“I kinda miss the old days when we were regarded as beach bums,” says 64-year-old Irish surfing legend Barry Britton in this documentary, “Made In Ireland.” That’s a sentiment most surfers would probably agree with. There’s an element of wildness, of embracing an easily attainable bit of adventure that the rest of the world hasn’t figured out yet in the surf bum culture. But Ireland, like so many other places with terrific surf, has a full-blown professional surf class now. Which is why surfers like Britton here, and Fergal Smith, a legendary charger at Ireland’s most fearsome waves who turned his back on a pro surf career to instead tend his organic farm, are so refreshing. A nod back to surfing’s wilder days.

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