New movie showcases Ireland as one of the most stunning surfing destinations on the planet
Proof, as if it was needed, that Ireland is home to some of the most spectacular waves in the world.
Surfing enthusiasts in Ireland will recognise the name immediately, but people outside the sport might not be familiar with the name Gearoid McDaid despite his burgeoning reputation in international circles.
The young Sligo native is, pardon the pun, making waves in competitions around the globe, recently securing a career-best third-place finish at Las Americas Pro Tenerife in January and February.
McDaid is also the subject of a new short film titled Misery Loves Company, which was officially released at the Shore Shots film festival in Sligo over the weekend.
The movie tells the story of Gearoid’s winter as the dark, wet, cold and windy weather over the last seven months lent itself to some perfect conditions for Gearoid to showcase the west coast of Ireland as a surfing location comparable with anywhere else on the planet.
The movie was directed and produced by Clem McInerney and features an original score created by Conor Crimmins and Hermitage Green’s Dermot Sheedy.
As well as featuring some stunning surfing shots, some of the breath-taking scenery once again bolsters the reputation of the Wild Atlantic Way as a spectacular tourist destination, with some of the footage highlighting why ‘wild’ is included in that moniker for good reason.
The movie, just under five minutes long, can be seen in its entirety below.