Interview with Tom Carroll at Bundoran, Ireland.
S.W : Tom, you just surfed your first heat this morning in tough onshore conditions, but it didnt appear to hamper your performance at all ?
T.C : Yeah, Im pretty happy about it. Its good to get your first heat out of the way and have a win. Its a long haul up the mountain from here.
S.W : Have you surfed in Ireland before Tom ?
T.C : No, Ive never surfed in Ireland before. Its my first surf or first surf trip here in Ireland. Ive got a good feeling for the place. Its a beautiful country. I want to get around while Im here. Hopefully Ill get a chance to hop in the car and take a look. Ive got a lot of history here. Ive got three great grandparents of Irish decent. Two great grandmothers and one great grandfather from Ireland so yeah.
S.W : I noticed this morning Tom that youre riding a quad fin with a fairly unusual fin set up. Whats the story there ?
T.C : Im just playing around with fins, looking for different feels in boards and stuff like that. Not going for high performance so much. Im still going for high performance but Im just looking for a different feeling in my boards, feeling different types of things. Trying to make a change you know, we need a change from what were doing. Weve been doing the same thing for so long. There must be more to it (laughs). I always like to look at that, prospecting in some respects. Keep digging.
S.W : Thanks Tom and well done on your win.
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