That meant he was well prepared for the heavy surf off Ireland’s West Coast, where he keeps a rigorous fitness and training regimen, including his chairmanship of the Irish Surf Rescue Club – organisers of the annual Tow-In Surf Session.
This summer he celebrated his nomination for the ‘tube of the year’ gong in the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards.
Conroy said of joining the team: “I’m very excited to work with the Northcore crew for future projects and pushing my limits further with the help of their excellent products.”
Northcore’s spokesperson added: “We are really pleased to welcome Peter to our team. He’s a well respected, talented surfer with a wealth of big wave surfing experience and skills.
“He charges the biggest, meanest waves out there amongst some of the worlds very best as his nomination for XXL Ride of the Year testifies! It’s an honour to welcome Peter to Northcore.”
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