A slight shift in focus can feed the soul, especially when that new trajectory leads to surfing some of the heaviest waves in the northern hemisphere. We know Gearoid McDaid's got a competitive streak in him, see here. But the Irishman also has this innate desire to throw himself over (and under) thick-lipped mounds of emerald-coloured water.
When you've been brought up amongst some of the most lauded big wave hellmen around, it's only a matter of time until that crew talk you into sending it at iconic Irish slabs. For Gman, this isn't just a hobby, it's a transition into the heavier wave realm that's been on the cards for the past few years. Recently, he's been putting the training, local knowledge, and pure grit to the test in some of the gnarliest conditions around. This is the future for Gman – and it's all laid out in the cut above. Enjoy.
Shot and edited by Clem McInerney. Cover pic by Conor Flanagan.