• It’s a real honour to have windsurfing recognised by the ISA, our national governing body for sailing, and publicised so well (as ever) by Ireland’s AFLOAT Magazine. For the second time in my career I’ve been nominated for Volvo Irish Sailor of the year, this time by pushing the National Sail Speed Record to within a sniff of 48knots over 500m. I went to Namibia to challenge my own personal goals and see what I was capable of, (just as I have been doing for years), and what better place to do it than in the company of the fastest guys in the world on the fastest stretch of water. It does make me happy to showcase our sport to a wider audience, and show what we can do. It’s funny to see the reaction when someone hears that you have windsurfed at 94kph. The logical progression for me is to try and peak at 100kph (53.99knots), and while that is an extremely hard one, the first step is 500m over 50knots. The ultimate goal would be to try and beat my current speeds on a course in Ireland. Let’s see what the rest of this winter brings, will we get lucky again with a howling SW wind in Dungarvan or Bunbeg. Link to vote for sailor if the year in bio. #irishsailing #proclima #surfdock #tighttothewind #luderitzspeedchallenge #k4fins #tartineorganicbakery #proclimaworldwide #jpaustralia #neilpryde
    January 8, 2019
  • One more wave, one more wave... Seeing out the year in Donegal today with a bunch of happy smiling friends. The sun even made an appearance 😎. Happy New Year everyone!! #irishsailing #jpaustralia #tartineorganicbakery #proclima #surfdock #k4fins #k4harnessmount #neilpryde #tartineorganicbakery #likenothingelse @moll_proclima @k4fins @jp_australia_com @tartineorganicbakery @clioma_house @surfdock
    December 31, 2018
  • Merry Christmas to All!! Wherever you are, I hope you have a peaceful holiday and find lots of wind and waves! See you in the New Year! 💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 #irishsailing #proclima #surfdock #jpaustralia #k4fins #tartineorganicbakery #neilpryde #tighttothewind #cliomahouse @jp_australia_com @moll_proclima @k4fins @tartineorganicbakery @luderitzspeedchallenge @clioma_house @neilpryde_wind @surfdock #shotonrylo
    December 22, 2018
  • Yesterday was spent mostly upside down, learning how to wavesail again 💨💨💨💨💨💨💨. #irishsailing #surfdock #windsurfing #proclima #tighttothewind #k4fins #neilpryde #jpaustralia #cliomahouse #tartineorganicbakery #likenothingelse @jp_australia_com @moll_proclima
    December 16, 2018
  • Back home now, and going through all the video clips to make a full movie of the trip. You can tell by the easy stop that this run wasn’t fast, but I do like the angle. Thanks to my wifey @wynnemegan for filming. #irishsailing #surfdock #windsurfing #proclima #tighttothewind #k4fins #tartineorganicbakery #cliomahouse
    December 3, 2018
  • Yesterday was a good day on the #luderitzspeedchallenge course. I had 3 runs peaking over 50knots, and starting to get into the swing of things. Decided to use same size sail as the rest of the guys, who are average are 18kilos heavier than me, and it worked well. Today was more mellow, peaks about 47-48 max. Tomorrow less wind so finally some time to go through all the video and pictures and write a proper report. #irishsailing #surfdock #windsurfing #needforspeed #ecologicalbuildingsystems #proclimaworldwide #proclima #cliomahouse #k4fins
    November 18, 2018
  • Boom! First time for me over 50knots!! Been trying to get the conditions to do this for years!! Irish 500m Record up to 47.14knots now. Much more to come tomorrow! #irishsailing #surfdock #windsurfing #needforspeed #ecologicalbuildingsystems #proclimaworldwide @moll_proclima @k4fins @luderitzspeedchallenge @tartineorganicbakery
    November 15, 2018
  • Anticipation is high for the coming days at the #luderitzspeedchallenge as it looks like we will have at least 3 good days this week. In the meantime it is rest and prepare the body and equipment. Yesterday was brought more wind than forecast and the 'slalom' beach at Diaz came alive enough for 5.6 and 42cm speedboard (and in the end too much!) @hanskreisel_ned85 @jacques van Der hour and @vincentbel62 were loving it. Then it was back to the channel, which was opened for some test runs. This was a good opportunity to practice starts, check out the water depth and repairs to the channel wall (thanks to the excellent work of the local maintenance crew). Bring on the wind! Todays skippers meeting is at 11.30 (09.30 Irish time), so there is a possibility of some action already today. #proclima #tighttothewind #surfdock #cliomahouse #k4fins #proclimaworldwide #luderitzzpeedchallenge #windsurfingtv #irishsailing #irishwindsurfing
    November 14, 2018
