IT’S autumn 2012 and Captain Matt Knight, an accomplished surfer, sailor and adventurer has finished working on his 52’ Wharram Catamaran - converting it from a warm climate pleasure cruiser to a hardy and protected cold climate exploration vessel.
The DC shoes UK team chartered “Hecate” on her first cold water surf adventure around the coast of Ireland. A world away from your typical Maldivian gin palace, this was a voyage of new perspectives on lineups as old as surfing itself. The surfers on board were Luke Dillon, Jobe Harriss and Matt’s son Taz Knight.
“One Eyed Jack is a fictitious character that represents good luck, and in this case that can be seen as reward for adventure.” Said filmer, Mikey Corker “He is what the carrot is to the donkey…”
It may be too late for the ASP Big Wave World Tour, but Dungeons lit up.
Conor Maguire harks towards a time when the cold and dark wraps back in and the lows deepen, spinning thick ropes of swell towards Ireland.
Italy has waves and Sardinia has some of the best spots, places you would not believe. Leonardo Fioravanti knows that better than most...
From the Caribbean to Nova Scotia (and maybe even Europe) the forecast is for a medium sized swell to grace your local beach.
Like a lot of the waves in the edit, this one is a grower. Dusty Payne and Yadin Nicol make light work of things you'd sail on by.
Highlight of the day was the 17-year-old brother of local legend Manoa. He blew everyone away.