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03 January 2012 09:07
A surfer believes he's found two spots off Ireland which could produce huge waves
One of the most well-known surfers around has claimed to have found two big wave sites off the Irish coast.
Al Mennie, who is originally from Portrush, is waiting for the right time to surf what he claims could be waves of 120ft high.
He said: "This is my mission. The good days are few and far between - 90% of the swells are unrideable and we'd reckon that only two days each year are rideable.
"We have been out and ridden them. They weren't enormous but we are waiting for the right conditions."
Mennie and Devon-based Andrew Cotton have decided against revealing exactly where the waves are. They said that this is because many young surfers are hunting big waves without the necessary experience to ride them.
One wave is off the west coast of Donegal and the other off Co Antrim, however, before Mennie and Cotton ride the waves they'll want to make sure they have some
sports travel insurance first.
"One of the biggest concerns we would have is that someone inexperienced would turn up and try to get fame and glory," Mennie said.
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