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Lahinch - Beach

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

Date Taken: 14th September 2008. 45566 page views since 15th September 2008.

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No Incoming Swell   0 0 mph Sunny 32°f
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FDM Dec 16, 2008 Rating: -1

MCav what was your focal length aperture on this shot. Thanks

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MCav Jan 22, 2009 Rating: 1

Sorry just saw this now: F stop F/3.5; shutter speed 1/500; ISO 200 cheers for all the comments!!

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hotbody08 Nov 29, 2008 Rating: -3

uh, is it normal that when i look at this picture my penis and vagina touch each other?

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Duffy09 Nov 17, 2008 Rating: 0

Luck of the Irish Get some great waves

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grandfield Nov 15, 2008 Rating: 0

This is my favorite pic on MSW. What a shot.

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LahinchSurf Nov 7, 2008 Rating: 0

JAYZUSS thats one hell of a wave. And by the way, I have the best of both surfing world's. my moms from america and my da is from Clare. I also want to apologize for some of the American comments on here. thick headed wankers. this shit is sick. cant wait to go back, i hear its pumpin now. someone needs to make a movie about irish surf. i'll do it if anyone wants to help aha

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bazza Oct 28, 2008 Rating: -1

Hahaha. This page is funny. I hope you guys are all at work and wasting time as opposed to being at home on the internet not surfing as its "too onshore" or "too low tide" or "the banks are not right".... great shot by the way...a jetski was needed to help him carry his balls onto the wave...

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FDM Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 1

some of the biggest waves in the world can be found at Houtbay, South Africa. A must for any big wave rider... if you have the balls for it that is

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traboys Sep 29, 2008 Rating: 4

ROBRO ""I just wanted to bring a comment from Grandma Lips form the bottom of this page back up to the top becuase of its importance. "UK and Ireland can fight all they want.....US kicks both of your asses". we dont care,but ireland has most of the best waves in europe,and the best slabs..sure yea american cocky cunts are the best at everything aint ye! oh yea one more thing leprechauns AINT REAL.

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Mauley Sep 24, 2008 Rating: 0

And on it goes... Awesome photo of a guy catching the ride of his life kicks it off, only for a pair of morons to distract everyone. To whoever the guy in the photo is, what a ride, we're all searching for ours too. To R & ER, the greatest bell-ends to ever pollute MS, your moronic rantings have somehow managed to to unite everyone in complete distain for you. Some consolation for the endless rubbish written below i guess...

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Sep 23, 2008 Rating: 3

El Ray I piss on you from great height!

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soutie Sep 23, 2008 Rating: -1

haaaa ha ha . El Rey has changed his name. Fancy a thick slice of humble pie mate? If I am one of your children, how come I christened you?

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Sep 22, 2008 Rating: 0

Blondie old cock--more like War And Peace

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blondie1 Sep 22, 2008 Rating: 0

Sh*t this is reaching epic proportions!!! It's almost a spielberg film in the making.... Bet it makes it on the tv.....We all just a bunch of whining bitches............ It's still a fu**in top wave and rider though.

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Sep 22, 2008 Rating: 0

If that is the case Del-ray-burn you have a great deal too answer for!!!!

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El Rey de las Olasl Sep 22, 2008 Rating: -4

YOU ARE ALL MY CHILDREN!

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Sep 22, 2008 Rating: 0

OOOhh Kj =I been right on the naughty step,had to lie thu me teeth to get just ere! I'm glad papa-poopoo is clean -readin tween the lines all is well dot dot dot dash dash dash dot dot dot--over and out old fella

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Kiwi John Sep 22, 2008 Rating: -2

I'm good PG, losing weight and learning to swim. thought it was you. Papachoochoo talks good sense, haven't heard from the rest of the brotherHOODS for a while. Been knobbed a lot lately then???

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Kiwi John Sep 22, 2008 Rating: 2

I'm good PG, loosing weight and learning to swim. thought it was you. Papachoochoo talks good sense, haven't heard from the rest of the brotherHOODS for a while. Been knobbed alot lately then???

