Ireland Is Europe’s Hot New Surfing Destination
Let local boy Gearoid Mcdaid show you the way.
There’s a reason why the world’s best surfers have been sniffing around Ireland — namely, the waves. Those oversized systems you see moving across the Atlantic each and every week? They smash headfirst into the Emerald Isle, and thanks to the country’s infinite series of nooks and crannies, you can almost always find a spot that’s pumping.
The place is also littered with shallow water setups, from the big wave epicenters Mullaghmore and Aileen’s to lesser known outcrops scattered about the coast. And thanks to Ireland’s frigid temps and a small surfing population, these spots are often uncrowded or even empty, making the Isle an ideal venue for pros wishing to stack some barrel clips. Just ask Ireland’s newest local pro, Gearoid Mcdaid, who adequately portrays his nation’s wave-richness above.
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