Monster Waves Hit Ireland

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The west coast of Ireland is well known for delivering some of the best windsurfing conditions in Europe, possibly even the world. If you’re looking for big, unspoilt, empty waves then this is the place to look.

This video from Dan Kealy showcases his talents along with the likes of Finn Mullen and Ross Williams, who show exactly what can be done on these monster waves.

West Coast of Ireland 5.12.13 a Windsurfing video by dankealy

Want to know more about windsurfing in Ireland? Steve Thorp is well known for his road tripping skills, and recently on Boardseeker he shared a story from East Side to West Side about taking on a real storm chase. Read on or click the pic for more…

easttowestSteve Thorp is joined on the next leg of his travels by Sam Burnett and Jony Price, who recounts the tale of another side to the storm chase:

It’s always difficult to watch as the UK’s who’s who of windsurfing fly off to the more appealing climates of Cape Town or Oz to get their winter fix. Unfortunately, it’s not an expenditure a student budget allows for and never really an option anyway as I can’t see mum ever letting me escape over Christmas.

Fortunately enough though, some of the world’s best conditions can be right on our doorstep at this time of year! If anything, knowing that people have travelled the world in search of conditions like this just makes it twice as sweet when the home spots do come to life.

Read more here.

 

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