Ricky Woodside's photo of Portrush

matt wright @ da slab - www.woodsidephotography.co.uk

Average rating of 4.39 from 59 votes


Spot Location: UK + Ireland > Northern Ireland > Portrush

Date Taken: . 13939 page views since 20th April 2009.

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sponger Dunlop Sep 28, 2011 Rating: 0

pitty is wasnt took a few seconds before.. :)

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sasa81 May 12, 2009 Rating: 1

R.E.S.P.E.C.T...........BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!! Great shot...

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cyberfella Apr 27, 2009 Rating: 1

what no ARS? Only kidding. Great shot - loving it.

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Easily:HyPn0tiZ3d Apr 26, 2009 Rating: -2


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Monkeyun Apr 25, 2009 Rating: 3

Wow, a breaching 20t great white is the only thing that could make this picture any more nuts! Fair play, bodyboarding rocks.

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thompo Apr 23, 2009 Rating: -1

Awesome shots :D Would you be willing to share the location with a fellow NI tog??? Ive been up and down the coast and cant find it! Need to get out on bigger days lol. Neil@thompsonimages.co.uk

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Portpipe Apr 22, 2009 Rating: 0

I was just wondering, what is a good, annoying way to start a comment with? I want to make comments about me and my friends annoying everyone. It needs to be able to be annoying from the beginning to the end. Most of the comments will be the same as the last 10. Any suggestions? rollinbarrin@gmail.com

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Rollinbarrin Apr 22, 2009 Rating: -8

I was just wondering, what is a good, cheap camera to start out with? I want to make movies of me and my friends bodyboarding. It needs to be able to be watertight at least a little deep. Most of the shots will be shorebreak. Any suggestions? rollinbarrin@gmail.com

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boogernick Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 2


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little compton ak Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -1

I see this and don't understand why the Isles haven't produced a world surfing champion yet! Unreal!

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Portpipe Apr 22, 2009 Rating: 1

agreed, never seen someone look so relaxed pitted in places that tear new holes like rileys

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Ricky Woodside Apr 22, 2009 Rating: 1

Give it time..... look out for a guy called Fergal Smith. He shred's waves most people would'nt even think about paddling out to never mind surfing.

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Matt Wright Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 2

Struggling to push myself into a wee slab like this makes me seriously tip my cap to the bigger boys, with bigger nads down the Irish West coast absolutely CHARGING huge chunks with seemingly gay abandon - I can't imagine being in some of the situations they're in. That said, this' indeed a sick wee wave. It's reputation has been slandered [locally] for years, that's one of the main reasons we're pimpin it here, because your reaction should silence the local doubters.

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Ricky Woodside Apr 22, 2009 Rating: -1

Come on the west coast boys i want to get some shots of you hitting some thick lip airs and rolls.

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spongefreak Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 4

It's funny how in the last few months Matt Wright took a load of bad heckling from the mindless minority on MSW. A couple of sick shots later and there's no sign of them, mark of respect? About time! Sick shot, mad Booger!

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.....SPARTACUS!! Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 0

How old is matt right?......no matter he has got the disregard for sanity of an 18yo and the nuts of a bull!!!....sick shot!

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Ricky Woodside Apr 22, 2009 Rating: 0

he's a young 30 come on the oldies.

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PapaW Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 1

Aye it was a stonker of a session, happy faces all round and pinball sessions through the rocks when we get stuck inside. :D happy days

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Mel in Florida Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -1

chout for the rocks! :o

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SurfingPickle Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -1

Is Matt still alive? And has his board been found yet...love the shot.

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surfbahamas Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -1

all I have to say is big balls man, great shot.

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surfbahamas Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -1

Got to love the Irish!

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Portpipe Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 1


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mikej Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -1

thats mental!!! a guy told me that the water is like a foot deep at times :S

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Sir Surfalot Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 1

Yippee, a burly little beast!

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forever stoked Apr 26, 2009 Rating: -1

dude, seriously, pitted, end of story, have you ever thought about joining the IBA? europe, america, austrilasia?

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Matt Wright Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -1

me or the wave? Both, probably ;-)

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surf like me Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 1

Look at the fuckin thickness of that peal! that is some serious heavy shit! Fuckin awesome job, did he get wiped out or make it? that is some fuckin ballsy shit! Love the Irish :D

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russbooger Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -1

respect to the guy, thats a f*****g mental lip, probably a few inches deep. Kahunas

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s3xt0y Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 5

You know for all the bullshit you spongers take, that's brave. Defiantly deserve some respect and props for shit like that, 90% of the surfers on here wouldn't dream of trying a similar wave standing up. For all the haters when I say similar I mean of equal difficulty.

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Mick Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 1

Well til so far everybody was pritty positive!

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noordinaryboy Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -1

What is it with the Irish - do you guys sit there and after a few pints try and commit suicide? It must be all of 1' deep - awesome shot and a lot of respect.

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Mick Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 1


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Shorey Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 0

Heavy! Nice one, that takes a bit of guts.

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Shorey lover Apr 22, 2009 Rating: 0

I'd like to heavily dice your guts upon a chopping board in front of me. them feed them to my chucky.

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Madsaco Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -1

Awsome Sick shots Ricky!! Keep er lit

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damien puglisi Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 1

looks like the funnest wave iv seen outta that part of the UK! does it hold big swell and is there an air bowl at the end? looks like it just flattens into a channel.

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maxscab Apr 21, 2009 Rating: -1

That looks like it's going to give him a working over!

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Ricky Woodside Apr 21, 2009 Rating: 1

I took this shot on the morning of the Saturday the 11th of April 2009. Matt Right charging the Slab, some people said it was a mystery what do you think?. Come give it ago and i will shoot some shots of you.

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Roger_The_Cabin_boy Apr 26, 2009 Rating: 0

Better leave the location a mystery, or you'll be shooting with a rifle, rather than a camera to thin the crowds!! Everyone needs a secret slab, too many are given away these days. Enjoy it to yourselves and we'll just enjoy these shots!!



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