edmate's photo of Lahinch - Beach

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Lahinch - Beach

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

Date Taken: 14th April 2009. 10996 page views since 13th July 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
7.5ft 12s 259.58° 1.9ft 3s   14
Mostly Sunny 44°f
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stylin mike Jul 20, 2009 Rating: -2

That wave is totally unreal. I have no doubt, however, that the photo is authentic.

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jniz Jul 19, 2009 Rating: 1

real or not,,, it gives us all something to think about

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Platinumfinz Jul 17, 2009 Rating: -1

'Mother of a wave'!

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Endless Surf Adventures Jul 17, 2009 Rating: 0


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Lowtyd Jul 17, 2009 Rating: 1

I would have made this wave my bitch.

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Endeano Jul 17, 2009 Rating: 1

remindes me of luna park

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Meunchkkleeerrr III Jul 17, 2009 Rating: -1

fuck me what a beast!!!

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mantis Jul 17, 2009 Rating: -4

Im a little suspicious of this pic. dont mean to be the naysayer

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mantis Jul 20, 2009 Rating: 1

hi edmate. I appreciate the heads up. I do take your word for it and bens. do you have any follow up shots to go with this wave? does he pull in and come out dry?

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edmate Jul 19, 2009 Rating: 0

No worries but it really is real! In the channel is Mickey Smith shooting for the film powers of three, shooting on land with me was Kiwi Arran aka liquid-storm. Ive got a whole batch of the session on my flickr. This is either Tom Lowe or Fergal Smith charging it along with Stef Skaj and Tom Gillespie. Also I wouldnt have the foggiest of how to do this in photoshop, think its easier to get over to Ireland and wait for the bombs to come through!

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mantis Jul 18, 2009 Rating: 1

thanks ben. I would like to see that video. I will stand corrected I am sure now

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mantis Jul 18, 2009 Rating: -1

guys guys. Take it easy. I am not saying there are no waves this size in Ireland. It is something else. The perspective between the guys on the shoulder compared with the wave at this point to the guy in the tube. the guy in the tube must be a miget. second, waves this size (look at the impact zone) create thick foam. check any big wave shot or video and you will see very thick foam layer on the top. you can see through the foam to the blu. thin layer. however i have an open mind and I am not saying this is how it is, I am just saying something dont look right. peace be with you brothers

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gpbb Jul 17, 2009 Rating: 1

Is the rind of manchego edible?

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ADD TO cART Jul 17, 2009 Rating: 0

Don't be suspicious Mantis ... i reckon thats Paul Morgan arm up saluting and representing for the Aussies ! Good on ya Irish chargers ! CRAZY BASTARDS !

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bazza Jul 17, 2009 Rating: 5

Your suspicion is not unfounded. This photo is actually a carving made from wood by a bushman in the Kalahari desert. Ireland doesn't even have a coastline, let alone waves and surfers!

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Ben Freeston Jul 17, 2009 Rating: 1

video is here if there's an doubts http://magicseaweed.com/Relentless-Powers-Of-Three-Content/1579/ Great photo thanks for sharing it...

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edmate Jul 17, 2009 Rating: 1

Well you shouldn't be, this is Ireland and this is charging.

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kidderlidder Jul 17, 2009 Rating: -1

Love these photos,Edmate. I'll be there in 24 hours. And if it's anything like that I'm going to be raising a glass to anyone out there. From the nearest bar, of course.

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sdelzell Jul 17, 2009 Rating: 1

is that a guy in a kayak out there?

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.....SPARTACUS!! Jul 16, 2009 Rating: 0

Dont think Ive ever seen a picture of this spot so glassy....must of been a treat for those hellmen that charged it.........I certainly wouldnt been one of them........what with my back pain and bum knee and all ;)

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Airboy Jul 19, 2009 Rating: 0

Not to mention your giant fat ass.

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frigidNW0917 Jul 16, 2009 Rating: 1

Look how its jus suckin down off that reef! I'm good...

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traboys Jul 16, 2009 Rating: 1

is this your photo man? nice shot

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edmate Jul 17, 2009 Rating: -1

yeah it was from pretty much the best day of the year!

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jaaysurf Jul 16, 2009 Rating: -1


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nouettes Jul 18, 2009 Rating: 1

With respect, it cant be heavier. Waves in Tahiti are coming out of a lot deeper water, from further away with a longer interval

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RICHSURF Jul 17, 2009 Rating: 1

Has to be on par mate

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nchiap20 Jul 16, 2009 Rating: 1

so heavy...

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surf vendée Jul 17, 2009 Rating: 1

bio. i think that was part of his joke!?! to spell badly on purpose.

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Bio Jul 17, 2009 Rating: 0

well, should you be the man to tell him that his spelling is wrong? xD

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kruseman Jul 17, 2009 Rating: 2

I respect you're opinion butt knot you're spelling.

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Rollinbarrin Jul 16, 2009 Rating: 0

nothings heavier then chopes. except the right.