In the little corner of England where I live, at a spot we consider a semi secret we used to have a busy ferry terminal and occasionally on the right day, the approaching ferries would chuck up a bow wave, that to the delight of us frothing grommets, would double the size of the waves on that day. Alas for us, the port is now defunct and the bow wave is confined to memory. However a clip I have found today has brought the feelings flooding back and features a ferry wave at Dublin Port in Ireland.
The wave from the ferries approaching Dublin Port, produce a rideable SUP wave and in the clip below, a ride that lasts for nearly 3 minutes. Whilst not the steepest of waves and admittedly one that takes a lot of work to stay with, there are the occasional sections where it breaks with a bit of grunt and allows the riders to back off from paddling and enjoy the wave.
There aren’t many places where on a perfectly still day you get the opportunity to get the longest ride of your life and what a fantastic way to add a bit of fun to a flat water paddle. The clip was filmed by Peter K just last month and if i’m honest the waves were better than any we got at my home spot! Let us know if you have you ever ridden a bow wave, or another form of unique wave, and how long did your ride last?