THE BEST OF BARRY BRITTON
ONE OF IRELAND'S TRUE SURFING LEGENDS HAS A NEW BOOK OUT. IT IS PRETTY SPECIAL.
One of the bedrocks of the Irish surf scene: the legend that is Easkey’s dad!
If you know anything about Irish surfing, you will know the Britton clan of Rossnowlagh. Brian was a key player in organising contests and Irish surfing for many years before he passed away last year. Willie, a notable charger and pioneer, Barry, father of Easkey and Bec has pretty much been the boss at the Peak since the '60s. His soul surfing outlook has sometimes put him at odds with his brother Brian, but they never let it get in the way of a surf or a pint. His art is phenomenal. After designing a poster for the Rossnowlagh Intercounties surfing contest (a contest his father invented to get rid of his hotel's beer at the end of the season), he went on to draw a Pipe Masters and Hawaiian Triple Crown poster, plus many others including folk music festivals. He has new book out featuring his art and the stories behind them. Here is a little taster. If you love Ireland, surfing and creativity, you need this book. The invasion cometh 1985 (opposite) Probably the most popular poster I have ever produced … I wasn’t looking forward to the thrall of foreign surfers who would come over to invade my favourite breaks once word got out through the contest what fantastic surf we have here in Ireland. However, I wasn’t to know then that the invasion was to come from within. From the mid'90s on our nationwide surfing boom. It became cool to surf?