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Streak Sep 22, 2008 Rating: 1

Hey you guys...! been using magic for 3 to 4 years, just read these comments, it has made me go and create this account so i could write..classic,.! Firstly robbo and the del ray lad...! you need to do something that not enough americans do, that is travel and meet people from other cultures. you might find that it blows your mind...! Secondly, just changed my mind..! send some else with a more open mind would ya..! I think you two need to have a good long hard look in the mirror and have a word with ya selves...! , oh anyone that calls themselves king of the waves, is really meaning help....i'm lost and no one likes me ...!

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Sep 22, 2008 Rating: 2

KJ--got to be careful what I say.But how are you? you fat cake eating, pooch luving,spongedoardeein, yankee hatin pooftah? Also is Alalapa Chambamamba one of us?

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Sep 22, 2008 Rating: 1

KJ--got to be careful what I say.But how are you? you fat cake eating, pooch luving,spongedoardeein, yankee hatin pooftah?

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Papa Chambo Sep 22, 2008 Rating: 4

I really do try hard not to hold being american against americans, but people robro and 'del ray' make it supremely difficult.

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Kiwi John Sep 22, 2008 Rating: 1

General consensus from the UK and Ireland says... YANK = NONCE

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surfer8323 Sep 22, 2008 Rating: -2

Robro. Just been reading your prevous posts. You really are a prize tosser arn't you.

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robro Sep 22, 2008 Rating: -1

I just wanted to bring a comment from Grandma Lips form the bottom of this page back up to the top becuase of its importance. "UK and Ireland can fight all they want.....US kicks both of your asses".

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robro Sep 22, 2008 Rating: -1

Chambo in the Ancient Chinese language, c*ck, as you spelt it, means supervisor, or role model. You have chosen a good role model my son. El Rey de las Olas is the man and one to be looked up to. as am I.

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Papa Chambo Sep 22, 2008 Rating: 1

I love what can only described as the comic genius of 'Del Ray' naming himself the King of Waves in spanish while going on about how good America is, then going to the extent of 'patronizing' people about the meaning of his self proclaimed status, and then getting it wrong......I try not to get caught up in this stuff but it has to be said....what a c*ck!

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surfer8323 Sep 22, 2008 Rating: 0

Englisman Irish man filthy yank chatting on the net. The Englishman says. Man I wish the waves in my country were better. The yank says. Man I wish the waves were less crouded in mine. The Irishman says. Well Mine are perfect and really quiet. I know I will go on the internet and see if I can get more of you lovely americans and english folk to come over. "roll up perfect surf in ireland and empty linup."

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discobarr Sep 22, 2008 Rating: -4

ha ha is this still going on. classic!!!! while everyone is sitting at their computers arguing i'm out catching all yer waves MMMWWWWAAAAHHHAAAHHHAAAHHHAAA!!!!

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Bongo138 Sep 22, 2008 Rating: -2

Stormchaser, you're right. it is all about the surf. it just p*sses me off when narrow minded people from wherever think that any wave that isn't in their backyard is completely crap. I bet they think that Thurso East isn't all that either. I'm sure i saw footage of El Rey & Robro out at Jaws... nah, that was just THEIR imagination ;)

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soutie Sep 22, 2008 Rating: 6

pity I got sucked into the B.S. After all it is about the photo and the surf. Both are pretty damn good.

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soutie Sep 21, 2008 Rating: 0

should be EL REY de las olas. NOT "del olas". Learn your language numb nuts. By the way, why does the most ridiculous comment come from Mauly?

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Sep 21, 2008 Rating: 1

Ah Robro your such a wheeze-----err not

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gff Sep 21, 2008 Rating: -4

irelanders?? were called irish you dumbass -robro

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StormChaser Sep 21, 2008 Rating: -1

YOU GUYS DONE BITCHIN YET...jezzzzz political BOLLOX on a surf web site...give it a rest guys ....BIG UP usa,ireland , and uk ! its all good STUPID!....

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blondie1 Sep 21, 2008 Rating: -2

Check yo history Robro, or is it Knobrot? Oh yeah you aint got no history!!

