Man v Wave

We have just produced 4 online films for Channel 4 that showcase Irish big wave surf legend Al Mennie. The series is called Man v Wave and will run on 4OD shortly. Al is a surf pioneer, using ocean charts, 3D models of the seabed and wave action systems to find and ride new big wave locations all round the Irish Coast. 

We followed him for 4 months as he trained specifically to cope with whatever the Atlantic threw at him and also recorded his quest to bring more scientific analysis to his sport with the use of GPS systems and data.

We were also privileged to film with him at the secret ‘Area 70’, a big wave surf spot off the west coast of Ireland that he found years ago but refuses to reveal to anyone else.

This was a complex and at times very challenging production with numerous hurdles and set-backs, but we got there. Eventually.