Video: Bad weather good for Lahinch surfing

Video: Bad weather good for Lahinch surfing


Making waves. Pic: Brian Arthur

It may be the tourism off-season on the West Coast but not for surfing in Lahinch where they are having one of their best ever winter seasons.

Ben Bennett, from Ben’s Surf Clinic in Lahinch, tells the Clare Herald in this video just why bad weather can be good for business.

“People have the impression that summer is the time to surf. Winter is when you get the biggest storms so, therefore, you get the biggest waves. So good surfers are always looking to surf in the winter”.

Enjoy the magical footage from a windy winters day in Lahinch.

Winter surfing in Lahinch

Posted by The Clare Herald on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.