Fergal, contemplating the world and its problems. © Alex Laurel

1) What is your greatest fear?
Having no clean water to drink or fresh food.
2) What was your most embarrassing moment?
I am not sure, there’s been quite a few. Once I tried to take off on a left switch stand but only managed to fall on my ass onto my fins. I knocked two of the fins out and put a hole in my suit. Good idea!
3) Property aside, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought?
Probably my Ford Transit, 3250 euro.
4) What makes you unhappy?
The way some people don’t seem to care about the planet we live on.
5) What’s the worst thing anyone has ever said to you?
Honestly I cant think of anything too serious. I try not to listen to the negative stuff.
6) Who would play you in the film of your life?
Arnie!! haha, but probably more like Golem.

The Ferginator

7) Who are your celebrity parents?
See above.
8) What do you most dislike about your appearance?
My fungus toes.
9) To who would you most like to say sorry to and why?
Sorry to my parents for becoming a surfer. Living a good half hour drive from the coast myself and my brother Kevin made their lives hell!!
10) Which living person do you most despise and why?
I don’t despise anyone in particular but I despise the money world that has created so many greedy selfish people.
11) Who are your heroes?
Anyone following the hearts and dreams and doing something good for this planet, more power to them!
12) What has been your biggest disappointment?
Snapping my new Russ Short Bonzer today!
13) If you could go back in time where would you go?
I would relive a classic day of waves and make the most them as best I could.

Ferg at last year’s Nixon Surf Challenge. It’s not always death defying slabs and 8 wave hold downs.

14) When was the last time you had sex? How’d it go?
Been awhile, now my ex girlfriend has left me. But I am loving my hermit lifestyle at the moment.
15) Tell us a joke.
Sorry I am not very funny.
16) Tell us a secret.
I count my age when I paddle.
17) What song would you like played at your funeral?
Songbird- Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
18) Who is the worst person to surf a heat against?
Cain, he used to beat me every time.
19) What piece of advice would you give your 15-year-old self?
There will be other swells…
20) Complete the sentence. If I ruled the world…
If I ruled the world I would try my hardest to save it!

And above a little vid of Fergal ruling his little part of the world.


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