Welcome to Tramore’s Annual Surf and Sea Festival
One week & 2 weekends of entertainment, events, activities, competitions, music, good food, great shopping and lot’s of fun for the whole family. Join us at the 2014 festival in September at Tramore, Co. Waterford and help us celebrate the end of another great summer season.
What Happened in 2013
Our 2013 festival was our 6th year and with so much to see and do it just got better! Timed to coincide with Michaelmas Day and the end of the summer season the festival celebrated everything Tramore has to offer for visitors and tourists. From our beautiful coastline to our vibrant town and all the activities we have on offer, there was something for everyone in Tramore.
Here’s a small sample of the events during the week beginning 21st September:
|An Eco Walk along the beach and dunes of Tramore.
Special Guest Appearance by Waterford’s Celebrity Chef Michael Quinn at the Seaweed Workshop with Grace O’Sullivan at Oceanics. Find out more here.
|We welcomed to Tramore the very first Flowhouse in Ireland – This is surfing with a twist. A purpose built wave machine with a constant flow so you can surf on the spot! Check it out here.|
|Klub Muzik hosted a showcase of local bands so there was plenty of free, outdoor music from possible stars of the future! click here for more information.|
|One for dog lovers everywhere – The Rex Factor Dog Show. This was a fun competition with categories to suit every mutt that loves attention. To enter your dog click here.|
|The Ladies Surf Weekend is a must for women who can or would love to surf. One fun filled weekend of surfing, pampering, activities, food & drink, entertainment and making new friends. Book your place here.|
|Tramore Garda Station are held an Open Day including station tours, meet the Dog Unit, Armed Units, face painting, family fun and much much more. Find out more click here.|
|Attention all Surfers: Oceanics offered half price hire on all surf equipment from Oceanics Surf School for the last weekend of the festival.|
|We also had surf competitions, orienteering, festival menus, art and photography exhibitions, the market on the prom with artisan food, gifts and crafts, live music around the pubs of Tramore, loads of entertainment and events on the beach and much much more.|
To close this years festivities there was music on The Muzik Stage by Nuada followed by the traditional parade with mounted police escort for Seaweed Molly who was cast out to sea to ensure prosperity for the coming year. Find out more here.
The Tramore event of the year.
|Watch the video for a glimpse of Tramore’s 2012 Surf & Sea FestivalThere’s plenty to do for the whole family.The Ladies Surf Weekendon the 15th and 16th was a great success.Check it out in our gallery – click hereIf you would be interested in attending this years event you can book online through www.swellseekers.ie.More information here >|
Each year we are looking to grow the festival and attract events that will appeal to all ages within the family market. We began the 2013 festival with the launch at Surfers Eye the Art & Photographic Exhibition in the Coastgaurd station. The unveiling of Molly, our seaweed doll also took place at the Coastgaurd station and she was on display outside Oceanics Surf School for the week.
This year’s festival was all about family fun with entertainment and stalls, including Surf Competition, the Market on Sunday and, of course, the Michaelmas Parade.
There was also plenty of entertainment, music and specials in the pubs and restaurants around Tramore during the week, and many local businesses take part.
There was the return of many of the events and exhibitions from last year such as surfing, eco walks, seaweed & coastal talks, dog shows, festival menus, markets, evening entertainment, art, history & photographic exhibitions and much much more. There was something for everyone and plenty of new entertainment.
Thanks to all the support we have had, the Surf and Sea festival has turned into a major annual event for Tramore town. We hope this year will be even bigger and better.