A friend of mine took me surfing today at the beach in Garrettstown, near Kinsale, Ireland. It was pretty cold–hence the wetsuit, booties, and cap thingy–but totally worth it! The view from the water was phenomenal, too.

The hardest thing about it was changing out of the wetsuit with completely numb fingers. Most difficult thing ever!

Although I didn’t master the whole surfing thing on my first go, I did catch a few waves into shore and made it onto my knees, so that’s a start.

Is this not one of the most beautiful things you’ve ever seen? Completely unedited! That’s really what Ireland looks like, people!