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Mickey Smith's photo of Lahinch - Beach

Still from - From Shadows - a bonkers journey around Ireland's craziest slabs

Average rating of 4.74 from 688 votes

Lahinch - Beach

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

Date Taken: . 66801 page views since 17th December 2009.

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Rich Murphy Feb 24, 2011 Rating: 1

nice................

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Dec_88 Feb 15, 2010 Rating: 12

deeper than a Sylvia Plath poem...

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Portpipe Feb 13, 2010 Rating: 2

classy. love it to bits

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nathanfrench Jan 24, 2010 Rating: 3

Perfect timing and amazing lighting!

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millerdr Dec 25, 2009 Rating: 5

Will tuesday's 9ft at 18 seconds swell light this place up? dont worry I wont be showing up. In fact most Hawaiians dont handle cold water cz it numbs your feet and who can surf like that? Our wetsuits are for Oz or Chile, but Ireland is way way colder I hear. Hey, is Fergal Smith going to compete in the North Shore tow in Championships? he should! I want to see him at Dungeons, Mavs, Waimea also. hes the man.

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Nick Webb Dec 24, 2009 Rating: 1

Yet another sick shot from Mr Smith.... oohhhh but this is very very special ...very special

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broski Dec 24, 2009 Rating: 1

thats mushy

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I love surfnig Dec 23, 2009 Rating: -1

That mexican be blak as nite Son. Brutha be representnig!

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millerdr Dec 22, 2009 Rating: 1

Buckle your seatbelts for Xmas boys, N. Hemi grounswell, surf will rise rapidly to 20 to 25 feet by tonight (face value) and continue to rise to heights of 38-45ft for Christmas day. Light offshore winds 5-15mph. (Hawaii NOAA report) Ireland is probably is macking as well.. Balls up!

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lucastozzi Dec 22, 2009 Rating: 0

who can give only 1 point to this wonderful picture, it's ridiculous...

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ahinalu Apr 16, 2011 Rating: 0

someone whos never been deep?

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Hughy Dec 21, 2009 Rating: 3

Any chance of being able to buy this as a poster? Would never get bored of waking up to it.

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Lou Short Dec 21, 2009 Rating: 0

amazing

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Mike Teagle Dec 20, 2009 Rating: 1

WOOOOOW! Mickey Smith, you are my idol... :O amazing shot!

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dustywaters Dec 20, 2009 Rating: 1

flippin heck! so sick! rock on!

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scott rogerson Dec 20, 2009 Rating: 1

awesome shot micky ,also respect for the surfer for havin the balls and ability to put himself right there !

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fondel Dec 20, 2009 Rating: 2

TOP SHOT.would love a big print of that for my wall....great job..

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jniz Dec 19, 2009 Rating: 0

silver square..hats off!

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tamather Dec 19, 2009 Rating: 0

beautiful

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boona Dec 19, 2009 Rating: 2

surely its a dream.....

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rhode island rob Dec 19, 2009 Rating: -1

An absolutely super shot. Color can be beautiful, but B&W really brings out the textures. B&W also makes the lip look even heavier in this shot. It looks like he's heading into the deepest, darkest tube ever.

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Mike Teagle Dec 20, 2009 Rating: 2

Mickey Smith is no mere mortal like you or me...

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Pete Ash Dec 19, 2009 Rating: 1

another world , How do you hold the camera so steady with all that about to land on you. well done.

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Pete Ash Dec 19, 2009 Rating: 0

another world , How do you hold the camera so steady with all that about to land on you. well done.

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AlexJohnston Dec 19, 2009 Rating: 1

That wave looks crazy heavy!

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s0ulsurfing Dec 19, 2009 Rating: 1

such a beautiful image, one of the strongest shots i've seen in a long time!

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goodwinliam Dec 19, 2009 Rating: 2

I love this its perfect. You should sell it as a mahuuusive print... I'd buy it to go on my wall in a frame. Great Picture

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gobbing on the rims of the vanquished Dec 19, 2009 Rating: -1

A ninja on the run from a mutant frothing claw. This has to be one of the best shots i've ever seen and by the way, fuck that, my balls aint big enough.

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dale_goa Dec 18, 2009 Rating: 0

better than teahupoo hey lads

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surf vendée Jan 7, 2010 Rating: 1

MC hammer sandwich !!

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the vanity project Jan 3, 2010 Rating: 2

Huh? So MC Hammer is actually Son of Hammer?

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surf vendée Dec 27, 2009 Rating: 0

you didn't really get my point there did you washout !

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mistery mister Dec 24, 2009 Rating: 1

Mc Means son of..

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irish_seaweed Dec 24, 2009 Rating: 0

I think the Mc's had their original names taken from them by the english so for example, O'Neill got changed to Mc Neill etc. I could be wrong though, it's what a wee bird told me.

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spongecam Dec 24, 2009 Rating: 1

McPipeline - da da da da da i'm lovin it.

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Washout Sco Dec 22, 2009 Rating: 1

There are plenty of Irish surnames that start with Mc......put down your Brie and lighten up a bit, Serge.

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surf vendée Dec 21, 2009 Rating: 0

haha.there you go!!!see,it wasn't that hard.

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vinw Dec 21, 2009 Rating: 4

O'Pipeline

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Sneakybadger Dec 20, 2009 Rating: 1

hahahaha!!

