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emmettg's photo of Achill Island

Not for the nervous.its a long way down.no jet-ski required

Average rating of 4.40 from 206 votes

Achill Island

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > Ireland > Achill Island

Date Taken: 30th March 2008. 31481 page views since 23rd September 2008.

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rjc92 Jan 12, 2009 Rating: 1

respect. looks like there's a pretty good swell heading your way

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Benny boy Nov 4, 2008 Rating: -2

that guy is mental no jet ski!!! just paddled in.... great pic mate!!!

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Didier Oct 7, 2008 Rating: -5

AWESOME!!!

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drewnicki2 Oct 7, 2008 Rating: 0

WOW! wish i had the courage to pull off something like that

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no_stereotypes Oct 1, 2008 Rating: -4

Aye Toadie, not to mention correctly punctuate.

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Toad Oct 1, 2008 Rating: 2

They teach us how to spell ;)

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robro Sep 30, 2008 Rating: -2

what are you kiddng me soutie? now i have three user names? your whacked out man. Probly stoned too. And you clearly dont understand the concept of writing in the third person. Do they teach you anything in schools over there or is everyone as clueless as you?

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soutie Sep 30, 2008 Rating: 12

which third person? Knobro, Rey de las Turds or the other poor fool.

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soutie Sep 30, 2008 Rating: 1

riiiiight

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robro Sep 30, 2008 Rating: -4

Ok sautie its called talking in the third person. 'Soutie is about to rape robro' is translated 'soutie is about to rape me'. That understandable to you queers over there?

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hauliroc Sep 30, 2008 Rating: -1

Don't get me wrong.This is a very very heavy wave.And anybody dropping in on this has balls.Tons of respect believe me.I just didn't think calling it 40ft is on the button.I've got no interest in pissing on anybody's parade.

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splissm Sep 30, 2008 Rating: 12

I hardly ever tow in

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no_stereotypes Sep 30, 2008 Rating: -3

hauliroc, what's the point in measuring the back of a wave? (i.e. one you've already missed): http://www.surfresearch.com.au/awaveheight.html I surfed Achill Island as a beginner quite a few years ago now. It was fantastic, but if had been half this big I would have totally chickened out. Respect to the man on that wave.

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poco_loco Sep 30, 2008 Rating: 14

El Rey/Robro/Hombre Pobre --- damned if you do, damned if you don't. Hoisted with your own petard.

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harveywallbanger Sep 30, 2008 Rating: 2

okay its me takes this one.. soutie, close second with your smoking of el dorado/robro..

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hauliroc Sep 29, 2008 Rating: 4

scottishsurf11 are you one of those guys that call a head high wave 6ft? You wanna see a 40ft wave bru go and stand on the Sentinel Cliff in Cape Town with a big swell.Or you know what, don't.Just stay in your little bubble.As for the wanker comment...real classy mate.

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Sep 29, 2008 Rating: 0

ps, there is a party over at rogers--he has a shitty cake and free beer!!hic

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Sep 29, 2008 Rating: 0

cider, club closing time!! kebab anyone?

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Papa Chambo Sep 29, 2008 Rating: -5

MSW will put the shackles on the lot of you if you don't calm down. Jeez, its like closing time down the local night club.....and just as f*cking funny....

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poco_loco Sep 29, 2008 Rating: 3

You have a point Soutie but I hope they are "One and the same". You wouldnt want 2 of those.

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robro Sep 29, 2008 Rating: -2

yeah soutie im el rey, you really figured that one out. YOU CAN ONLY MAKE ONE USERNAME MORON.

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bivvy Sep 29, 2008 Rating: 3

just sick !!!

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Science Before Superstition Sep 29, 2008 Rating: 1

Cider? I think it's the caffeine actually - too many cups of tea. Talking of which, I should go and put the kettle on..

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Sep 29, 2008 Rating: 1

SBS--keep off the cider

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Science Before Superstition Sep 29, 2008 Rating: -2

Well, looking at the colouration of the wave (now THERE'S a conversation opener for parties..)and taking the guys height into account (meant to be 6 foot) I'd guesstimate this to be about 18ft of face. I couldn't really give a toss where he's from - isn't the point of this photo that he's riding THAT wave? From a human point of view, that takes skill and guts, no matter where you come from.

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soutie Sep 29, 2008 Rating: 7

first comment Hombre Pobre. New user perhaps?

