Dessie Mc Glinchey

Meet Dessie!

To a lot of you this guy needs no introduction, but for those of you who don't know, let me fill you in!

Surfing to Dessie, dad of 3 boys is more than competition, it's a way of life! Whilst competition was a big part of his early kayaking career, consistently finishing in top 5 on the world stage, the retirement from contests in 2009 opened the door to focusing on family life and searching for the perfect wave.


From his first kayaking experience in the ocean, the surf has always called him back to search for that big wave and the perfect barrel with friends. "Some of my best memories and friendships have happened because of kayak surfing. I am still trying to bag that perfect barrel. That's the beauty of surfing, no matter how good your last wave might have been, nothing beats the buzz of hunting out that next great wave."

Fun Fact:

Once shared waves in Ireland with Tom Curran.


Where are you from?

Castlederg Co Tyrone.


Favourite place to surf?

Sligo and Donegal but always looking for that new spot



16 Irish titles

3 European titles

1 British title

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