Legendary surfing world record holder, GMAC, confirms for Surf Summit in Sligo

Garrett McNamara, best known for breaking his own world record by surfing a 100 foot wave in Nazaré, Portugal back in 2013, is coming to Surf Summit.

GMAC, as he’s known within the surfing community, is the first of a series of high-profile speakers to be announced. GMAC has been hitting the world’s biggest breaks for 37 years and is a two-time Billabong XXL Wave of the Year award winner.

Web Summit is bringing the Surf Summit to Strandhill, County Sligo, ​the European capital of surf. Attendees will take part in a series of exciting outdoor activities starting November 6 – right after Web Summit in the three-day event.

The event encompasses many of Sligo’s scenic locations including Yeats’ Lake Isle of Innishfree and the bustling surf village of Strandhill. Surfers will also get the opportunity to enjoy the sights of the Wild Atlantic Way as well as and the famous North Swell in Easkey, West Sligo.

Hundreds of attendees will surf, paddle board, hike and cycle with some of the world’s leading surfers and entrepreneurs before joining them for a series of curated dinners, parties and discussions in the evenings.

“After Web Summit, hundreds of attendees journey to the rugged west coast of Ireland to explore its sights. Surf Summit gives participants the chance to deepen the network they’ve built at Web Summit, experience the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoy what the west coast has to offer,” s​aid Fintan Gillespie, Surf Summit Co-Host.

Over the last number of decades Sligo has produced some of the world’s biggest surfing spectacles. Last year Surf Summit was joined by surfing legends such as Andrew Cotton and Anastasia Ashley, with this year’s event promising equally great surfing, speakers and content.

For more information and to apply for a ticket visit ​http://websummit.net/surf-summit.