• Benjamin Sanchis scores huge double tube ride at Mullaghmore

Led by François Liets and Benjamin Sanchis, the Billabong Adventure Division recently followed the biggest swell of the year from Ireland to the Canaries.

On their first day at Mullaghmore conditions were perfect with 15-to-20 foot barrels. Surfing with local crew such as Peter Conroy, Barry Mottershead, Conor Maguire and Fionan Cronin, Sancho scored plenty of great tubes, with one bomb featuring a huge double tube ride. That wave has secured him an entry in the Billabong Ride of the Year category of the 2017 WSL Big Waves Awards.

Following the Mullaghmore sessions, Sancho and François then headed to the Canaries Island where giant conditions were on offer. Despite their boards not making the trip, they nevertheless enjoyed the 20-to-25 Hawaiian foot waves in what was an amazing big wave paddle session.

Go and check out the video of Mullaghmore here. More insane footage will also feature in the Billabong documentary « Vague à l’âme » coming out this summer.