Surfing in the North Atlantic is not for the faint of heart, especially if you decide to take a lesson while a storm is rolling in. Thankfully, Tom, my instructor was awesome. Growing up in a beach town, I actually did surf a little when I was a kid. You know how many things that you do in life are said to come back to you easily? Just like riding a bike, so the saying goes. Surfing was not one of them for me.
I got up a bunch of times, but only for a couple of seconds at a time. The water was cold, but not as bad as I imagined it would be. The wet suit was vital.
We surfed on Rossnow- lough Beach near Bundoran, which is a hot European surf spot. Would I do it again? Most definitely, but I think that I would wait for a sunny day.