Category Archives: Notable Surf Spots Ireland

Don’t let the cold put you off coming to surf in Ireland

Published / by Sarah1

We have worked hard to spread information on surfing in Ireland and it still seems that Ireland is a hidden gem in the surf world. On a recent trip to Australia no one on that side of t he world could believe how good a surfing destination Ireland is. OK so it can get cold here but once you get a good winter wet suit and hood then you don’t really notice the cold..at least until you get out of the water. Generally a 5/3 suit is needed here which means the body of the suit is 5mm in thickness and the arms and legs will be 3mm which will allow for better movement when paddling and popping up.

The west of Ireland also has amazing scenery and on a clear day in winter or summer you will have stunning views from the beach. Summer here is not as good to surf in as the days are usually calmer which means less wind and waves but in Autumn we can get some great waves from the storms in the Caribbean which die off over the Atlantic ocean but still push some great surf towards the west coast of Ireland.

So don’t be afraid to come to Ireland and go for a surf. We have everything you need here including free TV provided by a mate of ours at www.dreambox.ie as well as free beer before 9pm.

 

 

Is Aileen Europe’s Best Wave?

Published / by Sarah1

Aileens is Ireland and indeed Europe’s answer to mavericks. Aileens is the closest thing to a perfect wave and it happens to be just off the famous Cliffs of Moher in the west of Ireland. Named after the local headland known as Aill Na Searrach (Irish for cliff of foals) it has been the feature of several movies here in Ireland.

Although not to be tested without a huge amount of surf experience and usually with the help of a jetski for tow the wave if a formidable one. At certain times of year it is known to get up to over 50 feet and has attracted surfers from all around the world. Ireland is now becoming known as a cold water paradise and Aileens is a wave that can help put Ireland on the surf map. For more info about Aileens check out surfing atlas.

In other news I picked up a waterproof iPhone camera for my refurbished iphone which I got off an Irish site www.applerefurbs.ie so I suggest for anyone who wants to take pics out on the water to pick one up from them! Till next week!