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Tornillo Sep 21, 2008 Rating: -1

when some body got BALLS, we say in sapnish: CON TODO EL NIIIIIIDO BICHO!!!!!!!!!

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PanamaRed Sep 20, 2008 Rating: -1

Yeah. These are the guys asking now the U.K. and the E.U. to bail them out while spending billions on war!

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Bongo138 Sep 20, 2008 Rating: 1

Hate to get political but I'm guessing robro & el rey voted for that idiot son of an asshole both times (that is if they're old enough to vote) Its time we took back the colony cause you're not doing too well at running it yourselves.

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Sep 20, 2008 Rating: 2

The angle of the photograth makes it look big, anyone for cake?

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Shorey Sep 20, 2008 Rating: 49

Round 2, fight!

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robro Sep 20, 2008 Rating: -1

And El Rey de las Olas your the man dude. I guess you underdtand how freakin annoying these freakin Irelanders and people from the freakin UK are. They all feel each others weiners.

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robro Sep 20, 2008 Rating: -1

I would love to see all you guys surf. i bet you suck ball sacks

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gotmyfingerrscrowsed Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 0

wtf! haha.. im gussing from the retarded comments that maby 1% of the people who comment on this site actually surf. you are all seriously GAY!

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PanamaRed Sep 19, 2008 Rating: -2

Yeah I agree Surfsloth... HEY GUYS CHECK THE NEW PICTURE FROM IRELAND. WAOOO!!!! Surf Queen you constructed your name wrong you dimwit.

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surfsloth Sep 19, 2008 Rating: -1

Ha ha all these comments are cracking me up, by the way robro and El Ray are both raging homosexuals.....oh ya and awesome shot.

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surfffish18 Sep 19, 2008 Rating: -7

thats the biggest photo shop job ever haha thts not real dumbasses

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Don_Dorffo Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 0

wow!

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The Beave in SD Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 2

Dude, I surf waves like this all the time... (in my dreams). But seriously, us Americans post all this crap so we can live up to our reputations! Just imagine what its like dealing with it on a daily basis, I would love to have the friendships with fellow surfers you guys enjoy over there in the UK and Ireland. Instead I paddle out and try to find the least crowded peak, (even if it sucks) just so I dont have to deal with Agro Buttheads that think they own the ocean. If you surf San Diego you know what I mean...

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jsphoto Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 0

the wave only looks big because of the angle it's taken from. If the shot was from the beach, you'd realise it's only about knee high. And it's been photo-shopped too. (now I sit back and wait for all the indignant replies hehehehe)

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Kiwi John Sep 19, 2008 Rating: -1

Oi! El Rey Dos Cockoss, Fuck off! and Mauley mate, whats a yarpie, is that like an EXTRA thick Yank??? like "Whale Omelette" thick???

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Mauley Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 2

I think you've been eating too much red meat El Ray, you need to chill out. Whatever you do, please don't ever come 'over here'.

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El Rey de las Olasl Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 0

Oh and Panama Red 'Olas' means 'waves' in Ecuador. El Rey del Olas meaning king of the waves. Learn your language numnut.

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surf-n-teach Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 2

Where's the arguement? That's a GREAT wave!!! That guy's got bongo's to ride a wave that's triple head high no matter who he is.

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El Rey de las Olasl Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 0

There goes Mauley once again proving you freakin people over there are all hypocrits. Tearing down the Americans and raising up his own country. But at the same time saying we should all just get along like 'they do over there'. Go drop in to a 10 ft closeout over dry reef Mauley.

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philip Sep 19, 2008 Rating: -4

and no El Rey del Olas I don't think we should all get along because we are surfers I think we just get along regardless of what we are, and like some of the others saying the key word...respect, both each other and the ocean. It's odd how so many people seem to have an issue with this, they clearly can't be feeling any stoke.Ah well

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Ben Tredinnick Sep 19, 2008 Rating: -2

yo mauley good comment man

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scuba-steve Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 2

Didn't actually know that myself, just got it off the internet

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Mauley Sep 19, 2008 Rating: -1

Why do the most ridiculous comments always come from Yanks, Yarpies and Aussies? What's wrong with you guys? Its attitudes and egos like yours that most of us get in the water to escape. You clearly don't understand how chilled out and friendly the UK & Irish scene is. Everyone chats out back and has a laugh and a cup of tea together when they come back in. You guys can continue arguing about ft, when you've actually missed the whole point.

