• HUGE IRISH SURF STIRS IT UP IN FINAL WEEK OF THE 2012 BILLABONG XXL GLOBAL BIG WAVE AWARDS

NEWPORT BEACH, CA - (March 12, 2012) - As the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards presented by Monster Energy head into the final week of the year-long event period, a massive swell hitting Europe has produced new entries from Ireland which could affect the outcome of the event.

The huge swell which blasted Europe last week was especially focused on Ireland, with Mullaghmore Head in County Sligo producing the biggest waves ever seen along the Emerald Isle.