Very sad to hear of the passing of Brian Britton today. Always welcoming, good craic and tireless worker for Irish surfing.

Irish surfing said:

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the untimely death of Brian Britton, former Irish Surfing President. Brian passed away peacefully, early this morning following his battle with cancer.

Brian’s commitment and absolute dedication to Irish surfing cannot be disputed or indeed be praised highly enough. From the early days, Brian was both fundamental and essential to the success of surfing in Ireland. Over the years he worked tirelessly to develop the sport and way of life he loved so much. An Irish team member many times over, Irish Team manager, Irish Surfing Association president, European Surfing Federation president, International Surfing Vice president, and its special Ambassador. Brian was instrumental in organising and bringing to Ireland many international surfing events which were all enormously successful. We also cannot forget his commitment to all the clubs and ordinary surfers of Ireland. From his local club in Rossnowlagh to the further reaches of Ireland and beyond, his legacy endures. Without Brian Britton much would have remained undone down through the years and achieving anything without him would have been more difficult. No one has put more on the line for Irish Surfing than him. Brian Britton is truly an Irish Surfing Legend.

We extend our sympathy to his family at this sad time.”