It is with much regret that we have to announce the passing of our friend Alan Harris. For those not fortunate enough to have crossed paths, Alan was a legendary character within the Irish windsurfing scene and owner of Surf Dock (Dublin).

We at Boardseeker were fortunate enough to meet Alan on several occasions. His passion for windsurfing was inspirational, but perhaps more so was his passion for ensuring that everyone else in his vicinity was enjoying themselves! Our memory of Alan is of a man strolling around the beach with a big smile on his face offering advice and lending gear to whoever needed it. A man who got his pleasure from knowing that others were happy...

A memorial site has been created by his good friend Oisin Van Gelderen. If you wish to leave a message for his friends and family, you can do so by visiting

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