With Ireland’s next generation of budding surfers in Strandhill! Really pleased to turn the sod on Ireland’s first National Surf Centre. It’s receiving Govt funding through @Failte_Ireland and the Rural Development Fund. Another great attraction on the #WildAtlanticWaypic.twitter.com/uyzqUZbPA9
An eye candiful promo for the ‘night surfing’ experience on offer at Wavegarden surf park in Northern Spain featuring the atmospherically lit waterborne shenanigans of former European surf champion Vincent Duvignac, big wave surfers Natxo Gonzalez and Axi Muniain, Zarautz and local surfer Asier Maqueda.
This [above] is a picture of Daniel Skajarowski bodyboarding the Cliffs of Moher [Burren, Co Clare] a couple of days ago. Bodyboarding is a sport where you surf waves by lying down. sometimes there is a rivalry between bodyboarders and surfers but ireland is one of the few places in the world where we all get along.
Ahead of tomorrow’s expected wavefest [graphic above].
Surf site Magic Seaweed write:
Right in the path of tomorrow’s swell we have one of the longest running monitoring stations providing wave data, the Sevenstones Light Vessel.
For this it’s typical to calculate what’s called a 50 or 100-year return period. This is simply the size of the largest waves you could expect will definitely occur at least once in that timeframe.
For the Sevenstones Light Vessel, with our long historic record, we can do this with some accuracy. In fact, analysis as early as the 1970s had already identified these values in the 36-40ft range.
Tomorrow’s storm is currently forecast to peak at 37ft in deep water around Western Cornwall. If these values are confirmed by the wave buoy tomorrow then we are looking at an event near that 50 year return period range – that is to say ‘infrequent’ but not necessarily ‘unusual’.