Surfers flock to ride the 'black swell' in Ireland
7 January 2014 Last updated at 11:56 GMT
The series of low pressure systems in the Atlantic that have caused storms in the UK, have led to big waves off the coast of Ireland.
Mullaghmore Head, in Sligo in the north-west of Ireland is reckoned to be the best spot in Europe at the moment for professional surfers.
They headed into the teeth of the storm on Tuesday to ride the giant "black swell".
David Eades reports.