Local knowledge is key for any big wave, but especially in macking Ireland where the cold slabs are nobody’s friend. On March, 3rd, 2014, Prowlers was firing off the coast of Sligo. New Yorker Kurt Rist was determined to find the biggest barrel of the day – and one giant green slab made him the talk of the town overnight, scoring him a Billabong XXL entry as well as front page news across the country.
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BOOM! The shot that went viral. Photo: Aaron Pierce | Billabong XXL