Surf’s Up in Co. Waterford

It’s been very overcast here in Co. Waterford over the last few days and feels like the sun has taken a bit of a hollier.

But, Sunday was living proof that ‘it’s and ill wind that blows nobody good.‘ The sea was high; it must have been high as the surfers had made their way to the normally calm Kilmurrin Cove out along the Copper Coast.

You’ve got to realise that darkness was falling but these guys were in a heaven of their own, catching the waves and seeking to eke every last second out of the day.

Lying in Wait
Balance of Life

Surfing is huge around Tramore and has been for decades now. It has to be one of the most invigorating sports around and who can watch surfers at play without hearing echoes of the Beach Boys and songs like Surfin’ USA: 

Yes, different times and different places but surfing and surfers are free spirits who know the meaning of  being at one with nature.

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

13 thoughts on “Surf’s Up in Co. Waterford”

    1. Hi Suz, The Beach Boys music certainly gets one bopping!
      I can’t fully imagine what it would be like to be miles from the sea. Here in Ireland, it is never more than about 90 mins away and that would feel impossible to me or, rather, it has felt impossible!

  1. Different breed aren’t they? Moved by some sort of different spirit. If the surf’s not up they’re at the sea’s edge talking about it, polishing their boards etc. Getting wet, cold and sandy. Fair play to them though.

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