Surfer Jayce Robinson was photographed catching Ireland’s recording breaking wave off Donegal this week. The wave measuring 67 foots is officially the largest wave ever recorded in Ireland.
Robinson is a veteran surfer who hails from St. Ives, in Cornwall. He is the former top Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) European junior - and hits the waves in international surfing competitions as much as possible.
The 22-year-old told Sky News “It was definitely the biggest barrell I've ever surfed.
"I was a little nervous but I didn't have time to think about it - it's almost like a car crash, you don't know what's happening.
Robinson disappeared after he was wiped out by the huge wave.
He said “I was only on it for about 20 seconds then the lip just hit me straight in the back and I went down.
"It's like being in a washing machine and I felt my limbs get pulled all over the place. That's when I felt my knee pop."
Lyndon Wake, his friend who witnessed the amazing feat, said he did panic when Robinson wiped out. He said “It's always a worst case scenario when your tow partner wipes out…Lucky he managed to come out the other side OK and I got him straight back on the jetski."
It seems like Donegal is a favorite surf locations for these dare devils. Robinson said “The waves are just amazing and world-class here at this time of year…(The wipeout) is not going to hold me back, that's for sure. As soon as my knee is better I will be back out there."
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