Fergal at Riley’s on a single fin. Photo: Timo

We contacted Ferg about this shot from early in the week, here’s what he replied about the recent sessions in Ireland…

“Here’s a little rant, I just feel I needed to say something. By the way you can tell Aritz if you see him he was the only guy out of all the crew that was truly cool and respectful. I just wish there were more people like him out there.

This photo is from a funny little session. I just got this single fin shaped from my mate Elvis. He has just started shaping and this was his second board ever! He is an all time living legend and understands the true meaning of having fun in the waves. The board goes amazing, such a joy to ride..

The waves were real nice and mellow and there was not many crew around for a change, so I thought I might as well take the new craft for a glide. It was a lovely evening, the weather has
been amazing this past few weeks and the swell has been nice too which helps. There has been loads of crew around which I can understand with the nice weather but I have never seen so many cameras in my life in Ireland before. It’s hard for the local surfers here, these are the waves we surf all year with only a small group of friends. Then all sorts of crew that we have never seen before start trying to make the most out of our waves.

It makes it harder for us to enjoy the atmosphere when you can see this going on all around us. I have nothing against anyone coming and going surfing it would just be nice if people showed a bit more respect for the surfers and the waves. It’s very rare to find people who come just to go surfing these days.

These are the people I look forward to going surfing with, hope to see you soon… Ferg”


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