Richie Fitzgerald, who owns Surfworld, has been surfing for more than 25 years.
He says that although much is being made of the 20 metre wave which rolled in off Rossan Point yesterday, Donegal has actually had bigger waves.
In fact Richie said it is common knowledge in the surfing orld that a giant wave in 2004 off the Donegal coast was the world’s first ever 100 foot wave.
“The reason people are saying yesterday’s wave was the biggest was because the buoy which recorded it was only put in place last June.
“A different buoy picked up evidence of a wave measuring more than 100 feet high between Donegal and Scotland in 2004.
“And I have no doubt that we will see one of those waves again in the coming years off Donegal,” he said.
Richie said the coast of Donegal has the ideal conditions for surfing and that is what is attracting people from around the world here.
“We have more violent seas than anywhere and that includes Cape Horn. We may not have the weather or the sun but we have the waves,” he said.