But while this would be bad news for most of the country, Jayce Robinson, a professional surfer and former top Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) European junior took to the waters to ride the biggest waves Ireland has seen.
'It was definitely the biggest barrel I've ever surfed. I was a little nervous but didn't have tome to think about it' (Jayce Robinson)
Robinson was in Ireland training for the second annual Billabong and Monster Tow-in season, but turned out to be making history off of Ireland's coast. But the record-breaking stormy conditions meant that Robinson was came away with a dislocated knee:
'I was only on it for about 20 seconds, then the lip just hit me straight in the back and I went down. It's like being in a washing machine and i felt my limbs get pulled all over the place'
But like the Men of Action our brand celebrates, this injury isn't going to put him off and he's already thinking about future trips to Ireland to experience these one-of-a-kind waves.
'The waves are just amazing and world-class here at this time of year... the Wipeout is not going to hold me back, that's for sure. As soon as my knee is better I will be back out there'
You can see more photos of Robinson's surf, as well as other stunning images from Ireland on his blog - http://www.jaycebloginson.com/