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ireland first surfer joe roddy How Old Can a Person Learn to Surf?

I’ve seen men and women surfing that had to have been in their 70’s, so I don’t think there is a general limit on it. The guy who first surfed in Ireland (like, ever) is still surfing, and he’s in his late 70’s. His name is Joe Roddy and he says he first began surfing in 1949 with a 12 ft surfboard that he made from old tea chests. Since no one had ever surfed in Ireland or even heard of surfing, the whole beach was astonished to see him on top of his board.

He says:

“It was an incredible sight. One time I came in around two miles and there was a line of people along the beach just gobsmacked,” he said. “Most must have thought it was Christ back on the water again.”

In June, Mr. Roddy, a grandfather, surfed again for the first time in 57 years.

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