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Rob Coffey

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Date registered: January 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. West of Ireland surf roadtripping — October 13, 2009
  2. Paddling the Everest — April 14, 2008
  3. Portugal — January 19, 2007
  4. Big Boat Bonanza — November 9, 2006
  5. Rain in India during the monsoon? Who would have guessed? — September 6, 2006

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West of Ireland surf roadtripping

Well its been a while since I’ve checked in here, because I’ve been spending most of my time surfing and kitesurfing on the westcoast of Ireland. September and October are perfect months, lots of swell before the winter storms start rolling in.


Paddling the Everest

I’m just back from a month long mission in Nepal and Morocco for which I got my hands on a brand new Pyranha Everest for some multiday action. My first reaction on seeing the the massive Everest was ‘I’m never going to be able to paddle this’. At 75 kilos, I thought the Everest would …

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Just back from an awesome mission to Portugal, and I reckon it ranks on a par with Corsica and Italy in terms of quality whitewater. Highlight of the trip was probably a run down the beautiful Castro in dense fog. Smooth, clean granite slides and drops.


Big Boat Bonanza

Never mind the Green Race, everyone knows that Ireland’s Big Boat Bonanza was the place to be last weekend…well for the party at least. A strong Team Pyranha contingent made their way to the bone dry Wicklow Mountains for yet another weekend of Guinness and carnage. Alan Ellard, Liz Bell, Bob Campbell, Ally Collett, Loz …

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Rain in India during the monsoon? Who would have guessed?

This august a motley crew consisting of myself, Ali Donald, Dave Carroll, Rosie Cripps and Sam Hughes found ourselves on the roof of the world in Ladakh, India. The idea was to paddle some classic multiday rivers like the Tsarap, Zanskar and Indus.


Road trippin’ European Style

Some people reckon that the West coast of North America is the best kayaking road trip you can do, but for me the best bang for your buck is the European tour- starting in Corsica, working up through Slovenia, Italy and France to the mecca of Norway.  My season began in Corsica in April, through to Slovenia and France …

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