But now Karl Lacey has shown that he really is riding the ‘wave’ of success.
The Donegal footballer and All Star is currently Down Under as part of the Irish team taking on Australia as part of the Compromise Rules series.
As well as representing his country, Lacey has been chilling out on the golden sands of Australia.
But he has also been showing off his surfing skills.
While Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy and Tadgh Kennelly may have boasted about their prowess on their boards, it was Lacey who showed them up.
The bank official was the only Irish player who managed to stay up on his board.
Cheeky Lacey even winked at the camera and smirked “That’s Donegal for you.”
Donegal tourism bosses could do worse than make him a tourism ambassador for the county.