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Conor Maguire surfing Mullaghmore

Conor Maguire at the day of days at Mullaghmore. Photo: Gary McCall/Red Bull Content Pool

The Inertia

In the aftermath of Hurricane Epsilon, the Atlantic has lit up with some freakishly-big waves. And Mullaghmore is a prime spot for freakishly big waves.

When Conor Maguire first looked at the forecast for County Sligo, he was shocked. It was too good to be true, he thought. But after Epsilon banged into a depression in the middle of the Atlantic, a giant low formed that produced absolutely massive waves.


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Maguire’s no stranger to the big wave game — the 26-year-old has made a name for himself as someone who will spin and go on waves most people want no part of — so when he realized that the too-good-to-be-true forecast was actually true, he packed his boards in a hurry and got himself to Mullaghmore. And what occurred was something special. “There are only a handful of days like this one in your whole life pretty much,” he told RTÉ News, “so to experience that today was pretty special.”


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