At last, the local windswells have moved aside for some proper September ground swell to start the season off! Thanks to Conn Osborne and Gary McCall for taking photos.
Living in Northern Ireland means we get every surf conditon known to man, all within a week it seems! Look at these two photos…One was taken on Monday by Conn Osborne as I went out in Katia, it looks like Hell. The other, by Gary McCall, was taken four days later and it looks like the summer we didn’t have!
Conn’s photo from Monday – Hell or High Water
Gary’s photo from Thursday – Summer we didn\’t have!
If past experience is anything to go by i would imagine most big wave surfers this week will be running around frantically trying to fix boards they thought they wouldn’t need until November, start neglected jet skis, find that 12 foot leash and everyones phone will be ringing trying to decide where is best to go.
Last season was the best winter I remember. Cotty and I were all over the place and it seemed every week there was another new big swell somewhere. I surfed so much that my body wasn’t getting time to recover from all the adrenaline and exhaustion from a big day before the next one was on top of us. At the end of March I found myself flat on my back for 10 days completely run down and exhausted!
This video is predominately footage from last season (a lot of you have probably already seen this on facebook) and you can see how many different spots and sessions we had. Some seasons go by with only one or two big days, last year I lost count.
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