The Rapid Rise of Gearoid McDaid - Episode 2 - The Grind

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The competitive grind isn't for everyone. The long days, heats in tough conditions, the yield sometimes not worth the reward. For the only Irishman competing on the QS, it's a way of life and training in a variety of conditions is the only way to push personal progression.

This is episode 2 of our dive into the life of Gearoid McDaid. Last episode, we learned how to properly pronounce his name, as well as an intro, of sorts, to the power and finesse the Irishman has under his belt. In this episode, it's all about the grind, the day-to-day, the waiting in a warm car for heats to run while outside is sub zero. A glimpse into life on the road and just what it takes to try to make it big.

Forecast: UK + Ireland

But Gman's more than just a competitive surfer. During his down-time, you'll find him under the hood of some of Ireland's more...hefty slabs. Conditions that are tough to replicate on the world stage. Hit play above.

Watch episode 1 HERE. Episode 3 coming December 2019.

Cover shot: Conor Flanagan.