Katie Mcanena

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‘Catching small waves and that feeling of weightlessness must be akin to what my little baby felt as she cruised the amniotic seas of my womb’

General practitioner Katie McAnena didn’t have any reason to question the “extreme caution” approach taken by medicine to pregnancy when she was a stu(...)

Rock and a hard place: Katie McAnena on Pe’ahi’s notorious shore and (right) windsurfing off Ho’okipa beach, also on Maui. Photogrpah: John Carter

When Sheila O’Connor was teaching her three-year-old granddaughter Katie to swim, she instilled in her a deep respect for the Atlantic rolling (...)

Peter Conroy surfing the wave, off Mullaghmore Head, which earned him and photographer Roo McCrudden a nomination for the Pacifico Tube of the Year category in the Billabong XXL Awards. Photograph: Roo McCrudden

A leading Irish wave-rider and a “big surf” photographer who captured one of Sligo’s infamous waves off Mullaghmore Hea(...)

Katie McAnena windsurfs the Pe’ahi wave known as Jaws, off the Hawaiian island of Maui: “There were big gaps in the swell, so I timed it and it just seemed like it was right.” Photograph: John Carter

A Galway doctor has become one of the world’s first women to windsurf the infamous Hawaiian wave known as “Jaws”. Dr Katie McAnena (26), (...)