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Heavy waves are fun? Barry Mottershead enjoys Ireland

Barry Mottershead © Red Bull



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Big-wave surfing is a passion like no other

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 May, 2014 - Meet Barry Mottershead. The South African was nipped by the travel bug at an early age and so he combed the globe, eventually falling in love with Ireland. Barry now resides on the Emerald Isle and works as a kayak tour guide to make ends meet. And for fun? He surfs Ireland’s heaviest waves.

A regular at Mullaghmore, Barry talks about his addiction to big-wave surfing in a new episode of This and Nothing Else. It might just make you question the things that you're passionate about. 

This and Nothing Else is a new Friday production for Red Bull Media House. The second instalment features Barry Mottershead, a South African big wave surfer who fell in love with the Emerald Isle and its waves.

This and Nothing Else is a web series of films taking a look into the lives of the unknown big wave surfer who hold down normal 9 - 5 jobs. The unsponsored men and women who pay their bills like everyone else, but make sure that they are ready for when the time comes to lay it all on the line and take on some of the most deadly waves on offer.



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