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hansa-surf-hostel Sep 19, 2008 Rating: -1

f****** stinkin wave good on ya mate

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surfer4life Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 0

Just give the guy the respect he deserves, instead of bickering over who's got the best waves, i surf everyday there is a wave and my life is dedicated to surfing and i have surfed big waves, but would i surf that wave? NO! Would "MOST" people making comments on this page surf this wave? NO!!! So all people with negative comments shut up and appreciate the amount of guts and experience it takes to surf a wave like that. Sick wave by the way, keep it up!!!

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Shorey Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 1

aha

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scuba-steve Sep 19, 2008 Rating: -4

Cliffs of moher range from 394ft at lowest to 702ft at highest, rising from south to north. Not sure height of cliffs where wave is but i'd imagine its somewhere between these two heights as wave is about at midway point of cliffs (correct me if i'm wrong)

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Shorey Sep 19, 2008 Rating: -1

Really strange cliff here, it seems to change height evrytime someone takes a photo from the top of it. 700ft, no 600, no shit now its only 300ft up.

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harveywallbanger Sep 19, 2008 Rating: -1

and we have a new winners comment with Murph and his "exit" query, KiwiJ you were a close second with your burning of Robro the knobbo!!

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discobarr Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 4

couldn't agree more with jcgrief. good point well said

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BadgerAl Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 0

You're all invited to mine for a nice cup of tea and a group hug!

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WstCstNW Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 1

haha nice one guys, humanity develops something as amazing as the internet to connect people globally and share info on places you maaay be lucky enough to surf one day...and we use it for discussing which country has the biggest ______ (waves, ego, etc). try some respect from time to time, you just might get some back. It's not the size its the subjective experience you take from it; such is surfing. Respect the Break, Keep Charging.

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jcgrief Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 46

This forum is exactly why I appreciate surfing in India. I paddle out to any spot and I am the only one there surfing. Not one person in the line up! No joke. Waves are decent enough to give some thrill. But no one in the waves at all. Just me by my lonesome. I actually got ticked off one day when this man (Tourist) swam out into the waves. Then I had remind myself on what I was thinking about getting upset with one other guy in waves and had to laugh to myself. As for all the bantering...I grew up in the Hawaiian Islands for 28 years. We were taught to respect the Ocean and Mother Earth and in turn will respect you. As well we were taught to respect the locals and earn the respect to become allowed to sit in the lineup with them. Key word here is RESPECT. We all have one thing in common and that is we share the love and unity of Surfing. We all need to respect each other on that and not disrespect each other due to they are from another country. Strength and Honor... Hooyah!

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Flargin Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 2

lol always drama, I just looked at the top two posts and can only imagine it gets pretty silly down below. I guess having the little flags next to each post may be part of the problem. If they were gone it would just be humans representing humans (or surfers),rather than having to be generalized by an entire nation! A kooks random statement has no merit, and thus is not worthy of a response. Why should little symbols on your computer screen affect your mood or raise your blood pressure? If you let that happen then the kooks win. Think about it, just give it a down arrow and let that be the end of it. Kooks just want attention.

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PanamaRed Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 0

El rey de what? Learn spanish and go lick robos you twat. You gringos dont know dick.

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El Rey de las Olasl Sep 19, 2008 Rating: -4

You guys need to back off robro. He raises some legit points. Plus you guys are all being hypocritical. Fighting robros immaturaity with hypocracy. If you really thought that we should all just get along becuase we are surfers, thats nonsense. I bet some of you bimbos only surf once or twice a week. I agree with robro. your all homos and lick each other. oh yeah and he did leave out South Africa. You guys rip sooo much harder than freakin Irelanders.

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robro Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 1

Wow ok im not even from the US i dunno what you queers are talking about. Try Liberia. Know your flags homos.

