#SURFING - Discover Ireland guest blogger Mark Folens jumps right into the deep end as he explores one of the many options for those learning to surf in Ireland.
Despite describing himself as "not really the beaches type", Folens braved the beaches of Bundoran at dawn with a group of fellow novices for his first lesson.
"To stand on a surfboard you must lie on your chest and push yourself up with your arms while tucking your legs in beneath you," he writes.
"This might sound easy but if you have the arms of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and upper-body strength of an eight-year-old girl like me, it’s a bit of a challenge."
And that was on the relative ease of dry land - it would be a different story once Folens took to the water!
The Discover Ireland blog has more on the story HERE.