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It was back to Ireland for episode 056, as I visited Strandhill in Sligo for a few days and grabbed legendary local bodyboarder @seamusmcgoldrick for a chat while I was at it. –


Although he’s too modest to admit it, Shambles first made his name as part of the local crew of surfers and bodyboarders who pioneered the mean array of ugly, evil-looking slabs that the west coast is now famous for. With peers such as Fergal Smith and Mickey Smith, Shambles explored places like Rileys and Aileens and helped redefine Irish surfing and bodyboarding in the process. –


He’s also, as I discovered a deeply original thinker with a quicksilver mind, somebody who is attuned to life’s mysterious currents and has a completely infectious worldview. –


In this atmospheric chat, recorded on an autumnal evening on the shores of the Atlantic, we chatted about Shambles’ life as a bodyboarder in Ireland, and got heavily into the details of the life-changing wipeout he suffered at Riley’s.



Its a lovely, reflective conversation from a true one-off and one of the warmest and most generous characters I’ve yet had on the show. I was also lucky enough to get Shambles to play me a couple of tunes at the end of the show, so make sure you keep listening for that. –


Big thanks to @owenmadeup for coming with me and taking the amazing pics that accompany the episode. Link in bio ☝️👀



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Well that was a fun 48 hours. Merci Hossegor for the usual epic autumnal times. Plenty of fun ones, and three podcast episodes with @dmails70, @btoddrichards and @neilmcnab_snowboarding in the bag.



Big thanks to @beasooo and the @verotruesocial lot for looking after me so well for the last couple of days, @jon.mckechnie for being a bonza roomie, and @lseddonbrown and the rest of the @vision_nine lot for being legends as usual. Pic and repost of @beasooo after last night’s exceedingly good fun sunset kneeboard session 🤟🤟🤟🤟



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It’s been a long time coming, but tomorrow I am finally interviewing the great @neilmcnab_snowboarding for the podcast.
Got questions for Neil? Let me know in the comments below 👇👇👇

Had such a great trip to Strandhill in Sligo, not least because of the sheer warmth and hospitality of this man – @seamusmcgoldrick , aka Shambles. Spent a brilliant three days with Shambles and recorded a hugely entertaining episode which will be going up soon.



Big thanks to my friend @owenmadeup for once again accompanying me on this trip. I’m so fortunate that Owen tags along and lends his beautiful photography and film-making skills to the @WeLookSideways cause. That’s his picture above. As I’ve said before, he’s also a brilliantly talented designer and artist – please go check his work out and support a truly original creative thinker. –


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