See the award winning movie at special previews in Cork and Galway

Waveriders first made waves at last years Jameson Dublin International Film Festival when it won the audience award. Next month we finally get a chance to see what all the fuss is about when the film opens on April 3rd.

However users don’t have to wait that long. We are giving users in Cork and Galway the chance to attend a special preview screening of Waveriders.

The movie will be followed by a Q&A with Joel Conroy (writer & director), Lauren Davies (writer) and the surfing stars of the film Richard Fitzgerald and Gabe Davis.

WAVERIDERS is the previously untold story of the unlikely Irish roots of the worldwide surfing phenomenon and today’s pioneers of Irish big wave surfing. 

The story unfolds through the inspirational and ultimately tragic history of Irish/Hawaiian legendary waterman, George Freeth, the son of an Irishman, who was responsible for the rebirth of this sport of Hawaiian kings in the early twentieth century. 

With its distinguished cast of world-renowned Irish, British and Irish/American surfers WAVERIDERS journeys full-circle from Hawaii to California and back to Irish shores following Freeth’s wave of influence.  The journey reaches a spectacular climax when the surfers conquer the biggest swell ever to have been ridden in Ireland by catching monster waves of over fifty feet.

For more info visit the official site

WAVERIDERS will open in Irish cinemas everywhere on April 3rd 2009


Monday – March 30th – Cork Gate Cinema – 7pm
Tuesday – March 31st  – Galway Eye cinema – 7pm



“Godzilla waves and surfers gliding down their devastating crests. Waveriders explores an unlikely surfing mecca.”
The Sunday Times

“…overpowering picture deserves to take its place alongside earlier classics such as Riding Giants and The Endless Summer.  The film deserves to be seen on a big screen.”
The Irish Times

“..raw and exhilarating, director Joel Conroy harnesses something intangible: the spiritual purity that lures extreme surfers to the ocean. The final breathtaking images, captured in the maw of an angry ocean, still linger large in my mind.”
The Sunday Tribune

“… creates a genuine desire to throw on a duffle coat and run for the blissfully unspoilt Irish coasts. As Slater comments, Ireland’s a rather cold paradise.”
Huck Magazine

“The most unique and visually stunning documentary of its genre to have been made in decades.”
Dazed & Confused

“The resulting footage is among some of the most breathtaking and frankly terrifying film of surf ever shot, quite literally awesome.”
Sight & Sound


Answer the following question and then click here to submit your answer. Please state if you’d like to attend the Cork or Galway Screening.

Q: Who is the director of Waveriders? (Clue the answer can be found above)


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