Surfs Up in Donegal & New TV Times

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.

Learn more about Equitrekking on PBS and the Ireland episodes and learn about exceptional equestrian vacations, including Ireland equestrian vacations, at

Gabrielle Baker IHSA
Reflections on Competing at IHSA Nationals
IHSA Rider
Favorite Memories from the 2017 IHSA Nationals
IHSA Day 1
IHSA Nationals Through the Lens
My Life: A Dressage Queen Breaks Out promo image
My Life: A Dressage Queen Breaks Out