Category: Articles

Why Some Surfer’s Are Far More Likely To Go Deaf

Surfer’s ear is a common cause of hearing loss and ear infections in people who go in the sea regularly without protecting themselves.  Cold wind and water trigger the formation of small bony lumps around the outside of the canal. …

Fergal Smith Surfer/Politician Interview

With election day locked in for the 26th February, we thought a quick catch-up with Fergal Smith was on the cards. Fergal is running for the Green party in County Clare, a progression from his recent ventures in organic farming…

Guts & Glory at the Cliffs of Moher-Surfing Ireland

Not Ideal conditions but some perfect waves scored! After all the storms lately it was nice to see a few days of offshores on the horizon! On paper it looked perfect, a fairly long fetch swell with favorable winds and…

A Second Life for your old Watersports Gear!

Did you order new watersports gear for 2016? Are you about to give the old, destroyed gear to the binman? If that’s the case, please read on. Project eXtreme gear clean-up by LX bags are an Irish pre-startup looking to…

Idiosyncrasies with Patch Wilson

Presented by Patagonia the second in the Series from the crew at Backwash sees Patch Wilson musing about charging heavy slabs on the west cost of Ireland. Some beautiful footage of Patch on some of Ireland’s finest big wave spots. …

The Bhoys, Surfing North West Ireland

Friends and waves, what more do you need to get you through the winter?! Another great winter surf edit here from CMP Productions. The Bhoys, features Emerald Surfwear team riders, Cian Logue and  Aaron Reid surfing and living together in…

SUP trip in Ireland

December 2014, stand up paddle surfers Mat & Ben Carpentier, David Latastère and Benoit Cail moved to Ireland to look for secret spots while a low pressure hit the west coast. Surfers had to deal with strong winds but found…