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Inshore buoys: 38 feet at 17 seconds, lines stacking over the horizon. It was really hard for Rusty Long to pass up possibly the biggest waves of his life on this Irish coast but instead opted for self-preservation and once-in-a-lifetime surf check with mates Fergal Smith, Tom Lowe, and Mickey Smith.