Talented Irish bodyboarder, musician, and Riptide contributor, Seamus “Shambles” McGoldrick was rushed to hospital after suffering a horrific wipeout at Riley’s in Country Claire recently.

The 29-year-old Strandhill local, who rides for Science bodyboards, reportedly dropped into a six-foot wave at the heavy Irish break when he came unstuck and was slammed into the reef.

The wipeout left Shambles with a snapped femur and requiring stables to his head.

We understand he is in a stable condition and recovering at the University Hospital in Limerick.

Meanwhile, Gold Coast bodyboarder Elliot Butler also came off second best during pumping surf courtesy of Cyclone Winston.

Butler was surfing at the renowned Superbank when he was driven headfirst into the sand on a particularly heavy wave.

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Elliot Bulter is out of action for 4-6 weeks after breaking his neck at the Superbank recently. Photo: Ari Wolfl

The wipeout left Elliot without some feeling in his back and, after a visit to the doctor, found that he had in fact broken his neck.

The Gold Coaster is reportedly mobile and “taking it easy” for the next four to six weeks.

Main picture: Irish bodyboarder Dan Skajarowski with good mate Seamus “Shambles” McGoldrick at University Hospital in Limerick. Photo by Tom Gillespie