The largest wave ever recorded off the Irish coast surged on Monday during Storm Ophelia

A wave of 85.6 feet (26.1m) surged over a gas platform of Kinsale Energy off the Cork coast. 

That same gas platform had been the site of Ireland's previous record-setting wave of 82 feet, during Hurricane Darwin in 2014. Another record-breaking wave was reported in 2016

To put it in context, 85.6 feet is approximately the size of a six-story building. 

A wave of that height is fitting for what meteorologists and climatologists have concluded was the strongest eastern Atlantic storm on record, dating back to the 1800s, as Dr. Kieran Hickey of Universty College Cork told the Irish Times.

He also said that the fastest wind of Ophelia was recorded at 119 miles per hour, at the Fastnet lighthouse off the south-east coast. 

A commercial ship passing by Cork recorded this terrifying footage: 

Ship Battles Rough Waves in Ireland

A nauseating ride for crews on a commercial ship passing by Cork, Ireland. The ship battled rough surf created by ex-Ophelia.

Posted by AMHQ on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

More surges were seen in Tragumna, Co. Cork

Big waves in Tragumna, County Cork, S Ireland under intense winds of post-tropical cyclone Ophelia yesterday (Oct 16). Video: Aine Hayes

Posted by Severe Weather Europe on Monday, October 16, 2017

And boats were mercilessly rocked by the churning waters 

Ophelia Rocks Boats

Strong waves from Ophelia rocked these boats in Ireland

Posted by The Weather Channel on Monday, October 16, 2017

*Update: This article has been updated to correct an error where km was used in place of m (meters)