In need of no introduction, Britton, the first Irish woman to be nominated for the Global WSL Big Wave Awards, has been making waves across a range of fields since her retirement from International competition. A PhD, scientist, social ecologist and activist, artist, filmmaker and author, it is safe to say Britton is a true role model whose philosophy on life, progress and ambitions will motivate and inspire for generations to come.
Thanks to her parents’ love of the ocean and big wave surfing, the sea is part of Britton’s DNA. In this latest and final episode of series two of Audi’s Driving Progress, the Donegal native gives a compelling insight into her childhood, growing up by the Atlantic Ocean and her deep respect and connection with it.
Britton discusses her motivations behind her new book, Ebb and Flow, which explores practical ways of restoring lost connections with water. She opens up on her adventure seeking mind-set which allowed her to become Ireland’s top female big wave surfer and took her to Iran to explore never before surfed waters, which led to Iranian women getting involved in the sport.
A podcast series by Audi, Driving Progress season two is hosted by Irish fashion stylist and TV presenter Sonya Lennon. Featuring four episodes with four acclaimed Irish individuals at the very top of their game, Sonya guides candid conversations focusing on themes of progress, creativity, ambition and attitude.