After roughing it in some of the more extreme temperatures the UK has to offer, did the boys feel shagged and beaten, or was this what they would label as a success:
“It was definitely a success and the reason being it fuelled the fire for future trips up there. Which is definitely a success in my book, I can’t wait to get back up there. And that kind of feeling of just getting an inkling of what it’s like and not really getting the goods, that’s pretty cool to have that fire burning to go back up there.
Barry elaborates on why that fire’s burning:
It just feels kinda like it’s a little bit forgotten up there, a lot of people have forgotten how damn good it is
“It just feels kinda like it’s a little bit forgotten up there, like Ireland is and was so on the radar for the last few years, that a lot of people have forgotten how damn good it is, it’s like it’s almost cheaper to hop on a flight to Ireland and rent a car than it is to drive all the way up there from say Newquay, something like that. So yeah, it was definitely a success”
As Christian and Barry are parallels, did he share in Barry’s idea of success?
“Oh definitely, yeah, like I said at the end of Isle of Skye when we all got in the van to drive away back to the airport it was like yeah that was worth it, thanks for the push sort of thing, yeah, definitely worth the whole trip.”
Final words on the trip paint an image of mystery and excitement. The four guys set out on a mission far beyond clothing, a mission that allowed them to discover the lost supreme surf spot of the UK: “The place we camped under, like Old man of Storr, or whatever it was called, that thing was like straight out of Lord of the Rings man, it was mental. Like this huge Pillar of Rock, coming out of the side of a mountain with these huge glacier lakes at the bottom, and that kind of sums up the whole trip. Everywhere you went was just like larger than life. It’s just like you’re gobsmacked, jaw on the floor, every time you came round a corner. You gotta get up there man, so worth it.”
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