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Reinstate Lahinch Surf Schools to the Top Carpark

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Clare County Council have decided to push all the surf schools down to the lower carpark away from the sea and the crowds of Lahinch Promenade. Clare Co. Councils recent paper "Integrated Tourism Strategy For County Clare" lists surfing as a strength in the establishment of tourism in Co. Clare yet they seem to be doing everything in their power to hinder the progress of surfing in the county. 

Seaside locations such as Lahinch, Strandhill, Bundoran and Tramore rely on holiday makers and tourists seeking the thrill and buzz of surfing to bring life to the town. Surfing is the heart and soul of these regions. These surf schools rightfully trade in the carpark overlooking the beach where the experienced instructors have full view of the ocean and the ever changing sea conditions. With only a handful of trained lifeguards on duty during the summer months, surf instructors at Lahinch Beach play a valuable role in advising people about dangerous conditions year round and on numerous occasions surf instructors have come to the aid of struggling surfers and swimmers. 

It seems ridiculous to take your strongest players away from the frontline. Surf Schools and Surfing must come first in Lahinch. 

Sign the petition here if you agree that Lahinch Surf Schools should be reinstated to the top car park

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