Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Great to be back on the west

  Blimey, ever since I came back to the good old west coast it's been non stop. Within days of first arriving back I was sitting in a boat watching Aileens do her thing. A week later I was shooting the Easkey open for 2 days with the sun beaming down, and the surf was pumping! 2 days after that Mullaghmore reared it's head, allowing me to get a few snaps from the water angle with even more sunshine. Then yesterday was a cloudless day, I was thinking this can't get any better. Then along came today - I went for a bit of a drive to Glencar waterfall, as I was driving along I looked at the lake to see a perfect mirror image of the mountains. It was absolutely stunning, think I sat there for about 2 hours, enjoying the view, the sun and the chirping birds. Life is bloody great, it's going to be hard to say goodbye to all this.
  So here's a few shots from yeasterday and today

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mullaghmore by Peter Martin

Mullaghmore Head 05/10/2010 from Peter Martin on Vimeo.

This is so well put together. Take your time everyone and take it all in.


There is a sense of calm amongst the madness of the 30ft walls of water romping in

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sun & Fun @ Mullaghmore

I didn't really expect the sun out all day and man did the boys have some fun out there. Out on the water there was Mikee Hamilton, Dave Lavelle, Paul O'Kane, Barry Mottershead, Richie Fitzgerald, Neil Britton, Peter Craig, Rick Hutton, Dylan Stott, Kurt Rist, Andrew Cotton, Al Mennie, the boat driver Michal Czubala, my mate Mick and me on the boat watching the show.
  Everyone was towing into some nice waves and if you think they should've been paddling like Al, well take a good close look at this shot, pretty damn heavy. Fair balls to the big red nut for giving it a go paddling thou. Thanks to everyone out there for making it a very memorable day, one I will not forget, cheers Michal for driving the boat.
   Keep an eye out for the next Tonnta as hopefully there might be a couple of shots squeezed in, in time for the up coming issue out in a few weeks.

Mikee on the first wave of the day

Monday, October 4, 2010

2010 Billabong Easkey Open - Finals Day

It was a crackn day at Easkey. Once again the sun was out most of the time, offshore winds and a good swell running. Easkey Britton said "this is the best conditions for the whole 2 days in the history of the event from what I can remember". The contest itself was blasted into full throttle with everyone making the most of excellent surf. Every final was too close to predict a winner, with the contestants pushing each other wave after wave. It made for great entertainment watching from the grass area below the towering caslte ruins. Well done to all who entered the event, i haven't got all the results yet, but these will be posted when I get the full information. I do know that Fergal Smith took out the open mens and Nicole Morgon won the womens open. Congratulations. Here's a few pics from the day

Clik here for the full results