Surfers Ride 40-Foot Wave Off Ireland

I don’t cover surfing too much here on the Adventure Blog, mostly because it’s not something that I’m into all that much. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the sport, and given the opportunity, I certainly wouldn’t mind learning how to do it. But living in Austin, Texas doesn’t afford a lot of opportunities. But just in case there is anyone out there that doesn’t think surfing is an adventure activity, or “extreme”, check out the video below. The clip shows a 40-foot wave off the coast of Ireland that was ridden last week. Now, I heard about this for several days, but didn’t think anything of it, but the video makes you appreciate how absolutely HUGE a 40 foot wave actually is. Wow!

Tip of the hat to Adventure Journal for this one.

Kraig Becker