June 16 In the Press

North Coast surfers secure 5,000 votes to win a pitch to billionaire Richard Branson

The two brothers who set up The Skunkworks Surfboard Company have made it to the final – thanks to almost 5,000 of you who voted for them.

Ricky Martin and his brother Chris have been announced today as finalists in the #VOOM Pitch To Rich competition. The brothers will travel to London on June 26 to do a live pitch to Richard Branson and a panel of prestigious judges in the hope to secure £50,000 for their Coleraine based business. Here’s the full story:

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April 30 In the Press

Surfing brothers have Richard Branson in sight in campaign for Pitch To Rich

The clock is ticking as two brothers from the North Coast are campaigning to win the chance to pitch to billionaire Richard Branson.

The Pitch To Rich initiative offers businesses, with a new idea, the chance to pitch to the billionaire to compete to be a part of a £1,00,000 prize fund which the 10 best pitches will win. The Skunkworks Surfboard Company strives to make the most robust, high performance surfboards and stand up paddle boards in the world.

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April 23 In the Press

Alive Surf School celebrates ‘Best Family Activity Provider’ award – again!

Surfing is world class sport which is accessible to everyone regardless of age, shape, size or fitness levels, says Ricky Martin, owner of Alive Surf School in Portrush.

The school, which is the longest running surf school in Northern Ireland, has won been awarded Best Family Activity Provider in Northern Ireland’ for the third year in a row by OutdoorNI.

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April 20 The MGMPR Blogger

Zip up your wetsuit and let’s go surfing! West Strand in Portrush is the place to be!

Surfing is a sport which is world class. Eleanor McGillie speaks to Ricky Martin to find out what the buzz is all about.

West Strand in Portrush, Northern Ireland, is a top class destination which not only showcases our beautiful coastline but it is a central hub for sport, events and tourism all year round. So zip up – surf’s up!

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