A BRAVE Bundoran surfer tackled some of the biggest waves ever ridden in Ireland yesterday.
Conor Maguire, an elite Irish surfer with Red Bull Ireland, took to the daunting waters at Mullaghmore.
The remnants of Hurricane Epsilon saw stomach-churning waves of 60 feet off the coast.
Maguire took it as an opportunity and, accompanied by both a safety team and a film crew from Red Bull, he headed for a unique experience.
“It was pretty special to see it that size, it’s pretty rare,” he said.
“There are only a handful of days like this one in your whole life pretty much so to experience that today was pretty special.”
It’s not often you get to take on waves hitting 60 FEET off Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way!
Our elite athlete Conor Maguire did just that at Mullaghmore today ? ???
? : Clem McInerney pic.twitter.com/b63t09ht2b
— Red Bull Ireland (@redbullIRE) October 28, 2020
Maguire, who has been surfing since he was 11, is no stranger to dramatic conditions.
Previously, he has been nominated for six World Surf League Big Wave Awards since 2015. Indeed, he was the youngest European to be shortlisted for the World Surf League Big Wave Awards.Tags: