When searching for the ultimate waves, you may head to California, Western Australia, or Hawaii. Waves that make the passing surfer think twice.
There exists though a small circle of people, a collection of men driven by something deep within. Fergal Smith, Tom Lowe and Mickey Smith are of three of those me and they head to Ireland.
In Winter a small stretch of Atlantic-facing coastline provides an unpredictable and seemingly random selection of waves with the scale, power and weight, that can comfortably compete with the rest of the world. There is nothing human or approachable about these waves and the chaos of the North Atlantic meeting Irish coastline makes forecasting next to impossible.
We spent 3 weeks in Ortakent, Turkey with top windsurf coach & Instructor trainer - Sam Ross.
Thanks to Neilson Holiday's for cracking accommodation & food, Starboard for a batch of shinny new boards and Tushingham for the wide range of rigs.