Brazilian big wave charger, Danilo Couto dodges a freezing hailstorm to drop into a massive windy wave at Mullaghmore Head, County Sligo, Ireland. Couto has enetered this wave into the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards 2013 presented by Pacifico as possibly the ‘Ride of the Year.’ The O’Neill team rider now lives on the North Shore of Oahu with his family. Couto was awarded the Billabong XXL ‘Ride of the Year‘ in 2011 after a massive paddle in, air dropping ride at Pe’ahi and then given the Milosky Mettle Award in recognition of the North Shore surfer who best embodies the legacy of Sion Milosky. Danilo Couto’s ride in Ireland is both incredibly massive and dangerous, but will it be enough to receive the ‘Ride of the Year’ honors?
Video: Sebastian Muller.