Reigning u18 Scottish Surf Champion Ben Larg, from the remote Scottish island of Tiree, surfed a 30ft wave in Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo.
Ben has already made a name for himself, surfing for Scotland in the Azores, Japan and Portugal but has since been on a quest to surf a big cold-water wave in Ireland.
Working closely with Irish big wave surfing guru Peter Conroy and big wave surfer Ollie O'Flaherty, the teenager has spent time over the last month training in Ireland. One day, the surfers took a trip to witness the even bigger waves at Mullaghmore, County Sligo.
"I'd told my Mum and Dad that I would just be watching so they didn't come along but after a few hours watching from the jet ski in the channel, surfer Dylan Stott asked me if I wanted to be towed into a wave. I couldn't miss the opportunity to catch a wave," says Ben.
Posting a video of the feat to Instagram, Ben told his followers: "So stoked to have been given the opportunity to surf Mullaghmore this week and to make this wave. It was incredible to see the local guys surfing, thank you for letting me be part of it. Massive thanks to @pedro2468 for taking me up and including me and thanks @mr__mantis for whipping me into this one loved every second of it thanks @garethmccormack for the video 🌊 and to @ollieoflahrty for showing me around and keeping an eye out for me."
The 30ft wave he caught makes him the youngest ever to surf a big wave at Mullaghmore. Thankfully, it was caught on camera by film production company Urbancroft Films who have been following Ben and his family for the last three years making new feature documentary, Riding the Wave, which is due for release in 2020.
The producer and director of the film, Martyn Robertson said: "We've been following Ben's story since he was 12 and this wave tops off what was already an amazing story. Ben and his family are completely inspirational and we're really looking forward to completing the film and releasing it in 2020."
Ben may now be the youngest Scottish big wave surfer ever and is destined for a very exciting surfing future.