  • Tuesday, Day 2 at th @luderitzspeedchallenge turned out to be a windyyyyy one ! Like everyone else, I've seen all the videos and pictures from previous years and knew what to expect, but when it comes - its still something to behold. Kind of like a wall of raw power that just arrives out of the desert and hits you like a baseball bat in the back of the head. Sand flying, stones flying, the type wind I've been trying to find for years, and match it to flat water. It's often as windy as this in Ireland, but it always seems it's when the tide is wrong, the direction is wrong for speed, or it's dark. You can spend your life searching for conditions like this (I have), so it was a real dream come true to be on the best speed course in the world in 45knots plus wind, with the best speedsailors in the world. Game on! The big guys (@100kg without lead) of course were straight on it, and soon started flying into the 50s. I got in a few good runs, while also watching and learned as much as I could. It was only my second day here and I've been sick for a week, so just worked on what I know, and trying out what boards work (or don't). Also dragged out my old 4.7 evo 2 to make sure I could get down the course and get a feel for it. In the end started to push it a bit and worked more on the starts, which are the most important thing. Last week @vincentbel62 hit the start line at 53knots already! Just heard today from official results that I managed to up the Irish record again to 46.21 over 500m (subject to ratiftcation by WSSRC), but I know that I've still a lot of work and learning to do, and there is plenty more to come. Next big wind should be next week. For now it's rest and finally recharge the body, tune the gear more and get ready. Todays video is a 360 clip taken earlier in the day, on 5.2m and 38 wide board, before it got proper windy. Stay tuned on luderitz-speed.com for all the live updates. @moll_proclima #proclimaworldwide @surfdock @k4fins @tartineorganicbakery @neilprydewind @jp_australia_com @irishsailing @irishwindsurfing #tighttothewind #irishsailing #ecologicalbuildingsystems @clioma_house #speedsailing #speedsail
    November 9, 2018
  • Breakfast ritual. Wouldn’t be an event without this. The wind is blowing, let’s see what day 1 brings. #luderitzspeedchallenge @moll_proclima @surfdock @tartineorganicbakery @k4fins
    November 5, 2018
  • And so the adventure begins! Just the small issue of a couple of long flights and a 1200k drive first 🤔. #irishsailing #proclima #luderitzspeedchallenge #windsurfing #needforspeed #surfdock #k4fins #tartinebakery #proclimaworldwide #cliomahouse #ecologicalbuildingsystems
    October 31, 2018
  • Game on!! First runs of #luderitzspeedchallenge are coming in now!! Follow live here: http://gps-speed.com/AutoUpdate.php
    October 30, 2018
  • Busy day of preparations today for the #luderitzspeedchallenge . Nearly have everything in place ready for action. #needforspeed #windsurfing #irishsailing #iwasbornready #tighttothewind #surfdock #k4fins #customcompositesirl #cliomahouse
    October 28, 2018
  • #tbt to when it was over 20 degrees with wall to wall sunshine. No, not the summer... this was yesterday! Roasting in short sleeve 3/2 suit with waves sun and wind.. on the 10th October! Fanore aerial fest under the stunning backdrop of the Burren’s limestone mountains. Boost of the day goes to @dangardneroriginal , while @_larspetersen gets the tweak. Probably be snowing tomorrow.#tighttothewind #proclimaworldwide #proclima #surfdock #tbt #k4fins #windsurf #irishsailing @moll_proclima @surfdock @k4fins @jp_australia_com @neilprydewind
    October 11, 2018
  • October is my favourite month! The water is warm, the storms are rolling in. Yesterday was one of those days.. with a great bunch of guys all ripping. Great to test out my @jp_australia_com Ultimate Waves, and try out some @k4fins to see what works. Still some work to do, but that’s because I was stiff, not the gear! Later this week looks breezy too... @_larspetersen is on the way so expect more pics. Thanks to @clioma_house and @dublintosligo for the pics! #k4fins #surfdock #tighttothewind #proclima @moll_proclima @surfdock @k4fins @neilprydewind
    October 8, 2018
  • A week ago now, but still fresh in my mind 😁🌊💨🌊💨👍🏼. Magheroarty always delivers a smile. #proclima #k4harnessmount #surfdock #tighttothewind #proclimaworldwide
    October 3, 2018
  • Flying into the weekend! What’s your plan? @moll_proclima @surfdock @k4fins @jp_australia_com @neilprydewind
    September 28, 2018
  • Bit windy earlier this week! Quick pre-storm pre-work session full of floaty jumps and powered up push loops - standard issue when on 3.3m. #tighttothewind #surfdock #proclima #proclimaworldwide #k4harnessmount
    September 23, 2018
