Easkey Britton: Waveriders Cast Bio
Easkey has surfing in her blood. She comes from Ireland’s first surfing family and grew up in Rossnowlagh surfing with her sister Becky-Finn. Her Dad, Barry Britton, and his brothers were the pioneers of Irish surfing and it all began when Easkey’s Grandmother returned from California in the 60’s with two malibu boards for her hotel. Fortunately her boys had other ideas & rescued the board & learned to surf!
Barry and Willie both like to charge big surf and Easkey is following in their footsteps. Her Mum and Dad taught her to surf when she was 5 years old and her life has revolved around surfing ever since.
Easkey lives up to her namesake wave, the famous west coast break which can be translated to ‘fish’ in Irish. She got her first taste for travel when she went to Tahiti and became the first Irish person to surf the infamous hell-wave Teahupoo aged just 16 and hasn’t looked back since!
Ireland’s 4 time National Champion and current British Universities champ, she is leading the charge of the next generation of Ireland’s surfers taking on the International surf scene.