Tow-teams on standby at Mullaghmore
Billabong Tow-In Session
Teams on standby at Mullaghmore Head
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 11 November, 2012 : - - Some of the world's best big wave surfers are in Ireland again to compete in the third annual Billabong Tow-In Session. With a waiting period starting on November 1 and finishing on March 1, organisers only need one day of giant waves at Mullaghmore in Co Sligo to stage the event. As reported recently this weekend could produce some big results as growing swells in the Atlantic combine with southerly winds.
Last year's event was cancelled because the required waves in excess of 20 feet failed to arrive during the four-month waiting period. The inaugural event in 2010, however, saw competitors taking on 20-30 foot waves at Mullaghmore, a break that is fast gaining a reputation as one of the most fearsome and best big wave locations in the world.
"Mullaghmore is an incredible wave, one of the heaviest I've surfed and one that holds unlimited potential for giant waves," said the 2010 winner Benjamin Sanchis from France. Sanchis and his partner Eric Rebiere have been invited back to defend their title.
Along with the defending champions competitors from Ireland, Hawaii, USA, Great Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Tahiti and South Africa have all been invited. The runner-up pair from the inaugural event, Peter Conroy (Co Clare) and Glyn Ovens (UK), are among several Irish teams set to challenge the overseas surfers in their home country.
The event is sanctioned by the Irish Surf Rescue Club and the Irish surfing Association.
Author: The Editors
Tags: Billabong Tow-In Session, Mullaghmore, Ireland