As Global big wave surfing has literally grown in size, Futures team rider Al Mennie has been at the forefront of the European movement. Mennie has surfed huge waves all over the planet (most recently at Nazare, Portugal). It has been through continually pushing the boundaries in Ireland that he has become an internationally recognised [...]
A few weeks ago I went to Cape Verde to do some commentary for the Professional Windsurfers Association; which meant point breaks and I got to break out the board shorts! It was a really cool place, we didn’t get too much wind but I got wet a few times, I would say its like [...]
Didn’t want to let this snow keep me from surfing, so went for a surf off Portrush, the BBC have also a a video up.
I’ve put together a quick video of me checking out some micro surf on the Lopez 9’6″ Surf Music; really shows this board can go on anything!
The guys over at X-TremeVideo.com set me up with one of their GoPro cams for when I went to the North Canyon at Nazare Portugal, check out the footage below: http://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.x-tremevideo.com%2Fgopro-cameras%2Fgopro-hd-hero-cameras&session_token=JZAseDiTNUR_lZGlM33PxrfVtpZ8MTI5MTgwODI1Nw%3D%3D My full write up goes into how it all went down.
Just a quick video I put together of me having some fun on the 9’6″ Lopez Surf Music.
The waves of Nazare, Portugal have long been feared and respected by surfers, fishermen and the local community. A deep water canyon, over 200m deep, just off shore funnels swell in from the Atlantic before projecting it at the coastline. The result is huge a frame style peaking waves with extreme power. Al and Garrett [...]