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10 Waves Reserved for the Bravest Surfers on the Planet

Big wave surfing is one of the most dangerous sports on the planet. Here are the waves that give it that reputation.

Just 100 miles north of Aileens is Mullaghmore Head in Co. Sligo, Ireland. Like Aileens it gets huge amounts of swell from the North Atlantic, but unlike Aileens winds are more regularly offshore making it surfable a lot more often. It also breaks a little differently to a lot of the waves on this list, making it extra special.

Rather than being a huge peak, it is a series of very hollow ledges, making for much longer rides, and potentially huge tubes. Overlooked by a small coast road it is not unusual for hundreds to line the cliffs to watch. There is a huge local scene of big wave chargers who base their lives around riding this wave.

Watch the Video of Mullaghmore:

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