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robro Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 1

Wow ok im not even from the US i dunno what you queers are talking about. Try Liberia. Know your flags homos.

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robro Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 1

Wow ok im not even from the US i dunno what you queers are talking about. Try Liberia. Know your flags homos.

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gotmyfingerrscrowsed Sep 19, 2008 Rating: -1

Robo you are a dick and im sure you wont be missed from the lineup at aliens.. plus i doubt you would be able to surf this wave anyway

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gotmyfingerrscrowsed Sep 19, 2008 Rating: 1

Robo you are a dick and im sure you wont be missed from the lineup at aliens,

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nasty Sep 18, 2008 Rating: -1

Why are all the douches on the forum American? It's really depressing. I like what you said though fatty. Surfers should be surfers by heart. Not by the attitude.

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PanamaRed Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 2

I have to agree with Philip . Is people like Robro watever, that give gringos a bad reputation. Surf is about peace and love. Their competition driven existence is actually very sad. Surf and be happy. Enjoy the Ocean, respect the planet and it will respect you. Same goes for people dude. Rock on Ireland. Great wave at Lahinch.

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The Beave in SD Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 2

Robro is obviously 10 years old..

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Get Joggly Sep 18, 2008 Rating: -1

Brave men, stout hearts!

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mcstubber Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 1

Anyone know where the nearest exit is?

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philip Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 3

The likes of robro that leave all the hate-filled comments that use the word 'kook' again and again, what is your problem?You are clearly not a surfer, yeah you might pull some fancy moves but with that attitude you are certainly not a surfer. Could you imagine the likes of machado, lopez, rasta having a go at fellow surfers?I think not. Just enjoy the ocean and play nice or bring your bad vibes elsewhere because nobody here cares for them.

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blondie1 Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 4

i would laugh my arse off if someone said this was actually mavericks!!!!

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Ben Tredinnick Sep 18, 2008 Rating: -3

robro you are a goon, why say so much shit are you really that gay to use this site to get frendly with other men? the gay abuse dont cut it

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surfpi.co.uk Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 0

"The US Australia and Hawaii are the only places producing any talent. All you other homos suck and can start licking each other like the fags you are. kooks." Yeah but then take a look at how many surfers there are in the US, Oz and hawaii (correct me if im wrong but hawaii is in the US) and compare that with the amount of surfers we have here in ireland, sayin that we have some awsome surfers. now go get a life robro....better still, get a surfboard cos its blatantly obvious you dont own one.

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Francois Bouwer Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 0

You've been forgetting South Africa, just look at Jordy Smith, Shuan Tompson, and ton's of other surfers. Oh and BTW, Hawaii is part of the US.

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robro Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 0

The US Australia and Hawaii are the only places producing any talent. All you other homos suck and can start licking each other like the fags you are. kooks.

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blondie1 Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 1

Robro, y'all suck homie!! half you yanks wanna be irish or claim irish blood way back in the anus of history. That wave is as good as any in the states and the ale is way better mo fo........

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Splat Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 1

Wow...I thought some of us in South Africa spoke poorly. Many of the comments I read here can only have come from uneducated, low class dimwits. Come on guys, at least learn how to express yourselves intelligently. Surfing is not about the crap I'm reading here!

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Kiwi John Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 0

He's no surfer... he's a full on knob-jockey. Take your white socks off before you put on your sandals, Dickhead!!

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Kiwi John Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 1

He's no surfer... he's full on knob-jockey. Take your socks off before you put on your sandals, Dickhead!!

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Dutchwatercrew Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 0

he robro the more we piss you of the better we feel. everybody on this side of the ocean is friendly to eachother. true surfers are surfers by the hart.

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surfsloth Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 1

ha wel u suck hairy ballsack ya little fag

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robro Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 0

The waves in Ireland and England suck hairy ballsacks

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robro Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 0

Ireland and Enland both suck small weiners

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surfsloth Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 3

hey robro!....stop bein such little girl!"you guys are really starting to piss me off"haha chilaaax!ireland has some of the best waves in the world believe me! and so does the US!weve al got our fair share!who cares about wheres better!?waves are ther to be surfed not disputed over!but in fairness we hav sum pretty savage waves here!!

