Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Surfer Justine Dupont and Aileen's Wave in Ireland

On Sunday Frenchwoman Justine Dupont joined the tiny number of people who've surfed Aileens Wave in the west of Ireland. It crashes in under the Cliffs of Moher climbing up to 12 metres on its way as you can see in the video below.

A note with the video says: "The swell came courtesy of Hurricane Rafael, a fast moving system which shot a powerful beam of condensed swell in an arc around the Atlantic basin. The 21-year-old World Tour surfer travelled with the Billabong Adventure Division from her home in Lacanau, France to surf the big-wave spot.

In the over-subscribed and unquantifiable "best ever" category, this barrel has got to rank up there in pure heft with any tube ridden by a female surfer in Europe.

"That was an amazing day of surfing," Dupont said afterwards. "It was more than a session, it was a mission. From getting smashed paddling out to surfing that perfect beautiful wave, it was a day I’ll never forget."


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