Clare is Becoming a Second Home

6 days down in Clare with surf on the mind, first stop West Coast Lodge. I’m pretty much down around Lahinch every odd week now and it’s becoming like a second home.

On Tuesday we caught the back end of a great weekend of waves, I heard Crab was pumping for days. Out in the water every day with a truly memberable session on Wednesday evening… probably some of the best waves I’ve ever caught – about shoulder high and chunky.

Fickle Irish weather ensured wave conditions were on and off; to keep the outdoor activity going, when the waves were against us, we popped down to Doolin for a couple of games of pitch n putt. Yes you read correctly a couple of surfers actually contributing to the local economy of Doolin, imagine that!

Friday evening brought together the Doolin Pier group; we set out our next route of action following the granting of the new pier beside Crab Island.

Not much photography done this week but here’s a shot from a previous trip down that way:

Oh and it was Ben’s Surf Clinic birthday, with a bash for him at the lodge. Ben gave a lecture to an attentive bunch with wave forecasting being the topic of discussion.

Colin Cooney
Surfer, Amateur photographer and Garden Designer. Co Owner of Surf Around Ireland….need to know more, get in touch!

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