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Hombre Pobre Sep 29, 2008 Rating: -1

I reckon you need to shut your mouth you and your disgusting slurs little girl soutie. You need to listen to what others have to say and respect their opinions. Please refrain from disrespecting other users!!

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soutie Sep 29, 2008 Rating: -1

Interesting comment from ROBRO. "oh no soutie is about to rape ROBRO" I have a theory that EL REY De la turds and ROBRO are ONE AND THE SAME. You just forgot which user name you logged on as. They are always bigging up "eachother". Both put a perverted twist onto innocent comments. Neither can spell nor punctuate. I would say you cannot be more that 14 or 15 years old, the comments are so immature. I reckon we are all being wound up by a kid and a poisonous one at that.

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robro Sep 29, 2008 Rating: 1

soutie you just earned straight up creeper status man. like thats just wierd.

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robro Sep 29, 2008 Rating: -4

OH SHIT SOUTIE IS ABOUT TO RAPE ROBRO.

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soutie Sep 29, 2008 Rating: -7

come on El Rey, tell us all your age please. What are you hiding?

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El Rey de las Olasl Sep 29, 2008 Rating: -1

Soutie your a sick pervert. im too young for you. lets just leave it at that.

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soutie Sep 29, 2008 Rating: -3

El Rey, I am interested, how old are you? Give us a straight answer please.

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Sep 29, 2008 Rating: 1

El Ray--Are you one of us or one of them?

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Sep 29, 2008 Rating: 1

El ray--are you one of us?

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El Rey de las Olasl Sep 29, 2008 Rating: -6

oh is calling someone gay not insulting over where you are? or was that just some sort of prejuxtaposed irony.

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rightcoastrepresent Sep 28, 2008 Rating: -3

i love this bc all the lines lead to the middle looks like a huge bowl props

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zebedee Sep 28, 2008 Rating: 0

this pic is not from achill

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Rob Radford Sep 28, 2008 Rating: 1

Scottishsurfgirl, hate to tell you, but the guy on the wave is a Yank, and the wave is in Co.Clare, Ireland. Nothing British about it! And before everyone starts with the Irish Vs. British Vs. Yanks crap, that's not what I was getting at at all, just stating the facts!

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soutie Sep 28, 2008 Rating: 1

I wasn't insulting him at all.

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adge91 Sep 28, 2008 Rating: -4

look at the other pic of this and tell me its 12 feet, no chance buddy

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adge91 Sep 28, 2008 Rating: 0

12 ft!!! 15!! you guys are retards this is like 30' at least!

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El Rey de las Olasl Sep 28, 2008 Rating: -4

wow sautie, lamely insulting robro with the exact same paragraph as the other photo. you must be desperate bro. i feel sorry for you.

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Clayden Sep 27, 2008 Rating: 4

5 years from now, that will be me, you'll see

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Sunam007 Sep 27, 2008 Rating: 10

No a lower angle would make the wave look bigger . Imagine lying on the face of the water and that Beast came towards you !!!!!

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miguedu Sep 27, 2008 Rating: 0

Looks like two mountains one on top of the other

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berko Sep 26, 2008 Rating: 0

Measuring big waves is not about tape measures.

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soutie Sep 26, 2008 Rating: 2

ROBRO, you dont need a degree in clinical psychology to see that you are in serious denial. Your homophobic slurs and constant references to your erect penis, and scrotum on predominantly male forum make it obvious that you are suppressing major latent homosexual tendancies. It is O.K. to be gay. Some of the finest men I know are gay. I suggest you get some help and I wish you the best in your sexual awakening.

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Papa Chambo Sep 26, 2008 Rating: -5

Only Joking Berko dude, just been piss bored at work.....a board is a board as long as it gets you in the water. You should see some of the old yellowed planks in my loft.....anyway, off to the pub now so hope you get more waves than we have this weekend. Peace all.

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scottishsurf11 Sep 26, 2008 Rating: 0

the guy that says this is 12 ft.....wanker the wave has 2 b at minimum 40 ft......says sumfin abt brittish surfin... respect man...

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berko Sep 26, 2008 Rating: 0

Papa Chambo your comments about my surfboard are hurtful.

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westmonster Sep 26, 2008 Rating: 2

Actually the wave is much bigger than 12ft. Look at the other shots in this paddle in sequence, its easier to distinguish the face and relative height. 12ft, wow, even Hawaiians wouldn't claim this is that small.

