“Black swell” attracts big wave surfers to European coasts

Posted at 12:35 PM, Jan 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-09 12:38:19-05

The series of low pressure systems in the Atlantic that have caused storms in the UK have led to big waves off the coast of Ireland, according to a report from BBC News.

Mullaghmore Head, in Sligo in the north-west of Ireland is “reckoned to be the best spot in Europe at the moment for professional surfers,” according to the report.

Surfers went out amidst the storm on Tuesday to ride the giant “black swell” BBC reports.

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