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Surfer-Turned-Scientist Easkey Britton Sees ‘The Power of Telling Your Story’

12th September 2021
Multi-time Irish national surfing champion Easkey Britton is now a marine social scientist
Multi-time Irish national surfing champion Easkey Britton is now a marine social scientist

On the publication of Easkey Britton’s memoir Saltwater in the Blood, the Irish Examiner profiles the former professional surfer-turned-marine scientist whose philosophy has taken on a new significance for many amid the pandemic.

Much as Dr Britton’s current career sees her exploring the relationship between people and the sea, the book explores her own connection to the aquatic environment in its varied facets.

“It is a powerful memoir which sits somewhere in a space between the worlds of the surfer and the academic, the artist and the competitor, the big wave surfer and the environmentalist, the female body and the male-dominated practice of surfing,” the Irish Examiner’s Ruth O’Connor writes.

And as Dr Britton — of the famed Britton surfing clan of Donegal — says herself: “I can see the power of telling your story in a way that can help and inspire others, regardless of what sector or sport you are in.”

The Irish Examiner has much more on this interview HERE.

MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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