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Cold Pro Festival's photo of Cregg / Moy Beach

Paul Morgan lofting one at the clouds, who said big men can't fly? One of the many world class waves next to the ColdPro Festival site - an epic celebration of International sounds and Irish surfing culture set to kick off this June in Milltown Malbay, County Clare. For early bird tickets and more info visit www.coldpro.org

Average rating of 4.66 from 169 votes

Cregg / Moy Beach

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > Ireland > Cregg / Moy Beach

Date Taken: 4th June 2010. 26795 page views since 6th April 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
1.9ft 11s 262.06° 4ft 9s   11
mph
Brief Showers 62°f
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AndyW10 Apr 16, 2011 Rating: 0

I've had this photo as a poster in my room for the past 6 months, hell of a new shot :L

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Etoile Apr 12, 2011 Rating: 0

Colouring makes this really warm looking! Doesn't look like irish waveys, Really really love this picture, Great shot!!!!

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Pip Apr 12, 2011 Rating: 0

perfect

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Harv Apr 12, 2011 Rating: 0

Wow, great surfing, great shot. *Borat give high 5*

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jamie.perranporth Apr 12, 2011 Rating: 1

SWEET

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orchidcottage Apr 11, 2011 Rating: 2

fabulous shot! congratulations!

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lucastozzi Apr 10, 2011 Rating: 1

One of the best pictures i saw in MSW, Congratulations

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skateismy Apr 10, 2011 Rating: 0

this picture is the perfect example to show how photography changed in the past decades. 10 year ago would need a perfect wave to have a cover or photo of the day.

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Etoile Apr 10, 2011 Rating: 0

And whos to say that wasn't the prefect wave for that surfer? Perception has changed, it's not the photo's we're being fed en masse... It's about composure and artistry... This picture is gorgeous, nearly silent in a way, peaceful... Beautiful colours... Added to favourites....

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JAYSURFER69 Apr 8, 2011 Rating: 1

....Seems Mickey and Fergal are raising the bar in both photography and surfing each month. Mickey right up there with Little and Alex Williams as far as I'm concerned, and Fergal punting all over the show like Dane Reynolds. Keep it coming. Ireland should be proud.

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CBNCSURF.COM Apr 7, 2011 Rating: 0

GREAT SHOT!!!! Really nice work...

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surfjat15 Apr 6, 2011 Rating: -1

holy nosedive

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haglee Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 2

awsome,not suprised to see it's Mickey Smith

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ziconess Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 1

Wow, fantastic shot!

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Balthazar Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 1

Stylish !

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cblack Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 1

This photo is amazing! Both the surfer and picture itself is epic. If this doesn't make you wanna get wet then what will? Nice job

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gronaldo Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 1

thats an amazing photo!

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b0ngman Apr 6, 2011 Rating: -1

what a shot this makes me wanna buy a housing so badly

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SirFin Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 1

Quite simply.......Perfect!

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A Frame Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 1

Amazing, Top end :)

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Adam Cornick Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 0

That shot's in a class of its own.

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neil0567 Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 1

Surfing in paradise... beauty!

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DavisDUB Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 0

What we rating? Surf or photo? Either way, 5 star for both

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chalaa Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 0

EPIC!

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marcusw Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 16

You gotta see this: http://vimeo.com/21505397 Notice boils at 2:08?!

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Etoile Apr 12, 2011 Rating: 0

Oi! What's wrong with irish hedges?? lol :P~

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kernowbysvyken Apr 7, 2011 Rating: 0

Nice! Finally one of his vids that isn't 90% arty views of Irish hedges

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markdbn Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 0

awesome!!

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luisspellcast Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 0

very good one

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bali_trader Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 0

Couldnt agree more, stunning photograhy. +5 all the way.

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breakerbreaker Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 0

is it a bird is it a plane , no its a geni on a surfboard

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-JP- Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 0

This image is amazing, has cover shot quality to it!

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refract Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 15

This image is too good to be posted for free on the internet. Incredible work....so good. Should be cover or contents shot for something like The Surfer's Journal

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Harv Apr 12, 2011 Rating: 0

If its skill and not luck, then recognition will continue and coin will follow.

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Kaptain Kook Apr 11, 2011 Rating: 0

Squirl, thats just not u, is it?

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Younes Apr 11, 2011 Rating: 0

Haha, same old debate Eddy ;) Personnaly & as a photographer, I got nothing against being offered a few bucks for a good shot... but then MSW wouldn't be MSW anymore if it was the case, since its business plan wouldn't be working anymore. True?

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Get Joggly Apr 10, 2011 Rating: -1

I wish someone would SHOW ME THE MONEY ... Jogglatize !

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sqirl Apr 10, 2011 Rating: 2

keep it simple ......and just delete all their sorry asses ed!

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the vanity project Apr 9, 2011 Rating: 2

Nah, the poodle photo where soutie got a +61 was the most confusing thread to me…baffling…utterly baffling…..;-)

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Tequila Sunrise Apr 7, 2011 Rating: 1

I think you grovel very macho ....and I need a date to the prom in 12 years.... but remember it was the Swiss boy who caused the confusion...perhaps English is his 2nd language....I have seen confused comments from him before.

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Tequila Sunrise Apr 7, 2011 Rating: 0

I think you grovel very macho ....and I need a date to the prom in 12 years....

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Baboon Barrels Apr 7, 2011 Rating: 0

ED- now there's an idea - The MSW Annual! wait a minute though, let me explain. There has been some epic photos on here and there has been some epic features but there has also been some classic, hilarious comments both in the photos and in the forums. the MSW 2010/2011 annual will sum up all the best of the photos, features and comments in a nice thick door stop we can all take to the bog in the morning before work! Who said you have to move from print to online! why cant it go backwards!!

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refract Apr 7, 2011 Rating: 6

Ed – I’m not saying either. And I’m certainly not saying that ‘good’ photos shouldn’t be on the site. Geez…some of the images on this site are more mind blowing than a lot of what you have to pay for in ad-intensive pages of surf mags these days. My main point was that the photographer that captured this moment deserves to be paid for it. Such an incredible image. But since posting the comment I’ve also realized that the image is being used by the Cold Pro Festival – so I assume Mickey Smith will get some coin for the use of the shot. Either way – stoked that I got to see it….stared at it for ages. Thanks to Mikey…thanks to MSW….thanks to the golden hour…thanks to the surfer and punt…and sorry for any confusion.

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Ed Magicseaweed Apr 7, 2011 Rating: 1

I think this is the most confused thread I've ever read. What are you saying? That a good photo has no place in the world's largest collection of surf photography? Instead it should be in a magazine hidden from 99 percent of surfers?

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Inglorious Landlocked Basterd Apr 7, 2011 Rating: -1

Ahaha I must be pretty retarded indeed, being taught a lesson by a monkey !

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Tequila Sunrise Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 1

my daddy always said...if everyone seems confused...it is best to be confused as well...

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Baboon Barrels Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 16

if you're being serious then you really are stupid. if you're being sarcastic then you're not doing it very well. Either way you're a dumb ass

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-JP- Apr 6, 2011 Rating: 2

Think you've missed the point with that....

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Inglorious Landlocked Basterd Apr 6, 2011 Rating: -20

You really think the photographer shouldn't be allowed to post for free ? Yeah damn right, let's charge him a hundred bucks for offering us this shot. Mmmh now I got you... it's more the opposite.. everyone of us should donate one buck just for looking at it.

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