Chasing Surf on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Surf Ireland

“You going to surf the Thames, are you?”

If the oversize baggage check-in attendant in Brisbane wasn’t incredulous enough, walking through London’s Underground with a surfboard is a sure-fire way to attract attention. But my partner is dedicated to the cause. We’re on our way to Dublin, where we’ll be picking up a campervan and heading west in search of Ireland’s elusive waves.

“Surf? In Ireland?” was the repeated disbelieving question we heard before our trip, but it’s a secret that’s slowly getting out. And while it’s not the sole purpose of our visit, the hunt for waves opened up Ireland’s jewellery box of natural assets and put the keys to the ignition.

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