From the northwest of Ireland, Richie Fitzgerald’s debut memoir, Cold Water Eden, has received incredible reviews and covers his history in big waves; Surfworld, the first surf shop in town; and endless anecdotes of visiting surfers dawning his door.  From Tom Curren to Kelly Slater, Malloy brothers to Brad Gerlach, the characters and set-ups in Bundoran are world class, and so is the narrative, expertly woven with a pub-like feel, full of Richie’s epic charm and wit.  This is the story behind his phenomenal book, the likes of which we haven’t seen since Barbarian Days, A Surfing Life from William Finnegan.  Enjoy.

Richie in 1996
Richie’s first wave at Prowlers. Photo: Aaron Pierce


Producer: The Florida Surf Film Festival @FLSurfFilmFest

Host, Producer: Kevin Miller @KevMill1028

Host, Producer: John Brooks @Brooksy______

Artwork: Tom Macaluso @SpikeInitiative


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