Mighty Mullaghmore explodes on Sunday Jan 27
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Mullaghmore goes off big time
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 January, 2013 : - - Some of the world's top big wave surfing talent enjoyed the 'day that almost never was' at Mullaghmore in Sligo on last Sunday. Competitors in the long-delayed Billabong Tow-In Session finally got a chance after two amber alerts in a week for the international event, pushed back from last year after a calm storm season.
New Yorkers Kurt Rist and Dylan Stott, along with a solid crew of Irish surfers, tackled some of the North Atlantic's largest waves on January 27th.
Confidence was high as the storm front that has been battering Ireland for the past two days made its way across the Atlantic, bringing with it the giant swells needed to green-light the action. Results of Sundays action, or even confirmation that the waves were big enough to count have yet to be communicated!
Billabong XXL 2013 Ride of the Year nominee Peter Conroy were present and tackling the huge walls. Met Eireann are warning gale force winds are expected to continue today (29 January) with south-westerly gusts of up to 110 km/h possible.
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Another major attraction at Mullaghmore is Classiebawn Castle which can be seen for miles, Situated in one of the most beautiful locations, and once the home of The Earl Mountbatten of Burma this historic castle graces the landscape near Mullaghmore.
Author: The Editors
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