Swell bears down on Ireland, comp gets keen
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1 November - 1 March 2012
Billabong Big Wave Comp Back On Amber Alert With Massive Swells Forecast For Sunday
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 January, 2013 : - - The Billabong Big Wave event in Ireland has been given an Amber warning alert again for a possible start this coming Sunday (January 27). It's the second Amber alert in the space of one week due to a series of giant storm swells crossing the North Atlantic and bombarding the Irish coastline.
But last Monday's Amber alert failed to get the final 'Green Light for Go' because of unfavourable winds that accompanied the swell. However, the massive new swell due to arrive next Sunday is forecast to be even larger than the previous one and, more imporantly, will be groomed by perfect South and SouthWest winds at Mullaghmore where the event is scheduled to take place.
An Irish and international field of invited surfers, including some of the world's best big wave riders, are busy making preparations in Co. Sligo for what could be the biggest waves ever ridden in Ireland.
The one-day event needs to have waves of at least 15 to 20 feet high to take place before the waiting period expries on March 1. Some experts are already forecasting that next Sunday and Monday's swell could see waves at Mullaghmore easily topping 30 to 40 feet. Organisers will make a final decision to green light the event this Saturday (January 26). Stay tuned for further reports and updates.
Source: Billabong Europe
Author: Wayne Murphy
Tags: Mullaghmore, Ireland, Billabong, Big Wave