Big wave surfer Al Mennie finds surfing Ireland a totally exhilarating experience!
Once the first rush of cold is over, it makes little difference whether you’re in Hawaii or Machrihanish. Ireland has some of the best surf conditions in Europe. For many surfers based in the UK and Ireland, the 5mm neoprene wetsuit has probably been the greatest surfing invention ever created and those wanting surfing holidays in Ireland had better bring one with them.
In a bid to promote Ireland as one of the world’s premier surf sports, we teamed up with Big Wave Surfer, Al Mennie on his quest for the perfect wave.
Mennie, part of the team that surfed the largest wave in history last year in Portugal, has nothing but praise for the surf conditions in Ireland. We provided the world-class surfer with one of our top of the line ‘Ranger’ campervans, to aid him in his ongoing pursuit to surf the worlds’ best waves.
Click here to see an exclusive interview with Al Mennie, where he talks about his record-breaking big wave surf.
Surfing in England
Cornwall is a brilliant spot for surfing in England and is world-famous for the brilliant waves surfers can catch here. One spot is Watergate Bay.
You can’t visit the north coast of Cornwall without trying your hand at surfing, and there aren’t many better locations than Watergate Bay. It’s a beautiful stretch of sand and a great first look at what your week in Cornwall has in store. Perched on the clifftop lies West Country Surf School, offering surfboard and wetsuit hire, along with surf lessons. You can enjoy a quick breakfast at their Hangout Cafe, then head to the beach and wash it down with a mouthful of saltwater…. or not! It depends really on your surfing ability.
For more information on Cornwall surfing and holiday itinerary click here to read our guest blog about an Unmissable 10 Day Itinerary for your Cornwall Campervan Holiday