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Mairead Ronan

Meet The Donegal Man Nominated For Ride Of The Year

What makes a person want to paddle out into the Atlantic Ocean in the dead of winter and attempt to...
Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

2:37 PM - 15 Oct 2021



Mairead Ronan

Meet The Donegal Man Nominated For Ride Of The Year

Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

2:37 PM - 15 Oct 2021

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What makes a person want to paddle out into the Atlantic Ocean in the dead of winter and attempt to ride a 60 foot wall of water coming at you with the force of a thousand elephants?

Donegal surfer Conor Maguire does it on the regular and it's got him some incredible accolades too. He spoke to Mairead about how it feels to be nominated for awards alongside his heroes.

Meet The Donegal Man Nominated For Ride Of The Year

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Conor has picked up 3 nominations in this year's Red Bull Big Wave Awards, and he told Mairead about the preparation and safety measures that lead to him successfully surfing a 60-foot wave.

 

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