When mixed up, low pressure systems and Mullaghmore Head mean big waves. The combination of weather patterns and geomorphological characteristics result in epic surf in Ireland's capital of extreme water sports.
Gabe Davies, Andrew Cotton, Tom Butler, Eric Rebiere and Richie Fitzgerald have battled the grey skies, rain and wind to catch the last good bombs of the 2011/2012 winter swell. Watch the big wave surfing session, here.
In most cases, it was only possible to take-off on these giant wave faces with the helping hand of jetskis. Al Mennie, the experienced waterman, drew the motor lines along the powerful lefthanders.