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A Meathman made this incredible short surfing film to make you all insanely jealous

Take 17 minutes to immerse yourself in Maxie Hill’s wonderful postcard.

MEATH ISN’T EXACTLY a hot-bed of surfing, so Duleek native Maxi Hill spent a good chunk of his youth going from beach to beach on Ireland’s west coast to feed his passion for the waves.

Not a filmmaker but a chef by trade, Hill went further afield in search of waves and embarked on a ‘three-month’ trip to Indonesia.

“Let’s just say I never used my return ticket,” Hill says five years later.

He went on to work under Rick Stein in Mollymook, Australia, in between surfing excursions. And the below film was finally finished while Hill was living off his stock-piled earnings in Mentawai, off the coast of Indonesia.

“Many of my Irish friends travel and as usual people ask, ‘how was your trip?’ You can never tell them the real experiences that you had. So I thought I would share my story from the lens of my camera, just a little more of the beaten track.”

Take 17 minutes to immerse yourself in Hill’s A Letter to Home.

Source: Maxie Hill/YouTube

Film by Maxie Hill (click here if you can’t play embedded video)

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These days, Hill divides his time chiefly between Mollymook and Mentawai, but the title suggests ‘home’ is where it has always been.

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