish surf film", Independent, July 7, 2009
  6. ^ "The surfer girl who's making big waves", Independent, August 12, 2009
  7. ^ http://www.surfgirlmag.com/2011/03/17/easkey-gets-an-xxl-nomination/ Easkey gets an XXL nomination

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