Mullaghmore, Ireland -- You might not be aware of it, but Western Europe is suffering through a major winter storm system right now, but like the old saying goes, it's an "ill wind that doesn't blow someone some good".
So, the surfers are braving high winds and bitterly cold temperatures to ride huge waves caused by the storm system.
When word got out that the storm was causing big waves on Ireland's west coast surfers came from around the world.
One local surfer called it "terrifying"
U.S. and South African surfers even came to try out the waves between 40 and 60-ft high.
Some are predicting nearly one hundred foot swells, the largest in living memory, before the storms subside.