Gary McCall's photo of Portrush

Eject eject! East strand.

Average rating of 4.07 from 54 votes


Spot Location: UK + Ireland > Northern Ireland > Portrush

Date Taken: 1st December 2007. 8254 page views since 20th November 2008.

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felipedru Apr 8, 2011 Rating: 0

Oh COME ONE, What is this guy doing with a board that size there?? This is like 4ft ! he rather bring his 5' 10'' fish tail. LOL Obv beginners obv obv... no good rating one (1)

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foxyfox1988 Aug 31, 2010 Rating: -1

At least he's wearing a leash!!

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Ratbag Aug 5, 2010 Rating: -1

I don't like his chances of getting his barge through that one. I'd say he set for a bit of black-flipping action and he'll wear his barge on his head.

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xXlilbum33Xx Jul 7, 2010 Rating: 0

his nose penetrated so he might have made it....prolly not :-( cheers though

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goofybwoiii123 Aug 31, 2009 Rating: 0

ooof wave on the ed

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slickien Aug 8, 2009 Rating: 0

ohh crap the guy on the insides screwed and the closest is gunna get smashed back to shore! funny

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The Dizz Nov 27, 2008 Rating: 2

forget the guy duck diving the guy on the inside knows he is Fuc%ed

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mcnamara Nov 27, 2008 Rating: -1

im all for it!!

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Didier Nov 26, 2008 Rating: 0

McNamara you want to join together and make a North Sea surfers gang? Although i wouldnt want to take on the Northern Irish in a gang war.. them guys are CRAZY!

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Feldwick Nov 26, 2008 Rating: 2

Greg Noll - 11'6, Waimea. Boga Perkins, - 9'1 Pipe. Ken Bradshaw - 9'4, Sunset. "Longboard, wrongboard" etc? Know your history.

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mcnamara Nov 26, 2008 Rating: 1

man i have boards in my garage from 5,10 to 10ft , im not slaging shortboards!! but "longboard wrongboard" pleeeease!! thats a pretty lame ass thing to think!!!! and i WOULD be a gangster....but i dont have enough friends to be in a gang...can i be in yours? pleeease..!

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Portpipe Nov 26, 2008 Rating: 4

we dont do drive-bys in Northern ireland but if we did we'd be class at them

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sqirl Nov 26, 2008 Rating: -2

i am a part of the 6.4 gang and if you keep trash talking trash we are going to pull a drive by on you and pop a cap in yo' ass.

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mcnamara Nov 26, 2008 Rating: 3

how can you say that longboards are wrongboards ratbag! thats a dumbass thing to say, sorry if he is not cool enough for your 6.4 gang.....someone take out the sniper rifle and shoot that man god damnit!!

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mantis Nov 26, 2008 Rating: -1

good picture gary in my opinion. can almost feel it

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Ratbag Nov 26, 2008 Rating: -3

Howly Feck! Why the hell is he trying to drive a bus over that hill? Just another reason why longboards are the wrongboards. If he was on a 6'3" he'd be riding the wave and not getting ready to be pitched backwards over the falls.

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buchailuisce Nov 26, 2008 Rating: 2

ahhh, the old backward-handstand drop-take, fair fecks, it's cold up there and he's deep, much respect from balmy tramore

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Portpipe Nov 25, 2008 Rating: -1

most definately not whiterocks from the looks of where the island is. simon i'm also glad to hear you're alive cos i'd say you got pitched pretty good on that one.

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Mac Al Nov 24, 2008 Rating: 2

simon glad to hear your still alive and well, looking at this pic i would say u didnt get through that wave and experienced a pretty scary wipeout... fair play is this Whiterocks?

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Paulosav Nov 22, 2008 Rating: 1

Did you get Smashed!?

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Simon Nov 22, 2008 Rating: 0

I'm going through the wave My board is 9'1, gives you an idea of the size

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Eoins Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 0

Gary, cool pic. Brohans just jealous cause he cant surf

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Younes Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 1

Hey Gary, don't get pissed bro : ) It's a nice shot... I personnaly didn't rate it, I agree with you regarding the ratings, they're sometimes totally foolish. Regarding the wave size, and from what I can see, it's my point of view... And by the way, you are invited to check some of my shots, hope you'll enjoy

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sa Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 2

canoes are for rivers and lakes.

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Dicer Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 1

for that I'm going to give a 5

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chuffyboy Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 0

I was in portrush that day in a canoe- the waves were the most powerful I've ever known- once the waves came you couldn't paddle through them or on them, the speed of the water was such that you couldn't break the surface- that's whatI thinks happened happened to the surfer- you think you can just duck into it, but the sheer weight and speed of the waves wouldn't let you- it was like putting your hand into a raging waterfall-you were just knocked back and out- it was like concrete at times that day This was the day that the Ireland's bigges known waves occured, 60 footers, about 50 miles down the coast from here

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Gary McCall Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 3

5-6 feet? Go check www.windguru.cz archive data and you'll see for yourself how big it was. 7 votes for a rating of 1? Whats with all the bitchyness on MSW these days? Lets see some of your shots

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brohan Nov 21, 2008 Rating: -1

irish potato about to take a trip over the falls. NOT SURPRISED

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BANGER Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 1

its a cold, heavy, irish wave with a rock solid bottom...when youve got a few hours under your belt in cold water, swell of this is the last thing you need landing on your head...

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Younes Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 1

It's a nice wave, but c'mon dudes, it's not that bad/ big, 5 to 6"... He won't really eat it

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Dicer Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 1

be ace to see it from the other side, getting sucked back over the falls......wa wa wa wowowow

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Mark T Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 1

F*** its as painful; to view as The Office or Extras! What was the longboarder thinking? Sure you can duck dive a long board (with great difficulty) but theres no way hes going to get through that wave and he should have worked that out at least 3 seconds before the photo! Did he get his board broken?

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sqirl Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 1

the guy on the face reminds me of a quote from the "Little Engine that Could". "I think I can..I think I can..I think I can." The guy in the flats reminds me of a quote from Eor (from winnie the pooh) "Aww f*ck that f*cking tigger is gonna bounce on my f*cking head!"

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BANGER Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 1

I reckon these boys have been scratching away for a while at these bad boys, they looked totally knackered...the guy thats just about to break through that lip just looks desperate to make it....the guy behind has his shoulders dropped...a sure sign that he is aware of the good news that about to be dealt out...I know exactly how these boys feel...respect. Funny aswell tho...dues paid.

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slickien Aug 8, 2009 Rating: 0

should do a laird hamilton gett a jetski lol

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hpallaviccini Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 0

The lip looks like a mean claw to have fall on ya! Yikes, poor bastard who gets his balls battered by this one... As long as the guy on the face doesn't do a get stuck, rolls over and falls on the guy behind him! ouch! NICE SHOT

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jonnieboy Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 0

They guy on the inside is thinking fuck! thats the 1st one of a 7 wave set!!!

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gingko Nov 21, 2008 Rating: -1

fun shot, i met a few of the portrush crew in byron bay,nsw. hello to all

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Will Nov 21, 2008 Rating: -1

that really really sucks

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alie Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 0

the gy on the inside is gona get nailed

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nelch Nov 21, 2008 Rating: 0

not the best duck dive iv seen.....



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