Louis‘s Diary

Our ambassador Louis Memain is on a surf trip through Scotland, England and Ireland until spring - cold water surfing at it's best. Every few days he will provide us with diary entries and photos, and you can follow him (almost) live.


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13 31-3-2023: Donegal

In a month and a half Ireland has completely changed. We went from short, rainy days to a few days of pure good weather. The rain spaced out to give way to buds and birdsong...more

 4-3-2023: France & Donegal

I returned to France and spent every day with friends, having drinks and talking crap in my native language...more

11 31-1-2023: Donegal

Is Ireland a good place to visit in winter? Yes! But maybe not in a truck and without heating...more

11 10-1-2023: Donegal

Well, nothing special is happening to me at the moment. Just washing my truck because of the scabies and rotten waves for the past week...more

11 2023 💥: Donegal

I woke up at Simon's, my Welsh mate. Well, I woke up in my truck outside Simon's house. He bought a dilapidated cottage in September Everything has to be redone but the view is splendid, and there is no noise other than the cows...more


11 Christmas: Donegal

I really think the waves here rival the “world class” criteria of the WSL...more

11 15-12-2022: Donegal 🇮🇪

Icy wake up... it's still quite nice to hear the ice cracking around the truck as the daytime heat arrives...more


10 8-12-2022: Ballina 🇮🇪

Woke up *UCKING GLACIAL. It took me an hour to motivate myself to get out from under of my duvet. After three hot coffees, it was 10am and the thermometer finally decided to cross the zero mark...more


9  1-12-22: Bundoran 🇮🇪

Wake up in Bundoran. This is the best surf city I know. You can see reefs on every corner. Long waves as well as short ones. There are also a lot of bars, in fact it's the perfect city, isn't it?...more

 8  27-11-22: Sligo 🇮🇪

Day 27, really? So much has happened to me that I feel like I've been gone for 2 months...more

 7  21-11-22: Whitesand 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

After a rather difficult wake up, I went to surf at “Whitesand Beach". There was about ten of us in the water. It was still nice...more

 6  16-11-22: Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
A day in love...more.

 5  14-11-22: Bristol 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
I met Manon in Poole. After a warm reunion we headed to Bristol. 
We stopped at the local pub and shared several beers. I kept ahead with a couple of glasses of whisky, masculinity be damned...more.

 4  11-11-22: Cornwall 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
It was 8am when a guy came banging on the truck doors. He was completely hysterical because we were parked in HIS spot..more.


 3  7-11-22: Edinburgh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Paco and Isis have just avoided dying on a country road. Their rear axle just gave out on them while they were driving at 90km/h...more.

 2  2-11-22: Thurso 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
When the bodysurfers were within reach, I realised that one of the two guys was not wearing a bodysuit but had an air mattress instead...more.


 2  31-10-22 : Thurso 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
There is no worse way to wake up than to realise that you have been robbed of your wallet by a girl you met the night before. I had 300€ in that wallet...more.


 1  29-10-22 : Poole 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 - Edinburgh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
The day started with a bang. After 3 hours of sleep, my friend Leo joined me: Direction Cherbourg...more.