Germany’s top surfer tests Ireland’s waves


February 13, 2012

Germany’s top surfer tests Ireland’s waves

By David Richardson

Germany’s premier surfer was in Sligo last week to film a short series of online videos for surf enthusiasts.

The videos will be seen by over 500,000 surf enthusiasts and potential holidaymakers all over Germany this year.


Organised by Tourism Ireland in Frankfurt, the videos are part of a ‘teaser’ trailer for a bigger TV and online project which will show surfer Sebastian Steudtner seeking out the biggest and best surfing waves in Europe.

Footage captured by Sebastian includes impressive images of him surfing at Mullaghmore in Sligo; as well as mountain-biking with local mountain-biker Warner Wilders, at Knocknarea and Union Woods.

The footage will be presented next week at the Berlin International Film Festival and will be distributed across a variety of online and social media platforms in Germany this spring, including Tourism Ireland’s website in Germany and the organisation’s German Facebook page, which has almost 56,000 fans.

Kristina Gauges, Tourism Ireland’s manager for Central Europe, said: “Given that tourists are increasingly reliant on social media, blogs and film content to inspire and inform them about their holiday choices, this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the world-class surfing and adventure product available in this part of Ireland to a niche audience in Germany.

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