The Emerald Isle's Diamond Moments

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Updated 20d ago

That Super Sunday that blasted England? Yeah, it also shot into Ireland, too.

Not XXL, but then, it doesn't need to be. And for North Devon transplant Taz Knight, who is now residing in Ireland, it meant at least one sub-sea level drainer.

“Yeah, was so stoked when Gary [McCall] said he got my wave,” he told MSW. “Honestly, it was actually almost as good as it gets, if it wasn’t so setty.

Up close of a takeoff from Taz...

Up close of a takeoff from Taz...

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“We had a solid half hour wait wait between them, and then only a couple rideable waves in a set. Plus it was the busiest I’ve ever seen it [laughs], but still a sick day and I had a nice one so I was frothing.”

...into this full bodied, sub sea level drainer! Zoom in for a Taz-shaped silhouette all wrapped in green. Yeah, he made it.

...into this full bodied, sub sea level drainer! Zoom in for a Taz-shaped silhouette all wrapped in green. Yeah, he made it.

© 2021 - Gary McCall

Also in the mix here, Conor Maguire. “The last swell at home was really fun. It is one of the busier seasons we've ever had with lots of travelling surfers around town,” he said. “I personally love seeing new faces and incredibly talented pros giving our waves a proper dig.

“Everyone in the water was super friendly and respectful of the locals which was nice. With some of best tube riders in the world out, I was impressed, but not at all surprised, to see Noah Lane put on an absolute clinic and get the waves of the day on multiple efforts. It was a dreamy evening of waves but things are just heating up in the Atlantic. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.”

And gets himself into these kind of situations on the regular.

And gets himself into these kind of situations on the regular.

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"The swells originated from two low pressure systems that developed in the far northwest of the Atlantic towards the end of last week. The first deepened north of the Azores and tracked northeast, passing over Scotland on Friday before quickly dissipating in the North Sea.

Taz, again!

Taz, again!

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"An area of storm-force winds on its southern flank generated a large swell and some windy conditions for northern areas on Friday and some cleaner swell in the south on Friday and early Saturday. Spots in Ireland would have been good, but long waits between sets.”

Conor loves a heavy lip.

Conor loves a heavy lip.

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Cillian Ryan.

Cillian Ryan.

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