  • Back to Basics at the end of last week, teaching beginner windsurfing to some prizewinners from Germany (who flew in thanks to @moll_proclima ). They got their first ever go at windsurfing with me in @surfdock , with help from Colin and the staff. They were joined by Air Tightness Building Expert Roman from @clioma_house , and Irish and UK distributors of Pro Clima and everything else you need for Passive House building @ecologicalbuildingsystems . Great to see the fast progress from beginner to winner, on the 3rd day we moved to Malahide where they had a blast in 15-20 knots. I even got some freestyle and foiling in between sessions. #tighttothewind #proclima #surfdock #airtightness #passivehouse #proclimaworldwide
    September 13, 2018
  • Autumn is coming... In exactly 2 months I’ll be flying off to Luderitz to properly scratch my speedsailing itch for once and for all, but in the meantime there will be lots of wavesailing to be done. After an overpowered foil looping session, got to try this one today at home. I can’t wait to get it out West. Thanks as ever to Colin @surfdock and @bubblek540 for sorting out my @jp_australia_com and @neilprydewind toys. #bringiton
    August 31, 2018
  • Selling my 2018 JP Thruster Quad 76l, making space for the new ones. Couple of tiny paint chips on rails as pictured, otherwise immaculate. Comes with original JP fins, and as you can see has 5 boxes so can be set up as a quad. €995. No offers. Will also be selling my Combat HD sails in September
    August 26, 2018
  • No waves this weekend, so back to the foil for guaranteed laughs. Happy out, sharing the stoke with @daveybabid #surfdock #tighttothewind #k4fins #proclima #proclimaworldwide #windsurf #windsurfinggram #windsurfingtv #irishsailing #irishsailingassociation #irishwindsurfing #windsurfireland #k4harnessmount @neilprydewind @jp_australia_com #foiling #loyaltothefoil #rylo360
    July 29, 2018
  • After a month of foiling and speedsailing, it’s great to finally be back on my waveboard, even in minuscule jump ramps. Still, 25 degrees and 4.5m weather at my home beach- I’ll take that gladly. #surfdock #tighttothewind #k4fins #proclima #proclimaworldwide #windsurf #windsurfinggram #windsurfingtv #irishsailing #irishsailingassociation #irishwindsurfing #windsurfireland #k4harnessmount @neilprydewind @jp_australia_com
    July 26, 2018
  • Flashback a couple of weeks to the #princeofspeed 1week away, 3000km driving, great fun and friends, a new nm record, and always looking to go faster. Next stop #luderitzspeedchallenge #tighttothewind #surfdock #proclima #proclimaworldwide #k4fins #bringiton @irishsailing @irishwindsurfing @moll_proclima
    July 20, 2018
  • Just home from #princeofspeed and catching up on sleep and sorting through videos. Here’s part of my new National Speed Record for Nautical Mile. Peaking around 44.5 knots, sailing flat out for 2 minutes around 40knots, average over Mile was 35.88. #tighttothewind #surfdock #k4fins @irishsailing @irishwindsurfing @jp_australia_com @neilprydewind Full 360 video on my facebook page 777windsurf.
    July 12, 2018
  • Warmest day of the year yesterday 😎 Got to the beach just as @daveybabid was packing up, so grabbed his foil and went cruising for a hour in the sunshine. Happy days 💨💨👍🏼👍🏼😎😎
    June 1, 2018
  • Another epic day, Belmullet never disappoints. Full power on 4,0 cross offshore, and 13 guys out! May delivers.... 👍🏼💨🌊💨🌊💨🌊💨🌊 #tighttothewind #proclima #proclimaworldwide #surfdock #k4fins #jpaustralia #neilpryde @surfdock @irishwindsurfing @colaisteuisce @moll_proclima @k4fins @neilprydewind @jp_australia_com @irishsailing
    May 19, 2018
  • Back on Belmullet for the 4th time in 2 weeks. Quick foil session at Elly Bay to wash off the drive and warm up for the waves tomorrow. Forecast is epic. 💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 #tighttothewind #proclima #proclimaworldwide #surfdock #k4fins #jpaustralia #neilpryde @surfdock @irishwindsurfing @colaisteuisce @moll_proclima @k4fins @neilprydewind @jp_australia_com @irishsailing
    May 18, 2018
  • 3 drives to Belmullet in 7 days makes one weak/one happy week 💨🌊😎 #tighttothewind #proclima #proclimaworldwide #surfdock #k4fins #jpaustralia #neilpryde @surfdock @irishwindsurfing @colaisteuisce @moll_proclima @k4fins @neilprydewind @jp_australia_com @irishsailing Pics by @_larspetersen
    May 14, 2018
  • Great fun today going for one handed selfie forwards on 3.3 😂😂😂 Crash video to follow! On the road west again 💨💨💨💨🌊🌊🌊🌊 #proclima #surfdock #k4fins #tighttothewind #cliomahouse #proclimaworldwide #ecologicalbuildingsystems #jpaustralia #neilprydewindsurfing @moll_proclima @surfdock @irishwindsurfing @neilprydewind @jp_australia_com @k4fins
    May 11, 2018