"This is going to be a big one!" came the email from regular celluloid contributor Mikey Corker. "It might not be perfect Mullaghmore, but it's going to be big, dark and stormy."
And at that we were sold. After a solid El Niño season of under-dressed men riding over-sized waves, why not roll the dice on some cold, burly lumps of Atlantic, freight-training down Ireland's western flanks as madmen in 5mil suits try their best to tame beasts?
Mikey wasn't wrong. The viewing is raw, and the bobbing of the jetski in the channel is challenging more than therapeutic. At day's end however, variety is the spice of life and this rough and ready take on the real wildmen of winter is a refreshing blast of salt air. Grab your sturdiest spray jacket, hang on tight, hit play above and enjoy.