Destination West, East Coast Surfing in Ireland

Surfing Dublin, Wicklow & Meath

Its all about getting out of the Pale and escaping for a surf these days, hoards of boards on roofs hitting the M7 and M4 every Friday evening trying to beat the rush hour traffic after a hard weeks slog in the Big Smoke of Dublin City. I’m not a stranger to this myself but have recently moved west for the slower paced life and in theory to be closer to the surf.

Nothing can compare to the Atlantic coast when it comes to surfing in Ireland but there’s more surfing waves on the east coast than one might think! Sure, its not consistent and the waves may not look as pretty as Surfing in Lahinch or Strandhill  but for a dedicated crew of surfers on the east coast the pilgrimage to the west coast is not enough and in between surf trips they find their fix in Dublin, Wicklow and Meath. Yes I said Meath!

We’ve brought together a set of surf photos all taken on the east coast of Ireland. You may be surprised to see the quality of wave in some of the shots. So the next time you are itching for your surf fix go explore, you might be rewarded with whats around the next corner.

As always, know you your limits and get advice from a local if possible.

Meath Surfing

Guinness or Surf? Why not Both?! Photo: Bill Connell-Custom Composites

East Coast Surf 1

Early morning Session – Photo:-Brittas Bay Surf School

Wicklow Surfing

Chunky Brown Wedges – Photo:-Brittas Bay Surf School

East Coast Surf 3

Some Decent Waves at Times – Photo:-Brittas Bay Surf School

East Coast Surf 4

Morning Sesh-East Coast Style – Photo:-Brittas Bay Surf School

East Coast Surf 5

Eoin McCarthy Deering getting his groove on – Photo: GoProIreland

East Coast Surf 6

Whats Rare is wonderful – Photo: Luke Reddy

East Coast Surf 7

Solo Sesh on the East Coast of Ireland – Photo:-Luke Reddy

East Coast Surf 8

Looks small from up here – but is it?? – Photo: Luke Reddy

East Coast Surf 9

Sup and Longboard are the craft of choice on the East Coast – Photo: Bill Connell, Custom Composites

Dublin Surfing 1

Small but fun – Photo: Cillian Barry

Dublin Surfing 2

Always worth getting wet even when its this small – Photo: Cillian Barry


1 comment

  1. Edel

    Went out there for a walk 2 weeks ago, stupidly decided not to bring my board. Too late in the day to go back for it, I have never been so gutted in my entire life… such a rare occurrence. From now on my board lives in my car!

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