People love Ireland because you can hide your alcoholism under the guise of travel and heritage. But now a new breed of tourists are flocking to the land of Guinness and Whisky, a salty band of travelers who prey on western winds and mid-winter swells, and pounce on cheap off-season airfare. If I had a dollar for every person who told me about their surf trip to Ireland I’d have three dollars and still be flat broke. Really though, it does seem like Ireland is the place to go and surf if you want some culture, good waves and a smaller line-up than Bali.
By the way, I’m not calling Barry Mottershead, Gearoid McDaid, Josh Redman, and Ryan Watts tourists, I’m just calling out what I hear. They rip and made a beautiful video to welcome in the New Year. Enjoy!