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hauliroc Sep 26, 2008 Rating: 0

That wave isn't bigger than 12ft on the face.The shot was obviously taken from up high.The fact that you can see so much water in the background is a dead give away.The angle adds volume.Still a meaty wave.

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Papa Chambo Sep 26, 2008 Rating: -2

Berko, have you been riding that old T&C board since the eighties, or did you dig it out of someone's loft and decide to learn to surf?

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Callum Morse Sep 26, 2008 Rating: 1

not only does ireland get big surf, it has some of the best reef set ups

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mount eerie Sep 26, 2008 Rating: 0

one of the biggest waves ever paddled into? (sorry berko but i think you're way underestimating this one)

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berko Sep 26, 2008 Rating: 1

I am not serious, probably 15 feet. The angle does make this look a lot bigger than it really is in a cartoonish kind of way, as if the whitewater at the bottom of the picture is the bottom of the wave.

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Rob Radford Sep 26, 2008 Rating: 20

Berko are you serious!? 12ft!? Lets say the guy in the photo is roughly 6ft..that makes that wave WELL over 12 ft! And we have some of the biggest surf in Europe here in Ireland!

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berko Sep 26, 2008 Rating: -6

Wackfullalleerah dude. I didn't even know Ireland had a beach and now I see this awesome 12 foot wave. I am reconsidering that dental career and Irish passport combo.

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El Rey de las Olasl Sep 26, 2008 Rating: 10

is the left rideable?

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FloridaSufer Sep 26, 2008 Rating: 18

WOW... wtf that is awsome mad props, i wonder how long he was out there before he got his fix...

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Seán_Rusty Sep 25, 2008 Rating: 5

Every time i look at this Photo i want some of the action!!!!

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Rob Radford Sep 25, 2008 Rating: 0

Ladies and gentlemen, Robro is a tit, irrespective of where he is from. I think we are all agreed on that. Secondly, hats off to the king among men who is surfing this rather scary looking monster. Thirdly, kudos to the photographer, it's an amazing pic. There, three things everyone can agree on nationality aside.

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dylant79 Sep 25, 2008 Rating: 1

ha ha!!! balls in mouth...

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gnarlydave Sep 25, 2008 Rating: 7

Holy shite! My balls just went up into my body looking at this behemoth! We are currently getting pounded by two more LOWs off North Carolina right now so you boys over there have more big ones coming your way! Stay safe and enjoy.

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berlingo Sep 25, 2008 Rating: -1

stay focused people of the world.politics should have no place here.if feeling pissed off at any certain comment,just take a second,scroll back up,imagine yourself as that incredible surfer in the shot,imagine yourself making it...what must that feel like?...then make a comment....

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westmonster Sep 25, 2008 Rating: 1

Papa, thank you for acknowledging that not all Americans are idiots. I assume the international condemnation of my countrymen is due to our current political landscape and the treasonous sobs in BushCo's administration. But you people do realize that Bush LOST the popular vote to Gore the first time around. And that massive voter FRAUD let him win the state of Ohio giving him the presidency the second time. We the people of the USA never elected him president. We are not as stupid as you think. And if the surfer is Rusty Long, then guess what hes an American. Past glory? I think I'm seeing current glory here.

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jwrighty Sep 25, 2008 Rating: -1

This photo is amazing and deserves massive respect! Why all the Unnecessary beef? Roboro can you give a reason for your comments without swearing and make gross judgements about whole nationalities? There are enough problems in the world without supposedly like minded people turning on one another, sort it out mate! Once again though, incredible pic!!!!

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Papa Chambo Sep 25, 2008 Rating: -2

Robro is an idiot. Not to say all americans are idiots, because they are not, but of all the idiots around the world, american idiots seem like the biggest buffoons....especially this tit.

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inalandwithnosurf Sep 25, 2008 Rating: 6

An amazing series of photos, it totally blows my mind that this is humanly possible. A question for the Irish lads who brave the waves seen here... After a ridiculous surf like that how do you go about the rest of the day? I couldn’t imagine a Guinness calming the nerves?

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Seán_Rusty Sep 25, 2008 Rating: 2

AWWWW MAN!!!!!! Fair play to him anyway!!!!

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balda Sep 25, 2008 Rating: 2

fuck man, that is brilliant. I keep going back to it, just can't imagine what a drop in like that must feel like. Lordy be!! Excellent stuff.

