Facing Waves on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way


Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way—one of the wildest, most enchanting, and culturally rich coastal touring routes on the planet—to be showcased internationally as one of the world's top paddling destinations in the Facing Waves TV series.

The Wild Atlantic Way Dingle

September 23rd, 2014 – Heliconia—producers of the Facing Waves TV series—is excited to announce that Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way will be the featured destination in an upcoming, Season 3 episode. The episode will tell the story of one of the wildest and most culturally rich coastal routes on the planet, and share the adventure of exploring the spectacular coastline by stand up paddleboard.

Now in its 3rd season of filming, Facing Waves is the first and only TV series of its kind. Each 30-minute episode takes viewers on adventure travels to the world’s top paddling destinations, tells the stories of the people and places, and explores the region from the unique and inspiring perspective of a kayak, canoe, stand up paddleboard, or raft. Starting April 2015, Season 3 of Facing Waves will be broadcast into over 50 million homes in the United States (through the Universal Sports and Outside Television networks), and in over 25 other countries.

The Wild Atlantic Way Coast of Kerry

“Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is a perfect location for a Facing Waves episode,” says Brendan Mark, Director of Sales & Marketing at Heliconia. “Our shooting itinerary includes visits to top attractions between Sligo and Doolin, a SUP safari with the local crew of SUP For All, a non-profit movement that aims to facilitate the access of stand up paddling to all, and a surfing adventure to the world famous Mullaghmore wave.”

“Being 2500 km in length, Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is a remarkable coastal route," notes Fiona Monaghan, Failte Ireland." And our goal is to excite and inspire travelers to start their next adventure here."

Watch the Facing Waves trailer and learn more about the series at www.facingwaves.com.

Facing Waves is a TV series that showcases top paddling destinations. To showcase your top paddling destination or brand as a Facing Waves episode sponsor, contact Brendan at 613.582.7154 or brendan@helipress.com.


About The Wild Atlantic Way: The Wild Atlantic Way stretches for 2,500km (1,500 miles along Ireland’s Western Seaboard. From Malin Head in County Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork, through regions like Connemara, Galway Bay and Kerry- it’s the longest defined coastal touring drive in the world. All along the spectacular drive you’re aware of the elemental power of the Atlantic Ocean, turning from grey to green to azure blue as great weather fronts roll on and through. You’ll drive on routes that ring great peninsulas, reaching out into the ocean. Tiny roads hug the shoreline then switch back high above the Atlantic swell. You could drive the whole route in one go—but you don't have to. Instead, you may want to slow down, and dive in deep...for it’s out on these western extremities, drawn by the constant rhythm of the ocean’s roar and the consistent warmth of the people, that you’ll find the Ireland you’ve always imagined.

About Facing Waves: The Facing Waves television series is in it’s 3rd season of filming. Broadcast on both Outside Television and Universal Sports, Facing Waves reaches one of the most sought after demographics in the adventure travel world: active, affluent, and educated professionals who love traveling and the outdoors. To showcase your top paddling destination or brand as a Facing Waves episode sponsor, contact Brendan at 613.582.7154 or brendan@helipress.com.

About Heliconia: Since World Champion kayaker Ken Whiting founded the company in 1998, Heliconia has been a leader in outdoors media production. Heliconia produces 5 outdoor television series that air on NBC Sports, Outside Television, Universal Sports and The World Fishing Network. See all of Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com, or follow along on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/helipress.

For more information call Amy Luscombe at 613 582 7154, or e-mail to: amy@helipress.com