Hercules and Surfers

This photo of Lahich in Ireland, taken by George Karbus and posted on his Facebook page, went viral and showcased the start of Hercules’ fury.

George Karbus took this photo in Ireland and posted on his Facebook page, went viral and showcased the start of storm ‘Hercules’ fury. Beaches in Ireland, England, France, Spain, and Portugal have all been under siege by surf ranging from 30 to 60 feet.

If this surfer were 300 miles closer to the storm, this wave would be torn apart by wind, but in southwest France the conditions were close to perfect as 50-to-60 foot waves marched in.

In southwest France the conditions were close to perfect for surfers as 50- to 60-foot waves marched in. Photo: Alex Laurel/Red Bull

Look closely at the top of this wave and you'll see Shane Dorian backing away. Dorian is a winner of multiple Billabong XXL awards, and was hoping to bag another one here, but couldn't muster the paddle speed. Photo: Alex Laurel

Shane Dorian at the top of this beast, hoping to bag another Billabong XXL “Ride of the Year” award. Photo: Alex Laurel/Red Bull

Look closely at this photo of waves slamming the coast of Portugal and you can see the fists of Hercules. Unfortunately, the swell was a little messy at Nazare, where some surfers were hoping to score.

Waves slamming the coast of Portugal and you can see the actual ‘hands’ of Hercules.

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2 comments on “Hercules and Surfers

    • yes they are! the first photographer really CAPTURED the storm. i really like the last one, where you can see hands in the storm. 🙂

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