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wishihadanickname Dec 19, 2009 Rating: 1

Haha, made me chuckle

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surf vendée Dec 19, 2009 Rating: 3

i thought this was in ireland !?! get your stereotypes right .

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Washout Sco Dec 19, 2009 Rating: 2

McPipeline !!

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swwl Dec 18, 2009 Rating: 1

Hello hello hello..... Echo echo echo.....wooooaaaaahhhhh

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risurfdog27 Dec 18, 2009 Rating: 1

unreal

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GimpGirl Dec 18, 2009 Rating: 1

AMAZING SHOT!!

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scuba-steve Dec 18, 2009 Rating: 2

does he make it?

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gayo Dec 19, 2009 Rating: 2

no, most waves like this you just pull in for the money shot and then get nailed like a b-train hitting a kanga

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A Frame Dec 18, 2009 Rating: 1

Bonkers photo. Its just little green men that rate a photo like this with a 1*

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FrendedJ Dec 18, 2009 Rating: -1

Yeah Ireland show the world where it's balls are yeahhh!

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Mike Pearson Dec 18, 2009 Rating: 1

Bloody amazing, it just angers me to see that 6 people have given this photo a rating of 1.. some people are just difficult.

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FrendedJ Dec 18, 2009 Rating: 0

some people think one is the highest rating

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Dicer Dec 18, 2009 Rating: 1

*JAW DROP* Easily the most moving photo I've seen yet, groundbreaking stuff...+5

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BWS=MIA/NORCAL Dec 18, 2009 Rating: 2

YOU NAILED IT BRO SICKEST PHOTO

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millerdr Dec 17, 2009 Rating: -1

This is a covershot for surfer mag! What are the predominate wind patterns in the Uk? do you have trade winds?

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Portpipe Feb 13, 2010 Rating: 0

word

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Oriel surfer Jan 7, 2010 Rating: 0

Well if you haven't got enough of an education to know that Ireland is not part of the UK, consindering the fairly sizeable irish population in America (JFK etc), then it would surprise me if Americans generally would mix up countrys solely on the basis that both countries begin with the letters IR... if you look at this clip you can see my point... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbGyPD8XxuA

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Sneakybadger Dec 24, 2009 Rating: 1

Aye leave millerdr alone, it was just a question, hes a good fella (and very informative)!

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Sneakybadger Dec 24, 2009 Rating: 0

Aye leave millerdr out of it, it was just a surmising, hes a good fella (and very informative)!

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millerdr Dec 23, 2009 Rating: 1

Canada is ONSHORE 90% of the time, on both coasts. Sure there are sheltered spots but its hit and miss.

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millerdr Dec 23, 2009 Rating: 1

OK OK I get it Ireland is not part of the UK! This is a UK based website so thats why I asked about the winds. I bet Ireland also gets relentless SW winds. Iraq? WTF? I have nothing to do with Iraq or any war. That was the US citizen's idea, it was Bush, Cheney. 2 major idiots.

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Oriel surfer Dec 21, 2009 Rating: 1

UK trade winds????? Since when is Lahinch in the UK??? IRELAND dude. Don't get it mixed up with Iraq what ever you do....

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Breda Barrels Dec 18, 2009 Rating: 2

ha ha. good shout.

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Seashell Dec 18, 2009 Rating: 10

I wouldn't know, we're not in the UK. What are the predominant wind patterns in Canada?

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Sharpy Dec 18, 2009 Rating: 1

No trade winds. Relentless SW winds from the Atlantic... Not offshore to often.

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gayo Dec 17, 2009 Rating: 0

gezz gezzer r u going 4 the Xmas NO.1 with all these shots?

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Scott Dec 17, 2009 Rating: 0

From Shadows?

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Sneakybadger Dec 17, 2009 Rating: 0

http://magicseaweed.com/From-Shadows-Content/2137/

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Jackopoo Dec 17, 2009 Rating: 2

Can't wait to see that DVD.

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GTown_Surfer Dec 17, 2009 Rating: -1

Is that really Lahinch? Holy Crap!

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Kiwi John Dec 17, 2009 Rating: 1

When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse, Out of the corner of my eye, I turned to look but it was gone, I cannot put my finger on it now, The child is grown the dream is gone.... I have become comfortably numb

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Bring back Sqirl, Shorey and Hindleg petition Dec 17, 2009 Rating: 1

Yes geeze and it better be good gear, not that undersized bruised ASDA own brand garbage, you SLAAAG!

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Kiwi John Dec 17, 2009 Rating: 3

Ok guv, I'll drop some gear around...is it still 29 Arcacia Road?

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Bring back Sqirl, Shorey and Hindleg petition Dec 17, 2009 Rating: 1

I'm a watching you sonny jim, i'll be giving ya a clip round the earole if yer not careful!.......pssst, if you make it worf me while i could turn a blind eye!? nah wot i meeeen?

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appleZac Dec 17, 2009 Rating: 1

screaming cavern!!

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Sneakybadger Dec 17, 2009 Rating: 2

Thats a video still!!! That must be one seriously good vid cam!! Awesomeness at it's most awesome!

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Sneakybadger Dec 20, 2009 Rating: 2

Aye, i remember seeing something similar...i was just going by the description..my bad, misinterpreted it!

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Sharpy Dec 18, 2009 Rating: 2

It's a photo... Was a spread in Carve, Surfer, Surfing, ASL, and who knows where else. The colour version is even more bonkers.

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