Big wave surfer Al Mennie crosses oceans

Big wave surfer Al Mennie crosses oceans for charity and teams up with bunk campers to offer cheap campervan rental rates in Scotland.

Bunk Campers, Ireland and Scotland’s largest campervan and motorhome rental company has recently joined forces with surfing sensation Al Mennie, in an effort to promote Ireland and Scotland as two of the worlds’ premier surf spots.

Bunk Campers have provided the world-class surfer with a top of the line ‘Ranger’ campervan, to aid him in his ongoing quest to surf the worlds’ biggest waves.

Big wave surfer, Al Mennie, who made headline news all over the world a few months ago by surfing the biggest wave the world had ever seen in Portugal, is setting his sights on his next big challenge.


Al will be paddling on a surfboard from the legendary Giant’s Causeway on Irelands majestic north coast, across the Irish Sea to the island of Islay in western Scotland – a distance of over 25 miles, and a journey of over eight hours in temperatures of minus 5 degrees Celsius.


Supported by bunk campers, Al will be making his epic journey in aid of the charity Chest, heart and Stroke.

“Both Ireland and Scotland are fantastic up and coming venues and are competing at the surfing world stage with established surf spots like Hawaii and Australia. We don’t have tubes of suncream here, instead we have 6mm wetsuits. It’s a much more rugged experience”

Big Wave Surfer, Al Mennie

“We very proud to be opening our third depot in Scotland, offering great savings for our customers. We are dlighted to be supporting Al on his latest challenge as he departs Irelands shores to Scotland on his surfboard”

Louise Corken, Marketing Director Bunk Campers

Al Mennie sets off from the causeway coast in March this year. Bunk Campers have set up a special ‘Follow Al’ page on their website where you can track Als progress in the coming weeks. And in case you’re the one person in the world who hasn’t heard the story of the biggest wave ever surfed, you can see Al chat about it with bunk by visiting

If you would like to Support Al in his adventure, you can donate to his charity, Chest heart and stroke by visiting


*Based on rentals of 21 days or more.