Amazing pictures of the largest waves ever surfed in Irish waters

Literally risking their lives in pursuit of thrills, fame and glory, two surfers claim to have set a new record for the biggest waves ever surfed in Irish waters this weekend as 14m swells smashed the coast of County Sligo near Mullaghmore harbour.

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English professional surfer Gabriel Davies and his Irish tow-surfing partner from Bundoran, County Donegal, Richard Fitzgerald were joined by action photographer Mickey Smith.