"People may never have imagined Ireland as a surfing nation, yet Ireland is recognized internationally as hosting some of the best waves in the world. Perhaps the only bad part of surfing in Ireland is the lack of offshore or wind free surf, desirable for perfect conditions. Luckily our west coast is never short of swell during the winter months, yet the elusive factor and a surfers arch nemesis is the wind. Ireland faces directly into prevailing onshore west wind which destroys the shape of otherwise perfect waves. For this reason Ireland is a surfers Pandora’s box, bursting with potential and temptation, yet hindered by wind. The Atlantics huge swell machine keeps the ocean alive, until that golden moment…. “And then the wind died… “ Our reef’s and beaches ignite in a symphony of perfection and every surfer worth the salt in their veins drops all plans, meetings and projects and surfs until either their arm’s and legs can take no more or the infamous cold begins to shut the body down."
This photo is from Bundoran in Donegal.