Fathoms Left to Fall: welcome to Mullaghmore Head

When a surf movies have no voice-over, it's usually good. "Fathoms Left to Fall" is a short surf film that tells the story of one epic day of huge surf, at Mullaghmore Head, County Sligo, Ireland.


Chris McClean, the director of "Fathoms Left to Fall", tell us the way to one of the most dangerous wave spots in the world, where sun is rare and grey skies are emperors.

In March 2012, the most experience Irish big wave riders dropped into an insane surf session in the cold, windy and bumpy waters of Mullaghmore Head. In "Fathoms Left to Fall", you can easily understand the whole environment and how difficult it is to surf Ireland.

"The yin and yang of a trip. The highs and the lows. The epic rides and the epic falls. Surfing isn't a easy game to get right, once in a lifetime 50 ft faces followed by a endless search for shelter. Tides reveal dry reefs, squalls break promises.

Rain dampens enthusiasm, talk of hidden secrets abound, but the wind in its infinite wisdom keeps them just that, secret. There's no urgency, yesterday's euthoria still burns. Another trip another day. No fathoms left to fall."

The promise opens the appetite. Watch Gabe Davies, Richie Fitzgerald, Fergal Smith, Tom Lowe, Ollie O’Flaherty, Eric Rebiere, Paul O’Kane, Neil Britton, Tom Butler, Sebastian Steudtner, Andrew Cotton and Al Mennie taking the grey areas of surfing.