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Meunchkkleeerrr III Sep 25, 2008 Rating: 5

i'd say 30ft? must be triple o-h in the bowl...either way, a total scorcher!!! "Ireeland.....Irrreeeeland together getting shacked!!!"

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fence fowl Sep 25, 2008 Rating: 0

Not bad, i coulda gone deeper but whatever.......

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honeymaker Sep 25, 2008 Rating: -3

Ball shrinkingly amazing.

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soutie Sep 25, 2008 Rating: 1

robro clearly you have deeply suppressed homosexual tendencies. It's OK mate. Nothing wrong with being gay. I am just tired of reading about your penis and scrotum, not to mention your insults. Get help now.

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heirloomcreative Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 2

I think its photoshopped....I am kidding, that is one wicked take off....Go Ireland. How big ya'll think this is??

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josh gardner Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 1

u could not paddled ito that could u

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shaggymaggy Sep 24, 2008 Rating: -4

Westmonster,typical "yank" living on past glory

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 1

comon you people now--smile on your brother--lets all get together--and love one and other right now!!

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emmettg Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 1

place: Aileens-Ireland.Surfer: Rusty Long. Jets-ski: (not required).

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robro Sep 24, 2008 Rating: -20

this photo gives me a boner. Im glad theres at least one surfer over there that can charge unlike the rest that suck

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OPTIMUS PRIME Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 3

thats not achill,brilliant photo man,id love to have the balls to surf it

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westmonster Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 3

He clearly paddled, hence the extremely late takeoff and lack of pull-in wake from a ski.

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doublevizion Sep 24, 2008 Rating: -2

Come on he had to tow this there is no way he paddled in

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robro Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 0

this photo gives me a boner. Im glad theres at least one surfer over there that can charge unlike the rest that suck

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westmonster Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 1

Sorry murph didn't mean to call you a brit. This is a sick drop by the way.

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westmonster Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 0

El Ray de las Olas you are ignorant, Ireland has great waves. Ollycarts and murph -tosser and langer?? Those have to be some of the lamest insults I've ever heard. Its hilarious to us "yanks" when you brits try and insult people. Its like children stumping themselves to come up with the most degrading name. By the way, the US has more nobel prize laureates than any other nation on earth. We are responsible for flight, and the modern computer. You know, the thing your using to insult an entire nation with right now?

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PanamaRed Sep 24, 2008 Rating: -4

Not even Surf Queen can ruin this one!

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 2

So is this what is called getting Eire?

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mcstubber Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 0

El Ray De Las Olas - in Ireland, Cork to be precise, you would be referred to as a "Langer". That guy has serious Liathroidí to paddle into that. Great shot and even better its in Eire!!

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Kiwi John Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 3

El rey dos cockoss, I don't even know what you said but you really are a "Prize Penis" nobody on here gives a fuck who you are, if you can surf or what shitty little hick town your from, so just Fuck Off!

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jorge22 Sep 24, 2008 Rating: -1

Amazing shot, big COJONES!!!!! well done, i have to said i alredy see lot of big waves in ireland, i offer all my respect to irish surfers from spain, and rey de las olas if you speak spanish as i asume, i have to tell you MARICON!!!!!!

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Shorey Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 2

Here we go again, please dont ruin another photo guys.

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ollycarts Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 11

El Rey de las Olas what a tosser! typical narrow minded yank! Ireland and Irish surfers need a bit more respect from the wider surfing community. These guys are charging waves as hard as any one anywhere in the world FACT!

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RipSurfer Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 11

joder puto olon^^ :O

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Sunam007 Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 13

Now that is The definition of having no fear !!!! What a Wave !!! ....... El Rey de las Olas Fuck you !!!!!!

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neoprenejunkie Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 1

TO INFINITI...AND BEYOND!!

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El Rey de las Olasl Sep 24, 2008 Rating: -19

This would be such a good picture if it wasnt in Ireland...

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Toad Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 16

It looks as if the frothy veins are drawing you towards the impact zone... The ocean can be such a tease :O

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Shorey Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 3

The best board for this is a flippin fast one. This oke must have seriously big hands or something or flipper sized feet.

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dirtboy Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 8

Super sick! :O

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spookrider Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 6

feck, respect! what kind of board would be best for paddling into this? his board doesn't look too big ey?

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xu2fu Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 6

OMFG!!! The Mother of all drop ins - no sissy tow??? Far out!

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xu2fu Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 1

OMFG!!! The Mother of all drop ins - no tow???

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