Here you will find a small selection of products available. Keep your eyes peeled for some exciting new stuff in future!
Kindle Version now available
Surfing Mennie Waves
Surf talk is cheap. In this book the waves do the talking.
Alastair Mennie – the author
“To write my own book was something I always had in the back of my mind. Actually doing it was like re-living the adrenaline rush of being in the water. I found myself typing faster and faster as I wrote about riding huge waves. I wanted people to actually feel like they were out there in the chaos with me. I want people to get close to a 60 foot wave. I want them to go through a serious wipeout with me and feel the power. This isn't a book by an onlooker or photographer or a trained writer.
This is my life. A no bullshit account of what it has taken for me to ride huge waves.”
Chris Bertish - Mavericks 2010 Big Wave Winner (California)
“I have great respect for anyone who is not mainstream, who goes against the grain, dream's big and follows his passion with determination and perseverance - no matter what the cost. Al is one of those guys. Congratulations brother. Keep the passion alive and keep living your dreams..."
Andy Hill - 6 times Irish Surfing Champion
"Alastair is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet or share waves with. I have had the privilege of watching his surfing develop over the last 20 yrs here on the Causeway Coast. I first met him as a very focused 12 year old grommet and even then he had a real hunger for surfing. To watch him mature into a mature athlete and a surfing ambassador for Ireland is just brilliant. Al has developed the skill and courage to put his life on the line, riding the biggest and most fearsome waves on the planet. Every surfer has a respect for the ocean, and I have total respect for Al as he rides these mountainous walls of water.
Easkey Britton. Irish and British Universities Surf Champion
“A moving, honest and inspiring story of one man's journey into the uncharted world of Irish big-wave surfing with thrilling accounts of his big wave adventures. Al faces his fears head on and is proof that nothing is impossible. Take a deep breath and dive in!”
Driven - Al & Cotty: A Documentary
Driven was the first British or Irish big wave surf dvd to be produced. It is an old school production and shows the early days of both Al and Cottys surfing. It shows the problems and hicups they had when trying to prepare themselves to take on the waves they ride today.
'Driven' is one of the most exciting and interesting surfing stories ever to come out of Britain and Ireland and will fascinate surfers and non-surfers alike. Focusing on 2 experienced surfers Alastair Mennie and Andrew Cotton as they come together to tackle the giant waves of Ireland's West coast, which in the last couple of years has been exposed as legitimate big wave surfing territory on a world scale. The film follows the 2 surfers through all their highs & lows from their first experiences as a tow team, training sessions, big waves: both 'tow' and 'paddle in', one of the most incredible wipeouts in world surfing and many huge wave sessions since. Experience the work, preparation, motivation and total commitment it takes to surf big waves in Ireland.
Documentary from filmmaker Mr B. Following the story of Irish surfer Alastair Mennie and Devon surfer Andrew Cotton over the last two years. From them first teaming up to start tow surfing to the present day when they are probably the most experienced tow team in Britain and Ireland. Slick, well edited, at a good pace and genuinely interesting.