Meet Peter Conroy: The Dublin Firefighter With An Obsession For Big Wave Surfing

New Red Bull series taking a look at ordinary guys who dedicated every spare moment to surfing

Feeling a bit low after the bank holiday weekend? This is guaranteed to give you the pick-me-up you need for the week ahead.

Meet Peter Conroy. During the week, he works as a firefighter in Dublin. Come the weekend, he sets off in search of Ireland’s scariest slabs. Peter pays 65% tax on his income in Ireland. After rent and bills, that doesn’t leave much left – only about €50 per month – which he invests solely in surfing.

Forget spanking new boards and top of the range wetsuits, Peter makes does with what he’s got. It’s his passion for surfing that matters the most.

Watch the video above from Red Bull’s new series This And Nothing Else to hear his inspirational tale – skip to 5.10 to see when it all really pays off!


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