Fergal Smith continues to delight us with another episode of his series growing. This time it features a retro single fin board tested out at Aileens and a trailer load of seaweed mixed in with a little bit of Fergal’s thick Irish accent and some beautiful Lahinch scenery.
Fergal has been granted the use of an old kitchen garden at an 18th century Manor that resides atop Lahinch Bay, a place known as Moy House and it truly is a magnificent place to dig over gardens. The raised beds have been neglected for a while and Fergal and his friends have set to turning the soil over, adding manure and his secret ingredient seaweed!
Luckily the local shore is layered with seaweed in abundance and Fergal sets off to collect some, whilst explaining the organic goodness to be reaped from this oceanic fertilizer. Fergal also goes on to show how much faith he has in his seaweed by getting stuck in and planting 1000 garlic bulbs!
Before long though all thoughts move to surfing and Fergal is itching to try out a new single fin surfboard he has shaped locally by Ian Johnson and decides that triple overhead Aileens is the best place to give it a burn!
What follows is a master class in taking on the wave that sits below the Cliffs of Moher as Fergal judges every wave just right and is always in the perfect spot at the perfect speed. There are definitely a couple of twitchy moments but he always manages to adapt and makes it look all too easy. The video courtesy of Line9 can be found below. Let us know if you recognise the benefits of using seaweed on your garden or if you fancy taking on Aileens on a single fin?