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scuba-steve Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 0

Jesus robro take her easy...and if she's easy take her twice

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robro Sep 18, 2008 Rating: -2

You guys are rediculous. The US west coast gets just as big waves if not bigger than anywhere in Ireland and you know it. And im sure that just like the US, Ireland has its share of all around sucky waves. You guys piss me off over there on the other side of the Atlantic...

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nasty Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 5

Seriously "grandma lips", you're giving a bad name to the already few surfers in the states that are modestly decent. Critiquing something in which you are basing off of your own personal whim, on the fact that it seems sketchy to you, is pretty harsh. I would use basic reasoning skills to think this picture through and actually complimenting (gasp) it, rather than bash it. I kind of am ashamed to see so many derogatory/rude comments from people in the US. We're not all bad...promise! But awesome picture nonetheless! Love the steez.

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neoprenejunkie Sep 18, 2008 Rating: -3

GOOD ON YAH "ISUCKATLYFE"

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isuckatlyfe Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 8

Wave is amazing and anyone who gets to surf there is a lucky person. I'd like to apologize to the rest of the world for the people from the US who have taken a few too many boards to the head. Sad if anything to see the types of comments people leave.

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Papa Chambo Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 2

I am no big wave surfer and have much respect for the guys that do it and no less for the action in this great photo. However, I have met guys who take on big powerful waves I would not touch with gusto and make it look easy, including many Aussies. I can say with confidence they are generally cool people and play it down a bit out the water and let their surfing do the talking in the water. The guys playing it up big on a web forum by slating a shot like this, are sadly showing themselves up by relying purely on the reputation associated with their flag.

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Maugawn Sep 18, 2008 Rating: -2

Basically that american "grandma lips" is an idiot. Look where Ireland is geographically in relation to the mid Atlantic current... I mean duh! oh course the west coast is going to get pummeled to bits by massive swells coming through the Atlantic ocean. Also you want more evidence of excellent quality BIG waves, go by "Driven" it's available in MSW store, need I saw enough. Al and Cotty total pioneers I feel privileged to come form the same country as Al. Those are some though guys big heavy freezing cold waves. Takes guts.

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soutie Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 1

naa na na na na, US is beter than ......... ha ha ha ha

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tas Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 0

ahh sunday the entire west coast was pumping good times good times

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WstCstNW Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 3

surfer is a surfer as long as you have the feeling. The more you deal in boarders the less of a surfer you are. Always be open, respect the break, keep charging - sick shot.

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jcgrief Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 0

I will keep my opinions to myself. All in all one of the nicest shots I have seen in some time. Strength and Honor... Hooyah!

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PJP Sep 18, 2008 Rating: 1

What's that in the bottom right corner of the shot?

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robro Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 1

take it deep badbob 8--->

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troutlips Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -2

feckin cranking

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badbob Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 0

anyone who deems this anything less than epic is a muppet. get real americans, we have better waves than you and thats a fact! plus we don't have to deal with a few hundred little girls moaning over nothing like you do on this site. amazing photo!

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bullethead Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 1

i dont know about of the other bull,but i'd like to be out

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Platinumfinz Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -1

Unreal conditions. Super shot. Stanley, I thought the record for the most people standing and riding the same wave simultaneously was done by Earthwave Brazil. 84 at Quebra Mar, Santos. http://360guide.info/crazy-stuff/world-record-wave-surfing.html?Itemid=63

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dora lives Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 0

that takes a certain type of surfer to drop in to a wave like that ireland has some serious waves as for the americans slagging it off ,its funny how one off the most charismatic surfers off all time spent some years in ireland "the legend miklos dora" as featured in the surfers path last year miki couldnt stand america thats why he travelled the world looking for empty surf spots wether miki was away from america for legal reasons or not he was totally stoked to be in ireland and left some off his boards there shaped by another legend skip frye who also loves coming to scotland and the uk so that kinda tells you something eh!!! the british isles pumps all round our island we have like other countries empty classic breaks but were not big headed,and ignorant your 8 time world champ comes from a wave ridden coast the waves arent that good in florida be honest so it may be possible thast one day ireland has a surfer that will do well on the ct who knows ,anyway one things for sure next swell ill go down to my secret spot and there only be me and a few seals in the water no crowds ,just me and the ocean unlike every beach in the good old u.s.a peace and happy wave hunting folks come too scotland your all welcome ...

