Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Monster waves in Europe beckon surfers worldwide: Killer wave carries woman away

See also

Surf’s up, but not in a place where you’d expect to see such monster waves. It seems the winds from the polar vortex over the U.S. and the storm that covered the nation over the weekend are making their way across the Atlantic and providing some of the biggest waves seen on the shoreline in Spain and other countries in Europe, according to “Fox and Friends” live on Wednesday, Jan 8. reports: “The “Black Swell” has hit Europe with all its power.” While the surf’s up and the surfers worldwide are making their way to ride the monster waves, there is a flip side of danger to these waves.

A woman in Spain was carried out to the ocean by a giant wave. When a tidal surged crashed into Portugal, four people were injured. The tidal surge dragged dozens of cars out to sea. These waves are some of the most powerful on Earth today.

The waves are humongous in many places that aren’t usually big surfer destinations. The Irish coast has big waves enticing surfers to the Emerald Isle today. Surfers are flying in from as far away as the U.S. and Australia to catch a ride on these humongous waves in Ireland.

The waves are created by the storm Hercules that put much of the U.S. at a standstill. The weather that the U.S. had over the weekend is heading across the Atlantic and causing these monster waves in France, England, Ireland, Spain and Portugal today.



  • Pro-Russians killed
    Putin issues a warning after 3 armed protestors were shot dead in Ukraine
    Watch Video
  • Korean ferry capsizes
    Only one of 46 life boats were used in the South Korean ferry sinking
    World News
  • Oscar Pistorius trial
    Oscar Pistorius reads a Valentines Day card from his deceased girlfriend without tears
    Crime News
  • Google patent
    Google applies for patent for what could be the successor to Google Glass
    Tech News
  • 420 in Colorado
    Colorado will celebrate 420 for the first time since marijuana became legal
  • Racist Kansas murderer
    Why isn't the Jewish Community Center shooter being labeled as a terrorist?
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • Director Bryan Singer's Representatives Dispute Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Abuse of Teen
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518199867" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Is an 89 cent refill $525? Man outraged after being fined $525 for unpaid refill
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • South Korea ferry text messages: Families wait anxiously for any word.
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518197947" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!