Written by: Taylor Phelps
Local Style visits Strandhill surfer and bodyboarder Shambles Mc Goldrick. While the rest of the world is just now realizing what Ireland has to offer surfers, Shambles Mc Goldrick has already become a master at these death slab drops. Interestingly enough, the daring Irish bodyboarders are the ones that paved the way for modern day slab surfing off the coast of Ireland, much like Australia. Don’t let Shambles easy going personality and Irish charm fool you, he has made a huge presence out off the water in his community as well. Shambles is a physics educated surfer, he is deeply committed to his roots in Ireland, and also helps non-profit organizations clean the coast. Shambles is well-respected, well-liked, and overall a great representation of the youth in Strandhill, Ireland.
Taylor Phelps is a California State University of Channel Islands graduate with a degree in Communications. Born and raised near the coast of Southern California, she has developed a passion for the ocean and the mountains. Additionally, she has a special interest in cross cultural communication and plans to develop her knowledge on the topic by traveling the world someday.