Fresh from the Portugal Leg of the WSLs Championship Tour, we sent genial Gold Coast based power monger, Wade Carmichael up to Ireland for a few lessons of surfing in boots with our Local Big Wave hero, Ollie O'Flaherty and Cornish legend, Sam Smart.

We are always keen to put our gear through its paces, so we sent our latest core offerings (boots and all) to these guys charging hard in the cold Irish waters. These kind of trips are essential for us to continually improve our products and keeps us on top of our game.

They scored some epic waves up and down the Wild Atlantic coast, and with the genius of filmer Jessie Little, captured some immense footage of what Ireland has to offer.

Photos courtesy of Sharpy