Why are Irish beaches among the best surf spots world wide?
Where to begin? When I moved to Ireland I was surprised to discover that it has some of the best surf spots in the world. Surfers of every ability come here and are mesmerised by the contrast of being submersed in the ocean whilst looking back at shear mountain landscapes, green fields, churches and livestock. Theres nothing like running through farmers fields, scaling cliff edges and walking down hidden paths to access your surf spot.
It also helps that each surf village is also accompanied by at least one pub – often with a roaring turf fire, local beers on tap and perhaps even some traditional Irish music.
Wether you’re an experienced surfer or a complete newbie, Ireland can accommodate all year round. It’s home to some of the most passionate and knowledgeable surfing instructors in the world and you’re guaranteed to have fun whatever the conditions might be. No matter what level you are, there are plenty of surf schools and instructors who can help you perfect your technique or learn new skills.
As a fairly new resident of both Ireland and the surf world it didn’t feel right to only share my perspective- so I asked a couple of men who really know their stuff to help me out!