The Irish Lads of Mullaghmore

Ben Matson
Swellnet Dispatch

We've recently slunk into the arctic chill of winter, but six months ago it was the North Atlantic's turn. And, last season dished up some memorable action at Mullaghmore. Here's a highlight reel featuring Conor Maguire, Barry Mottershead, Enda Curran, and Peter Conroy.

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wallpaper commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 2:57pm

If you'd looked at a map you might have found that our chill comes from the antarctic in this part of the world.

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thermalben commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 3:00pm

Fair point (though, it was a turn of phrase rather than a meteorological signpost).

How's those waves though, eh?

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wallpaper commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 7:29pm

too big and too cold for me. good to see some paddle-ins though.

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zenagain commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 3:09pm

Lordy that wave has some teeth.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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uncle_leroy commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 3:30pm

some heavy cold water, wave at 14 sec is incredible

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ojackojacko commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 3:33pm

madness. that wave (on video) does a better impression of cloudbreak (on video) than any other

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Island Bay commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 3:55pm

Has Laurie Towner ever had a go at Mullaghmore?

I think he would be in his element.

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amb commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 5:42pm

hows the yellow board spat out at 2:20!

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maddogmorley commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 6:45pm

heavy AF. That yellow board looked so small.

Old mate Barry looked sweet at 1:00 mark too....until he wasn't

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epictard commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 1:01pm

Oh my freakin' lordy! I watched that yellow board wave five times in a row trying to wrap my head around the intensity, and I am not sure I ever will. Looks like he 'had' a leg-rope on it too.
I am trying to work out where it all fell apart; it looked like he may have been hit trying to tuck back under the lip and the board was held in the wash for a while.

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Feralkook commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 7:29pm

I am wondering why this wave is not on the Cape Fear or part of the Big Wave Tour.

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frog commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 7:42pm

Cape Poopinwetsuit

Frogg

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Clam commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 12:26am

Because cape fear is a natural footers thing feralkook

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 5:40am

Yet Russ won one.

Best paddle wave(arguably) at cloudbreak was backhand.

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.cylinders commented Thursday, 6 Jun 2019 at 10:39am

pretty sure he's a regular foot too LD

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lostdoggy commented Thursday, 6 Jun 2019 at 10:52am

Yeh, woops. Just used to seeing him backhand at the bommie.
Had a blank.
I'd fancy him on the lefts then

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Älskarhavet commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 7:18am

Amazing footage, hardcore! Size alone, it goes up another level with the cold factor!

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redmondo commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 5:25pm

That is fergin awesome. Thick narly steep hollow awesome! Yes I feel for Barry getting bounced off

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rooftop commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 7:24pm

Mental. Those are some hard lads.

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Toppa commented Friday, 7 Jun 2019 at 6:00pm

It's summer over there now is that from the the last Irish winter?

Toppa

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wallpaper commented Saturday, 8 Jun 2019 at 7:46pm

ouch Nic. Ouch Barry. Ouch Will. Ouch Edna. Ouch Jesse. Ouch John. FU Kanoa and FU redbullshit