Jun
01
2013
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MY BOY!

Shay on the chewyblog!

Its his Birthday today kinda…… He is one month old and I must say, he’s a mighty man! :)

Written by ch in: Chewyblog |
May
10
2013
0

Chewys Last Trip

This blog post has been a long time coming, I’ve been putting it on the long finger for a long time as its a sad one. Im not great writing about sad as I always try to keep it light, anyway here it goes.

‘Chewy’ my dog, that I grew up with, who joined me on many many surf adventures passed away just before Christmas and she will be missed! Yes for some of you you will wonder where i got the name of my blog it was chewy, my first company ‘chewymedia’ it was after her!

Chewy was a shitzu, yes not a manly doberman, bulldog, or even Alsatian, she was a SHITZU! Lapdogs of the ancient monks of Tebit. Bred to keep their masters warm in the Alps. She was small, fluffy and had a huge underbite which everyone felt that they had to comment on… poor thing :)

Just before she died myself, Chewy and Crevan went on a road trip around the coast. A trip we began to call ‘Chewys last trip north’ and it was. Fortunately before she died chewy got to see the whole west coast from Cork to Portrush! Not a bad trip for a 13year old dog.

Here are a few shots from her last trip.

‘Chewy you will always be a legend and you will be missed’

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Feb
12
2013
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Jan
17
2013
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Langers in the North

Photography on the long finger, this trip was about the surf! Here are a few


Clear skys, cold air, listening to rollers……perfect


MOre


Red sky in the morning….. means nothing, forget it it pumping :)


Birds are in for the show


oh


DA Boom boom room…


Dobby snapping, poor fellas injured!

Dec
14
2012
0

Lessons Learnt

Well I decided to put my big boy pants on recently and go out to the cliffs for a ‘look’ . What i got was a bit more than I wished for! Paddling out the boys were getting some BEASTS of waves. Top to bottom barrels, heavy barrels….

I know a lot of people say they are ‘humbled’ by big waves. Well to be honest, they scared the shit out of me! I hung about the shoulder watching the boys sus out the take of spots, trying to learn the ins and outs, do’s and donts. I was just growing a few balls, thinking that, ‘yea i can go for one, its not too bad’ until suddenly I found myself paddling for the horizon…

A set was on the way, and with all my faffing about I was not in a great spot… the wave just started to break as I dove through it, but it was too late. I got dragged back over the falls and given a nice spanking. So with a nice blooded face I thought it would be best I get the feck out of there.

So yes lesson learned, the cliffs is a Heavy mother fucker on low tide

Sean

Worst beating of the day about to happen….. 2 wave hold down, not for the faint-hearted out there!

German birthday boy gets his pressie

Big and Empty

Coming home

View

The wall

Pinching on exit

Dec
11
2012
0

Tearaght

Tearaght sunset

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Nov
28
2012
0

No takers!

This wave rarely works but when it does………… no one gets in.

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Nov
26
2012
0

Early bird, and all that…..

Empty lineup, n to bad

Lefts

Rights

Few small ones too

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Nov
24
2012
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Morning glory

Few waves today at Corks best kept secret spot today!

Anyone for a curlywirly?

Empty

Waterman

Party Wave

Few hungry boys

1 man, 1 wave, 1 wetsuit, small testicles

Shane O Connor showing that even small waves deserve a ‘poo face’

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Oct
27
2012
0

AUTUMN

Crisp days, amber colours and surf. whats not to like!

Written by ch in: Chewyblog |

Design: Sean Lordan