Clare beckoned again this weekend with West Coast Lodge providing shelter Friday and Saturday night. The place was pretty busy with the NUIG surf club down for the weekend.
A few hours in the water at Lahinch was a great tonic after a long drive. Waves weren’t epic but still good enough to keep us happy.
I had stopped in with Tom Doidge for a chat about a new board thats being gifted to me! (Sweet I know) after looking at a couple of designs, contemplating what size and type of board would suit me, we nailed down a sweet little design that should keep me on my toes. Tom was very helpful and I felt really comfortable leaving in the knowledge I had made the right decision.
The nightlife is beginning to pick up in lahinch after the winter slump but it will be a few more weeks before its completely hopping with seasonal surfers.
Sunday the swell had dropped off a bit and Lahinch wasn’t worth the dip, a tip that Spanich Point was looking like a good bet turned out to be great. One thing stood in our way; one of my mates was working off rentals for the weekend and a quick phone call to Preacher at Whitewater Surf Co. sorted us right out.
Where would we be without local surf shops like this. Preacher dropped a board and wetsuit down to the beach to us… sweet.
Pretty stoked after a great session today in waves just over waist high… it’s not always about the big size but the quality of the session!