Sunday, December 27, 2009

That's it no more.

After two solid days of food, drink, family fun and several near death experiences on the ice rinks we call our roads it's time to kick back digest, enjoy some classic movies and get ready for the new year. Here's to 2010. Gonna be a great year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Christmas

Just a quick note to say happy Christmas to everyone. Got to go for a walk with my camera this morning which i hadn't go to do in a long while. Was good to get out although i am bummed i'm going to miss the best chart in ages tomorrow. There's a foot of snow though in some places up north so i reckon trekking up from Cork is a bit of a no no. Here's hoping Santa comes through with that helicopter so this won't be an issue again!

Anyway happy festivities oh and by the way there's a new Carve and Tonnta out which are filled with ace stuff from the past few months. Go grab yourselves some copies before they're all gone. You'll be blown away Fact!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bits and pieces from cork

A lot of good big SW swells came through of late. It was funny cause nobody really knew where to go. There was quite a bit of driving and looking and driving and looking. With waves even in the most sheltered of spots and outer reefs, which i never even knew existed, going crazy it was an interesting few weeks. It was really nice not having to drive for 2-3 hours to get waves for once!

Some crazy heavy beachie sessions with more closeout barrels than one can count and even more pitchings and wipeouts.

It's all fun and games until someone breaks their leg.

Friday, November 27, 2009

New WL Issue

New Wavelength issue should be arriving in shops (Easons etc) today. Got to do a photoessay with Aaron which includes some of my best stuff to date. Get out there and grab an issue

Also have a load of stuff from searching around cork over the past few wks too which i'll put up as soon as i get a chance.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Been a crazy month of waves. was great to get some good practice with my fisheye. starting to get my head around it. as well as all the waves i've only got two months left now to finish up in college so things are hectic to say the least. Hope everybody got some good waves lately. here are a few shots i got. Big props to Hugh Galloway who dominated this month. Kickin ass!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Busy Busy

I can't believe it's been a month since i last posted up some shots. It has been crazy. I was away down in Biarritz for a while as well as moving house and College is still nuts. Also just back from a trip up north where i hooked up with Cain Kilcullen which was seriously good. Well for an hour and a half anyway! bit of a skunking the rest of the time. More to come on this later. Anyway here are a few shots from the CT down in France. First event i've been too but def not the last.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


It’s on its way. The evenings and mornings are getting darker. There is a noticeable chill in the air and soon the morning routine will have to include boiling the kettle to defrost the car. Gone are the summer bbq’s, the pint bottles of bulmers, stupid tag rugby and the annoying holiday goers cluttering up every seaside village and town around the coast. It’s going to be very wet, very cold very windy and very dark but by god it’s going to be fantastic.

I wouldn’t have it any other way!

So it’s time get back to going through the charts hour by hour and the million different wind forecasting sites. Surf trips will now need more of a military like precision and yes we shall all continue to get a shafting more often than not but hey we don’t care cause this is surfing in Ireland and we love it!

Here’s Shane O’Connor getting his first one of the season yesterday. It was about as mellow as it gets but still the odd nice one.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Very annoyed at the moment. After all my complaining about the lack of charts i chased a swell up north only to get a royal shafting and to make matters worse i've missed two perfect charts in the last 24hrs!!


This makes me feel a little better though. Always brings a smile to my face.

Hugh Power a little bit too late!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

and the outlook is..........bleak

Man Ireland sure does test your resolve. I can't remember the last good chart and doesn't look like anything is on the horizon either. I know it makes you appreciate it more when it happens but i'd like to state for the record i would be ok with it firing 24/7. I have enough appreciation for more than a few days a month!

Perfection isn't too much to ask for is it??

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


This is an old one from up north of i think Aaron Reid. mmmmmm barrels. It was after this session i decided i had to get a housing. So many barrels. i wanted to be in everyone of them!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Paul Smith Vs China

Get on it everyone. You can't possibly beat this offer!

Good on ya Paul!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Summer playtime

Not the best of conditions around at the moment but being the wkend i had to go and try and find something. Unfortunatly didn't really find any great waves but it was a sunny day and we did come across a bit of a shore dump so i decided to get the housing out and have a play around.

Here's Paudie messing in the shoredump

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Early Morning Fun

Had a great little early morning trip up to clare during the wk. Another sneaky little summer swell. Man it was great to be on it when it happened though as i hadn't been out in ages. Another pre 5am start but we got there well before the tide and were able to amble down and take our time getting ready, normally it's a mad sprint down and out which quite often means i get something wrong with my settings. I know everything i should do but i get too excited! what can i say. We were even out for about 30-40mins before the ol reliable turned up. It was my first time trying to swim in deep and shoot wide angle at a wave of consequence. I was pretty stoked with how i got on and only took one set on the head and avoided getting sucked over. Unfortunaly i didn't really get the goods that i thought i was getting when i was out there but that has me even more amped to get out and try again.

Big props to the man Dylan Buckley who got into a good run of waves and started charging some monsters with some sweet late take offs.

Here he is on one beaut, he makes it and is rewarded with "the barrel of his life".

Here's Hugh Galloway stalled and awaiting his curtain call

As per usual though the sets were dominated by the lidder's which apprently means bodyboarder, it's my new word of the day, thanks paudie ;) . Some ballzy drops and awesome barrels. It's crazy how little they don't make!





Thursday, July 9, 2009

T minus 365

It's my negative one year wedding aniversairy today!

Dunno if it's a valid anniversary but i'm going with it.

This time next year i'll be getting married to this cutie ;)