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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.

Beneath the Cliffs of Moher sits a sleeping giant. Aileens is the most exposed big wave spot in the North Atlantic. The west coast of Ireland regularly gets the biggest waves in Europe and Aileens stands tall among them. Whilst the location is spectacular, its exposure is often its undoing.

For perfect big waves you need an offshore wind, and sitting as it does in the path of all weather, too often the surf, which is often giant, gets ruined by strong onshore winds. That hasn’t stopped a hardy crew living there and waiting for it to break, and when it does, it matches anywhere on the planet.

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