Dr. Easkey Britton, Ph.D is an Irish surfer from County Donegal with a doctorate in Environment and Society, University of Ulster.
In 2010, she won her fifth consecutive Irish National Surfing Championship title at her namesake wave in County Sligo and in 2009 became the British Pro-Tour Champion.

It was finally at home in Ireland that Easkey became known for being the first female surfer to ride the “big wave” Aill na Searrach off the Cliffs of Moher in 2007. The 15-foot (4.6 m) wave became famous due to its inclusion in the Irish documentary film Waveriders.

In addition, Easkey is the first Irish woman to be nominated for the Billabong XXL Awards (now called the WSL Big Wave Awards) for her performance tow surfing at Ireland’s premiere big wave spot Mullaghmore in February 2011, and becoming the first woman to do so.


HOMETOWN County Donegal, Republic of Ireland
AGE 33


2011 WSL Big Wave Awards nominee
5 times Irish Champion
2009, 2006 British Pro-Tour Champion