A few months ago, filmer Ben Weiland and photographer Mark McInnis had to make a choice. There was a storm formulating in the western Pacific that looked like it could send some serious swell to Taiwan. Then there was another storm on the other side of the world, in the Atlantic, spinning its way toward Ireland.
With a little encouragement from Barry Mottershead, a South African turned Ireland surfing savant, Weiland and McInnis rolled the dice and jetted east for the Emerald Isle accompanied by Cody Thompson and Justin Quintal from Florida, and Nate Zoller from California.
It was a smart move — the crew struck gold deep in Ireland’s rugged coast.