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scuba-steve Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -2

'Grandma Lips' Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, that was funny man, for a sec i thought you were serious, ah ha ha ah, wait you are serious?!?!

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markymarks86 Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -4

its funny how nearly every photo turns into a political argument.very nice pic big up yourself

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Sunam007 Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 1

Why would America want to do that ?? And when ur population around 4 million to 300 million . It would be suprising if they couldnt beat us !!!!

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Grandma Lips Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -5

aaaaaaaaaand you guys are all stupid cept bead dog, straight up it takes mroe than ONE good wave no matter how big it is to become a WC. Untill all of us see 5 6 consistnat pics and video you guys got to throw Bead Dog some respect and im not saying this is a damb good shot on a damb good surfer all im saying is we need to see a little more before we jump to WC status. and whats that slater says he is gona reach 36 titles. id place my bet on a guy like that than a guy with a few good pics

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Kiwi John Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 1

Delusions of Grandeur from Grannys Fanny, how boring and predictable, unless that was an attempt at sarcasm which is laughable in its irony.

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Grandma Lips Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -11

UK and Ireland can fight all they want.....US kicks both of your asses

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Sunam007 Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 1

elhowardo I cant beleive you think Ireland is in the UK . Far from it and everone in Ireland hates to be associated with it !!!!

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Sunam007 Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 1

elhowardo... I cant beleive some people still think that Ireland is in the UK . Have you not looked at map since 1922 .

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stanley Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 8

No Irish WCT champ yet, but Ireland does have the world record for the most surfers on a half foot wave, now thats an accomplishment! woooooohoooooo

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Kiwi John Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -3

Jumping Rats, Fosters, 2nd rate Rugby, A Dunny, Waltzing Matilda....there is a lot to which we owe Australia!

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Lakes Tom Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 8

Can I second easkyright....Bead dog, you are a full on dick!

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catfish Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 1

6 inch people live in Ireland. Thats actualy around 6ft. Nice bottom turn though

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puredaft Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 1

bead dog you're an eejit n1 elhowardo - no politics or borders in surfing - raspect!

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Brends Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 2

Bead dog makes me laugh, I'm not about to say my photos are great because I have only 3. But I have just checked out his collection, two waves from Bantham on the South Coast of Devon. Nice. That gives him every right to slate the Irish I think not. Great photos and surfing at Aileens, keep em coming.

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DahveedL Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -3

Bead Dog you have not got a clue what you're on about. I would love to see you paddle into that and see what happens!

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buchailuisce Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -1

So that thing in the bottom right of the shot would be the rocks it breaks off.....

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matttheglove Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -2

I don't know if there will be and Irish WCT contender, but it also clear Bead dog has no idea what he's talking about and has never seen the set up at this wave - it is heavy, and your avareage aussie nor your avarage anyone would comfortably put them selves in that situation! (Nice work in the olympics by the way)

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scuba-steve Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 1

Bead Dog, you are a twat

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discobarr Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -3

the thought of an irish world champ is flattering but maybe a bit unrealistic within the next 10 years. while we have a large (and competitive) Grom and spongy team we struggle to transfer it to senior events. if this generation of surfers keep it up hopefully the future of irish (competitive) surfing is bright. as for the people who think this is not a big wave remember the photographer is standing 300 feet up on a cliff so the scale is a little off.

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trasver Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -2

elhowardo I'm glad you're proud to be from the UK but this wave isn't in the UK....it's Ireland

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Meunchkkleeerrr III Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 7

Makes me proud to be from the UK (and half irish!). Its easy to write off the uk, becasue of our inconsistent swells and terrible weather, but every now and then we get some juice - if we all had prevailing offshores, warm water and barrelling breaks we would all be amazing. It says more that us islanders will suit up in freezing temps and take on 'big' waves (relatively Massive waves to us) and keep charging!!!

