934: Hercules at Mullaghmore

by on Monday 24th February, 2014   14782 Visits   Comments

Whilst sitting a bit too far south to really deliver its full force to Mully, Hercules sent a hefty sideswipe of thick caverns ploughing down the reef for the well prepared local crew. Northcore have taken a different, slightly more intimate route into this edit of Hercules at Mullaghmore, preferring to focus on the characters within this tight knit community.

“Our film 934 sprang to life after the Northcore team decided to chase after the mother of all the storms. A low pressure system which began to wind itself up in the Atlantic during the first week of Jan 2014 eventually reached a near record low pressure reading of 934mb. The system was so fierce it even spawned its own names, semi-officially “Hercules” and unofficially the “Black Hole Swell”, and generated massive surf which travelled North from Scotland right down to Morocco. Some of the Northcore team riders selected to gather at Mullaghmore head in County Sligo, Ireland to meet up with Hercules and in the tense, quite moments before the collective tow session go button was pressed we captured some of the riders thoughts on what it feels like before setting out to tackle one of the planet’s heaviest waves.

Producer: Matt Strathern
Camera: James Skerritt
Edit: Simon Weir
Surfers: Conor Maguire, Peter Conroy, Sandy Kerr, Ollie O’Flaherty and Paul O’Kane

*Thanks to Peter Clyne for the footage of Peter Conroy, Bundoran Surf Lodge (A cool place to stay in Bundoran), Conor’s mum for the amazing food, the Pier Head hotel for the shelter at Mullaghmore and to all the lads for the great craic!

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