February 22, 2021

Storm Surfers Lahinch

 Come late February Storms have formed out in the Atlantic Ocean..  Strong offshore winds from the East maybe cold..  for some.

 The going gets tough . Let the battle commence

 Storm Surfers thrive in elements of minus temperatures ,strong winds and big sets.

 Conditions that would be unthinkable to many surfers around the world from the warm climates, yet tomorrow they`ll go again

 Here in Ireland it plays a big part within the surfing culture...Oh to ride the Storms.

February 17, 2021

White tailed Eagle - Drumcliffe

On my way home from town , My wife and I passed by Ballyalia and Drumcliffe just to see a few ducks etc and you never know there is a chance of a WTE.

Sure enough a WTE was perched on a post Drumcliffe end over looking the flock of Wigeon, it made a short flight over to a field wall were it searched the ground for Carrion.

Above all my Mrs got some good views and was well happy to see an Eagle.

Turns out that this is a young bird that was released at Lough Derg in 2020

February 16, 2021

The West Swells of February 2021

 2020 was a poor year for swell.

But starting through January Low pressures were shaping the Atlantic storms 

One of the best west swells in over a decade married with offshore winds charged into our coast at 5m and 16 secs. Minus air temperatures and a full depth of winter does not worn of hardy surfers,,,, they were waiting!

The Lahinch reefs were amazing and due to Lockdown waves were shared between local surfers who were just buzzing for the month