bbking's photo of Lahinch - Beach

Average rating of 4.40 from 162 votes

Lahinch - Beach

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > Ireland > Lahinch - Beach

Date Taken: 20th October 2009. 12137 page views since 26th October 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
6ft 9s 253.18° 4.5ft 14s   14
Brief Showers 56°f
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captainnesta Nov 1, 2009 Rating: 1

heavy motherfuckin shit!

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wicklowsurfer Nov 1, 2009 Rating: 1

irelands finest!!

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frankymacf Oct 31, 2009 Rating: 1

Hi Guys Windguru archive recorded a swell of 4.5m @ 14 seconds the day this wave was surfed. Don't understand how a swell this "small" resulted in wave faces this big at this particular spot!! Also you'd expect photos of the nearby beaches on this day to be *giant* close outs but this is not really the case (http://www.lahinchsurfshop.com/lahinch/magico.asp?magpage=2&id=249875). What the hell is going on! PS. I'll never surf waves this big but curious!

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frankymacf Nov 4, 2009 Rating: 1

>don't ya know windguru is useless Maybe, but it's the only site I'm aware of that archives swell data. Would be good if Magicseaweed could start doing the same... Separately, even allowing for the effect of the cliff angle, this looks much bigger than 20ft on the face!

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tubequest Nov 2, 2009 Rating: 1

you muppet, don't ya know windguru is useless, only to be used as a guide, the buoys were reading 19.5ft, which for your sake comes out at 6m, also the reef comes out of deep water so there's nothing to slow it down causing the wave to diminish in height

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7 Nov 1, 2009 Rating: 1

4.5m > 14.5 feet, so I'm thinking wave faces from that size up to 25 feet on the bigger sets, given the period. Is there a problem with this? I've never done, nor will I ever do, waves that big, so I'm not 100% sure. But the wave in the pic would seem to me to have maybe a 20ft face.

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hindleg Oct 31, 2009 Rating: 0

Anybody watch the footage posted on surflines homepage of Ireland? Its is Intense!

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Dec_88 Nov 1, 2009 Rating: 0

I concur, and people still ask if there's waves in Ireland..

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Sneakybadger Oct 31, 2009 Rating: 0

Yeah, pretty awesome! Fergal is the man!

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hindleg Oct 31, 2009 Rating: 0

Do I see a mushy shoulder section coming from the left?

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hindleg Oct 31, 2009 Rating: 0

The only way to survive a wipeout on a wave like this is to curl up in a ball and stick your thumb into your anus. I even have a precut hole in my wetsuit for days when I wipeout at big Mavericks. SOmetimes I even lube up my finger before I go out. Each time I wipeout which is few, my finger is ready for the insertion.

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fireman1 Oct 30, 2009 Rating: 1

jasus respect to that man that would surely be a 3 min holddown is it aileens

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Templater Oct 30, 2009 Rating: 2

Didnt relize how big that wave was until I saw the guy on it. WOW!

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Mac Al Oct 29, 2009 Rating: 2

on the duck dive topic....how deep would you be talking when trying to dive under a wave of this size...no guessing! only comment if you have been there and done it and therefore have first hand knowledge

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tubequest Nov 2, 2009 Rating: 1

those guys are towing so by law they have to wear buoyancy vests...no duck diving's gonna help ya!!!

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BuzyG Oct 29, 2009 Rating: 3

Mac Never Quite that size but I have ducked a few Vlarge bombs over the years. If you are in in front of the reef you normaly don't have to go that deep just past the trough depth of the wave will do it and save your energy for the rest of the set. On a wave like that we are still talking 15-20 ft mind you. If you are over the reef forget it even diving down 20ft+ and lying on the reef you can get sucked right up again and then you find out why you did all that free dyving in the summer. Not to look at fish, but to be around for another wave like that.

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Suckyripfuked Oct 29, 2009 Rating: 1

It is possible to duck dive but you have to go down DEEP and not come up in the middle. If you do you better hope you can hold your breath for a long long time.

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Suckyripfuked Oct 29, 2009 Rating: 1

Fuk me he is one brave muda fuka

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mxsurfergirl Oct 29, 2009 Rating: 1

Thats knarlly, almost a where's the surfer? image. big kahones

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funboard24 Oct 28, 2009 Rating: 1

anyone know if this wave is possible to duck dive???

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Potjiekos Nov 2, 2009 Rating: 1

wait how's that supposed to work? If you're leashed up it's just gonna pull your board and either drag you with it or snap board / leash

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Portpipe Oct 29, 2009 Rating: 0

haha "relax"

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Baboon Barrels Oct 28, 2009 Rating: 2

No, you don't duck dive these. if you're caught in front of one you throw your board and dive as deep as your lungs and ears would let you. Keep your eyes open and aim for the light patches...and remember.....relax ha ha

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funboard24 Oct 28, 2009 Rating: 1

How in the hell do you duck dive that wave???

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Stealer Oct 29, 2009 Rating: 1

From about 10 meters in front of it ;)

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txikydky Oct 28, 2009 Rating: 1

Big Balls

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Sneakybadger Oct 28, 2009 Rating: 1

This is what i cannot understand, a cubic meter of water weighs a ton, how on earth can the human body survive wipeouts on days like this? I know there is final force VS passive force but seriously i'm almost positive i would die if that thing landed on me!?

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zboy Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 1

holy mother of god what power what creation thanks for the post theirs getting tubes and getting tubes!!!!!

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petey87 Oct 27, 2009 Rating: -1

Gigantic, Huge, MASSIVe thats his balls im talking about. The waves fairly well sized too.

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Rich Walsh Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 1

Nuclear powered bollox to tackle those waves ! 5+

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KILGORE Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 4

That would be the anti tow brigade , gathering strength and quite a following. Its a +5 and a *bomb* tag from me !

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Portpipe Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 0

each to their own i suppose.

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billyboy Oct 26, 2009 Rating: 3

can someone please explain to me how 3 people can each give this only a rating of 1?!! idiots !

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bbking Jan 26, 2010 Rating: 1

Its a croped photo so the Quality got lost, still the wave speaks for itself

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jleb Nov 6, 2009 Rating: 1

it always use to say that you are rating the photo not the wave underneath it. not sure if it still does.

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Dec_88 Nov 1, 2009 Rating: 2

this is Magicseaweed, not flicker.

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Cold Water Surfer Oct 28, 2009 Rating: 0

Huge impressive wave, crappy out of focus photo of it. Depends what you're voting for I suppose...

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jleb Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 2

maybe they are rating the photo not the wave

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Solas Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 1

maybe they thought they only had a 1/5 chance of getting out of it alive. 5/5 for anyone whith the gonads to tackle that monster. Respect.

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Portpipe Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 1

each to their own i suppose.