UAE surfer Mo Rahma became the first Emirati to tackle the world renowned Mullaghmore wave in Ireland.
The 29-year-old pro surfer from Dubai, who is currently working with Etihad Airways in Dublin, rode the gruelling 30ft wave in County Sligo recently.
Situated in the west of Ireland, the infamous wave has attracted some of the biggest surfers in the world over the last five years.
And with Mo away from the warm shores of the UAE, he finally had the chance to test out Ireland’s premier big-wave surfing location.
“I was sitting in the channel watching the pros shred and having few wipe outs I was even more scared. But my heart was pumping and the rush was just going through my body,” said Rahma.
“When my turn came my mind just went blank and my heart raced faster and the smile on face didn’t leave my face six days after. It was the most amazing feeling and experience in my life.
“On my first wave I wiped out and it was painful but the second and third wave I rode all the way out, and now I’m super pumped and can’t wait for the next big swell at Mully.”
Mullaghmore has long been a hot-spot for so many of Europe’s big wave surfers, but for those outside of the sport, it is difficult to comprehend what makes it so special.
“It is just so unique wave that is big, barrels up, and heavy that a lot of big wave surfers loves it. There is no other wave like Mullaghmore as it has the shape, the size and the consistency of the swell,” added Rahma.
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