Richie Fitzgerald is Ireland's first, and most successful, pro surfer. He competed at both European and World Championship level, and was the first European invited to the world's most prestigious big-wave event, the Eddie Aiku Invitational in Hawaii. Born in Bundoran, Co. Donegal, he was the founder of Ireland's first and largest surf shop, Surfworld. He has two children with his wife, Briohny, and chases the summer by splitting his time between Ireland and Australia.
'It's a brilliant story.' - Ray D'Arcy, RTE
'The book is incredible.' - Shane Hannon, Off the Ball
'It is a fascinating and captivating tale of growing up in the North West frontier town that was a haven for Catholics from the North, during the Troubles, and when the waves off Rougey and Tullan Strand were seen as little more than the start of an emigrant's journey to the Big Apple and beyond.' - Michael McHugh, Donegal Democrat