The Emerald Isle

Surfing with Chris 'Guts' Griffiths

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Guts laying down a big turn on a small day at Easkey Left / Pic: The Cornish pirate

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Unidentified getting slotted at 3Ds

Having epically scored in Scotland a few weeks ago, I decided to roll the dice again and booked a ferry and headed for the Emerald Isle.

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Empty perfection

Even though Ireland is only a short ferry ride away from the coast of West Wales, the quality of the surf you find there beats our fickle offerings on a daily basis. On the right day their surf can rival the best breaks to be found anywhere in the world.

With a rugged coastline open to the fury of the Atlantic storm window, they receive an abundance of surf all year round.

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Sunset over Easkey

 

One of the best times to take a trip there is in autumn, when the weather and waves can combine to create an idyllic surfing playground.

All pics by Guts

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65 year old “Supergrom” Rawling Morgan still showing great form through a bottom turn at Easkey Right

 

 

 

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