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This beautiful footage perfectly captures what surfing in Ireland is all about

Minus the numb fingers.

‘IT’S GOTTA BE the best place in the world to surf.’


The words of Lahinch man Ollie O’Flaherty speaking of Ireland’s west coast and it’s difficult to argue after watching this short by Kevin Smith.

Source: C-Skins Wetsuits Europe/Vimeo

‘Winter Glow’ doesn’t sugarcoat the conditions to be found in Ireland. The gif at the top of this page is a lonely glimpse of sunshine in what can otherwise be a freezing environment to call your playground.

But there’s something hypnotic about the constant swirl, splash and spray that winter in Ireland provides alongside incredible waves.

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