\"\"

Andrew Cotton rides the new wave 'Prowlers'

Surfers discover new wave off the west coast of Ireland

\"\"

Andrew Cotton rides the new wave 'Prowlers'

Read more: Surfing in Ireland - where to find those killer waves?

One of the positive effects of this past weekends storm has been the perfect break for surf enthusiasts on the west coast of Ireland.

The wave which has been dubbed “Prowlers” by the crew of surfers who first ventured out into it yesterday, breaks on an undersea reef about 1.2 miles off the coast. The bold group, which includes Irish, British and South African surfers, have been waiting five years for the optimum conditions required to surf the wave.

The massive swell generated by Hurricane Thomas presented the perfect conditions, with heavy tubing waves with 40-50 ft faces.

Up until recently nothing has compared to “Aileen's” wave off the Cliffs of Moher, which is recognized as one of the best known big waves in the world.

In recent decades Ireland has become a mecca for avid surfers with the Atlantic ocean providing excellent swells for both beginners and advanced surfers.

Read more: Surfing in Ireland - where to find those killer waves?

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: