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Grandpa Surf is a short film about Kevin Cavey, one of the first surfers in Ireland. In a Reader’s Digest Magazine he read about surfing in Hawaii and saw a picture of someone riding a wave that was only shoulder high. That was when he realised that you don’t need massive waves to surf but that the waves in Ireland could be good enough. So he began to surf in the 1960’s with a selfmade board. People first made fun of him and said there would be no hope for surfing in Ireland. But he kept going. 

Since then surfing has always helped him to balance work and life. Today he’s 74 and surfing has kept him fit over the years. Even if it has gotten harder for him and he needs more time to recover from a session. 

 

 

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