Every winter some of the gnarliest big wave surfing in the world goes down around the reefs and slabs of Ireland – here’s a mash-up of some of last winter’s finest sessions with a bit of playful surf thrown in. Pro stills photog Ian Mitchinson only films as a hobby and won’t be getting into the business any time soon but when the Shore Shots film festival put out a call for films he threw together a few clips that he had sitting around from Rileys, The Bodyboard World Tour, and macking Mullaghmore.
We’re glad he did. With surfers and bodyboarders like Tom Lowe, Tom Gillespie, Ollie O’flaherty, Peter Conroy and Seamus McGoldrick dropping into some last winter’s heaviest slabs of ocean, this vid is guaranteed to give you a cold sweat. Four sessions, great wave riders and insane waves.