Surfing in the tropics is often a rite of passage for surfers.
But in many parts of the world, the process is anything but simple.
We asked our colleagues at The Irish Sun, The Irish Traveler and The Irish Independent to put the challenges and rewards of waking up to surfers in context.
The Irish Sun’s Andrew O’Brien spoke to four surfers to find out what it’s like waking up at night.
The Irish Traveller’s John Ryan and The Independent’s Paul Ciancia met up with a group of surfers from a small town in Australia.
This article is part of The Irish Surf Issue 2017.
To read the full article, go to www.theirishsurf.ie/surf/wake-surfing-how-to-wake-swimmers/