I love to travel, experiencing new cultures, exploring unfamiliar terrain, and of course catching waves in some exotic location. Living in Oregon, one has to appreciate the novelty of surfing in a wetsuit. That being said, most of us also very much enjoy a lil’ break from our cocoon of 5 mil neoprene. That’s why when a friend asked me to accompany her on a Central American adventure to Panama and Costa Rica, I enthusiastically joined forces with her. When travelling there are lots of things to take into consideration, what to pack, language barriers, important documents, change in climate, water quality, where to stay etc etc etc. The “change of climate” category really struck a cord in my planning efforts.
See I live in Oregon out of necessity as much as I live here because it is near and dear to my heart.
While Kohl Christensen and Danilo Couto were in Ireland, a much larger swell formed off the coast. The forecast was calling for huge, windy seas, but the chance there might be a window to surf kept them where they were. It was the right call, and it brought them some of the biggest, craziest surf they’d seen all year.
Deep Water, Part 5 – Ireland (ep. 2 of 2) from Patagonia on Vimeo.
Kohl Christensen and Danilo Couto chase a massive swell to Ireland where they are greeted by snow, hail, rain and huge barrels. Other surfers include Nic Von Rupp, Alain Riou, Eric Rebiere, Tom Butler and Kurt Rist. Stay tuned for Part 2 next week where massive conditions create an almost perfect storm.
Deep Water, Part 5 – Ireland (ep. 1 of 2) from Patagonia on Vimeo.
Part 2 of the Diamante Negro series from Patagonia. Kohl Christensen explores the wonders of Easter Island, buried deep in the Pacific as a monster swell approaches.