Mark Patterson

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A pure dud of a week

How’s Everyone… A pure dud of a week surf-wise here up north, after some rare pieces of grind reported last weekend. Small swell washed through Bundo...

A pure dud of a week
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Feel the Embrace of Spring

Hows Everyone… It’s happening. Along with yeller forsythia buds, the lineups are starting to come to life again. The evening light is here again till October,...

Feel the Embrace of Spring
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Amazing Looking Charts

How’s Everyone… Still the deep heart of winter in theory, but some pretty unseasonal goings on here in Old Ireland. Spring bulbs well out. Hedgehogs not...

Amazing Looking Charts
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Head High Reefage

How’s Everyone… Again, despite plenty of swell at the doorstep, there were lie-ins (no names), and very little reported locally midweek. But that was after another...

Head High Reefage
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Causeway Gold

How’s Everyone… Good old weekend past – head and peeling at the right spot, but a quiet week all told. Jay, Ronan etc disappointed at the...

Causeway Gold
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Seas Empty of Sofa Surfers

How’s Everyone… Longboarders, are you on it? What a perfect day for surfing here in Ireland. Winter sun, small swell and light offshores. Was tempted, but...

Seas Empty of Sofa Surfers
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Swell-city

Happy New Year Everyone… Another sweet week of unseasonably mild weather here in Ireland – till last night that was – and many finding time and...

Swell-city
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A Sweet Week

How’s Everyone… A sweet week of unseasonably sunny and mild weather here in the old country, and so many reports of stoke. Last weekend went loco...

A Sweet Week
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Weekend is Looking Brilliant

How’s Everyone… Can you believe these charts? After the madness of those huge swells, she’s settled down to being a pure pussycat. Dawnie today was a...

Weekend is Looking Brilliant
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Autumn Swells are Shaping

Hows Everyone… Another ok week, after another great weekend. Last weekend a squad of us had one of the so called sheltered ‘boring’ beachies up north...

Autumn Swells are Shaping
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Weekend charts look incredible...

Hows Everyone …. The network is really buzzing … a weekend hasnt looked this good for a long time. Atlantic-wide groundswell is set...

Weekend charts look incredible...
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September Swell Central

How’s Everyone… September swell central, and its good… real good. For a change Bundo struggles – this one favours the north… Midweek, and Evening Glass-off hunters...

September Swell Central
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Usual Suspects

Last night was greeted to some bumpy chest high waves with the usual suspects out. Good craic to see so many people in the water,...

Usual Suspects
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Excited? You better be.

How’s everyone… Excited? You better be. Shes a comin .. But a bit of a mixed bag surfwise up north of late. Twas flat. Then...

Excited? You better be.
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What a damn awful week

Hows Everyone… What a damn awful week. Can’t remember a worse time for waves. Scored out west last week in mushy onshores, but on the...

What a damn awful week
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The June 07 Lull

Hows everyone… Well, what a total drain that was .… “The June 07 Lull” … A right bunny boiler she was, and the stuff of...

The June 07 Lull
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Long Irish Lull

How’s Everyone… Ah well… it had to happen. We’re in the first long Irish lull in quite a while, and its set for another week...

Long Irish Lull
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Surf by Moonlight

How’s Everyone … June already … unbelievable … and with it, a nice warming about the place. 20C here today. Good full moon and clear...

Surf by Moonlight
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Swells eh?

How’s Everyone … Swells eh? … never cease to amaze me. Just when we were getting ready to go all 3mil, boot-free and summery for...

Swells eh?
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Flat as a pancake

Dear me… how can surfers complain about great weather? But we do. And I am. Amazing high pressure all week has made it like summer....

Flat as a pancake
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Weekend is Shaping Up

Well, its been good of late, even though it went a bit lame midweek again. But last weekend …. amazing. Hot with temperatures about 8...

Weekend is Shaping Up
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Water still a bit nippy

I’m off tomorrow – hopefully set to get a shred or two in the good weather and new swell. Thats the idea anyway. Another week...

Water still a bit nippy
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Damn lulls, eh?

We been bogged down in pretty flat seas this last week. It just makes you appreciate those great swells a few weeks back all the...

Damn lulls, eh?
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Water Taking Time to Warm

How’s Everyone… What a week. Altho its lulled again, I’m still beaming with recent stoke, as are most of the rest of the surfers round...

Water Taking Time to Warm