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martipants Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 2

Irish world champ - it's a comment about the state of the nation as far as surfing goes - not about this particular picture - although the Aussies do everything better than all of us. But Ireland? Great waves of all standards, from mush to slamming slabs to big wave spots, all year round, hardcore crew of keen as mustard chargers. As I said, mark my words.

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CaptainGoodVibes-SuperPig Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 3

Sunday just gone ?? And I thought that we had it good. What the fuck are you macho tossers on about? It is big.

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harveywallbanger Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -2

c sargent's comment takes this one

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Francois Bouwer Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 0

True, you Aussies have guts (I mean, I saw this Aussie in the local surf mag backdooring quad-over Margaret river paddle in, and damn it was HEAVY), but this IS big and I can imagine a big wave champion coming out of Ireland, but world champ? I doubt it, the WCT is littered with small to medium size waves, with the exception of teahupoo. (Which normally is small when they surf it, and I will surf teahupoo 4ft, it is actually not much heavier than Bali at that size.) And don't come tell me pipeline is a big wave spot, it was in the 60's, but now we have invented leashes and jetski's, and found places like Mav's and Dungeons, and 12ft pipe is barely considered big these days.

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Beads Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -11

Aussie's paddle into stuff like this all the time and it takes a lot more than a big(ish) wave for a world champ!

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surfs1 Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -1

Holy... its so glassy?!?!

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martipants Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 1

Mark my words. There will be an irish world champ soon enough. Rock on lads.

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forever stoked Sep 17, 2008 Rating: -2

clearly Europe is san underrated big wave surfing destination, i dont understand why we dont hear more about these in videos and stuff even if the locations are sensitive, like in a video "secret spot in ireland" clearly this has the potential to be some of the biggest surf in the world...i mean ever heard of 100 ft. wednesday? this looks like a similar spot to mavericks in size and in power...clearing matching jaws on a decent day...and i havent even seen this break at full force with optimal condidtions...i can teven imagine the posibilities of untapped big wave spots in the islands of UK and other parts Ireland...

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harveylegend Sep 16, 2008 Rating: -1

Hat's off to the Hell-man.

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FDM Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 1

Looking forward to winter swell... a big taste of whats to come

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FDM Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 1

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al kelley Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 1

"When Irish eyes are smilin'!"

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WA Sep 16, 2008 Rating: -4

GOTDAMN!!!!!

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honduras 17 Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 0

sick!!!

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robro Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 1

Oh my Ghonorea!

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soutie Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 1

seems glassy

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blondie1 Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 1

Not for the craic or for a million euros would i, although i would probably have a soft landing on th s**t, and there would definately be plenty of that!!

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Rito Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 0

Huge!!!! But, wich kind of swell could you get on winter? This swell comes from hurricane Hanna. Ireland is a great place for tow-in, for sure. Those coast get the biggest european's swell, specialy during the winter.

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SoakedRat Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 0

props

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Shorey Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 0

That are beeg.

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hocking150 Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 2

Well played, that takes some balls. I'd have soiled myself by take-off!

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neoprenejunkie Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 4

OOPS I MISSED OUT THE "C" !!

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neoprenejunkie Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 1

THAT TAKES "TESTIULAR FORTITUDE" !!

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mozza Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 2

C H A R G E R !!

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Ger Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 2

Lethal !

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dirtboy Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 0

Sick. Respect.

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westmonster Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 5

yeah man Chris said it, what is that bottom right??

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moogles Sep 16, 2008 Rating: -3

Wow!!

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Portpipe Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 3

pphhwwwww!

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Chris Sargent Sep 16, 2008 Rating: -2

scary irish shark or 2 lurking bottom right!

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Thermal Boogeyman Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 5

Tail end of Tropical Storm Hanna I think, great swell and offshore sonditions all along the west coast

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FL Surf Rat Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 1

HEAVY!!!! What caused this swell? Great shot!

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buchailuisce Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 4

Blounty or Mac by the looks of the red suit. Fearless.

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Cavitation Sep 16, 2008 Rating: 3

Luv it!!!

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