FERGAL'S latest blog entry, one following him throughout the long Irish winter.
As the North Atlantic winter succumbs to spring, the 2009/10 season will go down as bloody cold, but also one which delivered up consistently classic conditions.
"2010 so far has been great!" Said Fergal. "Coldest winter ever, but the waves have made up for it. With thick long period swells groomed by icy offshores it's been a perfect New Year so far.
"I was planning on going away this winter (when the surf went shit) but it never really happened."