Ask Gearoid McDaid what the best waves he’s ever surfed are, in all his travels around the world and he’ll say the same thing each and every time… nothing beats home.
It doesn’t matter where in the world he is, if the waves start pumping in his home town of Sligo, West Ireland, all it takes is a phone call.
“A casual check of forecasts. France. Everything that could be wrong with a forecast is wrong. North Spain. Devil Wind. Portugal. Nup. Scotland. Nup. England. Please... Other distractions, not surf related but wholeheartedly enjoyable none the less; Barcelona is incredibly fun but we’ve rinsed it a fair bit. London is cold and the flight is full. Paris, we hit that pretty hard last week and it’s a just little premature to go back.
However what’s this? A blip somewhere cold, green, fickle but beautiful and overall romantically familiar is looking good. Actually really, really good. Sneaky swell and favourable winds… We’ve got five hours until the only flight leaves, no tickets and a maxed out credit card.